Corrosion testing laboratories are mission critical to the design, development, and service life of metallic materials, components, and products. From research and development of some of the world’s most advanced corrosion-resistant materials and coatings to routine monitoring of production parts in the Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Medical Devices and Transportation industries, our corrosion testing program can drastically reduce the risks related to complex or extreme corrosive environments. 

Corrosion is a natural process that occurs in every material under certain environmental conditions, causing degradation of the material and, in turn, failure of critical equipment, products, and assets. These losses are expensive to remedy and could result in production downtime, environmental degradation, and reputational damage.

When these situations occur, Element’s world-renowned corrosion testing experts rise to the challenge, providing you with results-driven analysis and real-world solutions that will improve your processes and programs to even further reduce the likelihood of a future occurrence. 


Our approach to corrosion testing

Element’s corrosion testing laboratories are equipped with advanced instrumentation to support companies throughout the entire product lifecycle. 

For material selection and routine monitoring, standardized corrosion testing methods such as salt spray and intergranular corrosion evaluations help ensure that your materials will perform as expected in their service environment. For prototypes and finished products, we carry out highly specialized methods such as cyclic corrosion testing and sour service corrosion testing to accurately mimic real-life conditions and put your products to the ultimate test. 

As the world’s n.1 Testing Partner to the Oil & Gas sector for Corrosion Testing Services, we provide specialists for deep sea pipelines, sour service, and extreme environments. 


Corrosion testing methods

We use a large range corrosion testing methods to avoid failure and loss production, qualify welds, assess materials for resistance to cracking, and improve safety. Our experts can help advise the best test to suit your requirements. Methods include: 


The Element advantage

Element’s team of corrosion testing experts exist to help you make certain that the materials and products you rely on to withstand extreme environments are of appropriate quality, safe, industry compliant and, most of all, fit for purpose for their intended use.

To learn more about our corrosion testing services, or to request a quote, contact us today. 

SAE International

AMS 2303, AMS 2633, AMS 2700, AMS 7250, AMS 7253, AMS-QQ-P-35, AMS-STD-753, SAE J1389, SAE J1455, SAE J2334 American National Standards ANSI/SCTE 11, ANSI/SCTE 143, ANSI/SCTE 69

American Society for Testing and Materials

ASTM A262, ASTM A380, ASTM A763, ASTM A923, ASTM A967, ASTM B117, ASTM B154, ASTM B380, ASTM B449, ASTM D1654, ASTM D1735, ASTM D1838, ASTM D2247, ASTM D3359, ASTM D5894, ASTM D610, ASTM D6899, ASTM D714, ASTM F737, ASTM F838, ASTM F879, ASTM F880, ASTM F1089, ASTM F1875, ASTM F2111, ASTM G1, ASTM G110, ASTM G112, ASTM G28, ASTM G3, ASTM G31, ASTM G34, ASTM G36, ASTM G38, ASTM G44, ASTM G46, ASTM G47, ASTM G48, ASTM G49, ASTM G61, ASTM G66, ASTM G67, ASTM G85 

British Standards Institute 

BS 3G 100-2.3.8:1977, BSS-7219

Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

CMVSS 106 

Defense Standard 

DEF STAN 00-35, DEF STAN 07-55, DEF STAN 08-123

Deutsches Institut für Normung 

DIN 50021, DIN 50914, DIN 50915, DIN EN ISO 3651-1, DIN EN ISO 3651-2, DIN50021-SS


EN ISO 3651, EN 50155, EN 60068-2-11, EN 60068-2-52, EN ISO 6957, EN ISO 9227

Federal Standard 


Ford Motor Company

FLTM BI 106-01, FLTM BI 107-05, FLTM BI 110-01, FLTM BI 113-01, FLTM BI 113-02, FLTM BI 117-01, FLTM BI 123-01, FLTM BI 124-01, FLTM BN 024-02, FLTM BN 102-02, FLTM BN 106-02, FLTM BN 107-01, FLTM BN 108-02, FLTM BN 108-03, FLTM BN 108-04, FLTM BN 108-13, FLTM BN 108-14, FLTM BN 113-01, FLTM BN 157-01, FLTM BO 101-01, FLTM BO 112-06, FLTM BQ 105-01, Ford CETP 01.03-L-309, Ford IP-0105, Ford MA-0128, Ford MA-0130, Ford MA-0131, Ford OR-0329, Ford/GM 6F-6T70/75

General Motors North America

GM10004C, GM10005C, GM4298P, GM4465P, GM4476P, GM4486P, GM9032P, GM9033P, GM9058P, GM9059P, GM9060P, GM9067P, GM9070P, GM9071P, GM9077P, GM9082P, GM9102P, GM9125P, GM9126P, GM9128P, GM9130P, GM9133P, GM9141P, GM9146P, GM9193P, GM9200P, GM9201P, GM9214P, GM9302P, GM9305P, GM9306P, GM9310P, GM9327P, GM9329P, GM9500P, GM9501P, GM9502P, GM9503P, GM9505P, GM9506P, GM9507P, GM9508P, GM9509P, GM9511P, GM9515P, GM9517P, GM9518P, GM9525P, GM9531P, GM9540P, GM9600P, GM9635P, GM9652P, GM9676P, GM9684P, GM9736P, GM9900P, GM9902P, GMW8020TP, GMW14093, GMW14102, GMW14124, GMW14130, GMW14141, GMW14162, GMW14334, GMW14444, GMW14445, GMW14688, GMW14698, GMW14829, GMW14872, GMW14892, GMW14906, GMW15201, GMW15282, GMW15288, GMW15651, GMW16037, GMW16190, GMW3172, GMW3182, GMW3191, GMW3205, GMW3211, GMW3232, GMW3235, GMW3259, GMW3326, GMW3387, GMW3402, GMW3405, GMW3414, GMW3431, GMW4090, GMW8287, GMNA GM4345M, GMNA GM4435M, GMNA GM6173M 



International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 60068-2-11, IEC 60068-2-52, IEC 60945, IEC 68-2-11, IEC 68-2-52

International Organization for Standardization

ISO 20340, ISO 3506, ISO 365-1, ISO 3651-1, ISO 3651-2, ISO 6509, ISO 9227

Japanese Industrial Standard

JIS B1051, JIS B1053, JIS B1054, JIS B1056, JIS Z2371

Military Specification

MIL-N-82512, MIL-STD-1312-01, MIL-STD-1312-09, MIL-STD-202, MIL-STD-810


NACE TM0169, NACE TM0177, NACE TM0198, NACE TM0284, NACE TM0316

Nissan Engineering Standards 

NES 1004

Aerospace Industries Association/National Aerospace Standards Metric Standard

NASM 1312- 4, NASM 1312-9, NASM 1312-108 

Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics 


United Kingdom Highways Agency 

TSS TR 2130C


UL 50

Our Services

Element has one of the most comprehensive ranges of mechanical and physical testing services.

Abrasion Testing

Abrasion & Wear Testing

Our Engaged Experts perform abrasion and wear testing that will help predict the lifetime and durability of a material or coating.

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FTIR Analysis

FTIR Analysis

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) allows chemists to use very small samples of a substance to identify and quantify its components.

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Corrosion Testing

As a 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.

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Paint and Coating Material Testing Services

Discover our full range of paint and coating testing services. Our experts can help you determine what test types are appropriate for your product.  

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SEM Analysis

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

SEM analysis is a powerful analytical tool which uses a focused beam of electrons to produce intricate, high magnification images of a sample’s surface topography.

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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis Testing (DMA)

Element's dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) is a powerful tool for understanding the thermal and mechanical properties of polymeric materials.

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Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy

GC/MS is a combination of two advanced analytical techniques which allow for the identification and precise quantification of volatile and semi-volatile compounds for liquid, gaseous and solid samples.

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DSC analysis

Differential Scanning Calorimetry Analysis

Element performs DSC testing experts have years of experience across a variety of industries, and can help you overcome the unique challenges inherent with non-metallic materials.


Thermal Conductivity Testing and Measurement

Element offers effective thermal conductivity and measurement services for a wide range of materials, to ensure they insulate, conduct and withstand temperature changes in Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation applications.

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Dezincification Resistance Testing

Dezincification is the selective loss of zinc from a copper-zinc alloy. This process results in a porous, copper-rich layer at the water contact surface that has little mechanical strength. Dezincification can cause failure due to leakage, reduction in component integrity resulting in overload or fatigue, and increased vulnerability to stress corrosion cracking. 

Common signs of dezincification include the presence of a white powdery deposit or mineral stains on the outer surface of a valve, seepage of water through the walls of fittings or leakage at valves.  

Element’s experts test for dezincification resistance in accordance with ISO 6509, the most widely used test method for determination of dezincification resistance of copper alloys with zinc. This test has proven useful to correct alloy selection for new applications and guide corrective actions to address field failures. 

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