The different activities of this area are aimed to support and to give an appropriate answer the industrial needs and demands through the following main working lines:
The available facilities and equipments meet the requirements for the different testing standards and provide as well solutions to any possible specific requirements of our customers.
A highly qualified team of technicians with a deep know how and expertise in materials, production processes, influence of different environments etc…, supports the study of systems, mechanisms, failures,… related with corrosion phenomena.
Corrosion tests carried out in our facilities cover a wide range of demands required by the industry today. Most of them are covered by ENAC accreditation (Certificate No. 59/LE069).
The area works regularly with light alloys (aluminum base materials) and ferrous materials (steels with high anticorrosive properties, duplex and super-duplex steels and cast iron) as well as with coatings or protection systems.
Tests are performed under international standards (UNE, EN, ISO, ASTM, NACE …), under customer's own specifications (RENAULT, FORD, PSA …) or even adapting the facilities to the specific requirements of any product.
Analysis of Failures in service meet the needs of our customers. The most frequently addressed are:
Applied research projects that allow to increase the level of knowledge and to generate specific solutions to materials, products, processes. Nowadays we are deploying activities in the protection field and in the behavior of assemblies of dissimilar materials.
The following ones are among the most relevant sets of equipment:
Jose María Murua
Technological Services Manager
José Antonio Goñi
Structural Characterisation Department Coordinator
Non Destructive Testing Department Coordinator
Chemical Department Coordinator
Corrosion and Protection Department Coordinator
Mechanical Testing Department Coordinator
Cryogenic Treatment Department Coordinator