TWI has the capability to carry out mechanical testing and assessment on welded polymers using a comprehensive range of techniques and equipment.
We have experience and facilities to carry out mechanical testing of polymer welds, including pipes up to 415mm in diameter:
- Tensile impact
- Dynamic mechanical
- Whole component/bespoke
- Whole pipe creep rupture
- Accelerated ageing
- Crush testing
Tests and analysis in this area can benefit Members and wider industry in a number of ways. Through our work in welded polymer testing we aim to:
Core research programme – Effect of Forced Cooling on Welds in PE Pipes.