National Physical Laboratory

High Temperature Measurement Facilities

NPL has a wide range of facilities that have been used to study engineering alloys, from low alloy ferritic, martensitic and austenitic alloys to Ni-based superalloys and high temperature coatings.

NPL offers expert services in measurements of high temperature properties of metallic  materials with a range of testing. 

  • Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Thermal Cycling
  • Steam Oxidation
  • High Temperature Furnaces (muffle and tube)
  • Autoclave Exposures
  • Time Dependant Material Properties (creep, stress relaxation, strain relaxation etc)
  • Tensile
  • Miniaturised Testing (small punch, ETMT)
  • Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue
  • Low Cycle Fatigue
  • Thermography
  • SEM Microstructural Analysis
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)


For more information: Tony Fry

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2012
Created: 2 Aug 2007


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