Pipeline Integrity Testing Services

PIPELINE INTEGRITY DESTRUCTIVE TESTING SERVICES

Pipeline integrity requires ongoing testing of materials, welds, and components. Without a defined Integrity Management (IM) plan, the potential for dramatic and costly pipeline failures continues to be a top concern for regulatory agencies, pipeline operators and energy providers.

IMR Test Labs is a well-equipped and experienced pipeline materials testing center. Our clear, concise reports contain the necessary analyses to insure compliance with 49CFR, Part 192- the requirement that operators have full asset knowledge of assets operating in High Consequence Areas (HCA).

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PIPELINE INTEGRITY ANALYTICAL SERVICES

METALLURGICAL ANALYSIS

Case Depth
Certified Weld Inspections
Decarburization
Fractography
Grain Size
Heat Treat Analysis
Inclusion Rating
Intergranular Attack
Intergranular Oxidation
Microhardness Testing (Knoop, Vickers, Macro Vickers)
Microscopy (SEM, Macro, Micro)
Microstructure
Particle Analysis
Plating & Coating Analysis
Plating Thickness
Porosity
Quantitative Image Analysis
SEM Analysis
Surface Topography
Thermal Spray Coating Evaluations
Weld Qualifications

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Contaminant Identification
Corrosion Failure
Fixed and Rotating Equipment Failure
Nonmetallic Failure Analysis
Root Cause Determination
Structural Failures

CORROSION TESTING

Accelerated Weathering
Chemical Exposure Testing
Chemical Resistance Testing
Cyclic Corrosion
Dezincification
Electrochemical Corrosion Simulation
Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC)
Heat & Fluid Aging
Mercurous Nitrate Testing
Salt Spray Testing
SO 2 Exposure
SO 2/CO2 Exposure
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
Temperature & Humidity Cycling

ADDITIONAL ANALYTICAL SERVICES

MECHANICAL TESTING

3 & 4 Point Bend Testing (including wraparound)
Charpy Impact Testing
Coating Shear Fatigue
Creep & Stress Rupture Testing
Fatigue Testing
Fracture Mechanics
Hardness (Brinell, Rockwell, Barcol, Durometer, Shore)
Hydrogen Embrittlement
Rotating Beam Fatigue
Slow Strain Rate Testing (G129)
Tensile Testing
Torsion Testing
Weld Inspection/Testing

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Alloy Chemistry
Contaminant/Corrodent Identification
Corrosion Product Analysis
DSC Analysis
FTIR Analysis
Hazardous Substances
Heavy Metal Impurities
ICP-AES Analysis
ICP-MS Trace Element Analysis
Ionic Contamination
Internal Cleanliness
Metallic Material Verification
N, O, C, S, H
OES Analysis
On-Site Positive Material Identification (PMI)
Polymeric Material Identification
Rare Earth Elements
SEM/EDS
Surface Cleanliness
TGA Analysis
Trace Element Analysis
XRD Analysis
XRF Analysis

RELEVANT ACCREDITATIONS

Click here for a complete list of accreditations and certifications for all IMR Test Labs locations.