SwRI to support oil and gas industry with new testing facility

Southwest Research Institute is opening a facility to perform standardized cracking tests for oil and gas clients.

The San Antonio research and development nonprofit will open a laboratory in April to test well casings using standards set by The National Association of Corrosion Engineers, or NACE. SwRI rarely performed such tests previously because they weren’t cost effective, said Jim Dante, manager of the nonprofit’s environmental performance of materials division.

SwRI often performs tests…


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