Pipe Corrosion Testing
Pipe and pipeline equipment are subject to a variety of environmental pressures that can cause corrosion and, eventually, leaks in the system. Microbac’s corrosion testing laboratory can use industry best practices to help determine the cause of corrosion and leaks in a number of pipe systems. Often our investigation centers on issues related to whether the material used to create the system is of the right type.
Corrosion Testing for Various Conditions
Our corrosion testing technicians can use advanced techniques to identify the corrosion mechanism which caused the leaks through diverse environmental corrosion testing. Sometimes the corrosion may be caused by the design of the system, the composition of the water, or even because of the characteristics of the material used in the piping system. Microbac’s corrosion testing equipment can control humidity, temperature, pressure, shock, acceleration, radiation, and salinity of the testing environment to simulate any outdoor environment, and determine the environmental effects on materials and equipment.
Our environmental chambers range in size up to 27 cubic feet to accommodate even the largest of piping components. The chambers have programmable temperature and humidity profiles ranging from -250 to 600°F and 20 to 98% (room temperature to 185°F).
We can recreate continuous UV light or alternating UV and water exposure corrosion testing, conforming to ASTM G154, G151, and D4329. Additionally, we conform to ASTM B117 and MIL-STD 810 for salt spray (fog) testing.
Our constant acceleration testing can be performed up to 20,000Gs for samples larger than ¼ lb. and mechanical shock can be measured at 2,000Gs for samples larger than 100 lb. and up to 10,000 g’s for samples larger than 10 lb.
Finally, our pipe testing and corrosion testing laboratory is capable of simulating conditions from sea level to 150,000 ft.
Rigorous Corrosion Testing Standards
Microbac’s testing facilities conform to MIL-STD 202F, MIL-STD 883D, MIL-STD 331B, MIL-STD 1344A and MIL-STD 810E testing standards. Additionally, we have the capability to record multiple sensor inputs such as thermocouples, pressure sensors, load cells, and voltage signals for the utmost in data integrity.
To learn more about our corrosion testing capabilities or to obtain a quote, contact us today!