Materials Laboratory testing facility

Materials Laboratory and Large-Scale Testing Facility

Materials Laboratory and Large-Scale Testing Facility

SOCOTEC’s fully accredited Materials Laboratory and Large-Scale Testing Facility, located in Brooklyn provides value-added services to our efforts. The original laboratory was founded in the late 1800's as a materials consultant to the growing industrial base in the New York City area. Over a century later, the materials science and engineering expertise remains the foundation upon which all of our services are built.  

We offer round-the-clock support during emergencies, with a staff of technicians, engineers and scientists backed by SOCOTEC’s worldwide industry experience. We work closely with our clients to provide timely answers to complex problems.

 

Laboratory Capabilities

SOCOTEC offers a full range of services for materials testing and evaluations, component and system evaluations, and simulations for failure/root cause analysis, machine and structural design, troubleshooting and problem-solving. The Brooklyn facility includes a fully equipped machine shop. Low-level irradiated and contaminated components can be evaluated through our Massachusetts annex.

 

Materials Testing and Evaluation
  • Complete material range (metals, concrete, polymers and composites)
  • Material selection and characterization
  • Mechanical testing
  • Electrical testing
  • Visual inspections, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy
  • Chemical analysis
  • EDS analysis, FTIR, X-ray diffraction
  • Hardness and Microhardness testing
  • Aging and materials degradation—corrosion, erosion, wear, fracture, fatigue, creep, thermal and microbiological effects
Component and system evaluation
  • Structural (e.g., strength testing, vibrations)
  • Mechanical (e.g., rotating equipment, pressure vessels, valves)
  • Electrical (e.g., conductors, insulators and insulations, jackets, motors, solenoids, transformers and fuses, analog and digital equipment)
Simulations
  • Full-scale and scaled testing of mechanical systems, fluid systems, and components
  • Mockups
  • Environmental simulations
  • Accelerated aging
  • Finite element analysis (FEA) and computation fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling
Failure/root cause analysis
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Fully equipped machine shop

 

Field Services 

In addition to our laboratory capabilities, LPI provides mobile nondestructive services such as radiography, ultrasonic testing, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid dye penetrant, and leak testing on a 24-hr. basis.  We offer complete field measurement and data acquisition services—strain gages, thermocouples, LVDT's, high level output transducers and accelerometers, fiberoptic monitoring, digital image correlation, high-speed photography, fluid transient measurements, and corrosion rates.

Talk to our experts

Amaya BLEIMAN

Principal

Principal

amaya.bleiman@socotec.us +1 646 763 6736

Sontra YIM

Principal

Principal

sontra.yim@socotec.us +1 978 378 1182

Scott LIEBERMAN

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

scott.lieberman@socotec.us +1 212 233 2737

Rain Simulation

Wind driven rain simulation test

Wind-Driven Rain Simulation on Building Facade

“Environmental chamber for simulating wind-driven rain on a building façade”

Corrosion Testing

Fire sprinkler pipe with microbiologically influenced corrosion

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Testing of Fire Sprinkler Pipe

Microbiological characterization on bulk water and solid samples, including bacterial assay and DNA analysis, water chemistry analysis, EDS of corrosion product
-Base metal metallographic analysis
-Automated UT of pipe section

Flashover of Insulators

Flashover investigation in laboratory to determine root cause of arc strikes

345 kV Transmission Lines

Investigated 35 kV flashover resulting in multiple arc strikes to transmission tower arms.
Established test protocols for flashover in wet/dry conditions.
-Supervised lab testing
-Performed cause evaluation

Want to learn more about our Materials Laboratory and Large-Scale Testing Facility? Contact us

Contact Us
amaya.bleiman@socotec.us

Talk to our experts

Amaya BLEIMAN

Principal

Principal

amaya.bleiman@socotec.us +1 646 763 6736

Sontra YIM

Principal

Principal

sontra.yim@socotec.us +1 978 378 1182

Scott LIEBERMAN

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

scott.lieberman@socotec.us +1 212 233 2737