About Exova Sohar

A UKAS accredited ISO17025 lab providing a wide range of material testing services.

Minerals analysis: chemical, mechanical and physical analysis for all mineral types.

Construction Materials Testing: supporting civil engineering projects across Oman ensuring materials and components meet specifications, including for ports, airports, roads, bridges, petrochemical and industrial complexes, and buildings. Services cover mechanical, physical and chemical analysis of all common materials.

Structural investigations: investigation into potential problems with new and existing buildings including ports, airports, industrial structures and infrastructures 

Metallurgy: we provide destructive (Mechanical) testing for carbon steel, stainless steel and alloy steel both for weld metal and base metal. Corrosion testing and microstructural examinations for stainless and alloy steels. 

Failure investigations; providing factual reports on the nature of component failures to allow informed decisions to be made on corrective and preventative actions.

Environmental Chemistry: analysis of all types of water and soil.

Food and Water microbiology: analysis of water, food raw materials, ready to eat meals, dairy, meat and fish products. 

Environment monitoring: stack emissions monitoring, ambient air quality monitoring, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, soil and groundwater investigations, noise and odour monitoring.

Construction and Building Materials

Construction & Building Materials

From exploratory drilling and geotechnical evaluation of a site’s soil conditions—through inspection and testing of the roofing materials, Element  assists architectural and construction teams from top to bottom. 

Chemical Analysis 640 x 480
Materials Properties Testing services

Chemical Analysis

Whether you need to confirm a material type or receive a full report, Element's chemical analysis labs have the answers you need.

Our chemical analysis services cover a range of material types, from traditional metals and alloys to new polymers and composites. We equip our labs with state-of-the-art technology, and can perform a variety of analysis techniques. 

In addition to standardized procedures, our labs can set up custom or complex test plans. Some of the services that we offer include:

  • Atomic Absorption (AA) / Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption (GFAA)
  • Combustion Analysis
  • Density and Specific Gravity
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Direct Current Plasma (DCP)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • Glow Discharge Spectrometry (GDS)
  • Gravimetric Wet Chemistry
  • Ignition Loss
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
  • Moisture Content
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES)
  • Recovery Time
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Determination
  • Water Vapor Transmission
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

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