Measuring strain with strain gages and computing mechanical stress on the basis of known material properties has been a long established method of testing newly developed components and for failure analysis on working parts. When performing strain gage installations, it is important to keep in mind that the quality of the installation greatly influences the accuracy of the measurement.

HPI offers the capabilities and experienced personnel to provide reliable installation services for your applications. Work is completed in a controlled environment at our facility by skilled technicians who are trained in proven application methods and in handling customer property with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Installations are evaluated by experienced engineers and go through a comprehensive series of tests to determine effectiveness and reliability. Test data is recorded and a report is provided with the completed installation.

Our research and developments have put us on the leading edge of strain gage technology.

Installation Capabilities

  • Ceramic Cement Applications
  • RokideTM Flame Spray Applications
  • Weldable Strain Gage Applications
  • Plasma Flame Spray Applications
  • Lead Wire Routing/Strapping
  • Custom Bond Coatings
  • Sprayed Metal Coatings
  • Test Data Reports
  • Thermocouple Installation
  • R&D Support Facilities
  • Largest Selection of Custom High Temperature and Waterproof Strain Gages

Typical Applications

Aerospace and Land Based Turbine Parts

Strain gages are the industry standard for experimental stress analysis on newly developed components and for solving failure issues. HPI high temperature strain gages are used for vibratory and static stress measurement at surface temperatures up to 2200°F.

  • Jet Engine Turbine Blades
  • Steam Turbine Applications
  • Pressure Rakes
  • Rocket Parts

Automotive Components

Because the operating temperature in exhaust-gas systems can be as high as 1650 °F (900°C), high-temperature strain gages are the prefered testing method for evaluating vibratory bending and tortional stresses.

  • Exhaust Systems
  • Turbo Chargers
  • Engine Components
  • Fork Lift Components

Ambient Temperature and Immersible Test Components

Temperature range: -40°F – 180°F

  • Building Components
  • Crane Components
  • Bridges and Dams
  • Ceramic cement, and weldable applications