Oil & Gas Metallurgical Testing

Ensure the materials used in the oil field and pipelines crisscrossing the country are fit for service with dependable testing and engineering services from SGS MSi.

We are an A2LA and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that utilizes destructive testing methods to identify material chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical characteristics that clients use to determine safety, compliance and application suitability. Our capabilities include:

  • Material verification
  • Weld seam analysis
  • Pipe testing
  • Weld testing
  • Failure analysis
  • High-end metallurgical engineering services

Chemical, mechanical, and metallurgical testing confirms whether materials are fit for purpose and capable of executing over their expected lifespan. The following examinations are regularly performed on materials used in the oil and gas sector:

  • Charpy impact testing
  • Tensile testing
  • Chemical analysis
    • OES
    • LECO/combustion
    • ICP
  • Hardness
  • Metallographic examination

At the laboratory in Melrose Park, IL, our teams of highly trained engineers, scientists, and technicians can respond quickly to your pipeline-specific testing and analyzing needs. They can examine and certify specimens to nearly any industry standard or customer-specific requirement, which include:

  • API 5L
  • PSL 1, PSL 2
  • API 1104
  • PHMSA 192.607

Materials we analyze are often supplied in heat-treated, quenched and tempered and as-welded conditions, among others. Common material types include carbon steel, stainless steel, as well as exotic alloys.

At SGS MSi, we are dedicated to providing clients with the information needed to make critical decisions. Our testing equipment is calibrated regularly to ensure accuracy. Calibration records are available upon request.

We provide detailed reports listing test type performed, parameters and results obtained. All engineering reports are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand format. All reports include a summary conclusion of our findings, any supporting criterion and, if appropriate, insights into possible failure avoidance.

With a unique combination of knowledge, industry-leading equipment and dedication to accuracy, SGS MSi is your materials testing and engineering services partner.

Contact us to learn more about our oil and gas-specific services.

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