Corrosion Evaluation

IMR Test Labs has a team of metallurgical engineers well versed in corrosion simulation and evaluation.  We can identify corrodents and other environmental variables that are directly responsible for corrosion attack, and we have a history of addressing complicated corrosion issues including stress corrosion cracking, microbial induced corrosion, environmental stress cracking, and many other mechanisms.

Whether it’s an exotic prosthetic material or petroleum storage tank, our broad array of corrosion evaluation capabilities (SEM-EDS, Ion Chromatography, GC/MS, FTIR and more) and a talented team of corrosion analysts who know what’s at stake, we are committed to preventing or solving your corrosion concerns.

The IMR corrosion evaluation lab helps you estimate component service life, compare candidate materials in your service environment, and help screen your materials and their condition.


Considering the huge selection of alloys available for manufacturing production, it's a complex decision as to what corrosion testing method will simulate your product or material's exposure to potential corrosive elements best. 

This handy guide gives you details on different types of corrosion, the financial impact of corrosion on our economy, and outlines the pros and cons of various corrosion testing methods.

Written by Aaron Kueck, PhD, P.E., IMR's manager of Metallurgy, Corrosion and Failure Analysis.

Click here to download this free resource.


Corrosion Failure Analysis

Our metallurgical group is experienced and knowledgeable regarding corrosion failure analysis.  With our ability to analyze both metals and polymers, we are uniquely positioned to give you a complete view of your materials and products.  

Whether your samples failed due in-service conditions, or other factors such as improper material selection, we will provide you a clear concise, report detailing failure mode and contributing factors.

Corrosion Evaluation Methods

C-Ring Corrosion Testing Cyclic
Cyclic Potentiodynamic Polarization Measurements (F2129)
Dezincification Testing
Electrochemical Corrosion Testing
Environmental Stress Cracking (ESC)
Evaluation of Duplex Stainless Steels
Formicary (Ant’s Nest) Corrosion
General and Pitting Corrosion Testing
Heat & Fluid Aging

Immersion Corrosion Testing
Mercurous Nitrate Testing
Moist Ammonia Vapor Testing 
Passivation Testing of Medical Components 
Potentiodynamic Corrosion 
Residual and Assembly Stress Testing of Copper Alloys 
Sensitization Testing 
Slow Strain Rate Testing (G129) 
Susceptibility to stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)

Corrosion Specifications by Material

Steel/Nickel Alloys

  • ASTM A262, ASTM G28
  • ASTM G48, ASTM A923
  • ASTM A967
  • ASTM G61, F2129
  • ASTM G36
  • ASTM F1089



  • PWA E-205



  • ASTM B858
  • ASTM B154
  • AS 2345
  • ISO 6509


  • ASTM G34, ASTM G66
  • ASTM G47, ASTM G67, ASTM G69, ASTM G110



  • ASTM G44
  • ASTM B117
  • ASTM G71
  • ASTM F2129


...and more. Send us your specification to review today!