ADANAC Global has a wide range of testing capabilities, specializing in protective coatings and masonry. Click here for a list of commonly used test methods available at ADANAC Global.


If you require testing not listed here, please contact us to discuss your testing needs. We often create custom testing protocols to suit the needs of our clients.


Laboratory testing ensures that the selected coating system will perform well over the lifetime of the asset in the required environment. Making the wrong decision can mean coating failures, leading to costly shutdowns and loss of production. Our coating testing services can help avoid such failures by helping the client to make the correct choice and select the coating system most suitable for each service environment.


Coating testing is applicable to all major industries, including:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Marine & Off-Shore
  • Petrochemical
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Mining
  • Infrastructure

Testing Capabilities

Our testing capabilities include, but are not limited to:

Chemical Resistance Testing (including sour service)

  • Atlas Cell
  • Autoclave
  • Chemical Immersion


Corrosion Testing

  • Accelerated Weathering
  • Cyclic Corrosion
  • Salt Spray
  • UV/Condensation


Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

  • Degree of Cure (ΔTg)
  • Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)
  • Heat of Fusion (ΔH)

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

  • Barrier Properties


Mechanical Testing

  • Adhesion (Pull-Off, X-Cut, etc.)
  • Flexibility
  • Hardness (Shore-D)
  • Impact Resistance


Corrosion Under Insulation

  • Houston Pipe Test

Non-Destructive Evaluations

  • Blistering
  • Chalking
  • Cracking
  • Dry Film Thickness
  • Flaking
  • Gloss
  • Holidays (Discontinuities)
  • Rusting


Pipeline Coating Testing

  • Cathodic Disbondment
  • Gouge Resistance
  • Hot Water Soak Adhesion
  • Interface Contamination
  • Porosity
  • Taber Abrasion

We are also able to perform:

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

Laboratory testing ensures the best materials are used for the job, preventing stone units from falling off the face of a building or disintegrating due to harsh weather conditions.


Our testing services include, but are not limited to:

  • Freeze/Thaw Cycling
  • Shear Bond Strength
  • Tensile Bond Strength