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Corrosion Analysis

Corrosion Analysis

Corrosion has been defined in many ways, including “Destruction of metal by chemical or electrochemical reaction with environment” and “Destruction of materials by means other than straight mechanical”.  This process affects virtually every industry, causing significant and continual loss in revenue, equipment, and resources.

At SGS MSi, we perform corrosion failure analyses of components and parts from a broad range of industries (food, chemical, transportation, agriculture, power, medical, airspace, military, and electronics, to name a few).  Evaluations of failed parts include identification of corrosion mechanisms, such as general, aqueous, gas, pitting, crevice, steam, stress-corrosion cracking (SCC), microbiologically-influenced corrosion (MIC), fretting, erosion-corrosion, galvanic, concentration-cell, cavitation, etc.

A detailed engineering report will identify the responsible corrosive agents, the mode of failures, and suggest corrective measures and alternative materials based on the findings.

Microbiological Corrosion

SGS MSi is a leader in chemical and biological corrosion analysis for all types of metal and alloys.

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