On-staff welding inspectors make the difference

Qualify your welders and welding procedures with the help of our Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI) services. Our knowledgeable staff can assist with ensuring your products meet the requirements of challenging welding codes, domestic and international standards, and other third party demands. With a proven record of short lead times, we provide our clients with fast, accurate, and efficient Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) and Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ) services and reports.

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Analysis Techniques

  • Base material evaluation
  • Bend testing
  • Braze qualification
  • Brinell hardness
  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) services
  • Charpy impact
  • Deposit analysis
  • Draft welding documentation (WPS, PQR, WPQ)
  • Hardness traverse survey
    • Macro
    • Micro
  • Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) evaluation
  • Impact testing
    • Un-notched
    • U-notch
    • V-notch
  • Knoop hardness
  • Lateral expansion
  • Load testing
  • Metallography
  • Microstructure evaluation
  • Peel testing
  • Percent elongation
  • Percent reduction in area
  • Percent shear
  • Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
  • Rockwell hardness
    • Macro
    • Superficial
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI) services
  • Tensile strength
  • Vickers hardness
    • Macro
    • Micro
  • Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)
  • Welder Qualification Test (WQT)
  • Yield strength

Industry Standards

  • ABS (American Bureau of Ships)
  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
    • ASME Section I
    • ASME Section V, Article 6
    • ASME Section V, Article 9
    • ASME Section VIII
    • ASME Section IX
    • ASME B16.34
    • ASME B31.1
    • ASME B31.3
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
    • ASTM A488
    • ASTM B962
    • ASTM B963
  • AWS (American Welding Society)
    • AWS B2.1
    • AWS D1.1
    • AWS D1.2
    • AWS D1.5
    • AWS D1.6
    • AWS D9.1
    • AWS D14.1
    • AWS D14.3
    • AWS D14.4
    • AWS D17.1
  • DIN (German institute for Standardization)
  • EN (European Standards)
    • EN 9606-1
    • EN 9606-2
    • EN 15614-1
    • EN 15614-2
  • NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command)
    • S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248
    • T9074-AS-GIB-010/271
  • Norsok (Qualification of Manufacturers of Specifications)
  • PED (Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU)
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
    • SAE-AMS-STD-2175
  • TARDEC (Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center)
    • 12479500

Materials Analyzed

  • Alloy Steels
  • Brazing Alloys
  • Carbon Steels
  • Cobalt Base Alloys
  • Copper, Brass, Bronze Alloys
  • Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Alloys
  • Ferroalloys
  • Hastelloy™
  • Inconel™
  • Iron & Iron Base Alloys
  • Lead
  • Magnesium
  • Monel
  • Nickel & Nickel Base Alloys
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Tool Steels
  • Tungsten & Tungsten Base Alloys

Other Services

Mechanical Testing

Our knowledgeable personnel can effectively measure mechanical properties through tensile, hardness, and impact testing on a wide range of materials and components quickly providing the data you need.

Chemical Analysis

Equipped with a variety of spectrographic and analytical equipment, we efficiently and accurately conduct chemical compositional analysis at competitive prices and fast turnaround times.

Weld Evaluation & Qualification

Staffed with certified welding inspectors, we ensure your welders and welding procedures meet third party, domestic, and international standards.

Failure Analysis

Leveraging years of experience and the broad industry knowledge of our material specialists and engineers, we identify factors related to failures and determine metallurgical and mechanical root causes.


Our skilled metallurgist and materials engineers are qualified to evaluate the microstructure and material condition of your product to a wide range of specifications using visual and image analysis techniques.

Salt Spray & Corrosion

Salt spray testing, including ASTM B117, for the finishing, painting, and plating industries. Corrosion testing and environmental simulations to determine durability and performance.

Specialty Testing

We’ll leverage the expertise and experience of our staff to meet your unique customized testing requirements to get the specified data you need.

Committed to Quality

At Anderson Laboratories we take pride in offering the highest quality, cost effective, timely answers to our customers’ material challenges. We are accredited to the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17025 through American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and our management system, quality policies and business practices follow the process model and key elements of ISO 9001:2015. You can count on us for responsive customer service and reliable, accurate test results.

To learn more about our quality processes and testing procedures, contact our qualified team today.

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Committed to Quality