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Learn about C-FER's sour service capability

Correct qualification and material selection is even more important when equipment is exposed to H2S-contaminated or other sour gas atmospheres.

These environments are both highly toxic and corrosive.
Many materials and products are susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking. The risk of catastrophic failures significantly increases.

C-FER provides clients with a wide range of sour service testing capabilities that help to understand and minimize various failure mechanisms.

Our Special Environments Laboratory, is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive containment test facilities.

Testing is accessible via two walk-in Special Environment Chambers. These chambers are designed to contain the testing equipment, and any potential energy released during testing.

They also are designed to contain any potential hazardous environment. The laboratory can be used to test a wide range of materials, specimen sizes, and equipment in various hazardous environments.

Safety is important. All sour service and qualification testing conducted at C-FER comply with recognized industry standards.
These include (but not limited to):

  • ANSI/NACE MR0175/ISO 15156
  • TM0177
  • TM0187
  • TM0192
  • TM0198
  • TM0284
  • TM0296

Our team can complete a review of your needs and customize an effective test program geared towards your specified outcome.

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