Element Materials Technology (Element) has been selected as an approved supplier for Saudi Aramco.
The Element Milan laboratory has been approved to perform hydrogen induced corrosion (HIC) testing for the global conglomerate and all of its supply chain partners. The Milan facility joins Element’s four other laboratories in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Amsterdam (Europe), Dudley (UK) and Houston (U.S.) that are approved by Saudi Aramco to perform HIC testing.
Matt Hopkinson, EVP for Oil & Gas and Infrastructure commented: ‘’We are extremely proud of this achievement. As the biggest global company operating in the oil and gas sector, Saudi Aramco demands the highest level of expertise from its testing partners. The fact that five out of the nine laboratories in the world approved to conduct HIC testing for Saudi Aramco are part of Element is very telling of our position as a leading provider of oil and gas testing services.’’
The Element Milan laboratory specialises in a wide range of testing services including: routine mechanical testing, fracture mechanics; corrosion; fitness for service (FFS); finite element modelling (FEM) analysis; remnant life assessments (RLA); engineering critical assessments (ECA); failure analysis; creep testing; chemical analysis; and cryogenic testing (in liquid helium).
Alongside standard pitting and crevice corrosion tests, experts at Element Milan also perform sour service corrosion tests, including HIC and SSC. The facility is one of the few laboratories that can perform fracture mechanics tests (SENB, SENT, CT) and fatigue tests under sour service environments.