About Corrosion Testing
Corrosion is the degradation of materials due to chemical and electrochemical reactions of metallic components and products induced by stressors like humidity, sweat, rain, and salt. Corrosion testing is the evaluation of material’s corrosion behavior in in-service conditions via routine electrochemical testing or long-term combined simulated environmental testing. It is a critical step in raw material selection, product design, and use throughout the product life-cycle. Corrosion testing is an integral part of pre-emptive monitoring of product degradation to avoid failure. It is essential in the development of corrosion-resistant materials and coatings. It is employed in a wide range of industries that are continuously exposed to corrosive environments, including HVAC, energy, transportation to electronics, and bio-materials.
Corrosion testing services encompass electrochemical corrosion testing, accelerated weathering tests, metallurgical corrosion evaluation, etc. Tests are standardized to evaluate material or product degradation in metals, polymers, coating, etc. Specialized studies using microscopy, chemical analysis, and other physical and analytical techniques are used for the material’s in-depth corrosion characterization
- ASTM Standard Corrosion Testing
- Accelerated Weathering
- Corrosion Evaluation Testing
- Weld Corrosion Testing
- Salt Spray Testing
- Sour and Sweet Service Testing
- Hydrogen Disembodiment Testing
- Pipeline Integrity Testing
- Mechanical Testing
- Chemical Analysis
- Environmental Testing
- Scanning Electron Microscopy-EDX
Corrosion Testing Industries
- Medical Devices
- Consumer Products
- Oil and Gas
- Power Generation
Corrosion Testing Laboratories
- Element Materials Technology
- Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research
- Applied Technical Services (ATS)
- Southwest Research Institute
- Intertek Group Plc.
- Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc.
- Laboratory Testing, Inc.
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