“Krasny Kotelshchik” improves technical capabilities of the test laboratory personnel
A new Charpy impact machine has been installed in Taganrog Boiler-Making Works “Krasny Kotelshchik” (TKZ). This equipment is a new step in the advanced technical revamping of the Plant which covers all business areas including destructive testing. Currently TKZ can be regarded as one of the leaders in the technical equipment capabilities among industrial facilities in the South of Russia.
Charpy impact machine is of Russian origin to replace similar depreciated and obsolete equipment which was in operation in TKZ for more than 30 years. New machine is used by the laboratory technicians to measure impact strength of materials and control quality of the base metal and welds in accordance with the local and international requirements. This machine will help to test around 2 000 test coupons per year which is particularly important under high workloads.
New test machine fully complies with the requirements of “Krasny Kotelshchik” both in price, the machine is significantly cheaper than foreign equivalents, and in technical performance. For example, the design of the test machine makes it possible to quickly change pendulum and perform test in two operating ranges: from 15 to 120 J and from 30 to 240 J. This remarkably expands capabilities of the laboratory technicians and improves measurement accuracy.
The test data are processed automatically. Special software creates test reports on the personal computer. It should be added that the new Charpy impact machine is safe in operation. Multi-level protection and transparent enclosure minimize risk of injury.