KB126: What is a Mill Test Report ( MTR)

KB126: What is a Mill Test Report ( MTR)

KB126: What is a Mill Test Report ( MTR) Shrutidhara

A Mill Test Report ( MTR) is an integral part of the Basic Metal Manufacturing Industry. It is a quality assurance certificate that documents the physical and chemical properties of a metal product. It comprises of a 7-digit number  & certifies that a metal product meets various international standards such as ANSI and ASME.

By using a Mill Test Report ( MTR) , businesses can ensure that the materials they are using are adequate for the intended purpose. At the same time, they can also assure proper compliance and reporting to their clients. This not only facilitates customer satisfaction but also paves the way for customer retention & customer loyalty.

Key Components of a Mill Test Report
Material Heat Number

A material heat number, also known as the heat code, is an essential aspect of a Mill Test Report. Being an identification code, it allows businesses to imprint it on a piece of metal. As a result, businesses can provide all the relevant information about the origin of a metal product.

There are three sections in a material heat number of a Mill test report

  • The first digit is the furnace’s serial number. It refers to the furnace used to prepare a batch of molten metal.
  • The second digit denotes the year of casting or melting of the material.
  • The last three numbers (in certain cases four) corresponds to the casting number or melt number.

A material heat number is like a manufacturing lot number. It  serves as a crucial quality control tool. It ensures traceability by providing a verifiable record of the batch of metal product. At the same time, it facilitates transparency and fosters accountability.

Material Grade

Usually a material grade consists of set of letters, a letter code, or a combination of numbers and letters. As a part of  a Mill Test Report, it specifies the chemical and mechanical properties of a metal product. Likewise, it also stipulates the purpose for which it will be used.

Chemical Composition Analysis

The chemical composition analysis of a Mill Test Report comprises of various quantitative and qualitative methods of determining the material composition. For example – XRF analysis, ICP analysis, OES analysis, gravimetric analysis, chromatography, etc.

Mechanical Properties Analysis

A mechanical test analysis of  a Mill test Report examines the physical qualities of a metal product when force is applied. The analysis is conducted in terms of characteristics such as hardness, fatigue limit, elongation, elasticity, and so on.

Heat Treatment

It analyzes the changes in a metal product’s physical and chemical properties because of heat treatment processes. For instance – tempering, carburizing, quenching, normalising, annealing, case hardening, precipitation strengthening, etc.

At Dhyey Consulting, the delivery of quality products and services is extremely important to us. As a result, our techno-functional consultants have created a customized Quality Control module ( QC module) to meet our clients’ specific business requirements.The seamless integration of QC module with MSD365BC and the digitalized warehouse management system helps in the generation of a precise Mill Test Report. The MTR is created based on item and raw material specifications using barcodes, which serves as an identification. At the same time, we have also developed a customized Customer-portal which enables us to share the Mill Test Report with our clients.

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