Seawolf Advisory!

On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

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)

Chemical Analysis

  • HACH DR6000 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Shimadzu TOC-LCSH Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

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
  • MTS 110 kip servo-hydraulic load frame
  • IPC-UTM 100 kN load frame w/ environmental chamber
  • Instron Dynatup impact tester