Resistance of Material Against Localized Plastic Deformation

The quick and versatile mechanical property evaluation can be made through its hardness testing, typically measures the resistance of material against the localized plastic deformation.


It serves the basics for real engineering metallurgical process development as well the product quality control. Depending on the product/material type, configuration and intended application will help to choose the hardness scale/type among the others.



EILAB having inhouse capabilities for Vickers hardness testing, Rockwell hardness testing as well capable of equivalent Brinell hardness testing.


We also provide field hardness evaluation by portable hardness test equipment for asset integrity assessment assignments on request to access the material susceptibility to cracking under intended exposed environmental conditions, as well to predict the microstructural changes/degradation for critical engineering equipment.


The test standards as described below


  • ASTM E92 : Standard Test Methods for Vickers Hardness and Knoop Hardness of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E384 : Standard Test Method for Micro-indentation Hardness of Materials
  • ASTM E18 : Standard Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
  • ASTM E110 : Standard Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Metallic Materials by Portable Hardness Testers
  • BS EN ISO 6507-1 : Metallic materials — Vickers hardness test — Part 1: Test method
  • BS EN ISO 6508-1 : Metallic materials — Rockwell hardness test — Part 1: Test method
  • Other renowned standard specifications like ABS Rules, DNV Rules, BV Rules, LR Rules, RINA Rules, NK Rules.


Inspection, testing and endorsement services for various industries

Conventional and Advance NDT Services

Asset Integrity Management and Field Inspection Services

Post-Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) Services

Mechanical and Welding Qualification Testing

Metallurgical Failure Investigation

Corrosion Investigation and Testing

Analytical Chemical Testing

Rope Access for inspection at heights and "Normally difficult to Access" locations.

Our services are indispensable for the process owners and help them decide the course of action related to their materials, equipment, components for qualification and continued usage through our core services.


Analytical and Technical Laboratory in the Middle East having Metallurgy, Mechanical Testing, Chemical Testing,
NDT, Marine Survey, Field Inspection, Asset Integrity Services and PWHT facilities all under one roof that employs over 100 professionals. And Versatile Integrated Quality Management System and International Approvals.

Our pool of talent includes Engineers, Inspectors, Accountants, Finance Experts and Technicians.