Materials sampling is a specialist capability used to extract a specimen from plant components for further analysis and evaluation of the materials properties to aid in safety justifications, fault finding, component repair, replacement and or upgrade decisions.
From 40 years of continuous support to the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine propulsion programme, Rolls-Royce has developed significant experience, capability and world leading techniques in materials sampling and analysis. With a comprehensive catalogue of proven sampling techniques available in a range of configurations from off-the-shelf Scoop sampling machines to the initial assessment, concept design and implementation of bespoke solutions. Rolls-Royce has a materials sampling solution to meet any sampling requirement in a cost effective and timely manner.
Whether you require a non-destructive weld specimen to justify the ongoing operation of ageing plant, or the extraction and analysis of a small sample to help characterise surface breaking defects using electron microscopy, Rolls-Royce can deliver a one off service or a fully integrated solution.
Rolls-Royce has the capability to extract materials samples from within extremely hostile environments. Employing innovative applications of proven capabilities such as the remote manipulation of end-effectors and special purpose machine design and development, Rolls-Royce will engineer the most appropriate solution to meet customer and legislator specifications.
Rolls-Royce materials sampling techniques include: