Materials Science: Corrosion

Corrosion sensorThe NETL corrosion test facility is completely equipped to study the corrosion of materials under conditions that range from atmospheric corrosion to the severe environments of industrial and power plants.

  • Severe Environment Corrosion Erosion Facility (SECERF) - The SECERF is a multi-lab, modular facility that allows researchers to safely examine the performance of materials under severely corrosive and/or erosive environments similar to those that exist in fossil fuel fired power plants and in gasifiers.
  • Corrosion laboratory with computer-controlled potentiostats, galvanostats, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, critical pitting temperature, critical crevice corrosion and critical pitting potential systems.
  • Autoclaves and high-pressure chambers for elevated-temperature electrochemical and corrosion studies.
  • Electrochemically controlled wear-corrosion test systems including pin-on-disk, slurry erosion-corrosion, sliding wear-corrosion, abrasive wear corrosion, and single scratch tests.
  • Environmentally-induced cracking system to evaluate stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement and corrosion fatigue.

Please contact Cynthia Powell at 541-967-5966 for further information.