Welcome to VAAL METALLURGICAL LABORATORY​

Servicing the engineering and fabrication industries.

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Vaal Metallurgiese Laboratoriums (Pty) Ltd is a SANAS accredited commercial testing laboratory that is situated in Vereeniging in the Vaal Triangle and provides a mechanical testing and metallurgical support service to engineering and fabrication industries.

The company was established in 1988 in cooperation with the metallurgical engineering department of the Vaal Triangle branch of PU for CHE and is at present privately owned.

Our Services Include:
  • Tensile testing up to 1000 kN
  • Impact testing up to 300 J
  • Bend testing
  • Hardness testing (Vickers – HV10, Brinell – BHN and Rockwell – HRC & HRB)
  • Macro and microscopic examination
  • Chemical analysis of iron, copper and aluminium base metals
  • Inter granular corrosion resistance testing
  • Ferrite measurement
  • Failure analyses
  • On site chemical analysis of ferrous materials
  • Portable hardness testing (Vickers, Brinell & Rockwell)
  • 'PMI' Positive Material Identification (on site & in Laboratory)
  • Fillet Fractures
  • Nick Breaks
  • Flattening Tests
  • Flaring Tests

Vaal Metallurgiese Laboratoriums (Pty) Ltd is a SANAS accredited commercial testing laboratory

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AGE

The company was established in 1988 in cooperation with the metallurgical engineering department of the Vaal Triangle branch of PU for CHE and is at present privately owned.

SITE AREA

The premises and building on which the business is operating is owned by VML and the factory area comprises 580‎㎡ of which 400‎㎡ is covered. 200‎㎡ is used to prepare test samples, 100‎㎡ is used for the laboratory and another 100‎㎡ is used for offices and ablution facilities.

EMPLOYEES

Some of the employees that are involved in the sample preparation and testing have all been working with VML for more than 10 years and are all experienced and well trained. New personnel have been appointed to manage the growing work load.