Test laboratories


Accredited test laboratories of VÍTKOVICE STEEL No 1634
The test laboratories of VÍTKOVICE STEEL are accredited by the Czech Institute for Accreditation, o.p.s on the basis of meeting of requirements of standard ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005. The test laboratories of VÍTKOVICE STEEL are a member of the Association of Czech Testing Laboratories, z. s.
The laboratories are a part of the organisational structure of the company VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s. and as part of its activities it has long participated actively in testing of the mechanical properties of products from the VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s. portfolio.

Services offered

  • We implement a wide range of mechanical tests, including verification and testing of chemical analysis of low and medium alloyed steel.
  • Short deadlines of performed testing, individual price policy for individual customers.

Mechanical test laboratory

The mechanical properties laboratory performs the following tests:

  • tensile tests – ranging from 10 N to 1600 kN, for selected equipment with possibility of performing tests at temperatures from 50 °C to +1100 °C,
  • impact bend tests using impact hammer with nominal energy 300 J and 450 J in range of test temperatures from -196 °C to + 90 °C,
  • DWTT tests using impact tester with nominal energy up to 100 kJ in range of test temperatures from -60°C to + 60 °C,
  • hardness tests according to Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers with wide range of measuring scales,
  • technological and other tests (bend tests, weld - bend),
  • lamellar tear tests.


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Chemical laboratory

  • Quantitative analysis of unalloyed and alloyed steels - spectrometric method.


The laboratory is competent to update the standards identifying test procedures.
List of test procedures for which the laboratories are accredited:


Precise name
of test procedure/method
of test procedure/method
Subject of test
1 Room temperature tensile test SOP-200.43-01 (ČSN EN ISO 6892-1, ASTM E8, ASTM A370, ASME Code Sec.II, Part A, SA 370, ASME Code Sec.IX-QW-150, ČSN EN ISO 4136, ČSN EN ISO 5178) Metal materials
2 Increased temperature tensile test SOP-200.43-02 (ČSN EN ISO 6892-2, ASTM E21, ASTM A370) Metal materials
3 Impact bending test at room and reduced temperature SOP-200.43-03 (ČSN ISO 148-1, ASTM E23, ASTM A370, ASME Code Sect.II, Part A, SA 370, ASME Code Sec.IX-QW-170, ČSN EN ISO 9016) Metal materials
4 Hardness tests according to Brinell and Vickers SOP-200.43-07 (ČSN EN ISO 6506-1, ČSN EN ISO 6507-1, ASTM A370, ASTM E 10, ASTM E 92, ČSN EN ISO 9015-1) Metal materials
5 Bending tests SOP-200.43-04 (ČSN EN ISO 7438, ASTM A370, ASME SA 370, ASME Code Sec.IX-QW-160,ČSN EN ISO 5173) Metal materials
6 Lamellar tear test SOP-200.43-05 (ČSN EN 10164, ASTM A770/A770M, ASME Code Sect.II, Part A, SA-770/SA-770M) Metal materials
7 Drop-weight test SOP-200.43-06 (ČSN EN 10274, ASTM E436, API RP 5L3, GOST 30456) Metal materials
8 Weld - bend tests SOP-200.43-09 (SEP 1390) Metal materials

Explanatory notes:

SOP Standard operating procedure
ASTM, API, ASME Technical standards USA
GOST Technical standards Russia
SEP Technical standards Germany