Laboratory Testing

Laboratory testing is carried out at MCS’s laboratory in Darley Dale. MCS is well equipped to conduct either standard or bespoke tests, often in consultation with the client as part of failure investigation or on specific requests to study possible compatibility issues, corrosion risk and/or consequences. These tests generally follow the guidance given in NACE ASTM G31-12a and ASTM G1 for metallic materials.

MCS is the only the only independent (UK) laboratory approved by WRC-NSF to carry out inhibitor evaluation according to the Corrosion Inhibitor Approval Scheme (CIAS). This certifies products for use in domestic hot water central heating systems as required by the compliance guide referred to in Part L of the Building Regulations, formerly also known as BuildCert test.  The CIAS tests are UKAS accredited.

MCS is ISO 900:2015 accredited. It is also audited to ISO 17025 as part of its WRC-NSF accreditation.

MCS has access to electrochemical test apparatus and recirculating test rigs.  Please contact MCS for further details.

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For further information please contact MCS.