Dril-Quip Eldridge Opens New Mechanical Testing Facility


One year ago, Dril-Quip received accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) of the Company's mechanical testing equipment. Dril-Quip has now allocated an area and built a facility dedicated to in-house mechanical testing of material properties at its Eldridge facility. On June 13, 2016, Dril-Quip’s new 8,900 square-foot Mechanical Test Lab was operational.

The lab houses equipment for a crack tip opening displacement test, rockwell hardness check, tensile coupon testing, toughness testing via charpy impact (CVN), product chemistry analysis by optical emission spectroscopy and microscopy. The Company’s ability to perform its own testing of materials allows better control of data needed to validate material properties, provides customer assurance in Company products and a quicker inspection process.

Mechanical testing equipment was originally located in various areas throughout the facility. Having all of the equipment in one building allows the testing process to be performed more efficiently.

A technician using microscopy to verify good quenched and tempered conditions of a part’s microstructure

Metallic specimen being subjected to Tensile Coupon testing