As the oil and gas sector continues to push the boundaries in the performance of metal-based assets, Element’s metallurgical testing team of Engaged Experts and their many years of experience and expertise provides you with the assurance you need on integrity, future safety and the life time performance for the infrastructure assets you deploy in the field.

In a sector where there is simply no room for error, we work closely with our customers to understand their operational and commercial needs to help minimize the chance of failure once they are deployed in the field.

Metallurgical testing services – delivered by the best in the industry

With over 100 years’ experience in the sector, we have built a strong reputation based on technical excellence, service excellence and most importantly, the integrity and quality of our results.

Element has one of the largest independent metallurgical testing service capabilities in the world. Our metallurgical testing expertise is available around the globe, with a network of experts and specialist centres of excellence that deliver an extensive range of destructive and static testing services from charpy and tensile testing, to more technically demanding fatigue and fracture toughness tests and corrosion testing services.

Supported by dedicated in-house machine shops, we ensure rapid sample creation, processing and testing to make certain that we meet your project deadlines.

Our oil and gas metallurgical testing services include:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Corrosion fatigue
  • Failure analysis
  • Fatigue crack growth rate testing
  • Fracture toughness
  • Mechanical testing
  • Metallographic evaluation
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Tensile testing
  • Weld defect characterisations
  • Weld performance qualification