Element has decades of experience in providing a comprehensive range of critical testing, inspection and certification services, specifically designed to enhance the operational integrity, improve the performance and extend the life of oil refineries, natural gas distribution facilities, and petrochemical plants for our customers and their supply chain partners in the Oil and Gas Downstream sector. 

Downstream oil & gas testing

We are a world leader in the provision of laboratory and field based materials characterization; fatigue testing; fracture mechanics; engineering critical assessments; corrosion and coatings testing and non-destructive inspection and asset integrity support services across a diverse range of metals, polymers and elastomers.

We also have many years’ experience in assessing and improving the environmental impact of our customer’s oil, gas and petrochemical refining operations through our extensive range of refinery site environmental testing services, fresh water, salt water and waste water testing services and bioassay-aquatic toxicity testing services.

The Element advantage

Element makes certain that the materials and products we test, inspect and certify for our customers are compliant, safe and fit for purpose to improve the reliability of their refining and production and assets, minimizing unplanned shutdowns and maximizing potential throughput, while at the same time minimizing the environmental impact from their refining activities.

Oil and Gas: The Importance of Testing for Increased Mercury Levels

While documented, it may not be widely known that Mercury is naturally occurring in certain oil & gas reservoirs. This presence of mercury may lead to corrosion of production equipment, as well as being a concern to worker safety and the environment. READ MORE

Understanding Mixed Flowing Gas Testing

Mixed flowing gas (MFG) testing is an accelerated aging test that specifically evaluates the corrosion of electrical components due to exposure to atmospheric gasses and contaminants.

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Fracture Mechanics in the Environment (in-situ)

Learn more about the detrimental effect of Cathodic Protection, CO2, and H2S or other environmental parameters on fracture toughness of carbon steel pipe material.

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Our services

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Structural Testing & Mechanical Engineering

Element offers a range of advanced and application oriented engineering services to help solve a wide variety of mechanical engineering and structural engineering analysis problems.

Bending Fatigue Testing

Fatigue Testing

Find out how Element's fatigue testing labs help companies meet quality requirements and create safer, stronger, more successful parts and products.

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Steel Catenary Risers Fatigue Testing

Weld Fatigue Testing of Steel Catenary Risers

Element’s full-scale pipeline testing facility performs testing on steel catenary risers in our laboratory and on-site at the point of fabrication.

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Corrosion Testing Services 

Find out about Elements extensive corrosion testing expertise in the Energy industry across a global network of laboratories.

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Coatings Testing

Coatings Testing

Find out about Elements range of coatings testing services designed to help to make certain that materials, products and pipelines we test for our customers are protected from corrosion, ultraviolet light, water penetration, heat, abrasion and chemicals.

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Environmental Compliance Testing

Environmental Compliance

Find out how Element uses its Bioassay, Exploration & Production (E&P) Waste and Site Evaluation & Remediation capabilities to help the Oil & Gas sector meet its environmental compliance responsibilities.

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Water Testing Services

Our water testing laboratories provide analyses for drinking water, groundwaters, surface waters, and wastewater, to help you meet environmental regulations.

Natural Gas Analysis

Natural Gas Analysis

Element offers a complete range of natural gas composition and liquid petroleum hydrocarbon test services with multiple applications.

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Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.