SAMAC Engineering - Our Facility

Our Facility

SAMAC has significant storage space for exhibits and a large laboratory for detailed examinations, testing and analysis. Our general bay area allows for examination and testing of larger components and our rear parking lot is fenced off and can be utilized as a testing facility for larger scale tests.

Our bay and laboratory has continued to grow as our client’s needs change and get more complex. SAMAC engineers collaborate to devise new ways of testing/examining exemplar or incident components. With our newly expanded lab equipment and a dedicated certified engineering technologist, we continue to evolve and improve our investigations. As we do more in house analysis and testing and less outsourcing, this results in cost saving benefits for our clients.

Some of our testing equipment includes the following:

  • Mechanical – hydraulic cylinder pull testers, hydraulic press and tensile tester, fluid pressure testing (up to 3000 psi)
  • Materials – stereo microscope, metallurgical microscope, and equipment to section, mount, polish, and etch metallurgical samples
  • Electrical – testing booth with a dedicated testing panel (for arc testing)
SAMAC’s offices’ newly-renovated façade in Calgary.

SAMAC’s offices’ newly-renovated façade in Calgary.

SAMAC’s materials and metallurgical laboratory is designed to keep cleaner metallurgical inspections from fire debris often examined during electrical investigations (table in foreground). Our lab includes both metallographic and optical microscopes plus modern metallurgical sample preparation equipment.

SAMAC’s materials and metallurgical laboratory is designed to keep cleaner metallurgical inspections from fire debris often examined during electrical investigations (table in foreground). Our lab includes both metallographic and optical microscopes plus modern metallurgical sample preparation equipment.

SAMAC’s inspection bay with the materials laboratory to the right. The bay is used for initial investigations and, as in this large loss investigation, detail destructive examination of components by various experts.

SAMAC’s inspection bay with the materials laboratory to the right. The bay is used for initial investigations and, as in this large loss investigation, detail destructive examination of components by various experts.