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

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

SCC often develops rapidly in a structure and can result in many significant threats such as external and internal corrosion, manufacturing defects, welding and fabrication defects, equipment failures and incorrect operations causing serious damage to the environment and a company’s reputation.

Combining industry experience with state of the art corrosion laboratory testing and simulation facilities, Element delivers a wide range of SCC testing in a variety of environmental conditions covering both, in-field inspection and laboratory analysis. 

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

Corrosion testing services

Standards we test to

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) 

SCC Testing

Materials We Test

Element’s corrosion testing laboratories offer a variety of SCC tests for a range of metals and alloys used in the Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Transportation industries.

 – Carbon and alloys steels

 – Stainless steels

 – Nickel alloys

 – Aluminum alloys

 – Titanium alloys 

 – Copper alloys 


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