DNV Columbus : Our Services : Laboratory Research & Testing

By: Dnv Columbus  09-12-2011
Keywords: corrosion, Cathodic Protection, Laboratory Testing

With companies operating in harsher physical environments and working with aging assets, the right materials and solutions are critical to maintaining a safe and efficient operation. DNV has a complete, full-service corrosion and materials laboratory providing research and testing services to help you select the right materials and extend the life of your operation.

Researching for the Future
DNV remains on the leading edge of technology by conducting focused research and development projects that will be valuable to a number of industries. Combining basic research with investigations focused on specific technical problems allows us to provide you with engineering solutions of the highest level of quality. We work together with our engineering staff to develop practical solutions to real world problems.

Areas of research and development include:

  • General corrosion
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Localized corrosion
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Cathodic protection
  • Marine corrosion
  • Microbiological influenced corrosion
  • Coating evaluations
  • Elastomer and polymer evaluations
  • Surface modification
  • Corrosion and electrochemistry at elevated temperatures and pressures
  • Component life assessment
  • Material aging in service
  • Finite element modeling, including thermal, stress and electrochemical analyses
  • Fatigue and creep life estimation
  • Degradation of bio-materials
  • Electronics corrosion and reliability
  • Pressurized container corrosion

Valuable Laboratory Testing Services
DNV provides laboratory testing to assist with a wide range of practical solutions when evaluating and selecting materials, coatings, inhibitors and qualifying new technologies. Our scientists have extensive experience designing laboratory tests and selecting the critical variables that permit accurate simulation of field conditions.

We provide testing, certification and verification of materials and technologies in accordance with NACE, ASTM, CSA, ISO, NORSOK and DNV standards. Where standards do not exist, we can help develop requirements and customize tests to qualify new technology. We offer a variety of testing techniques for many materials, corrosion and integrity problems including:

  • Electrochemical techniques (EIS, CPP, CPT, CCT, ECPT, etc.)
  • Environmentally induced corrosion
  • Coupon testing for internal corrosion
  • Microbiological testing
  • Multiphase flow testing
  • Inhibitor and coating testing
  • Constant, cyclic and slow strain rate loading
  • Elastomers - non-metallic materials
  • Hydrogen sulfide testing
  • High temperature and pressure testing in different environments
  • Soil testing (chemistry, cations, anions, pH, resistivity, LPR, physical properties and particle distribution)

Keywords: Cathodic Protection, corrosion, Laboratory Testing

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