An important activity of the laboratory is to test the performance of corrosion tests and corrosion studies.

COT can carry out several accelerated corrosion tests such as salt spray test, Kesternich (SO2 ) test, IMO wave tank test, condensation test, exposure test (QUV, Suntest, Xenon Test) ,autoclave test, cathodic protection test and cyclic aging tests according to many standards and specifications.

Much used standards are ISO 9227, ISO 12944-6 and ISO 20340, as well as ISO 15741, EN 10289, EN 10290, EN 10301, EN 1359 and EN 14236.

COT also carries out tests according to NORSOK (NORSOK M-501), NACE (NACE RP0394, SP0108, TM0104, TM0174, TM0185, TM0404), API (API RP 5L2), MIL specs (DEF STAN 80-97, MIL-PRF- 4556F, MIL-PRF-23236D) and BRL (eg KIWA BRL-K21012 / 01 and BRL-K759 or SKH BRL 0817).

In addition, test are carried out according to company or industry specifications, for example, Shell, ARAMCO, PDO (SP-1246, SP-2034), ENI / AGIP (20551 PIP.COR.FUN), Enercon (QS tow 30-6b) TenneT, Qualisteelcoat, VMRG, HISWA (HISWA / COT standard for the aesthetics of the paint of luxury yachts) and ProRail product specifications SPC00240 and SPC00259.

According to the specifications ARAMCO, COT laboratory can test according to most APCS numbers. COT laboratory designated by Saudi ARAMCO as one of the 5-6 accredited testing laboratories worldwide. The same applies to PDO (Petroleum Development Oman), ENI / AGIP in Italy and Shell Global Solutions in Amsterdam.

Takeover of COT by IFO Netherlands

January 2022, Haarlem January 14th IFO Netherlands realized the business acquisition of COT (Centre for Research and Technical advice) situated in Haarlem (NL). The companies have overlapping activities and for both IFO and COT it

Witnessing paint application

The required quality levels and specifications of coatings are increasing (for example in the oil and gas industry). In order to be able to meet the required specifications, the quality of the application becomes

Autoclave tests

Over the years, the demand for paint testing at high pressure and temperature in combination with corrosive gases increases. In various standards and specifications such as ISO 15741, EN 10289, EN 10290, ARAMCO 09-SAMSS-067 APCS 27,