New Sustaining Member – R-TECH Materials

The Institute is very pleased to welcome R-TECH Materials of Port Talbot, Wales, as a new sustaining member. R-TECH Materials works across a diverse range of industries and sectors and supports their clients with their engineering materials needs.

Aerospace – R-TECH plays an active part in the aerospace sector through its membership in the Wales Aerospace Forum and has invested in state-of-the-art testing equipment meeting the needs of the aerospace sector and is presently seeking Nadcap accreditation. On the metallic side of the business, the company has also examined a number of material failures in the aerospace sector, including fasteners and seat supports.
Automotive – R-TECH has a fully accredited independent testing laboratory for the testing of polymer, composite, and metallic materials for the automotive industry, with experience of running and participating in R&D projects and delivering bespoke testing programmes for industry.

Construction – R-TECH has specialist expertise in reinforcing steels, prestressing steels, and related products, testing services regularly working on some of the most safety critical structures, including Q1 nuclear class structures. They are closely involved in the national and international standards making bodies in these areas.

Marine – R-TECH is a global testing partner for composite materials for Lloyd’s Register’s marine business and supplies a full range of integrity services, Including, design and materials evaluation, fitness for service, remaining life prediction, life extension, performance optimisation, safety, risk and reliability management, failure analysis and problem solving.

Metals Manufacture – R-TECH industrial testing equipment is capable of testing a wide range of metallic materials and can handle products ranging from fractions of a millimetre in diameter to products of 50 mm in diameter or above. Its mechanical testing capability includes tensile, compression, bend, flexure, shear, and fatigue. They can test machined samples or full-size products, and we have the capability to design and build bespoke test rigs 
where required. The company regularly supports R&D projects, 
by looking at material processing issues, investigating product quality problems, or providing an independent assessment of 
client complaints.

Oil and Gas – R-Tech has experience in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including platform structures, pipelines, drilling applications, FPSO vessels, and risers, which can see some of the harshest working environments. Its staff ensures the integrity and reliability of materials for oil and gas service that are critical to continued safe production.

Petro-Chemical – R-TECH is the primary metallurgical support partner for a large number of UK refineries. Services for the petrochemical sector include: 
• Plant integrity assessment failure analysis, on site condition assessment, expert witness, research and development.

Power Generation – R-TECH has particular expertise in high temperature plants, where the use of austenitic stainless steel in certain types of power plants is common. They have conducted a number of research and development programmes on the thermal degradation of austenitic and have developed a unique life assessment tool based on plant condition assessment, and our own world-leading in-house model, which is the result of several years of research. 

Training Services – R-TECH is an established training provider for the servicing industry, energy operators, and institutes, including BSSA (British Stainless Steels Association) and most recently ICorr.

Contact Details: R-TECH Materials, Kenfig Industrial Estate, Testing House, Port Talbot SA13 2PE


Phone: +44 (0) 1656 748 000


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