Quality Control

Smithline Reinforced Composites has a well establish Quality Control Laboratory where all our raw materials and finished goods are put through various steps of quality control to ensure only the products of highest quality leave our factory.

The different tests carried out include:

Quality Control Tests on Raw Materials
Glass
  • Moisture Content
  • Texture
Resin
  • Solid Contents
  • Reactivity & Viscosity
  • Glass Transition
Quality Control Tests on Finished Products
Long Term Type Tests
  • Long Term Stiffness & Creep factor
  • Strain Corrosion based on ASTM D 3681 & BS EN 14364 (image-1)
  • Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB) (image-2)
Other
  • Impact resistance
  • Curing – Barcol hardness
  • Loss on ignition based on ASTM D2584
  • Visual inspection & Dimensional control
  • Hydrostatic pressure test
  • Stiffness Test based on BS EN 1228 & ASTM D2412
  • Hoop Tensile Strength based on ASTM D2290 & BS EN 1394
  • Longitudinal Tensile Strength based on ASTM D638 & BS EN 1393
  • Glass transition temperature using Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) based on ASTM D 3418
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