Element Opens New Oil & Gas Laboratory in Singapore
Element Materials Technology (Element) has opened a new laboratory in Singapore, servicing customers in the Oil & Gas sector.
Located in Tuas, Element Singapore is an ISO 17025 accredited materials testing laboratory which offers specialized metallurgical and fracture toughness testing. It will provide services to all the major Oil & Gas EPC contractors and fabricators around the Asia Pacific region.
The laboratory will employ 21 people and significant investments have been made in state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the provision of the most efficient service for customers. In addition to metallurgical and fracture toughness testing, the laboratory now has multiple baths for ASTM G48 corrosion testing and has the capacity to conduct coating testing, such as cathodic disbondment testing at room temperature and elevated temperature, as well as indentation and impact testing. The sour service corrosion testing facilities have also been upgraded thanks to investment in a high end scrubber system.
Rod Martin, EVP Oil & Gas and Infrastructure at Element, said: "Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in growing Elementís Oil & Gas testing presence globally, so we are very excited to have now opened our new Element Singapore laboratory.
"This investment in our testing capabilities, particularly in new and highly specialized equipment, also allows us to boost capacity, therefore better meeting the technical needs of our customers across the Asia Pacific region and worldwide."
Element has one of the largest independent metallurgical testing service capabilities in the world. The companyís network of experts and specialist centers of excellence deliver an extensive range of destructive and static testing services from charpy and tensile testing, to more technically demanding fatigue and fracture toughness tests and corrosion testing services.
Element specializes in providing a comprehensive range of materials and product qualification testing, consulting, certification and calibration services to the global Aerospace; Fire & Building Products; Oil & Gas and Infrastructure; and Transportation & Industrials sectors.
Elementís expanded network of 6,500 Engaged Experts operate out of nearly 200 laboratories in more than 30 countries and are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.