Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is difficult to predict and identify, and it can lead to catastrophic failure, often without any prior warning. Element’s stress corrosion cracking capabilities can help to evaluate the susceptibility of metallic materials to cracking. We quickly determine the size and scope before the failure occurs, avoiding high industrial costs and safety hazards.

Stress corrosion cracking is the unexpected sudden failure of standard ductile materials when exposed to a combined effect of sustained tensile stresses and corrosion reactions. It can occur with static externally applied loads and residual stresses from welding, forming, machining, grinding, physical damage, heat treatment, and operating pressures.

Stress corrosion often develops rapidly in a structure. Stress corrosion cracking testing with Element identifies significant threats such as external and internal corrosion, manufacturing defects, welding and fabrication defects, equipment failures, and incorrect operations, allowing you to prevent severe damage to the environment and a company’s reputation.


Stress corrosion cracking tests

Element delivers certainty in sectors where failure is not an option. We perform a wide range of stress corrosion cracking testing in a variety of environmental conditions, covering both in-field inspection and laboratory analysis. 

We offer fast and efficient stress corrosion tests for metals and alloys used in the EnergyAerospace and Transportation industries:

  • Carbon and alloys steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Nickel alloys
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Titanium alloys
  • Copper alloys


The Element advantage

Our experts combine industry experience with state-of-the-art corrosion laboratory testing and large capacity simulation facilities.

For more information about how we perform Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Testing, or to request a quote, contact us today. 




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Chlorine-Induced Stress Corrosion Testing

Chloride stress corrosion cracking is a type of intergranular corrosion that is particularly important to the nuclear industry. It occurs in austenitic stainless steel under tensile stress when exposed to oxygen, chloride ions, and high temperature. Element provide reliable and safe chloride-induced stress corrosion testing using a chloride-containing environment in accordance with ASTM G-36-94.

Sour Service Cracking

  • NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156

Stress Corrosion Cracking

  • ASTM G44, G47, G64 (aluminum)
  • NACE TM0198, ASTM G129, ISO 7539-7 (SSRT)
  • NACE TM0177, NACE TM0316 

Sulfide Stress Cracking 

  • NACE TM0177, NACE TM0316
  • BS 8701

Chloride Stress Cracking

  • ASTM G36

Ammonia Stress Cracking

  • ASTM B858 (ISO 6957)
  • ASTM G37

Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking (IGSCC) 

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