Polymer Technology Center member opens Houston oil and gas materials technology center

August 26, 2014
| By: Aubrey Bloom

A member of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Polymer Technology Center’s research consortium has opened a flagship oil and gas material technology center in Houston. Element Materials Technology, a member of the Advancing Performance Polymers in Energy AppLications (APPEAL) Consortium, is the nation’s largest independent materials testing and product qualification testing provider.

The polymers lab portion of the Houston facility will promote further close collaboration with the Polymer Technology Center, which is led by Dr. Hung-Jue Sue, Linda and Ralph Schmidt Professor and a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

The site’s state-of-the-art testing facilities offer clients significantly extended capabilities in fracture mechanics, engineering critical assessment, nondestructive testing, and corrosion testing of ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, alloys, thermoplastics, composites and elastomers.

(Pictured from left: Dr. Tim Bremner, TEES research engineer, co-director of APPEAL Research Consortium and chairman of the Board of Directors for The Center for Advancement of Non Metallics in Energy Sectors; Charles Noall, president and CEO of Element; and Dr. Rod Martin, executive vice president--Oil & Gas of Element.)   

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