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								SwRI excels in performing one-of-a-kind corrosion tests that simulate the application environment, design, and stresses.
 

SwRI excels in performing one-of-a-kind corrosion tests that simulate the application environment, design, and stresses.

Performing one-of-a-kind corrosion evaluations that simulate the application environment, design, and stresses is an area in which Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) excels. Tests of this kind include:

  • High pressure

  • Temperature

  • Sour gas testing of full-size coupling stocks

  • Environmental testing of high-pressure compressed natural gas cylinders

  • Simulation of boric acid leakage effects in nuclear reactors

  • Corrosion fatigue testing of large tubulars in sour environments

  • Simulation of the corrosion of radiator components in U.S. Marine Corps high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)

SwRI also has constructed pilot-scale facilities of novel chemical processes and evaluated various materials of construction in such a simulated plant condition.
 

In addition to unique, application-specific tests, SwRI has the full capability to perform standardized tests as well as tests oriented for fundamental understanding of corrosion phenomena.


Standard Corrosion Tests

  • Measurement of electrochemical parameters (ASTM G5, G59, G61, G102) related to modeling localized corrosion phenomena

  • Identification of microbiologically influenced corrosion mechanisms

  • Different types of stress corrosion cracking tests for oil and gas, chemical, and other applications (ASTM G38, G39, NACE TM0177, NACE TM0198)

  • Cyclic, environmental test chamber to test coatings and corrosion preventive compounds (ASTM G60)

  • NACE tests to determine sulfide stress cracking resistance of materials (NACE TM0177, Method A, B, C and D)

  • High-pressure, high-temperature testing in many oil and gas and chemical process environments (ASTM G111)

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Measurement of electrochemical parameters related to modeling localized corrosion phenomena

 

Identification of microbiologically influenced corrosion mechanisms

 

image of different types of stress corrosion cracking tests for oil and gas, chemical, and other applications   image of cyclic, environmental test chamber to test coatings and corrosion preventive compounds

Different types of stress corrosion cracking tests for oil and gas, chemical, and other applications

 

Cyclic, environmental test chamber to test coatings and corrosion preventive compounds

 

image of NACE tensile tests to determine sulfide stress cracking resistance of materials   image of high-pressure, high-temperature testing in many oil and gas and chemical process environments

NACE tensile tests to determine sulfide stress cracking resistance of materials

 

High-pressure, high-temperature testing in many oil and gas and chemical process environments

 

For more information about our materials performance and characterization facilities,  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

Testing and Evaluation

(210) 522-5458

jdante@swri.org

Related Terminology

corrosion research

pipeline corrosion

coatings

corrosion sensors

corrosion life
prediction

stress corrosion
cracking

high pressure
corrosion testing

corrosion
monitoring

high temperature
corrosion testing

sour gas testing

 microbiologically 
influenced corrosion

environmental
corrosion testing 

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August 07, 2014