The audit scope includes the tests carried out for the quality control of the material used to manufacture parts used in applications for the nuclear industry.
For the fourth consecutive time, TECNALIA’s Mechanical Testing laboratory has successfully passed the audit carried out by the Nuclear division of the US company CURTISS WRIGHT, at the request of AIANOX S.A., one of the main clients of this laboratory.
The audit scope includes the tests carried out for the quality control of the material used to manufacture parts used in applications for the nuclear sector. It has been carried out remotely between TECNALIA’s mechanical testing laboratory in San Sebastian and CURTISS WRIGHT NUCLEAR’s facilities in Brea (California).
Standardised and specific tests
Our laboratory performs both standardised tests on specimens for material quality control (metallic materials, plastics, ceramics, composites) and static or dynamic tests on prototypes or components to assess their suitability in in-service conditions.
It also performs more specific tests to validate processes developed in proprietary R&D projects or in the customer’s projects.
The laboratory has a highly versatile machining workshop, which ensures the traceability of the entire process.
- AIANOX, the client requesting the audit, is an innovative company dedicated to the casting of stainless steel, nickel-based and special alloy parts. The production is mainly focused on valve and fluid pump components for sectors such as oil&gas, naval, chemical, petrochemical, pulp&paper, food, pharma, etc. Its market is mainly international: Scandinavian countries, rest of the European Union, Switzerland, and the USA.
- CURTISS WRIGHT NUCLEAR was founded over 90 years ago as an aircraft builder. Today, it is an international group of recognised prestige, supplier of advanced industrial products and services focused on: aerospace, defence, nuclear power generation, electronics and naval industries.