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.


Click on the tabs below to see more information about coating testing and masonry testing. If you require testing not listed here, please contact us to discuss your needs. We often create custom test 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

Click on the links below for for information about each type of test. Our testing capabilities include, but are not limited to:


Accelerated Weathering

  • Cyclic Ageing
  • Cyclic Corrosion
  • Salt Spray
    • Acetic Acid
    • Neutral
    • Prohesion
  • UV/Condensation


Chemical Resistance Testing (including sour service)

  • Atlas Cell
  • Autoclave
  • Chemical Immersion
    • Seawater Immersion
    • Water Resistance
    • Custom Chemical Immersion


Corrosion Under Insulation

  • Houston Pipe Test


Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

  • Barrier Properties

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

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


Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE) Powder

  • Cure Time
  • Density
  • Gel Time
  • Moisture Content
  • Particle Size
  • Specific Gravity


Non-Destructive Evaluations

  • Blistering
  • Chalking
  • Checking
  • Cracking
  • Dry Film Thickness
  • Flaking
  • Gloss
  • Holidays (Discontinuities)
  • Microscopic Examination
  • Rusting
  • Visual Examination


Mechanical Testing

  • Adhesion
    • Cross-Hatch
    • Peel (Hanging Weight)
    • Pull-Off
    • Scribe Line
    • Tape
    • X-Cut
  • Cathodic Disbondment
  • Cathodic Disbondment of Strained Coating
  • Flexibility
  • Gouge Resistance
  • Hardness
    • Pencil
    • Shore-D
  • Hot Water Soak Adhesion
  • Impact Resistance
  • Indentation Resistance
  • Interface Contamination
  • Penetration Resistance
  • Porosity
    • Cross-Sectional
    • Interface
  • Taber Abrasion

We are also able to perform:

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • 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