In house testing facilities meet the demands of high pressure markets

LoneStar operate a fully controlled quality system ensuring the traceability of our components, from initial supply source, into our extensive stockholding facilities and right through to customer despatch.

A full range of destructive and non-destructive testing can be undertaken in the Group's own laboratories to guarantee the products we supply conform to the relevant standards. Also, to ensure full product traceability, LoneStar manufacturing facilities can support constant improvement programmes and issue rectification.

Group inspection facilities include:

  • Calipers
  • Shadowgraphs
  • Full Calibration
  • Thread Mics
  • Verniers
  • Ring Gauges
  • ISIR's
  • PPAP Level 3 Control Plan
  • FMEA's
  • SPC
  • Surface Finish Testing
  • P.M.I. Testing
  • In-situ Faro arm gauges

Destructive testing:

Non-destructive testing:

  • Tensile
  • Stress Rupture
  • Impact
  • Decarburisation
  • Hardness
  • Proof Load
  • P.M.I.
  • Micro Structure
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonic
  • Magnetic particle
  • Liquid penetrant
  • Chemical analysis by computer-controlled, direct-reading emission spectrometer
  • Mechanical testing for tensile properties at ambient and elevated temperatures
  • Bend and hardness testing
  • Charpy testing at ambient, elevated and sub-zero temperatures

Group approvals to client-specific criteria include AKER, Alstom, AMEC, Cameron, FMC, GE, Schlumberger and Siemens.

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