Our lab supports a broad range of business operations through testing and analysis that provide insight into system functions and condition.  Our depth of knowledge in the corrosion and materials sciences compliments the operating knowledge of our clientele to fulfill their needs.

  • Corrosion Testing and Laboratory Research
  • Failure Analysis, Assessments or Investigations
  • Field Assessment
  • Materials Consultation
  • Metallographic Evaluation of Materials
  • Required Regulatory Testing




Tests include polarization, potentiostatic, galvanic, critical pitting/crevice temperature, inhibitor testing, EIS, and more.

Heat Transfer (Hot Wall) Tests

Heat transfer tests consist of a flat test specimen with one side exposed to the test solution to simulate thermal energy transfer.

Immersion Tests

CTL performs a vast array of immersion testing from simple “dunk tests” to complicated multi phase process simulations

DOT/GHS/EPA Corrosivity Tests

CTL performs the InVitro Corrositex synthetic skin test and the metal tests for determination of DOT corrosivity.


After 20 years, CTL’s Jeol-JSM-35C scanning electron microscope (SEM) was retired from service.  The unit was replaced with a new, state-of-the-art SciXr Global SEM.  The acquisition of this new equipment is key in improved efficiency of the work done at CTL.  This unit can accommodate a greater variety of sample size and shape.  The SEM is frequently used in CTL investigations.
The Severe Wastewater Analysis Test, or S.W.A.T, was a joint development effort between several firms, including CTL, to provide an appropriate, aggressive test to evaluate coatings that are for use in wastewater applications.  In 2013, the standard was accepted by ASTM under designation ASTM G210-13.  In 2012, the S.W.A.T. was selected by the Materials Performance Magazine
There has been a lot of news about drinking water in the past few years.  With the drinking quality issues in various parts of the country, water transport and aging pipe systems have been in the spotlight.  In part, these issues stem from the deterioration of the pipelines, as well as possible the water chemistry, that helps drive leachable ions out into the water and through your faucet.