An emphasis on Research and Solution Development has kept NTIC at the cutting edge of VCI based corrosion mitigation technologies. This has been recognized by several major oil corporations who have entered into various product testing arrangements with NTIC – including Petrobras, Total, PEMEX, Shell and Cairn Energy.

Field trials and rigorous R&D lab testing are conducted to continuously evaluate our corrosion protection solutions. Our laboratory personnel leverage specialized equipment to conduct accelerated testing in various corrosive environments relevant to the Oil & Gas industry, including those with traces of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

The Zerust® Oil & Gas team has state of the art laboratory facilities in Beachwood, Ohio (USA) and in Circle Pines, Minnesota (USA) that are used for primary corrosion research, product development, joint R&D with our clients and analysis of field test data.

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Temperature-Humidity Chamber – conditions are set to simulate typical atmospheric environments.
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Salt Fog Chamber – conditions set to approximate structures located in seaside and marine/offshore environments.
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Tri-Gas Chamber– conditions set to industrial and refinery environments (gaseous environments that contain certain levels of Cl-, SO2, CO2, and H2S).

Each project is unique (unpredictable, constantly changing environmental conditions, exposure to various different contaminants, etc.) and selection of an appropriate protection system is crucial to maximize equipment service life and performance. Our knowledgeable technical staff is best suited to achieve the vital objective. NTIC welcomes the opportunity to work jointly with clients to address their corrosion problems. Please contact us for more information on how we can be of service to you.

 

NTIC Principal Corrosion Testing Equipment – Beachwood Laboratory

S.No Equipment Explanation of Testing Standard
1 Electrochemical Testing Gamry Potentiostat Voltalab ZRA 1000E Used to characterize how various chemical interact with metals and how metals corrode in various environments. ASTM G5-Anodic Polarization Measurements, G46- Evaluation of Pitting Corrosion, G59- Potentiodynamic Polarization Resistance, G102- Electrochemical Measurements
2 Climate Chamber Thermotron SMC-27 Used to characterize how various chemical interact with metals and how metals corrode in various environments. Used to test samples in cyclic humidity and temperature. Cyclic chamber programmable temperature (-68˚C to 177˚C, humidity (10 to 98%). IEC 68-2-30
3 Cyclic Chamber Singleton CCT 10C-MB-8AD Used to test samples in various humidity, temperature. Cyclic corrosion test chamber, programmable temperature (ambient to 60˚C), humidity (30 to 100%). ASTM D1748 Humidity, ASTM D1735 Water Spray and ASTM B117 Salt Spray
4 Tri Gas Humidity Chamber (H2S, SO2, CO2) Singleton SCCH 22 Used to test samples in various humidity, temperature and gas environments. Programmable temperature (ambient to 55˚C), humidity (30 to 100%). Ability to inject gas into chamber (H2S, SO2, CO2). ASTM D1748 Humidity, ASTM D1735 Water Spray and ASTM B117 Salt Spray also gas environment