BP Asset Integrity & Corrosion Lab Equipment



Hitachi S-3400N VP-SEM w/ Oxford EDS detector

  • Variable Pressure mode allows for imaging of dirty/wet samples
  • Large chamber accomodates 10" specimens
  • SE, BSE, and EDS detectors (solid state, TV observation)
  • Resolution: 3.0 nm High Vacuum Mode, 4.0 nm Variable Pressure Mode




  • Spark emission OES
  • Full compositional analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys (including N)
  • High-resolution Multi-CCD optics



Zeiss Axio Scope Microscope

  • 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, and 100x objectives
  • High-resolution digital camera for documentation
  • Excellent for polarized light microscopy



Zeiss Discovery V8 Stereo Microscope

  • 0.33x, 0.67x, and 1x objectives 
  • High-resolution digital camera for documentation
  • Ideal for investigating non-flat samples



Cortest high-temperature, high-pressure autoclave

  • 316 S.S. construction
  • 5L capacity
  • Up to 300 degC (572 degF) and 35 MPa (5076 psi)
  • Rotating cage aparatus


Instron/Satec SI-1K3 Charpy Impact Testing Machine

Instron/Satec SI-1K3 Charpy Impact Testing Machine

  • Maximum capacity of 406.7J (300 ft-lbf), operating range 325J-40J (240ft-lbf – 30ft-lbf).
  • Low temperature specimen conditioning available from 0C - -60C.
  • Meets ASTM E23 and NIST specification for Charpy.
  • Sub-size specimen testing available.

Electrochemical Equipment

  • Two (2) Gamry Reference 600 Potentionstats
  • 8-channel multiplexer
  • RCE/RDE Rotator and Cell
  • CPT Cell
  • ASTM 1L (Kettle test) glass cells
  • Faraday cage
  • Standalone corrosion probes (3-electrode LPR, ER)

Specimen preparation (shared facilities, Materials Science Laboratory)

  • Buehler AbrasiMet 250 Abrasive Cutter
  • Buehler EcoMet 250 Grinder-Polisher
  • Electrolytic cleaning/polishing systems
  • Compression mounting press
  • Castable mounting imgregnation system
  • Wellsaw 10 x 16" manual bandsaw
  • Sandblasting cabinet

Mechanical testing (shared facilities, Materials Testing Laboratory)

  • Wilson Rockwell 2000 tester
  • Nikon Eclipse inverted microscope, with digital camera
  • IPC-UTM 100 kN load frame w/ environmental chamber
  • Instron Dynatup impact tester