The High Temperature Corrosion
Laboratory (HTC Lab) has dedicated and specialized capabilities for assessing
the high-temperature corrosion behavior of alloys and coatings. Such
capabilities serve many industries, including aerospace, power generation,
metal processing, automotive, waste incineration, refinery, petrochemical and
chemical processing, in which high-temperature corrosion testing is often
needed to aid in materials selections and evaluations or to generate essential
design or life-prediction data.
The HTC Lab bridges the gap
between basic research and commercial application, utilizing extensive experience
and expertise to conduct reliable laboratory-scale testing and analyses of corrosion
performance under harsh service conditions. The testing capabilities include oxidation, deposit-induced hot corrosion, metal dusting and carburization, mixed-gas corrosion, sulfidation, chloridation, nitridation, and molten salt corrosion, etc. Analysis
capabilities include chemical element analysis, optical microscope, TGA/DTA, SEM/EDS, TEM, EPMA, XRD Raman
In addition to testing, HTC
Lab provides failure analysis, material selection, and technical consulting services
relevant to carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, nickel- and cobalt-base
alloys, coatings and claddings, and hardfacing alloys. Drawing upon extensive experience in research and
industry, our consulting services include material issues related to
high-temperature creep, overheating, corrosion, thermal fatigue, stress
corrosion cracking, embrittlement, hydrogen damage, erosion and wear, weldment
furnace assemblies for high-temperature corrosion testing.
wide variety of characterization and testing equipment and techniques,
including Optical Microscope, SEM/EDS, TEM, XRD, and spectroscopy to evaluate materials
structure and chemistry.
We provide failure analysis and consulting services that include identify the
cause of material failure methods to improve material performance for industrial
applications, such as in aerospace, power generation, refinery, petrochemical,
chemical, steel making, pulp and paper, automotive.