JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 4

point of view: oil & gas

Element opens new $5 million O&G
materials technology center in Houston

An interview with
ChArles noAll, Ceo
rod MArtin, exeCutive
viCe President, oil And GAs

Element

JEC Composites Magazine:
What is the purpose of your
new technical centre in Houston?

Charles Noall,
Rod Martin : We are

launching what we believe is
the first dedicated technology
centre for oil- and gas-related
materials, products and
systems testing in the USA.
The concept, design, and
construction of this unique
laboratory have been informed by discussions with
key customers, with Houston

a central hub for many.
The scale and importance of
this investment, and the role
oil and gas testing plays in
Element's growth strategy,
are underlined by the fact
that this is our largest single
investment in capabilities to
date, with US$5m already
invested in this new custombuilt location.
JCM: What is the "weight" of
the oil and gas sector in your
business?

C.N., R. M. : Oil and gas is a
key focus for Element, representing 33% of our business.
We now have 400 experts carrying out three million tests

About Element
About Element
Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories
are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product
qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil &
Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element's team
of 1,540 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 43 laboratories located throughout the U.S. and Europe.

capacity and capabilities and
credibility to fulfil the current
and future needs of this technically driven sector.
JCM: What will be the
"weight" of non-metallic testing relative to metallic testing
in the centre?

C.N., R. M. : Non-metallics

"

interview

Element Materials Technology, the USA's largest independent materials testing and product qualification testing provider, has opened a
new flagship Oil and Gas Materials Technology Center in Houston, TX.
Officially launched by President and CEO of Element, Charles Noall,
the event was attended by many key clients including Baker Hughes,
BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Serimax, Technip and others. The first-ofits-kind 'Oil and Gas Materials Technology Center' offers clients unparalleled capabilities including fracture mechanics and engineering
critical assessment, NDT and corrosion testing, across a broad range
of metal alloys, thermoplastics, composites and elastomers.

At Element, we have
a key focus on developing technology
for the evaluation of
advanced materials.

"

per year for 3,600 customers
globally. The creation of this
world-class laboratory, in addition to our leading facilities
such as Amsterdam, Breda,
Aberdeen and Hitchin among
others, reflects an ongoing
trend of our customer-led
strategy that informs our sustained, focused investment in

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will initially form a small -
probably less than 10% - but
vital part of the industry's
testing needs. Having experts
in testing non-metallics and
metallics in one centre is
what makes this new facility so strong in the market.
There are three main types of
non-metallic materials used
in the industry. Elastomers
(or rubber) are used in most
sealing applications, but also
in structural applications such
as hoses and flex joints. Thermoplastics are predominantly
used as pressure and permeation barriers in flexible pipes
but also for subsea insulation.
A growing area is the use of



JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014

Cover
Edito
Point of view: oil & gas
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
Recycling
Biocomposites
Spin-off
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Sustainability
Defense
Automotive
MARKET
Biocomposites
Inside the factory
SPECIAL JEC AMERICAS - FALL EDITION
Gain insight into the JEC 2014 I.C.S. Americas Program
JEC Americas Innovation Awards Program
Maintenance - Certified composite repair system for pipelines
Carbon fabrics - Successful first flight test for the VX-1 KittyHawk C-PlyTM aircraft model
Design - Composite aerostructure development in high-performance enterprises
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Reinforcement
Process
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
NDT
Tooling
Infusion
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Point of view: oil & gas
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Biocomposites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Recycling
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Spin-off
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 12
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Ad1
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Ad2
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Sustainability
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Defense
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Automotive
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Biocomposites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 24
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Inside the factory
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - SPECIAL JEC AMERICAS - FALL EDITION
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Gain insight into the JEC 2014 I.C.S. Americas Program
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - JEC Americas Innovation Awards Program
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 40
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Maintenance - Certified composite repair system for pipelines
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Carbon fabrics - Successful first flight test for the VX-1 KittyHawk C-PlyTM aircraft model
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Design - Composite aerostructure development in high-performance enterprises
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Reinforcement
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 48
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Process
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 54
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - NDT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 56
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 57
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Tooling
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 59
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 60
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 61
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Infusion
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 63
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - 64
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #92 - October/November 2014 - In the world
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