A private laboratory specialized in the analysis, testing and failure analysis of materials since 1993

This type of defect can pose a risk to the reliability and strength of the materials. Understanding corrosion phenomena enables manufacturers to control the risks in relation to the relevant technical and economic issues.

The capacity to implement the aging tests and analyze the corrosion phenomena involved is a specific feature of the Analyses & Surface laboratory.

The appearance of traces of corrosion can be a sign of premature aging of a part. Many physico-chemical interactions can be the cause of corrosion. The rigorous understanding of the cause of corrosion allows us to implement optimal preventive and / or corrective actions to counter the aging of assemblies or sub-assemblies.
Corrosion defect analysis can be used on all types of materials to:
Observe the nature of corrosion traces on the surface and in the core of the material by optical and electron microscopy;

Check the conformity of the material used By chemical analysis and characterize its microstructure,

Confirm the presence of a surface treatment by glow discharge spectrometry (GDMS);

Determine the type of corrosion (pitting, galvanic, crevice, exfoliation, threadlike, due to stress, hydrogen embrittlement, intergranular, selective, fretting, hot corrosion, etc.);

To seek the cause of corrosion.


Exemples d’applications :

Exfoliation corrosion
Dégradation à la base d’un poteau en aluminium

Examples of associated technical facilities :

Scanning Electron Microscopy & EDS Microanalysis


This equipment can quickly provide information on the morphology and elemental composition of a (...)

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Optical Microscope


Operating principle: 360-degree view of samples, without touching or moving them, Recording (...)

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Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry


Definition : Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry (GDOES) is used to perform chemical (...)

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ENVIRONMENTAL AGING CHAMBERS


SALT SPRAY CHAMBERS Operating principle A saline solution (prepared with (...)

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