Element is a market leading provider of materials testing services to the global Oil and Gas sector.

With over 100 years’ experience in the sector, Element understands the testing required to support the global oil and gas industry. Our unique combination of over 450 Oil & Gas specific materials scientists and engineers, located in 16 facilities in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, deliver an advanced range of services designed to test and qualify materials intended for use within the increasingly harsh environments the sector is encountering, as it pushes the physical boundaries of exploration, refinement, production and distribution.

We are world leaders in materials characterization; fatigue and fracture mechanics; engineering critical assessments; corrosion testing and coatings testing; weld testing and weld procedure qualification services and non-destructive inspection services for a diverse range of metals, polymers and elastomers.

Element exists to help make certain that the highly complex oil and gas infrastructure assets developed and deployed by our customers perform as expected; are always of a high quality and are safe, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose.

Our services

Element has one of the most comprehensive ranges of materials testing and qualifications services for the Oil and Gas sector. Click on any of the links below to find out more about each service.

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Materials characterization

Find out how Element helps its customers to characterize, evaluate, select and apply metals, polymers, rubbers and elastomers in their end products and applications.

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Mechanical Testing

Find out about Element's tensile, elongation, compression, impact, fracture toughness, stress, rupture, fatigue, hardness, abrasion & wear, bend, pressure, shear and torque testing services.

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Non-Destructive Testing

Find out about the range of NDT services Element uses to evaluate the properties of a materials, parts, products, welds, or systems without materially affecting the integrity of the items being tested.

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Polymer Testing

Find out more about how Element’s polymer experts can put your non-metallic materials to the test through mechanical, chemical, analytical and environmental testing. 

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Composite Testing

Find out about Element's composite testing support in material selection and qualification, materials testing, fatigue testing, manufacturing process development, failure analysis, repair technology and training.

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Corrosion Testing

Find out how Element's corrosion testing programs can drastically reduce the risks associated with corrosion.

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Coatings Testing

Find out about our oil and gas coatings testing services and how we help to make certain that materials, products and pipelines are protected from corrosion, ultraviolet light, water penetration, heat, abrasion and chemicals.

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Sour Service Corrosion

Find out how Element’s laboratories use hydrogen sulfide and other sour gases to replicate the highly corrosive conditions found in oil and gas environments.

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HPHT Testing

Find out how Element helps it customers to choose the right polymeric materials for use in seals, gaskets, flowlines and pipe liners that are capable of lasting over 20 years in harsh environmental conditions.

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Fatigue Testing

Find out how Element's laboratories helps its customers to characterize the properties and behaviors of materials and components using varying loads, speeds and environmental conditions to create predictive patterns of future behavior.

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Fracture Mechanics

Find out more about ECA analysis that can both assess the structural integrity when unexpected flaws are discovered in structures and also generate welding procedure flaw acceptance criteria for manufacture.  

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Engineering Critical Assessments (ECAs)

Find out how Element utilizes Engineering Critical Assessments (ECAs) to assess the structural integrity of pipelines to mitigate and prevent failures in the field.

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Weld Testing

Our experts combine mechanical testing, quality evaluation, process assessments, and safety reviews to ensure that your welds and welding processes are safe, efficient and reliable.

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Chemical Analysis

Find out more about our chemical analysis laboratories that offer a critical resource for both material and product manufacturers.

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Failure Analysis

Find out how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent failures in service. 

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Our team of over 6,700 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.