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Do you perform Hydrogen Induced Cracking and Sulphide Stress Corrosion Cracking tests?

Do you perform Magnesium Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking tests on Duplex SS Tubes?

Can you conduct corrosion testing on oil tubes of N-80 grade carbon steel material as per API 5CT?

Provide us more information on your SSCC /HIC facility and experiences?

Can you perform a corrosion test on a M.S. Based copper & tin coated wire?

Can you perform Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking test as per ASTM G 36?

Describe your Salt Spray Test procedure?

How much will you charge for conducting ASTM A262 Type E test?

How long will it take to do a Corrosion and SEM test for a steel plate?

Can you comment upon the corrosion levels in the Arabian Sea?

Can you undertake corrosion test for a steel plate and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) test?

Can you check our flatware to see if they are 430 (18 / 0 ) stainless steel or not, our customers complain about our flatware getting easily rusty?

Can TCR undertake Chloride and Sulphide SCC tests?

Can you conduct Acetic Acid- Salt Spray (fog) testing as per ASTM-B287-80 on M.S. Pipes?

We would like to know whether you can perform LPR corrosion testing.

Can you conduct Sulphur dioxide corrosion testing in a saturated atmosphere?

Can you test our propeller shafts for Salt Spray Test as per ASTM B 117?

Can you conduct NACE TM 0177-1996 Method B ( Four Point Bend Test)?

Please quote for HIC test on plate samples to NACE Standard TM0284-2003 on material of grade ASTM A516-70?

What tests are required on ASTM A 216 Grade WCB material (DIN 1.0619 Casting) to have NACE MR 0175 & Sour Service requirement?

Can you let us know about the sample sizes and time to completion for the HIC test?

Do you undertake Salt spray test for our Zinc coated metal components as per ISO 9227?

We are interested in Sulfide Stress Corrosion cracking testing (NACE TM0177) at 24 deg C on a 13mm bar stock?

We are looking to testing our stainless steel corrugated flexible connectors for Pitting and Crevice Corrosion test as per ASTM G48, Salt spray test per ASTM B117, and Stress-Corrosion cracking tests per ASTM G35?

Can you conduct materials and corrosion studies services?

What facilities do you have for SSCC tests?

By what standards do you do Corrosion Testing?

What are your charges for SSCC NACE TM 0177?

What are your charges to perform NACE TM 0284 tests?

What are the sample size requirements for undertaking both NACE MR 0175 and NACE TM0284 together?

Please outline your IGC and Sour Gas Corrosion Test facilities?

Can you undertake Salt Spay testing for our 2 test panels?

Do you undertake pitting tests?

What additional information do you need for testing of our samples towards SSCC test as per NACE TM0177?

What kinds of corrosion test can you conduct for Duplex stainless steel (UNS 31803)?

Do you undertake Corrosion Test as per ASTM G-48 Practice "C"?

What tests can you perform on DSS / SDSS Welded Coupons of Duplex SS and Incoloy-825 material?


Do you perform Hydrogen Induced Cracking and Sulphide Stress Corrosion Cracking tests?

TCR Engineering Services can carryout tests like Hydrogen Induced Cracking and Sulphide Stress Corrosion Cracking test as per NACE TM 0284 and TM0177 specifications respectively. In addition Chloride Stress Corrosion Test can also be carried out. We have the facility to undertake all these tests.

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Do you perform Magnesium Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking tests on Duplex SS Tubes?

TCR Engineering Services can undertake Magnesium Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking test on duplex Stainles Steel (SS) tubes. We recommended conducting this test at 145C Temp and for 500 hours duration. If your requirement is urgent, at least a 7 day test must be performed.

Our charges for Magnesium Chloride Stress Corrosion test as per ASTM G 36 will be:
a) for 500 hours - US $ 350 per sample
b) for 240 hours - US $ 250 per sample
c) for 168 hours - US $ 215 per sample
d) for 100 hours - US $ 180 per sample

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Can you conduct corrosion testing on oil tubes of N-80 grade carbon steel material as per API 5CT?

We would need samples from both good and affected portions of the tubes with a minimum of 2 feet in length. Also take care that these tubes are sent without cleaning because we need to analyze Corrosion products deposited on these tubes. If possible you may send additional packet of corrosion products that you may have collected from various tubes also.

Please also send complete details of layout of tubes, history of failures and also samples of soil where these tubes are laid. We would need about 4 weeks time to complete the job.

We are also prepared to carryout certain accelerated corrosion test in simulated conditions and study the behavior of your materials. Also certain standard NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) that such as HIC & SSCC can be performed. We can also study the effect of certain impurities in metals and carryout EDAX and SEM analysis to evaluate corrosion mechanism.

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Provide us more information on your SSCC /HIC facility and experiences?

TCR Engineering Services of Mumbai, India is a 31 years old independent materials testing laboratory in India and has been providing our services to all types of industries including Petrochemicals, Fertilizers and Offshore industries. We can carry out work under international inspection agencies like LRS, BV, DNV, Toyo etc. We have facilities for HIC & SSCC Tests at room temperature as well as at elevated temperature and pressure. These tests are performed as per NACE TM 0284 and NACE TM 0177 specification. We have full facilitates for preparation of sample and we can arrange for any third party witnessing of the same such as LRS, BV etc as per your choice. If you let us know your requirements, indicating whether any third party inspection agency is under our scope and also the approximate number of samples that may be forthcoming in next 12 months, we can submit our best quotation to you. For your information we do have spare capacity for these tests and we can always plan out in such a way that there is no delay in start of tests.

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Can you perform a corrosion test on a M.S. Based copper & tin coated wire?

Yes, we can carryout salt spray test on these samples to compare their corrosion rate.

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Can you perform Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking test as per ASTM G 36?

Yes, TCR can perform Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking test as per ASTM G 36. This test involves keeping a stressed specimen in Magnesium Chloride solution at 155C for a period of 500 hours. If no sign of cracking is observed at the end of 500 hours period then the material is considered as good resistance to Chloride Stress Corrosion.

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Describe your Salt Spray Test procedure?

At TCR Engineering material testing laboratory, we perform Salt Spray Test by subjecting the material in a 5% NACL solution at 35C with fog rate of 1 to 1.5ml per hr. We take observations at 24 or 12 hours interval.

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How much will you charge for conducting ASTM A262 Type E test?

As per ASTM A 262 Pr. E Spec, we are supposed to keep flat sample in boiling Copper - Copper Sulphate - Sulphuric Acid solution for 15 hours (earlier it was 24 hours) and then do the bend test and then see for fissures. We do not know why you have kept sample in bent condition for boiling. A Micro examination can be done to see if inter granular attack has taken place in case of doubt about fissures. Our charges for this test inclusive of Micro examination shall be US $ 30 which includes sample preparation charges also. A 12.24% Service Tax is however extra. If micro examination is not necessary, the charges will be US $24.

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How long will it take to do a Corrosion and SEM test for a steel plate?

Please let us know which type of Corrosion test (Chloride Stress Corrosion Test / Sulphide Stress Corrosion Test / IGC Test/ Pitting corrosion Test / Salt Spray Test) is required by you. We do all these tests and some of them are long duration test. We can always start the test within ONE weeks of receipt of sample and completion would depend on stipulated duration of test. Therefore please give us details of tests required by you. As far as SEM is concerned, we can give you analysis in ONE weeks time. Please indicate locations and details of analysis required so that we could give you precise quotation.

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Can you comment upon the corrosion levels in the Arabian Sea?

TCR has strong experience in looking at marine corrosion in Arabian Sea. We have observed strong levels of corrosion on different types of stainless steels and copper parts that are part of shipping or offshore refinery. There are certain tests to verify the cause whether it is due to problem in your material or due to external cause. We can also find extent of damage and give you recommendations for remedies. We have seen MIC (microbiological Induced corrosion), and corrosion due to sour gas. We will need the actual samples send to our laboratory. Once the samples and any associated related data is with us we will provide you the quotation and actual time frame for the investigation.

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Can you undertake corrosion test for a steel plate and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) test?

Please let us know which type of Corrosion test (Chloride Stress Corrosion Test / Sulphide Stress Corrosion Test / IGC Test/ Pitting corrosion Test / Salt Spray Test) is required by you. We do all these tests and some of them are long duration test. We can always start the test within ONE week of receipt of sample and completion would depend on stipulated duration of test. Therefore please give us details of tests required by you. As far as SEM is concerned, we can give you analysis in ONE weeks time. Please indicate locations and details of analysis required so that we could give you precise quotation.

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Can you check our flatware to see if they are 430 (18 / 0 ) stainless steel or not, our customers complain about our flatware getting easily rusty?

Indeed, AT TCR, we are fully equipped and experienced people to guide you in respect of the problem of rusting of your flatwares. In fact, composition testing is the first test we will undertake. We would also recommend verifying what grade of stainless steel your item is. After establishing its grade (430 / 304 etc) and if you find grade is not what you needed, your problem is over. But if you find that grade is OK as per your requirements and since your flatware is rusting, you would need to check its microstructure examination which also is possible at our end. The cost of Composition Test is US $12 per sample and Microexamination is US $15 per sample. In addition 12.24% Service Tax is also applicable.

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Can TCR undertake Chloride and Sulphide SCC tests?

We are pleased to inform you that TCR can undertake these tests. For CSCC test we will need a sample of 40 x 200mm two samples of 20 x 200mm. For SSCC Test we will need a sample of dimension 15 x 100mm.

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Can you conduct Acetic Acid- Salt Spray (fog) testing as per ASTM-B287-80 on M.S. Pipes?

We do have a Salt Spray Chamber and therefore we feel that there should be no problem in conducting this test. We normally carryout Salt Spray Test with 5% NaCl solution or as stated in ASTM-B287-80 the solution should have its Ph adjusted to 3.2 by Acetic Acid. We propse to have an observation interval of 24 hours each for a total of the 96 hours duration test. We would need about one weeks time to complete the job depending on prior commitments for salt spray chamber.

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We would like to know whether you can perform LPR corrosion testing.

At TCR, we do not undertake LPR Corrosion testing, as we do not have the requisite facilities.

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Can you conduct Sulphur dioxide corrosion testing in a saturated atmosphere?

We do carry out sulphide stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen induced cracking tests as per NACE specifications. We feel that we should be able to carry out test under the atmosphere of saturated SO2.

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Can you test our propeller shafts for Salt Spray Test as per ASTM B 117?

We do have salt spray test facility, and maximum length we can test is 500mm. Our charges are Rs. 1,500/- for 1st day and Rs. 1,000/- for each additional day. 10.2% Service Tax shall also be applicable.

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Can you conduct NACE TM 0177-1996 Method B ( Four Point Bend Test)?

TCR can conduct the NACE TM 0177-1996 Method B (Four Point Bend Test) test. Please give us your design pressure, Max. content of H2S, Max content of CO2 , and Duration. The cost of testing will depend on cost of gas mixture.

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Please quote for HIC test on plate samples to NACE Standard TM0284-2003 on material of grade ASTM A516-70?

TCR Engineering Services, India is pleased to inform you that we can undertake Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) test as per NACE TM0284-2003 specification and our charges for preparation of test specimen (machining) and testing shall be US $ 496 per sample. This includes the mandatory 12.24% Service Tax. If any third party inspection such as BV, LRS, ABS, TUV etc is also required, their charges will be extra. Sample size should be 150 x 150 x t mm Thk.

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What tests are required on ASTM A 216 Grade WCB material (DIN 1.0619 Casting) to have NACE MR 0175 & Sour Service requirement?

Please note that for NACE Sour Gas application, you need material (A 216 WCB) with very low (less than 0.002%) Sulphur contents. If your material is extra low sulphur then it may pass HIC & SSCC test requirements of NACE. Please enquire with your client his exact acceptance criterion for HIC & SSCC test. AT TCR Engineering services material testing laboratory in Mumbai, India we routinely conduct HIC and SSCC tests for clients. To conduct these tests please send us 3 test bars of about 250mm length.

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Can you let us know about the sample sizes and time to completion for the HIC test?

To conduct the Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC) Test, as per NACE TM0284, TCR Engineering Services requires the following sample sizes:

Plate - 150mm x150mm with rolling direction marked on it
If the plate is more than 80mm think - 250mm x 250 mm sample size is required

Pipe - upto 2" OD - 200mm long
If the pipe is more than 2" OD pipe - 100mm long sample size is required

Bars - Upto 3" dia - 300mm long
If the Bars are more than 3" dia to 5" dia - 200mm long sample size is required
If the Bars are more than 5" dia - 100mm long sample size is required

Number of pieces to be tested upto 80mm thick/dia - set of 3 pieces to be tested
Number of pieces to be tested more than 80mm thick/dia - 5 pieces to be tested

Time for completion of the test - 2 weeks

You should send your samples to:
TCR Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.
Attn: Sample Receipt
35 Pragati Industrial Estate,
N. M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai - 400 011, Maharashtra, India
Tel : 23073390, 23092347, 23097921
Tel : 23097923, 23091938, 23053930
Fax : +91-(22)-23080197

Please mention the following on the shipping document "Materials with no commercial value ($0). Materials being sent for mechanical/chemical analysis and testing purposes only."

Do include a cover letter with your samples outlining the test required. Also send us your purchase order for this test.

Payment for the test can be made by electronic wire transfer or by Paypal (Visa / Mastercard). Payment is due upon invoice receipt.

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Do you undertake Salt spray test for our Zinc coated metal components as per ISO 9227?

TCR Engineering Services laboratory in Mumbai undertakes Salt Spray test as per ISO 9227 which states that the sample be placed Salt of 5% NACL Solution, we can carry out the test for the Number of hours of duration 72 hrs or 120 Hrs depending on the thickness of
plating. We shall however be carrying out NSS test (Neutral Salt Spray Test) only. Test duration should be specified by you. We will observe the results which could be White /Red rust formation.

We can also measure thickness of coating by the following 3 methods -
- Elkometer (Analog Device)
- Digital Coating Thickness Meter
- By stripping Method

Salt spray test charges are quoted on a per day basis. Turn around time will be 4 - 5 days ( for 72 hours) test, however, sometime it may be longer depending on prior commitments. We do also meet requirement of IS & ASTM specifications.

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We are interested in Sulfide Stress Corrosion cracking testing (NACE TM0177) at 24 deg C on a 13mm bar stock?

At TCR Engineering Services, we can definitely undertake the NACE TM0177 testing at 24deg C at our laboratory in Navi Mumbai, India. We have been routinely undertaking this test for a large number of customers all over the world. We will require a 200mm long sample (8 inch long) of your 13mm bar stock. In our laboratory we can run upto 10 SSCC tests in parallel. For your samples we can accommodate 5 tests in parallel. We will begin the test within 3 days of receipt of the sample. The cost of the test will be US$600 for 720 hours of SSCC test as per NACE TM0177. A mandatory 12.24% service tax will be extra. Payment can be made via Bank wire transfer or via Credit Card (using Paypal).

You will have to ship the samples to:
TCR Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.
ATTN: Sample Receipt
35 Pragati Industrial Estate,
N. M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai - 400 011, Maharashtra, India
Tel : +91-22-23073390
Fax : +91-22-23080197

Please mention the following on the shipping document "Materials with no commercial value ($0). Materials being sent for mechanical/chemical analysis and testing purposes only."

Do include a cover letter with your samples outlining the test required. Also send us your purchase order for this test.

TCR takes pride in offering reliable material testing services at competitive prices and at agreed upon timelines. As a company with over 33 years of relevant experience we have quality resources, sound processes, high efficiencies and the needed experience to honor the commitment of time, quality and lowered cost. Offshore material testing, quality assurance and inspection resources in India are of high quality with good engineering skills. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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We are looking to testing our stainless steel corrugated flexible connectors for Pitting and Crevice Corrosion test as per ASTM G48, Salt spray test per ASTM B117, and Stress-Corrosion cracking tests per ASTM G35?

In order for us to provide you with a quote, we need the following information:
- Material sizes
- Number of hours of test for Salt Spray
- Material type for Stress-Corrosion cracking tests per ASTM G35

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Can you conduct materials and corrosion studies services?

We appreciate your interest in our activities and wish to convey to you of our interest in developing facilities to undertake your work. In general we are carrying out corrosion tests as per NACE TM 0284, TM 0177 and ASTM G36, G35, G48, A923, A262 and B117 etc. and we do have infrastructure to simulate various types of corrosive conditions.

We are pleased to inform you that we do provide corrosion testing services such as HIC & SSCC Test as per NACE specification and Inter-granular & Chloride Stress Corrosion tests as per ASTM specification. In case you need to carryout these services, we can be of service to you. Please let us know your specific requirements. We can also help you to procure materials for Corrosion Services from India. Please forward your enquiries to us and we shall put you in touch with local suppliers. For corrosion monitoring also please let us know exact scope of work.

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What facilities do you have for SSCC tests?

At the corrosion testing department at TCR Engineering Services in Navi Mumbai, India, we can take up to 12 specimens for SSCC Test at 24C (720 hours) and 4 specimens for SSCC Test at 90C and 16 bar pressure (720 hours). We can also carry out SSCC Test as per NACE TM 0177 with 4 point bend specimen for 500 hours. We can always increase our capacity in case your requirement is higher.

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By what standards do you do Corrosion Testing?

A wide variety of corrosion related tests can be undertaken at TCR Engineering Services in India to determine weight loss corrosion, inter-granular attack (ASTM A262 A-F), pitting corrosion, Chloride Stress Corrosion, sulfide stress cracking, and hydrogen-induced cracking. We also undertake Salt Spray Test as per ASTM B117, Pitting Corrosion test as per ASTM G48, Ammonia Vapor Test and Corrosion tests as per ASTM A761 Specification. Our Sour Service Corrosion Testing department undertakes Small Scale Tests and Full Ring Testing for SSCC (NACE TM 0177, EFC 16 and 17) and HIC (NACE TM 0284 as per both solution A and B). We can also undertake "C" Ring and 4 point bend tests. The range of instruments available to undertake these tests in unrivalled in our operating region. Highly experienced and qualified engineers routinely undertake corrosion studies within the Group.

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What are your charges for SSCC NACE TM 0177?

The charges at TCR Engineering for Sulfide Stress Corrosion Cracking (SSCC) Test as per NACE TM0177 are as follows:

- 24 Celsius & ATM Pressure is US $600.00
- 90 Celsius & 16 Bar pressure is US $2500.00

Do note that the Government in India mandates us to add a 12.24% service tax to all invoices. The rates above are inclusive of machining charges.

The sample size of required for this test is Pipe - 160mm long pieces irrespective of diameter, cut strip of 16mm width. We can accommodate all your 8-20 samples at the same time for NACE TM 0177 Solution A (acidified). We will have capacity to do this at anytime you prefer.

TCR Engineering issues a written report for each test, or group of tests performed. This report includes a description of the test sample that was received and of the test procedure that was used, the pH values of the test solution before and after the exposure, the results of the hardness test performed on the test specimen and a statement declaring the results of each test.

TCR Engineering Services will require 6 weeks to complete the SSCC test. If your number of samples increases, do let us know (at least 2 weeks in advance) and we can then make arrangements to accommodate 40 samples at the same time.

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What are your charges to perform NACE TM 0284 tests?

For your reference our charges for NACE TM0284 Test is as follows:

- Material less than 88mm Thickness / diameter US $500.00
- Material greater than 88mm Thickness / diameter US $700.00
The rates above are inclusive of machining charges.

If sending material for NACE TM0284 then we will require your pipe to be sent as follows:
upto 2" OD - 200mm long
If the pipe is more than 2" OD pipe - 100mm long sample size is required

TCR Engineering issues a detailed written report upon completion of each test. Each report includes a description of the test sample that was received, the test procedure that was used, and the pH values of the test solution before exposure and after the exposure. The test bars are cut into sections and examined under a microscope for hydrogen-induced cracks. The dimensions of any such cracks are recorded and used to compute the values in percentage for Crack Length Ratio (CLR), Crack Thickness Ratio (CTR) and Crack Sensitivity Ratio (CSR).

For NACE TM 0284, Turnaround time for the testing will depend on your number of samples. Typically for 4 samples of up to 20mm in thickness, we will take 2 weeks to complete this test.

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What are the sample size requirements for undertaking both NACE MR 0175 and NACE TM0284 together?

Our sample size requirement for undertaking both NACE MR0175 and NACE TM0284 together in each sample is as follows:

Pipe
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- If your pipe is upto 1" (inch) NB, then we require a sample of 20 inches in length
- If the pipe is more than 1" NB and less than 8" NB, then we require a sample size of 12 inches in length
- If the pipe is more than 8" NB, we will require a sample size of 5 inches in length

Plate
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We will require a sample of 8" X 8" with the rolling direction clearly marked on it

Bar
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If your sample is a bar, please let me know and I will give you the appropriate sample sizing details.

Turnaround time for the testing will depend on your number of samples. Typically for 4 samples of up to 20mm in thickness, we will take 2 weeks to complete this test. We look forward to receiving your samples at any time including the 4th quarter as indicated by you. Please let us know the number of samples expected so that appropriate arrangements can be made at our end to accommodate a large request.

The cost for testing will be as follows:

For NACE MR0175 including material specification (Mechanical and Full chemical properties) - US $60 per sample.

The material testing charges for Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) Test as per NACE TM 0284 are:
Material less than 88mm Thickness / diameter: US $500
Material greater than 88mm Thickness / diameter: US $700

Do note that the government in India mandates us to charge a 12.24% service tax on all invoices.

You should send your samples to:
TCR Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.
Attn: Sample Receipt
35 Pragati Industrial Estate,
N. M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai - 400 011, Maharashtra, India
Tel : 23073390, 23092347, 23097921
Tel : 23097923, 23091938, 23053930
Fax : +91-(22)-23080197

Please mention the following on the shipping document "Materials with no commercial value ($0). Materials being sent for mechanical/chemical analysis and testing purposes only."

Do include a cover letter with your samples outlining the test required. Also send us your purchase order for this test.

Payment for the test can be made by electronic wire transfer. Payment is due upon invoice receipt. If Exxon Mobil sends us a purchase order, we can adhere to your normal payment terms as well.

A wide variety of corrosion related tests can be undertaken at TCR Engineering Services in India to determine weight loss corrosion, intergranular attack (ASTM A262 A-F), pitting corrosion, Chloride Stress Corrosion, sulfide stress cracking, and hydrogen-induced cracking. We also undertake Salt Spray Test as per ASTM B117, Pitting Corrosion test as per ASTM G48, Ammonia Vapor Test and Corrosion tests as per ASTM A761 Specification. Our Sour Service Corrosion Testing department undertakes tests for SSCC (NACE TM 0177, EFC 16 and 17) and HIC (NACE TM 0284). The range of instruments available to undertake these tests in unrivalled in our operating region (Middle-East and India). We do have a laboratory in Kuwait as well.

We have customers all over the world, including the US, who send samples to our laboratory in India. We also undertake NDT and inspection services for some large US companies in India and the Middle-East. For a list of our customers, you can view our company presentation at the download page.

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Please outline your IGC and Sour Gas Corrosion Test facilities?

We thank you very much for your enquiry regarding testing of the test coupon. We are pleased to inform you that we can take up your job in our lab and we quote ourcharges for the same as under. Please note that SSCC tests particularly at high temp (90 & 120C) are long duration tests and we shall be able to accommodate only 4 specimen per month in Tensile mode (Practice A) and another 3 in C ring mode(Practice C) ( if C ring specimen is permitted by your client) . Thus we shall be able to accommodate maximum 7 No tests permonth. SSCC test at Room Temp can be take up at the rate of 8 specimen per month. Thus 24C specimen can be completed in 2 months time and 90 / 120C specimen can be completed in 4 months time. IGC & Pitting / Crevice Corrosion test can be completed in One month time. Chloride Stress Corrosion test will take 2 months to complete.

Charges (US $) per specimen is as follows
- IGC TEST US $ 70.00
- Pitting Corrosion Test US $45.00
- SSCC Test at RT US $500.00
- SSCC Test at 90C US $2500.00
- SSCC Test at 120C US $2800.00
- Chloride Stress Corrosion test US $500.00
- Service Tax 12.24% on invoice value

Above charges are inclusive of sample preparation charges but please allow atleast 7 - 10 days for preparation of test specimen and for C Ring Specimen 2 weeks time.

Please also note the following:
- 3rd Party Inspection charges (BV/LRS etc..) are not included in our quotation.. We can arrange for BV / DNV @ US $ 200 per visit
- Overlay sample should have minimum 8mm overlay for SSCC Test
- Please forward us cut strips only for each test. This will reduce your freight costs as well as spare customs duty
- Please ensure that you make a declaration for Custom purpose indicating value of consignment as US $ 20. If any Custom Duty or courier charges are paid by us, it would be charges to you extra in our invoice
- Sizes of specimen required are as under:
a) IGC Test = 25 x 30mm (weld in middle)
b) Pitting Corrosion Test (one piece for each temperature) = 26 x 50mm (weld in middle)
c) SSCC Test = 25 x 150mm (weld in middle)
d) CSCC Test = 25 x 150mm (weld in middle)
- For Claded Specimen, base material can be removed prior to shipment keeping 2mm of base material from fusion line. This will reduce weight of consignment
- TPI (Surveyors) stamp markings shall be made on cut edge of the sample so that we can go ahead for machining without any need for stamp transfer

In case you wish, we can perform other Mechanical Tests also in our lab like Tensile, Bend, Impact etc at a very reasonable cost compared to what you pay at Dubai or elsewhere in the world.

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Can you undertake Salt Spay testing for our 2 test panels?

Our total charges for testing of 2 panels for 300 hours will be Rs. 1,700/- for first day and Rs. 1,200/- for each additional day plus 12.24% Service Tax.

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Do you undertake pitting tests?

We undertake Pitting Corrosion Test as per ASTM G48 Method A / B and our price is Rs. 2,000/- per specimen plus applicable service tax. International customers are advised to refer to our US Price List for cost estimates.

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What additional information do you need for testing of our samples towards SSCC test as per NACE TM0177?

We need to know the following before our corrosion specialists can being work on testing a sample towards SSCC test as per NACE TM0177:
- Number of specimen to be tested
- Duration of Test
- Stress to be applied for the test in N / mm2 or MPA
- Test Temperature (24 / 90)
- Test Specimen Gauge Diameter (we prefer to make the tensile specimen with a gauge diameter of 3.81 mm)

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What kinds of corrosion test can you conduct for Duplex stainless steel (UNS 31803)?

We do carryout many tests for Duplex stainless steel materials. These tests are normally required by users such as EIL, ONGC etc. as per their specification. In general following tests are carried out:
- IGC Test as per ASTM A 262 Pr. C
- Pitting Corrosion Test as per ASTM G 48 Method A at 30C / 40C / 50C
- Crevice Corrosion Test as per ASTM G 48 Method B at 25C
- Chloride Stress Corrosion Test as per ASTM G36 in Magnesium Chloride Solution at 155C
- Chloride Stress Corrosion Test as per ASTM G36 in Calcium Chloride Solution at 100C
- Sulphide Stress Corrosion Test as per NACE TM 0177 at 24C
- Sulphide Stress Corrosion Test as per NACE TM 0177 at 90C and 16 bar pressure

Please let us know which tests are required by your client and we will quote for the same.

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Do you undertake Corrosion Test as per ASTM G-48 Practice "C"?

It appears that there is an error in your requirements. In our opinion, what you need is ASTM A 923 Method C, as there is no ASTM G 48 Method C test. Test under ASTM A 923 Method C is similar to that of ASTM G48 Method A.

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What tests can you perform on DSS / SDSS Welded Coupons of Duplex SS and Incoloy-825 material?

The size of coupon required is as under:
- Claded sample (Incolloy 825 ) = 400 x 600*
- PQR Sample (DSS / SDSS) = 300 x 650mm*
* Length along weld

For the above mentioned coupon sizes, TCR can perform the following tests:
- Tensile Test
- Guided Bend Test
- Charpy Impact Test of PM
- Charpy Impact Test of WELD
- Micro examination
- Hardness Test
- Bond Bend Test (A265)
- Bond Efficiency Shear Test (A 265)
- Pitting Corrosion Test (G 48 Method A)
- Crevice Corrosion Test (G 48 Method B)
- Inter granular Corrosion Test (A262 Pr C)
- Chloride Stress Corrosion Test
- SSCC Test at 24 C
- SSCC Test at 90 C
- SSCC Test at 120 C
- Ferrite Content Test as per ASTM A 562
- Ferrite Content Test by magnaguage

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