Materials Testing

September 12, 2016



How strong is it? Will it resist wear? Is it likely to crack when being stamped? These are some of the questions that can be answered by testing the mechanical properties of your material.



As the industry has matured, we have continued to add state-of-the art CIPP liner test techniques for measuring the mechanical properties of CIPP liner materials with the objective of increasing the accuracy and repeatability of this data.


Microstructure materials testing is the science of interpretation of material structures. By sectioning, polishing and then etching the surface of a material, our materials scientists use optical microscopes to interpret the microstructure of the material being examined.

Coating Performance

Coatings (both paint and plating) are used to enhance a variety of properties of a substrate. Corrosion resistance, hardness, colour, solvent resistance and wear resistance are typical reasons to modify the surface of a product.


Anode Efficiency

Buried ductile iron and cast iron pipe is exposed to continual corrosive attack which eventually leads to pinhole depressions in the ductile/cast iron pipe surface. Without cathodic protection, ultimately these depressions develop until the pipe is perforated and a leak or pipe rupture appears.