Mechanical testing, committee of experts

The committee of experts Mechanical testing  is a network for the benefit of industrial testing laboratories within the Nordic steel and metallurgical industry.

Most steel companies employ some form of mechanical testing of the finished product. Tensile strength, impact toughness and hardness are all examples of properties that are tested. The test results are often then compiled with other data on a test certificate.

Committee meetings are arranged 2-3 times a year at Jernkontoret in Stockholm or at the premises of member companies. 

Committee Chairperson

Linnéa Ahmad Björn, SSAB Special Steels

Research Manager

Robert Eriksson, Jernkontoret

Member companies

ABB AB Corporate Research, Västerås 
Element Materials Technology, Karlskoga 
Hiab AB, Hudiksvall
OSTP, Örnsködsvik
Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta
Outokumpu Stainless AB, Degerfors
Ovako Sweden AB, Hofors
AB Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken
SSAB Europe, Borlänge
SSAB Special Steels, Oxelösund
ZRS Testing Systems AB

Co-opted members

SIS, Swedish Institute for Standards, Stockholm 
Swerim AB, Kista 

Purpose and general orientation

The committee functions as a meeting place for the discussion of matters of common interest with the purpose of bolstering material testing activities amongst member companies. It also fosters joint inputs for developing and influencing standards of significance for the Nordic steel and metal industry. Its tasks include the following:

  • To function as a network that provides
    - Knowledge about members’ activities
    - Contact persons, contact channels
  • To facilitate the interchange of experiences concerning
    - Accreditation
    - Forms of working
    - Suppliers and equipment
    - Testing methods
  • To evaluate and try out testing methods
  • To discuss and influence the standardisation of testing methods of special significance for member companies
  • Interpretation of standards, e.g. certificates
  • Arranging proficiency tests
  • Seminars and training

How does one become a member of the committee of experts?

You are welcome to contact the Research Manager of the committee of experts if you are interested or should you have questions on activities, membership fee etc.