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IncoTest®, a division of Special Metals, offers independent and confidential contract analysis and metals testing programs. The laboratory facilities at Hereford and Huntington offer a comprehensive range of analytical, mechanical, physical, corrosion, NDT and metallographic testing and sample preparation services.

State-of-the-art testing and laboratory facilities at Hereford and Huntington are among the finest in the world. Staff at both locations are highly trained and experienced in the use of this equipment, as well as all classical laboratory and chemical methodology. Laboratory test programs, management systems and equipment all operate within a strictly controlled and audited environment, accredited by UKAS in the United Kingdom and NADCAP in the USA .

Visit IncoTest Online at:

IncoTest® Hereford, England

Holmer Road
Hereford HR4 9SL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1432 382812
Fax: +44 (0)1432 353545
Web Site

IncoTest® Huntington, WV

3200 Riverside Drive
Huntington, WV 25705-1771
Phone: +1.304.526.5447
Fax: +1.304.526.5973

Contract Testing Services include:

Chemical Analysis

X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
Optical emission spectometry (OES)
Inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES)
Atomic absorption spectometry (AAS)
Gas analysis
Carbon and sulfur analysis
Wet chemistry

Mechanical Testing

Creep and stress rupture
Fatigue and fracture toughness
Tensile and compression testing up to 1200°C


Physical Testing

Thermal expansion up to 1000°C
Dynamic Young's and shear modulus
Magnetic Permeability
Foil emission and absorbtivity
Bash and Harsch accelerated life testing
Thermoelectric EMF
Electrical resistivity and resistance

Corrosion Testing

The IncoTest® service includes the provision and preparation of test pieces.

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