Protect your assets, avoid failure and loss production, qualify welds, assess your materials, and improve safety with Element’s wide range of ISO/IEC 17025-accredited corrosion testing services. 


What is Corrosion and why does Corrosion Testing Matter? 

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 impact, and reputational damage. Corrosion testing is mission-critical to the design, development, and durability of metallic materials, components, and products. 


Benefits of Corrosion Testing with Element

  • Regulatory Compliance Assurance: Meet industry standards effortlessly with Element's corrosion testing services. We adhere to international protocols—ASTM, NACE, and API—ensuring safety, compliance, and top-notch quality for your materials and products.
  • Rigorous Testing for Your Products and Materials: Put your materials and products to the ultimate test with Element. From standardized corrosion testing methods such as salt spray and intergranular corrosion evaluations to highly specialized testing such as cyclic corrosion testing and sour service corrosion, we create real-life conditions to ensure optimal performance. 
  • A Partner for Global Testing: Wherever you operate globally, Element is your corrosion testing partner. Our global network of corrosion testing labs across North America, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia offers consistent and reliable testing, making sure your operations comply with international standards.
  • Material Selection Made Simple: Choosing the right materials for corrosive environments can be challenging. Our experts guide you in selecting materials tailored to your environment, providing confidence in their performance and durability.
  • Customized Testing to Match Your Unique Needs: Your environment is unique, and your testing should be too. Element offers specialized corrosion testing methods to accurately mimic your unique environmental conditions, ensuring solutions that meet your specific needs.
  • Innovative Cutting-Edge Solutions: Stay ahead with Element's innovative corrosion solutions. Our engaged experts continually develop new testing methods, providing cutting-edge techniques for assessing corrosion in diverse applications.
  • Combat Reservoir Souring: Our corrosion labs 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).
  • Reduce Environmental Impact: Element helps you protect the environment. Beyond equipment, our services ensure your operations remain eco-friendly by mitigating the effects of corrosion.

Your Corrosion Testing Expert

Elements Global Corrosion Testing Specialist, Phil Dent.

Phil Dent

Element's Global Corrosion Specialist

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Ensure your Materials’ Reliability with Data-Driven Corrosion Insights

We understand your concerns about the long-term reliability of your materials in corrosive environments. Our corrosion testing services provide you with real-life data for informed design, material, and chemical selection decisions. With our in-depth analysis, you can be sure your materials will stand the test of time, giving you peace of mind.


Reduce Costly Failures and Minimize Production Downtime

Corrosion-related material failures can be expensive and can lead to production downtime, affecting productivity and profitability. At Element, we can help you identify and address potential issues before they become costly problems, whilst carrying out timely and accurate testing to keep your operations running smoothly.

When critical failures occur, Element’s world-renowned corrosion testing experts provide you with real-world solutions to improve your processes and programs and reduce the risk of future occurrences. 


Corrosion Testing Services that you can Trust 

Element provides a wide range of corrosion testing services for various industries, including Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Medical Devices, and Transportation. We offer both lab-based and on-site testing services to help with evaluations, material selection, assessments, and proactive mitigation measures. Our services cover everything from developing advanced corrosion-resistant materials to monitoring production parts.

Our services include but are not limited to: 


Why Choose Element? 

Element provides a broad range of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, NADCAP, UKAS, and A2LA corrosion testing services. With a global reach of corrosion testing laboratories in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia we have the right combination of technical expertise, capabilities, and accreditations to support your testing corrosion needs. 

As one of the world’s most trusted corrosion testing companies, we are the obvious choice to assist you with corrosion services for a range of applications. 

To learn more about Element’s credentials, please visit our About Us page. For more information about our corrosion testing services, or to speak to our experts, contact us today


Element provides mechanical testing to many common industries standards, including those shown below, as well as custom specifications: 

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

Specialists in the Oil and Gas Industry 

Element offers global corrosion testing services for the Oil & Gas industry, ensuring compliance, safety, and longevity of your pipelines and infrastructure assets.

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Dezincification Resistance Testing

Element’s experts test for dezincification resistance in accordance with ISO 6509, the most widely used test method for the determination of dezincification resistance of copper alloys with zinc.

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.  

Dezincification resistance test in accordance with ISO 6509 has proven useful to correct alloy selection for new applications and guide corrective actions to address field failures. 

Webinar: Corrosion of Stainless Steel

This webinar shows examples of corrosion damage and guides you through how to avoid corrosion in your stainless steel products to prevent product failure and costly repairs.

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Intergranular Corrosion Testing: An Overview of ASTM A262

ASTM A262 is a common intergranular corrosion testing method that can quickly screen batches of material to determine corrosion susceptibility. The ASTM A262 testing specification contains five unique intergranular corrosion tests.


Medical Device Corrosion per ASTM F2129 

Element offers medical device corrosion testing per ASTM F2129. Learn more about how our Engaged Experts use this method to assist manufacturers in assessing their implants' resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion.

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Electrochemical Corrosion Testing

Find out how electrochemical corrosion testing helps prevent harmful interactions between metallic medical devices and biological processes by assessing corrosion susceptibility using cyclic potentiodynamic polarization per ASTM F2129.

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Intergranular Corrosion Testing

Find out more about Element's intergranular corrosion testing service (IGC) to help prevent deterioration of materials along grain boundaries.

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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.

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High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)  Testing

Element offers an advanced HPHT testing program for polymers, metals, coatings and components used in highly aggressive environments.


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.


Slow Strain Rate Testing (SSRT)

Element’s Slow Strain Rate Testing (SSRT) uses Rippled SSRT methods to ensure the safety and reliability of metals.

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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.

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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.

Mixed Flowing Gas (MFG) Testing

Mixed Flowing Gas (MFG) Testing

Element tests the impact that mixed flowing gasses (MFG) and contaminants have on aerospace, automotive, consumer products (electronics) and medical devices to determine the resistance to corrosion from gasses in the atmosphere and increase product life span.

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