Energy Industry Services

Maintenance of power generation plants is critical to maximizing up time as failures of equipment in such plants can result in costly shutdowns. Verifying raw materials prior to manufacture or installation can also ensure you or your clients' facilities keep running efficiently.

IMR Test Labs offers analytical services to the energy industry and their suppliers.  From routine checks of raw materials, to support of R&D efforts and failure analyses, our labs can provide clear, concise reports, fast turnarounds and access to our experts before, during and after testing.  We offer testing on metals, polymers, fiber-reinforced compositesceramics, contaminants and corrosion products.

We carry a broad range of accreditations including numerous NQA-1 & NIAC approvals, and we have worked with clients and suppliers in a variety of power generation facilities

  • Nuclear
  • Steam Turbine
  • Hydropower
  • Wind Turbine
  • Power Transmission

 

To learn more about IMR's analytical services for the power generation industry, check out our list of services below or request a quote today!

Analytical Services for the Energy Industry

Chemical Analysis

Alloy Chemistry
Cleanliness Testing
DSC Analysis
Elemental Analysis
FTIR Analysis
GC/MS Analysis
Hazardous Substances
Heavy Metal Impurities
ICP Chemical Analysis
Ionic Contamination
Metallic Material Verification
N, O, C, S, H
OES Chemical Analysis
On-Site PMI
Polymer Analysis
Rare Earth Elements
RoHS Testing
SEM/EDS
TGA
Trace Element Analysis

CORROSION PRODUCT ANALYSIS

FTIR Analysis
GC/MS Analysis
Percent Crystallinity
Phase Identification
Powder Diffraction
X-Ray Diffraction Testing

CORROSION TESTING

Accelerated Weathering
Cyclic Corrosion
Dezincification Testing
Electrochemical Corrosion Simulation
Mercurous Nitrate Testing
Pitting Corrosion Testing
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)

MECHANICAL TESTING

Charpy Impact Testing
Fatigue Testing
Fracture Mechanics
Hardness Testing
High Cycle Fatigue
Hydrogen Embrittlement
Low Cycle Fatigue
Rotating Beam Fatigue
Slow Strain Rate Testing (G129)
Tensile Testing
Weld Inspection/Testing

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Corrosion Failure
Fractography
Nonmetallics Failure
Structural Failure

METALLURGICAL ANALYSIS

Case Depth
Certified Weld Inspections
Coating Evaluations
Decarburization
Grain Size
Inclusion Rating
Intergranular Attack
Intergranular Oxidation
Microhardness (Knoop, Vickers, Macro Vickers)
Microstructure
Particle Analysis
Plating & Coating Analysis
Porosity
Quantitative Image Analysis
SEM Analysis
Surface Topography
Thermal Spray Coating Evaluations
Weld Qualifications

What we've tested

Boiler/Condenser Tubes 
Catalysts 
Contaminants 
Corrosion Deposits 

Impellers 
Pistons 
Pump Shafts
Thermal Spray Coatings 

Turbine Components 
Valves 
Welds, Brazes and Repair Materials