Corrosion Engineering at NCERCAMP

The National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance

Corrosion experts with corrosion solutions.

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CAPABILITIES

NCERCAMP draws from the expertise of more than 30 faculty members to provide corrosion and materials performance solutions to industry and government organizations. The center is home to a multimillion-dollar suite of equipment to provide research, testing and analysis in many ways.

Our capabilities are broadly outlined below.

Materials Performance

  • Accelerated Testing
  • Mechanical Testing
  • High-Temperature Testing

Materials Characterization

  • Microscopy
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

Materials Development

  • Coatings
  • Alloys
  • Composites

Modeling and Simulation

  • Mathematical Models
  • Atomistic Simulations

Microbially Influenced Corrosion (MIC)

  • Characterization of Microbiological Activities
  • Measurement of Chemical Indicators

Equipment list

Visit our equipment page for full descriptions.

Basic equipment list

  • 1 Gal autoclave (Hastelloy)
  • 150,000 PSI proof ring test system (mechanical testing)
  • Alicona InFocus G5 surface characterization
  • Atomic force microscope with multimode/nanoscope
  • Automatic hydraulic press
  • Biologic potentiostat VSP300 4-channel
  • Biologic potentiostats (2)
  • Buehler Abrasimatic 300 cutter
  • Climate chamber
  • CM-5 colorimeter
  • Convection oven BlueM
  • CORTEST frame for mechanical tests
  • CORTEST high purity autoclave
  • CSZ temperature/humidity tests
  • Data acquisition and MTS grips
  • Dedicated acoustic emission and resistance monitoring for burner rig
  • Dell precision computers with specialized materials software: PANDAT, ELSYCA, OLI (6)
  • DIC with thermal imaging for horizontal MTS
  • Dispermat CV3
  • E-coater
  • Electrochemical scanning system VersaScan (SECM, SVET, LEIS, SKP, SDC)
  • Extensometer for MTS burner rig
  • Film drying chamber humidity control system
  • Film drying chamber machining and building Modern Tool Co.
  • Film drying chamber-keyence
  • Film formation bar
  • Fluorescence microscope Olympus BX63 motorized XY stage
  • Force tensiometer
  • Freeze thaw chamber
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • Furnace 1600C box furnace 
  • GAMRY 600 potentiostat
  • GAMRY 600 potentiostat with EQCM
  • Gamry 600 potentiostats (4)
  • Gamry 8-channel potentiostat
  • Gamry potentiostats (4)
  • Gardco scrub resistance D10-VF
  • Grinding bowl and tungsten ball mill
  • Grips for instron mechanical testing
  • High energy ball mill
  • High temperature 6 in. tube furnace
  • High temperature vacuum furnace
  • Horizontal high temperature test instrument
  • Hot air generator
  • HVOC for burner rig
  • Hysitron nano mechanical test system
  • Inverted microscope AmScope
  • Kelvin probe with environmental chamber
  • Low temperature freezer
  • Micro hardness tester
  • Micro-hardness tester
  • Microscope for coating examination
  • Mini temperature film formation bar
  • Modeling software Biovia
  • Modeling software COMSOL
  • Modulab solartron XM electrochemical system
  • MTS Criterion C45.105
  • MTS electromechanical mechanical test system
  • MTS Landmark 370.10 with immersion bath chamber
  • Oven for powder coatings
  • PPS thermal spray room, high temperature tests, materials performance
  • PVD deposition chamber-angstrom
  • QCT condensation tester
  • QUV accelerated weathering tester
  • Ross high sheer inline mixer
  • Rotating cylinder electrode (15-mm OD)
  • Salt spray chambers
  • Sample cutter JDC Precision
  • Scanning auger nanoprobe PH1710
  • SEM Hitachi TM3030+ with EDS
  • Simultaneous TGA/DSC/DTA system
  • Slow strain rate tests for mechanical testing (2)
  • Sputter coater with metal vacuum chamber
  • Stereoscopic microscope - Olympus SZX16
  • Struers tegramin 30 polishing machines (2)
  • Temperature-relative humidity cabinet
  • Tescan LYRA-3 XMU FIB-FESEM system
  • Thinky centrifugal mixer
  • Tube furnace with controlled atmosphere
  • Ultrasound gauge, holiday detector, coating thickness gauge
  • UV processor Omnicure S2000
  • UV VIS spectrophotometer
  • UV wet powder coatings processor with oven for UV-curable powder coatings
  • Viscosity rheometer
  • VWR refrigerator/freezer
  • X-ray computed tomography GE with dual tube
  • X-ray diffractometer-thin film

Contact NCERCAMP

Address

NCERCAMP
264 Wolf Ledges Parkway
Akron, Ohio 44325

Telephone

Office: 330-972-6978
Fax: 330-972-5141