We are a national competence center for the investigation of corrosion failure cases, particularly, for the research and development of corrosion prevention strategies. Our research group combines years of practical experience in the domains of environmental corrosion, microanalysis and corrosion protection. These experiences represent the base for our collaborations with industrial partners and federal offices in the fields of corrosion prevention and protection.
As a matter of course, we offer day-to-day high-end services and failure analysis to exigent industrial needs in the field of environmental corrosion, including:
Determinations of corrosion mechanisms and corrosive media by detailed characterizations of the materials' microstructure and the corrosion products. Such failure analysis is a prerequisite to understand the corrosion system.
The development of new guidelines and recommendations for the prevention of recurrent corrosion fatalities.
Investigations of the corrosion-resistance of novel metallic materials and functional coatings under environmental or extreme (i.e. aggressive) conditions by the design and application of certified corrosion tests.
Field-investigations and chemical analysis of damages of metallic materials and components after impact of fire and chemical accidents.
Your contacts: Markus Faller, Martin Tuchschmid