Hardness Measurement

Hardness Measurement – 8-hour training course


  • Introduction (what is hardness testing, relationship with (tensile) strength, how is hardness affected (temperature, mechanical treatments))
  • History – types of hardness (Mohs, Brinell, Vickers, Rockwell, Knoop and conversion tables)
  • Mobile hardness testers – including Ultrasonic Contact Impedance (UCI) for Microdur, Rebound (Leeb) (at Equotip / Dyna), Through Indenter Viewer (from Krautkramer). Also operation, features, advantages and disadvantages
  • In the field – work preparation, calibration and verification, measurement including welds, common mistakes, etchings, reliability and accuracy
  • Reporting – Site Rep, which items are relevant in reporting
  • Case – comparing measurements

Highly practical course equipping trainees with the capability to measure the hardness of materials using Applus+ RTD technology. This course examines the key methods – Rebound, Ultrasonic Contact Impedance (UCI) and Through Indenter viewer (TIV) – used in measuring hardness, which is vital to evaluating the strength properties of industrial materials.


Please find here more information about the training in Dutch.

Register here for your training in the Netherlands and send it to opleidingen@applusrtd.com.

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