Protective Coatings Development and Testing


The Surface Engineering team develops new industrial materials, material processing technologies, and provides technical services for Alberta’s manufacturing and resource industries. The team serves more than 100 customers.

Consultation & Services

  • ASTM B611 slurry abrasion testing
  • ASTM C633 coating bond strength testing
  • ASTM G65 low stress abrasion testing
  • High stress abrasion testing
  • Dry erosion testing
  • High temperature erosion testing
  • Slurry jet erosion/corrosion testing
  • Pilot scale slurry flow loop (Devon facility)
  • Impact wear testing – high frequency/low energy
  • Corrosion testing
  • Full metallography laboratory
  • Image analysis
  • Hardness & microhardness
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Inductively coupled plasma analysis (ICP)

Polymer Materials Testing

  • CIPP materials
  • Coatings and elastomers

Chemical Analysis

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Thermal analysis
  • Chemical and physical properties