Hardwick Court, Hardwick View Rd,
Holmewood, Chesterfield S42 5SA

Tel: 01246 855617 or email:

materials tester FAQs Materials Testing FAQs

What materials tests are available at Spire Laboratories?

Here at Spire Labs, we offer the following tests to our customers:

How do I get my samples to Spire Laboratories?

We are located in Holmewood, Chesterfield, close to junction 29 on the M1 motorway in the UK. The majority of our customers use DHL to deliver their samples to us, making our services available worldwide.

How long will it take to test my samples?

Spire labs recognise that many of the tests we carry out are required within short lead times in order to meet the requirements of your customers. With the exception of Sulphur Dioxide (Kesternich) testing and salt spray testing, which by definition can take a number of days, we can turn around micro sections, hardness tests, phosphorus testing and nitric acid testing in as little as 72 hours.

In what format will I receive the results of my tests?

The test results from your samples can be formatted to whatever data pack is required by your customers. We are also able to include photographic evidence to support the test results, should this be required.

Spire laboratories are familiar with most prime contractors specifications for the oil and gas industry.

How are the tests calibrated?

All of the tests that we carry out at Spire labs use UKAS or recognized national standards to calibrate equipment to provide results that are traceable to national standards and international standards.

Phosphorus Testing

Phosphorus Testing

Phosphorus testing to accurately determine the level of phosphorus in a metal coating such as electroless nickel plating Read on...

Kesternich Testing

Kesternich Testing

Specialist Kesternich testing services for a range of metals and metal plated components subject to corrosion Read on...

Hardness Testing

Hardness Testing

Accurate and reliable Vickers hardness testing to determine the hardness levels of small parts and sections Read on...

Salt Spray Testing

Salt Spray Testing

Salt spray testing services to determine the corrosion resistance of coated samples, substrates, and components prone to degradation from salt corrosion Read on...

Spire testing labs in ChesterfieldAccurate, Certifiable Metal Testing 

Specialists in the testing, validation and certification of specific customer requirements associated with various aspects of the plating industry.

metal testing specialistsUKAS Accredited, Traceable Results

UKAS or recognized national standards are used to calibrate equipment, providing traceable results to national and international standards.