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Corrosion Assessment and Control

Comprehensive services for corrosion testing and assessment

Specialized expertise and experience

Kinectrics' technical capabilities have been developed over several decades of providing specialized technical support to the power industry.

In corrosion assessment, we offer comprehensive services to assess the root cause of failures, and test corrosion variables to determine and predict future component life. Our advanced testing methodologies can simulate system conditions or in-service corrosion degradation mechanisms. Testing can be conducted in an accelerated mode to deliver quick results. Studies are aimed at providing a practical model for in-service corrosion and input to optimize plant maintenance strategies.  

New, expanded facilities

Kinectrics has recently installed a new state-of-the-art Corrosion Assessment Laboratory for testing and assessment of environmentally-assisted degradation mechanisms in nuclear materials--including radioactive ex-service materials.

Complete materials testing services


Kinectrics has investigated corrosion degradation for many different materials (nickel, copper, and zirconium alloys, stainless steels, carbon steel, and others).

Environments studied span the full range of normal and out-of-specification chemistries, and include the influence of deposits on corrosion of these materials.

Corrosion assessment typically comprises in-depth examination of degradation mechanisms such as stress corrosion cracking (SCC), flow-assisted corrosion (FAC), pitting and inter-granular attack (IGA), corrosion fatigue (CF) cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).

Kinectrics’ corrosion assessment services utilize:
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities for both laboratory and field work 
  • Corrosion testing of materials and components according to NACE International and ASTM standards
  • Customized corrosion performance testing and monitoring in all environments
  • Extensive experience in damage assessment and corrosion protection for above-ground and buried electricity transmission and distribution equipment, and fuel storage tanks
  • Material corrosion testing under all operating conditions, including aggressive environments
  • Damage investigation and failure analysis of contaminated and / or radioactive materials and components 
  • Evaluation, development and qualification for field application of boiler and heat-exchanger deposit cleaning solutions and procedures

Reliable results and reduced costs

Kinectrics’ specialists provide clients with reliable information on remaining component life as well as recommendations for equipment repair or replacement, and revisions to process operating conditions. We provide assurance that material selections and operating chemistries are adequate for the required life of the component. The end result is increased reliability, safety and reduced operating costs.

Qualified industry specialists

The Kinectrics’ team remains current with corrosion issues facing various industries worldwide, and can address numerous corrosion assessment needs.

Our expertise covers a wide range of special alloys and materials subjected to a variety of aggressive conditions. For the assessment of long-term material integrity, Kinectrics also provides qualified specialists capable of performing flaw evaluations, analytical fracture mechanics, mathematical modeling, and probabilistic simulations.

Kinectrics provides reliable qualified support and augmentation to client staff for generation plant modifications, upgrades, repairs, and refurbishment.