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. 

We 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 testing; 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 & Gas sector. 

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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

Element's experts in materials testing labs across the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, and Spain provide mechanical properties testing such as tensile, fatigue, fracture mechanics, and more.

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Non-Destructive Testing

Find out about the range of NDT services Element uses to evaluate the properties of a material, 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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Corrosion Services 

Element offers extensive corrosion testing expertise in the Oil & Gas industry across a global network of laboratories.

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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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Coatings Testing

Find out about our Oil & 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 Testing

Element is one of a few ISO certified sour service labs in the world, providing sour service corrosion services for a variety of test types including NACE MR0175/ISO 15156.

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HPHT Testing

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

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Fatigue Testing

Find out how Element's laboratories help 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 Assessment (ECA) Services

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

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Welding Services

Find out how Element’s expert knowledge of welding techniques and welds helps our customers to understand how their pipelines are likely to behave once in situ and provide them with peace of mind and long term cost savings.

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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.