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.
Linnéa Ahmad Björn, SSAB Special Steels
Robert Eriksson, Jernkontoret
ABB AB Corporate Research, Västerås
Element Materials Technology, Karlskoga
Hiab AB, Hudiksvall
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
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
- 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.