Hardness measurement

 

The hardness measurement as the metal mechanical property test method has become widely used in production and operation conditions due to its simple and quick determination of hardness and assessment of the metal properties without products destruction.

The hardness measurement is useful due to that there is a quite established relation between the material hardness and flow and strength limits. The hardness measurement according to several scales provides more accurate information on the metal properties.

This method is particularly important for tools and equipment subject to heavy loads during operation, for example, in drilling and construction.