Automated Ball Indentation® (ABI ® ) is a nondestructive mechanical test where a spherical (ball) indenter is forced into the surface of a metallic sample or a structural component to nondestructively determine tensile and fracture toughness. This is performed using the Stress-Strain Microprobe® (SSM™), proprietary technology licensed to ABI® Services by Advanced Technology Corporation.
Standard Guide for Conducting Supplemental Surveillance Test for Nuclear Power Reactor Vessels, E706 (IH)
Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Fracture Toughness
Standard test Method for Determination of Reference Temperature, To, for Ferritic Steels in theTransition Range
Standard Test Methods for: “Nondestructive and Localized Determination of Stress-Strain Curve and Initiation Fracture Toughness of Ferritic Steel Samples and Structures Using Haggag Tensile and Toughness Method (HTTM)” November 2105