Van Leeuwen
Testing and inspection

Testing and inspection

Van Leeuwen facilitates many (non) destructive material tests and inspections for our customers.They can be carried out by inspection agencies like Lloyd's, TüV, Veritas or any other agency the customer requires.

Destructive inspections and material tests

For destructive tests, samples (bars) are taken out of the material in order to test it. So, with these kinds of tests, there is always some loss of material.The most common inspection including destructive tests is the 3.2 inspection under supervision of Lloyd's or any other inspection agency. We perform many destructive tests to check materials on properties like strenght, yield or hardness.

Van Leeuwen offers the following destructive material tests:

  • Tensile strength test
  • Hot yield test
  • Impact / Charpy-V test 
  • Bending test
  • Flaring test
  • Ring tensile test
  • Ring bending test
  • Ring flaring test
  • Hardness test
  • Spectral analysis
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI) test

Non-destructive inspections and tests

Non-destructive tests are carried out to discover faults in the surface or structure of the material, without changing the properties of the material. The most common non-destructive tests we offer are:

  • Ultrasonic test
  • Magnetic Particle Examination (MPE) test
  • Ferrite test
  • Huye test
  • Eddy Current test


Moreover, materials can be inspected before shipment. It can be performed by one of our own qualified inspectors, by the customer or by an independent third party selected by the customer.

Many of our products are certified according to the European standard EN 10204/3.1 or 3.2 (formerly 3.1.B and 3.1A/C).

Product Quality
We supply quality products at a competitive price. This is accomplished by worldwide sourcing at carefully selected suppliers. It is important for us to guarantee this quality. Therefore we regularly perform mill audits and performance measurements. 

Van Leeuwen is ISO ISO9001 en OHSAS18001 approved. More information about this subject can be found on the page Quality Assurance.

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