Oil and Gas
Mechanical strength and corrosion resistance are critical properties of products used within the oil and gas industry. While the materials are subjected to stress and corrosive environments, the highest degree of reliability must be maintained. Material damage can have disastrous consequences in terms of safety, environment and economy.
Swerea KIMAB works with research, development, testing and assessment of polymers and metals for use in oil and gas applications. Our subsidiary in St Etienne, France, is equipped specifically for testing of materials for oil and gas production. The laboratory is ATEX-certified and specially equipped for testing in hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and under high pressures and temperatures.
Examples of projects
- Stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue in H2S environments
- Studies of permeation data and degradation mechanisms of elastomers in H2S