UK experts expand Exova’s capabilities

Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by The Manufacturer

Terry Haynes, Lynda Barron and John Carter – scientists working at Exova’s specialist coatings testing facilities in Salford have transferred knowledge to the company’s site in Singapore.

The company’s operation in Singapore has been expanded to include a number of key coatings tests – previously limited to specialisation in metallurgical, mechanical, chemical and corrosion testing for metal materials for the oil and gas industries.

Larry Drake, general manager of Exova Singapore, said: “It was only natural to add coatings testing capabilities to our core services. This addition enables us to provide a turn-key solution for our clients, which means they can approach us for any number of important testing services.”

“With the careful and highly skilled assistance of the Salford, UK team, adding these capabilities to our scope of offered services was a smooth process and we are now in a very strong position to better serve our clients in the Far East,” he added.

The tests available at the Singapore lab include cathodic disbondment, hot water soak, non-destructive measurement of film, impact resistance and penetration resistance of pipeline coatings.

George Archer