Oil and Gas 

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From plastics to gasoline, Oil and Gas touches almost every part of our economy. Keeping the supply chain moving is an imperative. 

Headquartered in Texas, we understand the high demands of maintaining production in the oil and gas industry. Our expedited service options will ensure you get the fastest turnaround possible. MES provides the oil & gas industry with materials characterization, corrosion analysis, weld certification, product development, and failure analysis. Our full service mechanical, analytical, and non-destructive test labs can assist you with conformance certification and performance evaluation, along with determining root cause analysis of failed components.

Whether you are upstream, midstream, or downstream, our oil and gas industry experts understand your challenges and want to help you succeed.  

MANUFACTURING:
MES resolves complexity in your manufacturing and design processes. We help you ensure that your exploration and pipe materials are reliable and that they meet regulatory and technical specification for endurance and safety.

SAFETY AND QUALITY CONTROL:
Public safety and regulations go hand-in-hand. When your business is on the line, we find the answers that you need the most, using our deep knowledge in quality control checks, sourced material verification, and failure analysis of your most critical components.

TESTING CAPABILITIES: 

  • Non-Destructive Inspection Services help ensure pipeline integrity, such as Guided Wave Ultrasound (GWUT). GWUT for pipelines testing is a procedure that sends low, ultrasonic sound waves through tubular or pipe material, rendering a visual map of corrosion indications. This visualization can show you if there are problems with corrosion or other types of defects that can cause a disruption to the exploration, midstream or refining processes. 

  • Chemical analysis can help you verify your materials meet specification, if they will meet industry regulations, and stand up to environmental conditions. Moreover, the analysis is a vital tool for letting you know if any contamination is present. To that end, we are able to test the following materials: metals, plastics, polymers, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics.   

  • Mechanical testing helps demonstrate your components will physically perform under operational stresses and abuse. This testing is insightful if you are wanting to see how your material bends, the amount strength it has, how well it moves on surfaces, how it wears, how it reacts to environmental conditions, or withstands drops and impacts. Drop Weight Tear Testing Drop (DWTT) is a testing process that is commonly accepted in the oil and gas industry for determining the likelihood a fracture will occur in a pipeline or tubular component. 

  • Metallurgical testing provides micro-structure verification and insight when materials or components fail or break. It allows you to understand what happened and how to stop it from occurring again. Additionally, this analysis could be used for warranty claims or in legal disputes. Common failures or breaks that happen in isolation or in combination, can include corrosion, ductile fracture, brittle fracture, hydrogen embrittlement, metal creep, and stress corrosion cracking. 

  • Corrosion testing determines how your components and parts will perform when exposed to environmental conditions that may cause them to corrode. The rate of corrosion can be accelerated with salt or acid exposure to compare materials or material combinations. Corrosion testing labs are able to analyze the results in a controlled environment and at an accelerated rate, which saves you time.

  • Weld inspections may be used to 1) verify your welding is done to specification and code, 2) ensure that your welder is properly certified to perform the required welds, and 3) qualify a change to your weld procedure. Certifying your welders and procedures helps ensure overall quality and creates trace-ability for your clients.

When failures occur, our team of metallurgical and materials engineers can help you determine the root cause and provide recommendations to prevent future failures.

Learn more about our Testing Services.

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