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HE Proof Embrittlement Load Frame

Metal finishing processes that incorporate acids or electrolysis can impart Hydrogen Embrittlement to hardened or heat treated steel components unless an effective relief bake is performed immediately following electroplating or phosphating.

The Assured Testing HE Proof Hydrogen Embrittlement Load Frame provides the Metal Finisher or independent testing laboratory with an economical means of proving the efficacy of the hydrogen relief bake process by means of load testing surrogate ASTM F519 Type 1a.1 test bars that have been plated or phosphated and hydrogen relief baked.  

HE Proof Hydrogen Embrittlement Load Frame provides Metal Finishers with a cost-effective means of testing for hydrogen relief bake efficacy in-house, without the wait for external testing.  For independent test laboratories, the HE Proof Hydrogen Embrittlement Load Frame enables labs to offer a full suite of testing of plated and phosphate articles for their customers.