Intertek expands Indonesian laboratory capabilities to include Corrosion Inhibitor Testing

August 25, 2017

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is delighted to announce the expansion of its exploration and production laboratory in Jakarta. Following the expansion, the laboratory will be able to test corrosion inhibitor performance under atmospheric pressures and ambient temperatures for the oil and gas industry.

Selecting the right corrosion inhibitor treatment is crucial in order to maximise the lifespan and safeguard the integrity of oil and gas infrastructure. In the oil and gas industry, carbon steel remains the predominant material used in the construction of new pipelines. However, with operating conditions becoming increasingly extreme, corrosion inhibitors are being pushed to their performance limits. Similarly, ageing infrastructure creates challenges for attaining effective corrosion control and great care must be taken in selecting the right chemical treatment for each application.

“By testing the performance of corrosion inhibitors under simulated service environment conditions we are allowing oil and gas operators to select the best in class chemical product for their production systems. We are expanding our Lab in Jakarta to respond to the growing needs of our customers requiring these services which is critical in helping them maximise their capital investments and the reliability of their assets” said Dr. Jim Palmer, Director, Intertek Production and Integrity Assurance.

Intertek, a global market leader in providing customers with Total Quality Solutions, has a proud tradition of providing expertise to the oil and gas sector in relation to corrosion inhibition, test method development, and chemical selection at our Centre of Excellence in Manchester UK. With the inclusion of corrosion inhibitor testing at our Jakarta laboratory, we will continue to develop innovative solutions that support our customers globally as well as now offering a greater selection of critical services from our S.E Asia laboratories, in both Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.