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Materials Testing and Research

Materials Testing and Research Laboratory

The Frank’s Materials Testing and Research Laboratory allows us to simulate, test, and analyze real-world conditions encountered in today’s well designs and environments using some of the latest advances in materials technology. With a special emphasis on the research and development of corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) tubular running, this unique facility enables the design and manufacture of equipment to handle these specialized tubulars without compromising service life or well integrity.

Capabilities include:

  • Corrosion testing, including electrochemical methods
  • Mechanical testing
  • Heat treating
  • Chemical analysis
  • Microscopy, including SEM/TEM/AFM
  • Fractography
  • Virtual simulation and modeling
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