Swerea KIMAB’s wholly owned subsidiary, Institut de la Corrosion (IC), is located in Brest, France. The Institute is primarily aimed at research, testing and commissions that are oriented towards the transportation, oil, gas and construction industries.
IC offers: H2S laboratory, seawater facilities, accelerated corrosion testing chambers, corrosion-fatigue laboratory, outdoor exposure sites... .
Accelerated corrosion testing
IC works on a long-term basis on the development of new testing methods and with shorter testing commissions for areas such as the motor and aircraft industries and for naval applications.
The projects within this field cover areas such as the charting of new chrome-free pre-processes and pigments, influence
of climatic parameters on corrosion in coil-coated steel and corrosion properties of zinc-magnesium coatings.
The business within the field of seawater corrosion is aimed primarily at corrosion properties of various materials such as stainless steel, nickel-based alloys and titanium, which are used within the oil and gas industry. The operation covers everything from laboratory investigations to full-scale testing in seawater.
By using sensors, the corrosion properties can be ascertained at an early stage. In collaboration with NKE, IC is developing sensors for many different applications, e.g. measuring the speed of corrosion in different materials during exposure under atmospheric conditions, and measurement of the current requirement for cathodic protection for the oil and gas industries.
Institut de la Corrosion
Technopôle de Brest Iroise
220, rue Pierre Rivoalon
29200 BREST, France
Tel: +33 (0)2 98 05 15 52
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 05 08 94
MD Dominique Thierry,