Testing Center “Polytechtest”

Director: Mikhail Ivanovich Antonov


Testing Center “Polytechtest” has wide engineering possibilities in the sphere of mechanical tests, metallographic examination and other materials investigations. The main problem being solved by the TC “Polytechtest” is assuring the high level of tests in accordance with the requirements of domestic and foreign standards.


TC “Polytechtest” carries out its activity on the basis of accredited research and testing laboratories and  specialized study center “INSTRON-SPbSPU”. Laboratories of the TC “Polytechtest” are independent and technologically competent. Research and Testing Laboratory “Polytechtest КСМ” is accredited by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Accreditation Certificate № РОСС RU.0001.21ЧС50), received the Recognition Certificate from Germanischer Lloyd Industrie Services Russland (№ НН О 06408) and the Recognition Certificate from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (№ 12.01616.314).


Areas of research:


  • Investigation of metallic materials welded joints in application to their exploitation conditions.
  • Modeling of metallurgic processes, structure and properties of metallic materials.


TC “Polytechtest” has the following objectives:

  • Receiving reliable information about factual mechanical and physical properties of constructions, materials and welded joints.
  • Testing the chemical composition of steel and alloys.
  • Developing the new welding technologies and testing the existing ones.
  • Welded joints quality control on correspondence to the standards, technical specifications and other normative technical documents. 
  • Methodological training and courses conduction aimed at professional development of engineers in the   area of Fracture Mechanics.
  • Providing the testing machines operators with theoretical  training and practical examples and methods of operating the new testing equipment  of INSTRON company (England).
  • Primary training, professional development and certification of welding operators of  manual  weld. 
  • Investigation and modeling of structure and properties of metallic materials.
  • Metallographic examination and metallurgic expertise
  • Development of the  industry standards and normative documents


Testing Center “Polytechtest” comprises the following divisions:

  • Research and Testing Laboratory “Polytechtest KSM”;
  • Research and Testing Laboratory “Structure and Properties of Materials”;
  • Research and Testing Laboratory “Dynamics of Systems and Materials”;
  • Research and Testing Laboratory “Metallurgic Expertise”;
  • Research and Testing Laboratory “Structural Strength and Durability of Constructions”;
  • Research and Testing Laboratory “Welding and Control”;
  • Production&Study Center “Fracture Mechanics and Welding Technologies”;
  • Study Center “Instron-SPbSPU”;
  • Bureau for Accreditation of Research and Testing Laboratories;
  • Engineering Department;
  • Experimental Production Department.


 Main partners of TC “Polytechtest”:

  • OJSC Gazprom;
  • Germanischer Lloyd Group Company;
  • ENERGOMASH Business Group ;
  • Nord Stream AG;
  • JSC Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant;
  • Public Joint-Stock Company "Vyksa Steel Works";
  • NIPIStroyTEK, LLC;
  • Sredne-Nevskiy Shipyard, JSC;
  • CJSC "Engineering and Technological Service";
  • Efremov Institute, ITD (NIIEFA);
  • Closed Corporation “Research & Production Association  “Lenkor”;
  • Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “Regional North-Western Intersectoral Certification Center”;
  • OJSC VNIIG n.a. B.E. Vedeneev;
  • Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering of the RAS;
  • I. P. Bardin Central Scientific Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy.


Testing Center “Polytechtest”

address: 195220, Saint-Petersburg, Obrutshevih Str, b. 1, corp. 11

phone: +7(812)2944953

e-mail: ant_mi@mail.ru

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