Corrosion Testing & Failure Analysis
Alliance Technologies provides a wealth of experience and a number of services to understand modes of failure in your production line or product. Microscopic examination for stress, strain, and failure is often the first step to understanding why a material broke, cracked, or disintegrated. Identifying chemicals or contaminants responsible for embrittlement or corrosion using surface infrared or x-ray spectroscopy can often be the key to understanding the source of failure.
Alliance Technologies provides …
- DOT Classification Testing / (UN Protocol Series 37)
- DC & AC electrochemical testing
- Equipment or Facility Inspections
- Metals characterization
- Coating testing
- Glass & Ceramics assay
- Corrosion consulting
- Custom research
- Bench-scale experiments
For in-vitro testing, Alliance Technologies is equipped to perform Corrositex, a dermal corrosion testing assay, that is accepted or approved by a large number of regulatory agencies. Corrositex has also been accepted to identify non-corrosives and skin corrosive subcategories 1A, 1B, and 1C by the GHS; other agencies that accept and approve Corrositex include DOT, EPA, EU/OECD, European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM), OSHA, FDA, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Transport Canada, and IATA as a replacement for Draize testing. Corrositex determines chemical corrosivity and permits assignment of U.N. Packing Group classification/GHS categories for Class 8 corrosives. This test replaces the rabbit test of dermal corrosivity by providing a reliable means of mimicking this test.
Alliance has a comprehensive array of analytical instrumentation to provide an understanding of the chemistry or chemical processes. Contact Alliance Technologies today to address your corrosion testing and failure analysis needs.