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The corrosion laboratory prides itself in conducting tests in hazardous environments unique to our clients in a safe manner. Recently, the SwRI corrosion laboratory team in Building 90 received the SwRI safety award for excellence in their safety procedures, systems, and performance.

 

Corrosion and Environmental Effects on Materials

In the areas of corrosion and environmental effects on materials, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) performs:

  • Applied research

  • Testing

  • Technical assistance

  • Technology transfer

Corrosion Research and Development

The areas of corrosion research and development being pursued by SwRI include:

  • Corrosion monitoring using different types of sensors

  • Life prediction modeling

Corrosion Issues

 

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Measurement of corrosion

 

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SwRI addresses various corrosion issues

 

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Internal research and development projects enable SwRI to serve its clients better through continuous technological innovation.

The breadth of corrosion expertise at SwRI allows forming unique internal and external teams to address complex corrosion problems in such areas as:

  • Sensors

  • Inspection

  • Fluid and solid mechanics

  • Physicochemical modeling

  • Probabilistic risk assessment

Challenging Evaluation Environments

SwRI develops test methods to meet the needs of new applications and materials and conducts routine and customized corrosion testing in challenging environments, such as:

  • Poison gases

  • High-pressure conditions

  • High-temperature conditions

  • Radiation exposures

Root Cause of Corrosion Failures

As an independent, nonprofit research organization, SwRI offers its clients unbiased failure analyses and assessment of new products. Failure analysis is combined with specialized testing capabilities to determine and demonstrate root cause of corrosion failures.

 

Internal Research and Development

Internal research and development projects enable SwRI to serve its clients better through continuous technological innovation.

 

For more information about our materials performance and characterization programs, or how you can contract with SwRI, please contact James F. Dante, at jdante@swri.org or (210) 522-5458.

 

Contact Information

James F. Dante

Materials Performance and Characterization

(210) 522-5458

jdante@swri.org

Related Terminology

corrosion research

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coatings

corrosion sensors

corrosion life prediction

stainless steel

laser Raman spectroscopy

corrosion monitoring

cathodic protection

microbiologically influenced corrosion

Related Information

Assuring the Integrity of Mechanical Systems

Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology Journal

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.

August 07, 2014