Element Materials Technology secured a five-year deal with Qatargas for the provision of materials testing and failure analysis services.
The contract consists of mechanical testing and metallurgical analysis, while additional specialist services will involve input from Element’s Middle East group and its laboratories in Italy, UK, The Netherlands and Singapore, the company said in a statement.
Work will be carried out both onsite and offsite, involving internal and external examination of pipework and pressure valves that have experienced demanding operational conditions.
Metallurgical verification of the material condition will also be undertaken alongside chemical and corrosion testing, Element said in a statement.
The mechanical testing may also include routine fracture toughness work to confirm the durability of the material and joints under low-temperature conditions. Additionally, concrete testing, polymer/elastomer testing, coating testing and microbiological analysis are included in the scope of the agreement.