Element has over 25 years of experience in delivering world-class materials expertise in polymeric materials testing services including elastomers, thermoplastics, composites and structural adhesives the Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Transportation, Medical, Energy and Consumer Product sectors.
Polymer testing provides insights into how a material will perform under mechanical and environmental stresses. From material characterization and chemical analysis to mechanical properties and permeation testing, polymer testing services help you understand the limits of your materials, and get the most value throughout their life cycle.
Mechanical Testing Services for Polymers
Element offers comprehensive mechanical testing services for polymers, elastomers, composites and thermoplastics, including fatigue, impact, creep, tensile, compression, bending and shear.
Our compatibility testing services evaluate whether a fluid-polymer solution can sustain operation functionality, or if there are potential issues that could result in system failures.
Element provides a range of analytical testing services for polymers, such as glass transition temperature, melting point, crystallinity, specific heat, thremal conductivity, weight loss, and dimensional and modulus changes.
Permeation & Diffusion Testing
With a unique range of permeating capabilities for polymers, thermoplastics, elastomers and composites, we can simulate the high pressure and extreme temperatures found in deep wells, or the conditions in an automotive applications, utilities industry or chemical processing equipment.
High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Exposure Testing Services
We offer extensive services for the qualification and compatibility of polymer materials exposed to production fluids at high pressure and high temperature (HPHT).
Thermal Insulation Coatings
Our industry-leading coating expertise covers a wide range of applications and client needs. Using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, we provide consulting, investigation and testing of thermal insulation coatings.
Element has many years experience of assessing the failure of polymer materials and components, establishing the root cause of failure and delivering potential solutions to our clients.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Services for Products, Systems & Components
Element offers advanced numerical analysis service using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques using industry standard software to predict the long term behavior of materials components and products when in service.
Custom Testing Solutions
In addition to providing testing according to recognized industry standards such as ISO and ASTM, Element has years of experience in developing custom test methods and equipment based around clients' project requirements.
Element’s Engaged Experts are able to develop custom test methods and equipment when standard test methods are not available, or when clients wish to explore material performance limits, accommodate particularly severe operating conditions, or investigate new materials and new equipment design.
Combining industry experience with state-of the-art-laboratories and a diverse range of equipment, Element tailors bespoke testing programs around your needs whilst adopting a flexible approach to meeting requests, even for the most challenging projects.
Our capabilities include:
- The design, fabrication, and commissioning of test rigs and fixtures
- The use of DAQ software for instrumentation: measurement of pressure, temperature, stress, strain, load, and displacement
- The use of machine control software: control of temperature, pressure, displacement, actuation devices
- Image processing software: fracture surface analysis, dimensional change
- New operating procedure development
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