Non Metallics Testing

Subsea Fluid Services offer a full suite of testing on non-metallic materials (elastomer & coatings), after exposure to hydraulic fluids/ production chemicals.

Our service includes determination of changes in physical (e.g. swell, hardness) and tensile properties across a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Testing is conducted to OEM and international standards including API 17F/ ISO 13628-6, ISO 12922 & 15380 along with many other industry related protocols.

Please refer to the tables below for more information on the test capabilities and typical testing we offer and do not hesitate to contact us to contact us to discuss your requirements.

’if a fluid touches it, we can test it!’
Non Metallics
A full suite of testing on elastomers & coatings to OEM and ISO international test standards.
Testing Capabilities
Typical Testing
  • Testing of elastomers, plastics and hoses after fluid exposure
  • Evaluation of physical (swell, hardness) & tensile properties
  • Performance evaluation after aging between -80 °C to >300 °C
  • Compatibility testing to OEM and international standards
  • Restrained /open geometry tests
  • Macro and microscopic analysis
  • Testing available on hydraulic fluids & production chemicals
  • API 17F/ ISO 13628-6 (annex C), ISO 12922 & ISO 15380
  • Plastic / Elastomer testing additional standards:-
  • ASTM D471, 638, 1414, 4289, ISO37, 527, 6072 & API 17D
  • Umbilical Hose Liner testing to ISO 13628-5 & other specs
  • Environmental stress cracking of plastics / thermoplastics
  • Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • ICP & FTIR Analysis on test fluid before and after test
Subsea Fluid Services Serving the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry worldwide
Component Testing


Specialist engineers have designed
and built test rigs for :
Directional control valves (DCV)
Down hole safety valves (DHSV)
Laboratory services


Team of scientists and state of the
art laboratory facilities for :
Fluid analysis
Material compatibility
Mechanical testing
Spectroscopy (FTIR & ICP)
Microscopy (SEM)
Consultancy services


Wide range of bespoke consultancy
Services Including :
IT software development
On-site surveys
Environmental audits & updates

Subsea Fluid Services Limited

, E18, Croft Court, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 3PT, UK,  |  |  +44 (0)1942 608 831