Corrosion & Materials Integrity

We are a swiss national competence center for the investigation of corrosion failures and the development of corrosion prevention strategies. Our experts are specialized in the evaluation of complex corrosion systems. Field- and laboratory investigations of metal-based components and constructions after complex failures, as well as after chemical accidents and fires, are performed using a broad range of cutting-edge analytical techniques.

Since the root cause of a material failure is often of combined chemical and mechanical nature, we combine our profound knowledge on corrosion mechanisms with long-term experiences in the fields of fractography, metallography and microstructural analysis of different types of metallic  materials and their assemblies. We offer high-end services to reveal the root cause of corrosion-related material failures in the following domains:

  • Civil Engineering: Buildings (supporting structures), Bridges (tension cables, reinforced concrete), Tunnels (supporting structures, operating infrastructures)
  • Steel construction / Architecture: Ceilings, facades (anchoring elements), Balconies, terraces (steel constructions), indoor swimming pools (suspended ceilings, technical installations), windows (mounts)
  • Mechanical engineering / Plants: Machine components (bearings, shafts, gears, etc.), Cranes (ropes), Plants (manufacturing facilities)
  • Building technologies: Heating units, heat-exchangers, water-supply, air conditioning facilities, elevators
  • Transportation: Railways, aviation, cable cars
  • Industrial Products, Packaging

We advise measures to prevent similar recurrent failures, damages and/or losses.

Your contacts: , Martin Tuchschmid, Ulrik Hans

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Swiss, corrosion, corrosion management, corrosion protection, corrosion mechanism, pitting corrosion, pitting, stress corrosion cracking, crevice corrosion, implant corrosion, corrosion damage, corrosion analysis, corrosion testing, failure analysis, damage case, metallography, fractography, electrochemistry, microcapillary, hydrogen embrittlement, hydrogen analysis, service, advise, consult, inspection, expertise
Swiss, corrosion, corrosion management, corrosion protection, corrosion mechanism, pitting corrosion, pitting, stress corrosion cracking, crevice corrosion, implant corrosion, corrosion damage, corrosion analysis, corrosion testing, failure analysis, damage case, metallography, fractography, electrochemistry, microcapillary, hydrogen embrittlement, hydrogen analysis, service, advise, consult, inspection, expertise

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