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Corrmet Engineering Services, Inc. offers complete consultation in all areas of corrosion control. We can perform any corrosion test or study that might be required to solve your problem.

Corrosion Services

 Areas of activity include:

• Complete Corrosion Control Programs and Problem Solving
• Field Failure Analysis and Investigation
• Materials of Construction and Corrosion Mitigation Programs
• Materials of Construction (Metallic and Nonmetallic): Selection, Specification, and Design
• Plant and Process Corrosion Troubleshooting
• High Temperature Corrosion
• Protective Coatings Corrosion Control, Tests and Studies, Documentation, and Specifications
• Specialty Corrosion/ Materials Tests per NACE, API, ASTM, SPI, and Client Standards
• Corrosion Inhibitor Evaluations
• Waste Water, Fresh and Potable Water Corrosion Problem-Solving
• Corrosion Testing, Evaluation, and Monitoring
• Corrosion Under Insulation: Plant Audit/Surveys, Evaluation, and Control

Fields in Which We Offer Corrosion Services

Corrosion can be dangerous, especially in an industrial setting. We have corrosion service experience in the following industries:

• Oil and Gas
• Pulp and Paper
• Chemical and Petrochemical
• Municipal and Utilities
• Offshore Facilities
• Gas Transmission and Pipeline Systems

• Waste Treatment
• Hydrocarbon Processing Facilities
• Power Industries
• Electronics Industry
• Petroleum Refining

Metallurgical Services

Corrmet Engineering Services, Inc., offers a complete engineering consulting service in metallurgy and related fields. We are dedicated to solving problems involving metallic materials. Areas of activity include:

• Failure Analysis and Prevention
• Fracture Analysis and Control
• Identification and Evaluation of Materials

• Materials Selection for Process/Plant Improvement
• Product Liability and Legal Experts
• On-Site Investigation/Inspection

Material Test Service

Our experienced staff offers quality services in metallurgy. We offer material testing services for:

  • Physical Testing and Chemical Analysis
  • Hardness Testing (Microhardness, Rockwell, Brinell, Telebrinell, Portable Rockwell)
  • Strain Gage Application and Measurement
  • Metallographic Studies of Prepared Specimens
  • Photography and Documentation
  • Quality Control and Assurance Program
  • Autoclave Tests per NACE and Client Standards and Tests
  • Evaluation of Pipeline Materials for Step-Wise Cracking (In Accordance with British Petroleum and NACE Test Standards)
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking Determination and Evaluation of Materials


Coating and specialty testing laboratory available to the industry.

  • Varied Physical and Chemical Testing
  • Cathodic Disbonding Tests
  • High Pressure and Temperature to duplicate any condition to 550° F, 10,000 psi with hydrocarbon gases, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, water and oil
  • Autoclaves in Varied Sizes up to 1 Gallon Capacity
  • QUV Accelerated Weathering Testing
  • Harshaw Salt Fog Cabinet
  • NACE, ASTM, and DIN Physical Tests and Procedures
  • Flexibility and Bend Tests
  • NACE Salt Water Flow Test
  • Chemical Resistance Test, both at Atmospheric and Elevated Pressure and Temperature
  • Elcometer Adhesion Test
  • Digital Electronic and Metallographic Film Thickness Tests
  • Impact and Penetration Tests
  • Infrared (IR) Scan or Finger-Printing and Interpretation
  • Fusion Bond Epoxy Coating Cure and Aging Test
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Analysis of Polymers (heat capacity, thermal stability, curing, and aging)
  • Large Environmental Chamber for Cryogenic Materials Testing
  • Selective Analytical Techniques (Surface Features, Contamination, Composition)
  • Metallographic Mounts (cross-sections - Paint Film, Anchor Profile, Surface Cleaning)
  • Electroimpedance Spectroscopy (EIS)



This equipment is normally used for testing coatings and reinforced plastic liners of various types and is occasionally used for testing inhibitors, elastomers and determining corrosion rates of coupons in various environments. Testing can be performed up to 500° F and 10,000 Psi using hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, methane , crude oil and salt water, to name a few phases and environments.


Dynamic testing is primarily conventional "wheel " testing, The apparatus consists of an oven capable of heating up to 500° F. With a rotating wheel inside to which containers are fastened. The wheel rotates at 30 RPM. This device is used to screen inhibitors using sandblasted rod coupons in glass bottles. Also, high pressure wheel tests can be performed up to 10000 psi and 500° F in the existing apparatus.

A NACE Salt Flow Tester has been designed for specialty testing. This device flows 150° F aerated salt water through tubing a velocity of 2' to 3' per second. The normal test duration is 2000 hours. This is an excellent test for screening water flood coatings and reinforced plastic linings.


This is a special test used to screen varied material (including Fiberglass tubing and pipe) for carbon dioxide injection services and is tagged as the "Wag Well" test. Carbon dioxide and salt water are alternatively injected into a pressure vessel in which the test specimen /specimens are placed. The test can be run under both static and dynamic conditions.


The evaluation of Steels for Wet H2S Service is one of the specialized services which Corrmet offers in addition to many other special materials engineering and metallurgical capabilities and expertise on the broad technical areas related to materials, testing and corrosion engineering.

Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) testing for oil and gas service is defined by NACE standard TM0284. The TM0284 Standard consists of exposing unstressed coupons to a NACE solution TM0177 saturated with H2S at ambient temperature and pressure. After a specified time the coupons are removed and evaluated.

Laboratory Testing of Metals for Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC) in H2S Environments, NACE TM0177:

Method A (NACE Standard Tensile Test)

Method B (NACE Standard Bent Beam Test)

Method C (NACE Standard C-Ring Test)

ASTM G-39 (Bent-Beam Stress-Corrosion Test)

Double Beam for SOHIC Test ( DBC specimens)

Corrmet Engineering Services, Inc. has been selected by the oil and gas industry to perform a series of full scale tests for evaluation of HIC resistance of plate steels for pressure vessels, pipeline steels and steel components such as forged and nozzles.


Corrosion Inhibitor Evaluations

  • Low Temperature Wheel Test
  • High Temperature/High Pressure Wheel Test ( 500 deg. F/10,000 psi )
  • Static and Dynamic Thermal Stability Evaluations
  • Electrochemical Investigations of Inhibitors
  • Solubilities Test
  • Emulsification Test
  • NACE Static Test
  • Copper Ion Test
  • Recirculation Dynamic Flow Test
  • Side Stream Testing ( Conducted in the Field)
  • Corrosion Inhibitor Compatibility Tests
  • Corrosion Inhibitor Film Evaluation
  • Acid Inhibitor Test

Scale Inhibitor Evaluations

  • NACE and Proprietary Tests

Analytical Services

  • Scale Deposits
  • Sludge and Corrosion By-products
  • Water Analysis ( Lab or Field)
  • Product Compositional Analysis
  • Oil Analysis
  • Membrance Filter Analysis
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Corrosion Coupon Analysis

Elastomeric Materials Evaluation

Elastomeric materials testing/evaluations per NACE, API, ASTM standards and clients specifications. 

Applicable standards are:

NACE TM0187 Evaluating elastomeric materials in sour gas evironenments

NACE TM0192 Evaluating elestomeric materials in CO2 decompression environments

NACE TM0296 Evaluating elastomeric materials in sour liquid environments

API 6A Seal qualification

API 14A Seal growth and pressure differential

ASTM D471 Change in mass and volume

ASTM D2240 Hardness Testing

Oil Analysis for Preventative Maintenance

The identification of various contaminants in engine, turbine and compressor oil can shed light on the condition of the internal parts and help to predict failures before they occur.

Wear metals analysis can identify problems with rings, bearings and similar parts. Testing for oxidation and nitration products can give the status of the lubricant and help to reduce varnishes, sludges and other deposits. The presence of antifreeze additives such as glycols, sodium, boron, and potassium can be used as indicators of cooling system leaks and seal failures.

Corrmet Engineering Services, Inc. provides a program of testing and data interpretation that can increase the efficiency of your maintenance program to help reduce costs incurred from failures and down-time.

Programs can be custom designed for individual applications.