Metallics Testing

Subsea Fluid Services offer a full suite of metallic material testing to OEM and international standards on both water and oil based hydraulic fluids (and production chemicals). Typical standards include API 17F/ ISO 13628-6, ISO 12922 & 15380 and many other industry related test protocols.

Our service includes determination of corrosion resistance and system integrity performance across a wide range of temperatures and pressures, with and without a wide range of contaminants present.

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 discuss your requirements.

’if a fluid touches it, we can test it!’
A full suite of metallic material testing to OEM and international standards on both water and oil based hydraulic fluids.
Testing Capabilities
Typical Testing
  • Industry standard testing on both water and oil based fluids
  • Corrosion testing on metals aged from -80 °C to >300 °C
  • Macro and microscopic analysis
  • Chemical analysis of both fluid and material
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement / Stress Corrosion Cracking Testing
  • Testing in the presence of contaminants (e.g. seawater)
  • Material Compatibility Mapping for new and aging assets
  • Testing also available on wide range of production chemicals
  • API 17F/ ISO 13628-6 (annex C), ISO 12922 & ISO 15380
  • ASTM D665 Part 1 & 2 Rust Prevention
  • Mechanical Hydrogen Embrittlement to ASTM F519
  • API 17D Annex J2.1.3 Metal Compatibility Testing Level 1
  • IP 125, IP 287 & ASTM D4627 Iron Chip Corrosion
  • ISO 4404-2 Determination of corrosion resistance
  • ICP & FTIR Analysis on test fluid before and after test
  • Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy
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