(1) Contract Research – Current research project since 2006

US DOT Sponsored Pipeline Coating Research – Thermal residual stresses in pipeline coatings, 3LPO coating delamination mechanism, 3LPP cracking mechanism, High temperature Cathodic disbondment testing, Wet adhesion testing, High temperature qualification test protocol.

This project is collaborating with Prof. Hung-jue Sue, Texas A/M University, Mechanical Engineering Dept.  Industrial Partners – Dow Chemicals, 3M, NOV Tuboscope, ShawCor.

Also specialized in product performance testing and improvement.

(2) Protective Coating Lab Testing

  • Offshore Platform Coatings – NACE TM0104, TM0204,TM0304, TM0404, SP0108
  • Pipeline Coatings – FBE, 3LPP, 3LPE, Liquid rehabilitation coatings
  • Cathodic Disbondment, Fixed Radii Mandrel Bending, Penetration, Salt Fog, QUV, Drop Weight Impact, Pendulum impact testing, Wet Adhesion, Microscopic Microstructure examination, Thermal Cycling Cracking, Edge Retention, Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, Polymer mechanical testing by Instron 3369
  • Residual Stress Measurement and Analysis
  • Heat Shrink Sleeve, Tape Testing
  • Coating Qualification Testing

(3) Failure Analysis

  • Failure Analysis of 3LPO – PP/PE Disbondment, PP cracking, Pipe ID Coating, FBE Disbondment

(4) Technical Consultation

  • Offshore Platform Coating Specification
  • 3LPO Coating Specification Preparation
  • FBE Pipeline Coatings specification
  • Liquid Rehab Coating Specification
  • Chemical Plant Coating Specification
  • Downhole Tubular Coatings
  • Polychloroprene Riser Coatings
  • Stainless Steel Jacketing Material

(5) Mechanical Testing of Polymers

  • Tensile
  • Poisson Ratio
  • Compression
  • Flexure, Bending
  • Impact
  • Shear
  • Tear