One Eighty is Bureau Veritas approved

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Bureau Vertias Approved

One Eighty is proud to announce that we are Bureau Vertitas approved.

This means that all of our SANAS-accredited test methods are issued with a Bureau Veritas stamp.  The big advantage of this to clients is that Bureau Veritas inspection is now no longer required if testing is done by One Eighty’s accredited laboratory.  Our Bureau Veritas approval means that the inspection is built into our service.

Bureau Veritas approval means that One Eighty is an extremely cost-effective solution for metallurgical and mechanical testing.  For example, 3.2 recertification of steel can be achieved with One Eighty at a fraction of the price.  Weld procedure qualifications will only carry the cost of the testing as the cost of witnessing is absorbed by our Burea Veritas Approval.

One Eighty is the only Bureau-Veritas approved laboratory in South Africa and the only laboratory with SASSDA membership (South African Stainless Steel Development Association).  One Eighty were the winner of the SASSDA award in the Services category last year.

One Eighty is also the most widely scoped laboratory in Africa, with accredited test methods for the testing of duplex stainless steel as well as on-site metallurgy such as field microscopy or replication.  Now with our Bureau Veritas approval, even these test results carry the Burea Veritas stamp.

Dr Janet Cotton, Founder and Director of One Eighty, says, “I believe that we have worked hard to understand the needs of the market, and have worked hard to meet those needs, which motivated our application to Burea Veritas to be approved.  One Eighty is now a full one stop shop for the needs of the fabricator making us cost effective and efficient in respect of turnaround time. We look forward to engaging with the industry with our new status.”


One Eighty’s schedule of accredited tests:


Mechanical Tests


Standard Specifications

Tensile Testing At room temperature, up to 600kN, yield point elongation 0.2%, proof stress 0.5% ASTM E8, BS EN ISO 6892-1, BS EN ISO 10002-1 and ASTM A370
Impact Testing Up to 300J, -50◦C to room temperature lateral expansion, percentage of sheer fracture ASTM E23, ISO 148-1
Microstructural Analysis Determination of microstructure ASTM E3
Microstructural Analysis Ferrite count and ferrite percentage ASTM E562 and ASTM E1245
Micro Examination Determination of microstructure in the field ASTM E1351
Macro Examination Determination of weld defects ASTM E340 and ISO 5817
Macro Examination Determination of fillet weld size ASTM E340 and ISO 5817
Hardness Testing Determination of Vickers Hardness ASTM E384 and conversions to other hardness according to ASTM E140
Portable Hardness Test On-site Equotip Leeb portable hardness tester limited to a minimum sample weight of 5kg and sample thickness of 3mm ASTM A956 and ASTM E110
Corrosion Test Measurement of susceptibility to intergranular corrosion attack ISO 3651-2
Corrosion Test Mass loss per time ASTM A262C and ASTM G48
Corrosion Test Pitting under 20x magnification ASTM A923C
Bend Testing Determination of fusion strength between weld metal and base metal ASME IX, AWS D1, ASTM A370, ABS Rules and BS EN ISO 5173
Chemical Analysis

Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Laboratory spectrometric chemical analysis for determination of C, Mn, P, S, Cu, Ni, Cr, Mo, Nb, V, Ti, Al, As, B, Bi, Ca, Ce, Co, Si , Sn, Ca, Zr, Sb, Pb, Fe, Ta, La, Ti, W and N by OES ASTM E415 and ASTM A751