Sour Corrosion Test Facility

The Sour Corrosion Test Facility at the Devon Research Centre is used for corrosion studies under the presence of h­ydrogen sulfide, such as sulfide stress cracking, hydrogen embrittlement and hydrogen-induced cracking.

The facility is capable of testing conditions up to 300 °C, 345 bar (5,000 psi) in autoclaves with 4L and 7.5L capacities. The facility includes a mechanical test frame with slow strain rate and cyclic loading capabilities coupled with a pull-through autoclave for mechanical testing under environments up to 320 °C, 136 bar (2,000 psi).