Product Testing

Suncor Stainless produces the highest quality stainless steel hardware and components in the industry, all backed by the industries only Limited Lifetime Warranty. Our quality team utilizes state-of-the-art testing equipment to ensure customer satisfaction on every part sold. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Suncor Stainless is an industry leader when it comes to quality products and services.

Suncor’s testing equipment includes:

Product Testing and Quality Assurance
Suncor tests all product that we sell in three areas: elemental metals content, stress and tensil strength, and physical salt spray for corrosion resistance proofing. Additionally, all products are physically inspected (PI) for design dimension and physical appearance.

Metal Content Testing
Suncor Stainless utilizes X-Ray Florescence (XRF) chemical analysis to determine the accurate metal content of our products before, during and after the manufacturing process. XRF is an elemental analysis technique that is highly accurate in determining major elements and providing a broad elemental survey in metals. 

Strength Testing
Suncor uses a variety of instruments to test the strength of our parts against the stated specifications. Simply stated, we perform extensive stress tests (ST) on all products with stated load performances.

Corrosion Resistance Testing
Suncor performs extensive materials proofing for corrosion resistance, utilizing a sophisticated salt spray (SS) testing process. This process places the product under the strain of five years of constant ocean water exposure. These machines are rare due to the cost and overhead of operation, but the investment ensures the elimination of undetectable issues before they happen.

Only after these tests do we enter the product into our inventory for distribution. Any product sampling that fails a given testing procedure requires extensive retesting of new samples until they are rejected or the issues are resolved. These tests allow Suncor Stainless, Inc. to set the bar for performance quality in the stainless steel manufacturing industry.