The Cost of Corrosion

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Corrosion is costly. Strictly in monetary terms, corrosion costs about $300 billion a year in the U.S. alone (NACE International).
The costs run the continuum: from merely frustrating and disappointing to catastrophic. Corrosion spans all types of project categories, from consumer products, automobiles and public infrastructures such as water treatment systems and bridges. In every instance corrosion curtails product utility, harms manufacturer’s reputation and bottom line, and most importantly threatens safety.
Prevention of corrosion and its associated costs are the primary focus of the corrosion testing services of Miami Valley Materials Testing Center. Metal corrosion testing is one component of our comprehensive materials testing program that our highly qualified engineers, chemists and other professionals provide for a wide array of industries—automotive, aerospace, product manufacturing, fastener, and more!
Using our state-of-the-art cyclic corrosion salt fog system, we conduct controlled, accelerated corrosion testing employing more than 40 pre-programmed methods to evaluate the relative corrosion resistance of coatings, materials and parts. In addition, we offer the capability of programming special test methods to suit our customers’ corrosion testing needs. We also use a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope to detect corrosion that cannot be detected visually or by other means.
Our engineering consultants serve clients at every phase, including product design and development. We run corrosion testing under simulated environmental conditions specified by our clients to help select materials that will best withstand the forces of nature and product use.
We help clients identify materials, as well as production methods such as corrosion inhibitors, coatings, sealants and cathodic and anodic protection, to extend product life, enhance safety and performance, and increase value to the consumer—while protecting our clients’ reputation and success in the marketplace.
As a single-source provider of materials testing and analysis, MVMTC enables clients to complement and supplement corrosion testing  with metallurgical, failure analysis, chemical analysis, and mechanical property testing. We also offer our clients hardness testing, tensile testing, microhardness and macrohardness testing, as well as a comprehensive range of non-destructive testing techniques.

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