“Steel grade identification / confirmation / inspection”

If a company writes in a catalogue that all steel delivered at its pipe-producing plant undergoes testing to ensure that it is of the proper grade, and lists several methods for testing, what is the best way to name the paragraph?

Steel grade confirmation
Steel grade inspection
Steel grade determination
Steel grade testing

I googed all and only several dozens of results came up, so I thought a native speaker might advise me on this count.

Answer

The relevant word here is…

assay – the testing of a metal or ore to determine its ingredients and quality

…which can be used as either a noun or a verb. I’m not a metalurgist, but I suspect that in OP’s precise context it might be more common to use the form assaying.


There may be relevant usages on the International Meehanite website (they’re a global organisation specializing in foundry quality control).

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