LONDON, UK – July 5, 2016 – Element Materials Technology’s Eva Coronado, a leading expert in sour-service corrosion testing, is helping to shape new Oil & Gas industry standards through her key role as the Vice Chair of NACE’s Task Group 085 in the publication of a new update to the NACE TM0177 Standard. The Element Engaged Expert led the collaboration between a number of leading partners from across the industry, with the publication supporting the drive for international consistency in testing within the corrosion industry, which focuses on the needs of clients.
Eva Coronado was originally appointed as Vice Chair of NACE’s Task Group 085 in 2015 and is working with a number of her peers to revise the TM0177 Standard, “Laboratory Testing of Metals for Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion Cracking in H2S Environments.” NACE International is the industry’s leading authority for corrosion control solutions, with the standard governing applications of test methods in sulfide stress corrosion cracking used in the Oil & Gas industry.
Rod Martin, Element’s Executive Vice President, Oil & Gas, comments: “Element’s Engaged Experts are central to the shaping of new and emerging industry standards and accreditations to support the consistent application of test methods within sour-service testing. Eva in particular has played a key role in driving through the latest development of this standards project, demonstrating not only her considerable technical expertise, but also her ability to bring together multiple industry partners to drive the creation of these critically important standards for the Oil & Gas industry. “We look forward to continued innovation from Eva and her team at Element Houston in the application of these critical test methods to new applications, as well as continued collaboration with NACE and other corrosion industry partners.”
The latest version of the TM0177 Standard, “Laboratory Testing of Metals for Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion Cracking in H2S Environments”, was significantly revised, reflecting the large-scale advances in the sour-service testing over the last decade.
In addition to leading sour-service capabilities, Element Houston provides testing in Fracture Mechanics, Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) and NDT services across a broad range of metal alloys, thermoplastics, composites and elastomers. Clients benefit from the location’s on-site machine shop, allowing for the machining of samples, thereby reducing turnaround times and increasing quality control.
The close partnership between Element and NACE will see industry leaders attend the jointly-organized Oilfield Engineering with Polymers global conference in London, UK on the 25th October 2016.
Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of over 1,900 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 57 laboratories located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com.
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“Element’s Engaged Experts are central to the shaping of new and emerging industry standards and accreditations”
Dr. Rod Martin
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