ELCA has facilities for Impact Tests as per ISO Standards as well as American Standards (ASTM)
from Room Temperature to -196°C
Under certain situations, a ductile material fails in a brittle manner in the service and such a failure is characterized by low absorption of energy. The factors which contribute to the brittle type of failure are :
Charpy impact test is widely used in the United States and Izod impact test in Great Britain for this purpose. Procedures for the Charpy and load tests as applied to metals have been standardized (ASTM E 23).