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Harsh Environment Testing

To meet emerging needs in the energy industry, we provide a multitude of capabilities and resources that are essential in supporting drilling and production operations in hostile and severe environments.

Our materials testing facilities host a full-service fatigue and fracture laboratory for materials testing in sour (H2S), high-pressure/high-temperature, low temperature, CO2, nitrogen, methane, and other extreme environments. In addition, we provide materials characterization and selection assistance for equipment used in harsh environments, as well as full-scale equipment assessments. The laboratories feature digitally controlled, servo-hydraulic material test frames with capabilities ranging from 22 to 150 kip (98 to 667 kN) for both standard and non-standard tests.

  • Sour-Service Testing
  • Fracture Toughness Testing
  • Small-Scale Component / Assembly Characterization
  • Component Testing
  • Cyclic Fatigue and Fracture Testing
  • Tensile and Compression Testing

Full-Scale Sour Service / H2S Testing

Sour gas and H2S testing are an integral part of our harsh environment fatigue and fracture testing. The sour gas laboratory is part of our expansive testing facilities located in Waller, Texas. The sour service / H2S facility alarm and safety monitoring system is state–of–the–art with the ability to safely tackle difficult test environments. Our material test frames are also outfitted for safe containment and delivery of the H2S test environment to the test sample.