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RESIDUAL STRESS MEASUREMENT

VEQTER Ltd is a leading-edge spin-out company from the University of Bristol employing unique technology and expertise for the measurement, analysis and management of residual stress in engineering components.

Currently serving many industrial sectors Worldwide, VEQTER is helping to reduce the frequency and duration of downtime that costs some clients more than £1,000,000 per day.

For residual stress measurement we employ industry proven methods and specialise in the Deep-Hole Drilling technique. Our portfolio of proven measurement techniques also includes Incremental Centre-Hole Drilling, Neutron Diffraction, ContourRing Core, Sachs Boring, Slitting, Synchrotron Diffraction, Ultrasound and X-ray Diffraction. Through our experience and extensive knowledge of using these measurement techniques we provide our clients with impartial advice on the optimum use of a wide ranging portfolio of techniques to suit their requirements.

We provide our clients with complete through-thickness residual stress measurements from full-scale components, which prove vital in the next stages of structural integrity analysis. Using our advanced analysis tools, including our Residual Stress Database, we offer added insight into the residual stresses measured and their interpretation with respect to crack propagation, fatigue, manufacturing, numerical modelling, stress corrosion and yielding, for example.

Our expertise in residual stresses extends to understanding their impact on the performance and structural integrity of engineering components, which include rotating machinery, pressurised systems and major structures. We advise on the management and mitigation of residual stresses in circumstances where they are expected to be detrimental to performance.

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  • Quotation Mark Quotation Mark Fantastic. VEQTER are the best! US Client
  • Quotation Mark Quotation Mark Thank you to Veqter, who knew to bring an innovating solution to our problems on the study of residual stresses and thus to meet our need with reactivity and professionalism. Yann Cheynet - SNCF
  • Quotation Mark Quotation Mark Veqter provide a comprehensive suite of residual stress determination methods, and are always on hand to advise the most suitable method for any given application. The depth of knowledge and expertise across many different residual stress determination methods make them an attractive company to work with. Timothy Morse - Safran Landing Systems
  • Quotation Mark Quotation Mark Not only were VEQTER able to accommodate us at short notice by mobilising overseas, but also with a very fluid schedule and work scope. All testing was conducted at the high professional standard demanded by our industry, along with regular live updates during the site testing and analysis. Mike Whigham - Technip
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