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.


CTL upgraded its SEM capabilities with the purchase of a JEOL JSM IT200LA.  This high performance analytical tool integrates optical and SEM imaging. The embedded EDS system provides real time elemental analysis making it easier to find elements of interest, unexpected  elements, or the distribution of elements within the sample. The instrument provides backscattered imaging to show changes in composition. The Low-vacuum mode neutralizes charging enabling observation of a non-conductive specimen in its native state.
Nearly twenty years ago, when the world had barely survived the Y2K bug, Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc. set out with the US Mint to explore different options that were viable for the new $1 coin.  The world has moved more and more to instant purchases and the almighty plastic card.  But, regardless, the U.S. Mint set out to revive the dollar coin inventory.
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