National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment

Our mission is to provide the Australian energy pipeline industry with an independent pipeline coating testing facility that has the capability and capacity required to fulfil the growing needs of industry nationwide.
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Our services

  • We can conduct testing to support pipeline coating selection and development.
  • We are a commercial, independent coating test facility available for coating manufacturers, suppliers, applicators and end users of the pipeline industry in Australia.
  • We support research into pipeline coatings and corrosion inhibitors.
  • We can carry out standard tests such as ASTM, NACE, ISO, AS/NZS and other specific tests.

The energy pipeline industry has a ‘dream’ to economically extend the safe operational life of their pipelines from 30 to 100 years. I believe that our technology will help them to achieve it.



Testing capabilities

We can provide a large range of external pipeline coating tests and other customised tests as needed.

NATA accredited tests

  • Cathodic Disbondment Resistance (CDR) AS4352
  • Flexibility for hydrostatic testing and field bending AS 3862
  • Indentation resistance AS 4822
  • Impact resistance AS 4822
  • Hot water soak adhesion AS 4822, AS 3894.9
  • Peel strength adhesion AS 4822
  • Hardness (Shore D) AS 4822

Other tests

  • A large range of standard tests according to ASTM, NACE, ISO, AS/NZS, NORSOK and other customised tests
  • UV light and weathering resistance
  • Water resistance/permeation
  • Thermal ageing resistance
  • Salt spray

Our instruments

  • Cyclic Corrosion Test (CCT) chamber - salt spray chamber
  • UV light chamber
  • Impact testers
  • Controllable extrusion rig
  • Pull-off tester
  • Indentation testers
  • Buchholz hardness tester
  • Abrasion tester
  • Thickness gauge
  • Holiday detector
  • Soil resistivity meter
  • CP voltameter

Contact us

Research Engineer
Ivica Cicak
+61 3 5227 1426
Email Ivica Cicak