"Molding the Future of Metal Industries"

A comprehensive range of new and expanded testing and analytical services is provided by the  Center’s laboratories to assist the industry in ensuring high quality metal products necessary for continued competitiveness in both local and foreign markets. The new range of test and calibration services involves the mandatory test requirements of the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) using the PNS. The services include:

  • Chemical Testing
  • Calibration and Metrology
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Metallurgical Analysis

Chemical Analysis - Determination of chemical composition of metals in % element concentrations using Vacuum (optical) Emission Spectrometry, Atomic Absorption, Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry, Spectrophotometry, UV-Visible Spectrophotometry, Carbon/Sulfur Analysis, and Wet Chemistry techniques

  • PNS 1900:2004
  • PNS 1993:2004
  • PNS 03-1:2000
  • PNS 2003:2004
  • PNS 113:2005

Mechanical Testing - Mechanical properties are evaluated through various tests: Burse Testing, Hydrostatic and Air Pressure Testing

For household LPG Cylinders *

- PNS 03-1:2000

- PNS 03-2:200

For Household Automotive LPG Cylinders*

- PNS 04:2006


For various Metalic Materials and Products

  • Tension and Bend test -  for ASTM and PNS requirements
  • Tension and Bend Testing of Welded Material - for ASME, AWS and BPS requirments
  • Impact Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Tensile and Bend Testing - for ASTM and BPS requirements

Calibration and Metrology

For Torque Calibration

- Torque Meters, Analyzers

- Calibration at industrial level accuracy for 9.8 to 98 N-m range

For Fixed Gauges, Standard Glass Scales, Metal Rules

- Laser Interferometer System coupled with Universal Measuring System

 Nondestructive Testing

Ultrasonic Testing using Ultrasonic Flaw Detector - for AWS and ASME standards

Auto-parts Testing

  • Material Tests
  • Product Tests
  • Tests on Coating

 An accredited metals testing laboratory by the Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO), the country's national accreditation body, the MIRDC Laboratories take active part in the formulation of significant technical standards for metals and metal products. It also maintains close partnership with the BPS in the implementation of the mandatory standards related to metals. MIRDC likewise acts as a technical consultant to suppliers or end-users in arbitration cases dealing with metals.