Tata Steel R & D

Swinden Technology Centre, Moorgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 3AR
+44 (0)1709 820166
+44 (0)1709 825337
Mr C J K Lester, Principal Technologist, Tel: +44 (0)1709 825228
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Research services are available in the form of testing, consultancy and feasibility studies.

The design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of purpose-built inspection systems can also be provided on a turnkey basis in the following area: eddy current surface defect detection; computerised development facilities are available for multi-frequency eddy current evaluation in the 1 kHz to 10 MHz range in various probe configurations.

Pilot facilities are available for the development of automatic in-line inspection systems.

Ultrasonic internal defect evaluation systems are available for specialised applications, for example the assessment of inclusions and hydrogen-induced cracking.

Further research and development services are also available, primarily metals-related but potentially applicable to non-metals, in the following areas: failure mechanism investigations; physical property determination; welding and corrosion performance; and comprehensive X-ray stress analysis techniques.

Swinden Technology Centre offers a wide range of services drawn from the collective expertise of a 500-strong multi-disciplined workforce of one of the world's premier metallurgical laboratories. These services are available on a contract basis to organisations outside Tata Steel.

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