Researchers from the University’s School of Engineering worked with European Technology Development Ltd (ETD) to develop a portable precision hardness testing system known as ‘Smart Sleeve’, which heralds a new era in on-site inspection of industrial components.
The ‘Smart Sleeve’ is a gadget that can be designed to fit on any portable hardness tester and used for on-site inspection of thick and thin section industrial components to give more reliable and repeatable hardness values. The accuracy of the hardness measurement is crucial in the determination or prediction of the integrity and life of critical industrial components.
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