Makai expands corrosion testing to include shallow and deep seawater flows

Offshore staff

KAILUA, Hawaii
Makai Ocean Engineering Inc. is now providing expanded corrosion services at its Marine Corrosion Laboratory (MCL) in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The MCL is at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, making it the only location in the US with large flows of shallow and deep (to 3,000 ft/914 m) seawater continuously available.

Lab capabilities include both basic corrosion science research and applied engineering solutions for the prevention of marine corrosion.

Makai also provides destructive testing and materials characterization, and outsources standard services for metallographic imaging, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray tomography.

The lab is now working with commercial and defense clients to test coatings intended for diesel storage tanks, marine pipelines, and ship hulls.

Makai’s Automated Corrosion Measurement System can provide multi-resolution imagery of corrosion samples in real-time for remote clients.

08/11/2015



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