CORROSION TESTING LABORATORIES' PROFILE
Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc. (CTL) is a complete, full service
and materials evaluations facility, providing a wide variety of services to
the chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, metal refinery, and other industries nation-wide
and around the world. We offer conventional testing conforming to standard
specifications (such as
ISO, ASME, AWS, API, etc.) and also specialize in innovative,
unique projects, custom-developed to meet the sometimes elaborate and
sophisticated needs of a client.
|Founded in 1984, CTL has developed a reputation for
excellence in corrosion and materials testing, analysis, and consulting.
CTLís staff is comprised of specialists proficient in corrosion, materials
consultation and failure analysis. The principal staff members are
recognized for their expertise in the fields of corrosion, metallurgy, and
non-metals materials analysis. The technical support staff has attained
certifications from NACE International as Corrosion Technicians,
Technologists, and Specialists.
Since May 2008, CTL has been
associated with Corrosion Probe, Inc.
(CPI). Also founded in 1984,
CPI is a specialized corrosion and materials engineering firm specializing
in metallurgy, non-metals materials science, cathodic protection design and
troubleshooting, structural restoration design, and quality assurance
services. With a staff of over 30 Technical Specialists, CPI serves the
pulp & paper, chemical, pharmaceutical, water/wastewater, nuclear and fossil
fuel power, and other industries providing condition assessment, materials
selection, failure analysis, and corrosion control and rehabilitation design
services. CPI is headquartered in Centerbrook, Connecticut and has regional
offices in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas,
and Wisconsin . CPI has developed an international
reputation for excellent technical expertise and unparalleled customer
Laboratories will continue to provide all of its traditional
services plus expanded biomedical testing and analytical evaluation services
for metal and non-metal materials. With the combined staffs, the CPI/CTL
team can offer a deeper and broader wealth of technical expertise in
metallurgical and non-metals failure analysis, material selection
consulting, chemical analysis, materials testing, corrosion testing,
electrochemical testing, and consulting/engineering services.
After 20 years, CTLís 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. With the capability to achieve magnifications of greater
than 200,000X, this high-powered microscope
can help resolve fine details that cannot be accomplished with light optical
microscopes. In failure investigations, this includes characterizing
fracture surface features such as striations or microvoids. For medical
devices, dimensions can be accurately measured and surfaces characterized.
In addition to imaging, the SEM is equipped with energy dispersive x-ray
spectroscopy (EDS) capabilities. EDS is a technique that allows for
elemental composition analysis of materials. For example, composition of
slag particles in steel can be identified. Elemental constituents of
deposits, such as chloride and sulfur, help determine the corrodents in the
Being a fully equipped corrosion, materials and assessment
facility, CTL offers a multitude
to meet the needs of extensive clientele with diverse backgrounds. The primary services
Corrosion Testing and Laboratory Research
Failure Analysis, Assessments or Investigations
to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC),
stress corrosion cracking (SCC), formicary corrosion,
oxygen corrosion, fatigue, overload, under-deposit corrosion,
installation errors, fabrication errors, etc.
||Failures dealing with shafts, pumps,
chillers, propellers, tubes/piping, boilers, bolts, water
- Expert Witness and Litigation
of failures in fire sprinkler systems, cooling water
loops, domestic & industrial plumbing, etc.
refurbished units, assessing corrosion buildup on
||Non-Destructive Assessment - wall
thickness, crack assessments, etc.
- Materials Consultation
Evaluation of Materials
We Look forward to serving your corrosion and
materials engineering needs.