Element’s water immersion testing services evaluate a coating’s resistance to in-service immersion conditions. This helps determine the coatings suitability for corrosion protection during its service life.
Immersion testing method
Immersion tests form the basis of many different standards, as well as being standalone tests in their own right.
The basic test involves a coated test sample being fully or partially immersed in water, at ambient conditions or at elevated temperatures and pressures. The coated samples are then assessed for any signs of degradation, including blistering, cracking, and adhesion loss.
The Element advantage
With fully ISO 17025 compliant testing laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia, Element offers a wide range of testing for coatings evaluation including water immersion testing. From Aerospace and Oil & Gas to Transportation and Infrastructure, we deliver high quality and dependable results to our clients in many industries worldwide.For further information on water immersion testing, or to request a quote, please contact our experts today.
Ambient water immersion methods
• ISO 2812-2 – determination of resistance to liquids – Part 2: water immersion method
Standards which incorporate this test include:
- Norsok M-501
- ISO 12944-6
- ISO 12944-9
• ASTM D870 – water resistance of coatings using water immersion
• NACE TM0104, TM0204, TM0304 and TM0404 – a suite of standards for offshore installations
Elevated temperature water immersion methods
ISO 21809-1 – buried or submerged pipelines – hot water immersion
ISO 21809-2 – buried or submerged pipelines – hot water adhesion
ISO 21809-3 – buried or submerged pipelines – hot water immersion
CSA Z245.20&21 – pipe coatings – hot water adhesion
NACE TM0174 – evaluation of coatings in immersion service
ASTM D6943 – immersion testing of industrial protective coatings and linings
Elevated temperature and pressure water immersion methods
• NACE TM0174 (Modified) – modified to allow elevated pressure as well as temperature and also gas mixes
• Autoclave – various size vessels cover a wide range of temperatures, pressures and gas mixes
Customized water immersion testing
Sour Service Corrosion Testing
Element is one of a few ISO certified sour service labs in the world, providing sour service corrosion services for a variety of test types including NACE MR0175/ISO 15156.
Find out how Element helps its customers to choose the right polymeric materials for use in seals, gaskets, flowlines and pipeliners that are capable of lasting over 20 years in harsh environmental conditions.
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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