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Traceability - This Simple.

What is a Mill Test Report?
A Mill Test Report (MTR) is a quality assurance document in the steelmaking industry that certifies a material's compliance with:

  • Appropriate ASTM standards,
  • Applicable dimensions,
  • Physical and chemical specifications.

Why is material traceability important?
Material traceability provides "proof positive" verification to not only the customer and their contractor, but to all of the governing bodies and inspection agencies that must verify that the project meets government safety requirements.

When are MTRs needed?
Projects often require MTRs for material used in construction. Canadian regulations enforce mill certification for pressure-retaining components in boilers, pressure vessels and pressure piping.
Material traceability is also particularly important in failure investigations, to rule out product malfunction and identify components of the same material stock.

Who can provide MTRs for Crane Supply products?
Crane Supply is the only place you can get existing MTRs for products supplied to you from Crane. Reports are stored for a minimum of 5 years, but in most cases, for the product's expected service life. You can access reports wherever and whenever they're needed using one of three methods described below;

How do I find Mill Test Reports for Crane Supply products?
Register with our virtual library - MetalTrace®

Setup MTR Hot-Links for your e-commerce packing slips

Need MTR's, but no computer available? No Problem!

Register with our virtual library - MetalTrace®

1) Go to Crane Supply's home page at Click on the Material Traceability icon toward the middle of the page.

2) Click on the blue "Login" icon at the bottom of the page.

3) This will bring you to the MTR Online library website. Click on "To get a Username" and fill out the registration information. Your Username and     Password will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours.

4) Once received, type in your username and password to log into MetalTrace®. The website opens in "Quick Search" mode automatically.

5) Enter your search criteria. You can search by Heat Number*, Crane Product Code, or Product Description. Type the search criteria in the     appropriate search box and click "Search Now" or press the "Enter" key.

6) The search results will show all available MTRs. Click on the "VIEW" button for the appropriate item to view the MTR document. You can Print, Email     or Fax the report right from the web page!

Setup MTR Hot-Links for your e-commerce packing slips

If you are an e-commerce user, contact your Crane Supply customer service representative at (416) 244-5351 and ask to setup MTR Hot-links for your account.

Unique to Crane Supply, our product codes are electronically linked to their corresponding MTR document. With Mill Test Reports archived with your bill of materials, Crane Supply eliminates the administrative burden of producing, distributing and filing paper versions of Mill certificates. To access MTR Hot-links through your online packing slips, follow these steps:

1) Log into your e-commerce account and click on the "Order Status" icon.


2) Click on the "Packing Slip" button at the top of the page. Choose to view the appropriate packing slip.

3) On the electronic packing slip, there is a column heading called "Heat # (MTR)". Choose a product and click on the associated Heat Number* (the     number in red font that is underlined) to view the MTR document. You can Print, Email or Fax the report right from the web page!

Need MTR's, but no computer available? No Problem!

Contact a Crane Supply sales representative to have MTRs faxed to you immediately. Ask us to include mill certificates for specific projects: we can include MTRs with subsequent shipments.


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