Vallourec equips research center with 60 Zwick creep testing machines
The Vallourec group is the leading manufacturer of seamless hot-rolled steel tubes, with manufacturing plants in Europe, Brazil, the USA and China. The new Vallourec research center in Riesa (Germany) employs experts in the fields of metallurgy, materials testing, steam oxidation, and product simulation. The experts have access to state-of-the-art technical equipment, comprising amongst others a scanning electron microscope and, at present, 26 Messphysik Kappa 50 LA creep testing machines. In mid-2013 the laboratory has been extended by further 34 additional lever-arm creep testing machines.