As a recognized world leader in the provision of corrosion testing services, Element provides effective corrosion testing programs to help you reduce the cost of failure of your materials, and ensure that your assets are safe and will perform as expected once deployed in the field.
With a global platform of specialist corrosion testing centers of excellence in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we have the right combination of technical expertise, capabilities and accreditations to support the Oil & Gas sector.
Our corrosion experts follow international testing standards and protocols such as ASTM, NACE and API. We can assist you with corrosion testing and evaluations, material selection, corrosion assessments, recommending efficiencies and preventative mitigation measures.
Element’s global testing laboratories offer a full range of corrosion testing services, including pipeline corrosion testing for sour and non-sour applications. We provide our customers with the real-life data on how the materials are likely to perform in specific conditions and inform their design, materials, or chemical selection decisions.
Our corrosion laboratories are fully accredited to test both metallic and non-metallic materials, specializing in the qualification of “sour” service applications such as Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) or Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC).
Staying at the forefront of corrosion testing, our Engaged Experts are continually developing new and innovative testing methods, such as SOHIC testing and Axial Full Ring testing under longitudinal tensile load.
Through expert analysis of simulation exposure data, we help our customers to reduce the future risk of damage to pipelines and other critical infrastructure assets. You can make certain that assets are fully utilized for their optimum economic life and safety in Oil & Gas operations.
Pitting & Crevice Corrosion Testing
Element’s ASTM G48 corrosion testing ensures the quality of material and resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in ambient, elevated pressure and chloride environments.
Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC) Testing
Element's SSC (Sulfide Stress Cracking) testing according the NACE TM0177/ ISO 15156 standard helps ensure sour service pipelines’ reliability and longevity.
High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Testing
Element offers an advanced HPHT testing program for polymers, metals, coatings and components used in highly aggressive environments.
Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) Testing
Element’s HIC tests evaluate material susceptibility to hydrogen induced cracking in a sour environment in accordance with NACE TM0284.
Electrochemical Corrosion Testing
Element provides electrochemical corrosion testing using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, cyclic potentiodynamic polarization measurements and galvanic corrosion measurements.
Intergranular Corrosion (IGC) Testing
Element offers a variety of intergranular corrosion testing services for stainless steels, nickel alloys and aluminum alloys metallic, including testing per ASTM A262, ASTM G28 and G67.
Slow Strain Rate Testing (SSRT)
Element’s Slow Strain Rate Testing (SSRT) uses Rippled SSRT methods to ensure the safety and reliability of metals.
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.
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Testing
Element’s Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) testing evaluates the susceptibility of metals to cracking failure under tensile stress and corrosion.
Hydrogen Embrittlement Testing
Element performs Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) testing to ASTM F591, Galvanically Induced Hydrogen Stress Cracking (GHSC) to NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 and Hydrogen Induced Stress Cracking (HISC) testing.
Galvanic Corrosion Testing
Element offers galvanic corrosion testing to ASTM G71, ASTM G82 and to clients' specific standards to help select the right material combinations for an application.
Salt Spray Testing
Element's Engaged Experts conduct salt spray testing, or natural salt spray (NSS) to evaluate the integrity of a coating in a corrosive environment or to test the corrosion resistance of a product or material.
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