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Corrosion Testing Services

Corrosion testing services provide data that helps estimate useful service life, compare candidate materials in the final product's operating environment, and help evaluate your materials and their suitability to the final application. Our Accelerated Weathering Testing Lab provides quality control by ensuring that your component production application processes, such as coatings, anodizing and electroplating are being performed to specification.

During a materials selection process for an industrial application, an evaluation of different  materials and how they react in a specific operating environment is required. Assessing a new type of alloy in several different environments allows a valid comparison with conventional alloy options. Some test samples and procedures are designed to assess specific kinds of corrosion, such as stress-corrosion cracking. Salt spray or fog testing can replicate the atmospheric effects resulting in corrosion of coated samples.  Measuring the time that samples can resist corrosion leads to verification of the test samples durability.

IMR operates several pieces of equipment capable of replicating natural environmental and atmospheric conditions involved in cyclic testing. Many years of testing and data analysis indicates that cyclic testing method creates results that are similar to outdoor environments in modeling structure, morphology, and relative corrosion rates.

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Accelerated environmental weathering methods like ASTM B117 salt spray, passivation testing, and cyclic corrosion are performed at defined intervals, utilizing temperature and humidity controls.

Testing is performed through a controlled electrochemical reaction between two materials, or between an exposed surface and its operating environment.

IMR's metallurgical team is equipped to identify corrodents and other environmental variables that are directly responsible for intergranular corrosion attack.

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