Comprehensive testing facilities have been developed to model or simulate field environments. These facilities are supported with state of the art surface analysis techniques.
- H2S low pressure facility (with current focus on high temperature, high pressure dynamic facility)
- Single or multiphase jet impingement system with in situ electrochemistry and acoustic emission
- In-situ visualisation rig for the study of pit initiation and corrosion product growth
- In-situ synchrotron XRD and electrochemical flow cell for high temperature and pressure
- Standard bubble cell testing equipment
- Top of line corrosion cells and rigs
- Bubble cell/jar test to assess combined products for corrosion/scale mitigation
- Benchtop multiphase flow loop to for field simulation and CFD modelling with in situ electrochemistry and acoustic emission
- Under-deposit test cells
- Autoclaves for high temperature and high pressure testing (up to 250°C and 200 bar)
- Thin-channel flow cells for controlled hydrodynamic evaluation
- Once-through flow cells for controlled chemistry experiments
- Rotating cylinder electrodes.
Our laboratory techniques range from bespoke systems designed and built in the institute and standard advanced surface analysis:
- In-situ visualisation rig
- HT/HP autoclaves
- HT/HP capillary cells
- Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Micro Balance (EQCMB)
- In-situ Raman cell for capillary analysis
- Bulk jar test facilities.
Surface analysis techniques are an integral part of surface design and iFS labs are well-equipped to support efficient use of the coatings platform, including Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscope, Fourier Transform Infra Red, Nano-indentation and Raman spectroscopy.