Materials Analysis, Testing, and Characterization

Corrosion Testing

We have an array of equipment to test metal corrosion in different environments. Our facilities include dedicated systems such as a salt-spray testing chamber, a humidity cabinet, an immersion test chamber, and an electrochemical corrosion test work station (Princeton Applied Research VersaSTAT 3 potentiostat / galvanostat with a standard three electrode electrochemical cell). Additionally, we have instruments that complement corrosion testing, including optical microscopes, an X-ray diffractometer, magnetic/eddy current based thickness gauges, and an adhesion tester.

Corrosion Consulting / Failure Analysis

Our scientists and engineers are experienced in solving corrosion problems encountered in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, mobile computing, defense, oil and gas, power generation, water and waste water, and marine. We have an in-depth knowledge of several subjects needed to understand and control corrosion, including metallurgy, electrochemistry, and formulation of protective coatings.

Testing Services

A full list of our corrosion testing services can be found in the table below.

Analysis / Test

Options

Turn Around Time

Salt Spray Testing (ASTM B117)• Basic (Testing only)
• Advanced (Testing + Analysis)
• Specified by the client or as decided
• Specified by the client or as decided
Immersion Corrosion Testing (ASTM G31)• Basic (Testing only)
• Advanced (Testing + Analysis)
• Specified by the client or as decided
• Specified by the client or as decided
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)• Basic (Testing only)
• Advanced (Testing + Analysis)
• 1 - 2 business days
• 1 - 2 business days
Potentiodynamic Polarization• Basic (Testing only)
• Advanced (Testing + Analysis)
• 1 - 2 business days
• 1 - 2 business days
Paint / Coating Evaluation• Corrosion Performance (ASTM D1654)
• Paint Blistering (ASTM D714)
• Filiform Corrosion Resistance (ASTM D2803)
• 1 - 2 business days
• 1 - 2 business days
• 1 - 2 business days
Cathodic Disbondment (ASTM G8)• N/A• Specified by the client or as decided
Linear Polarization Resistance (LPR)• N/A• 1 - 2 business days