We deliver consistent and accurate results offering 3rd party witnessing of the paint applications as part of the Norsok M 501 approval process. This includes pre-application checks (such as surface profile, cleanliness, and salt contamination) and recording of all necessary information during the application, including air temperature, steel temperature, humidity, dew point, tip sizes, spray pressure, and batch numbers.
Elements testing services include System 7A, System 7B, and System 7C which assess submerged carbon and stainless steel installations, including the splash zone. Our full list of NORSOK M 501 services offered can be seen below.
The Element advantage
As an ISO 17025 approved laboratory, Element carries out testing to the highest quality standards. Our coatings specialists will support you throughout the whole Norsok M501 testing program. Contact our experts today.
Our Norsok M501 testing services
• System 1
• System 3B
• System 4
• System 5A
• System 7A, 7B and 7C
Our state-of-the-art laboratories are equipped with the latest testing facilities to assess performance requirements for protective paint systems exposed to the offshore environment and immersed in sea or brackish water.
Our Norsok M501 test methods
• ISO 20340 - ageing resistance
• ISO 15711 – cathodic disbondment (ambient temperature)
• Norsok M-501 Annex C – cathodic disbondment (elevated temperature)
• ISO 2812-2 – sea water immersion
• ISO 19840 - dry film thickness testing
• ISO 29601 – holiday detection
• ISO 4624 - adhesion tests
It is essential to determine the product use and its production before deciding on the test methods and final testing requirements. Our testing engineers assist you with selecting the right type of qualification testing method based on the system the coating scheme is proposed for.
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Element offers testing to international standards ISO 12944-6 and 12944-9 (formally ISO 20340) to aid in the selection of suitable paint systems for corrosion protection.
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