Dana J. Medlin, PhD., P.E., FASM, Vice President – Metallurgical Engineering
Corrosion has been the arch-nemesis to manufacturers since the beginning of time, and the quest to find ways to resist corrosion on structural components is a never-ending one. The deteriorating effect of corrosion can compromise the integrity of machinery and parts, leading to product failures and a huge financial burden for manufacturers. Through robust corrosion assessments, manufacturers can gain critical insights into product life cycles that help them reduce costs as well as curb the detrimental impact of corrosion on the environment. This is where Eurofins EAG Laboratories steps in.
Eurofins EAG Laboratories is perfectly equipped to evaluate the composition, microstructure, surface features of materials, and corrosion performance. Established in 1978, EAG Laboratories delivers multi-disciplinary, problem-solving expertise to help its customers accelerate innovation, ensure quality and safety, and protect intellectual property. EAG has multiple labs across the globe that work in unison to solve some of the toughest manufacturing and compliance-related challenges. The company’s Los Angeles division focuses on litigation support services, electronic component analysis, and manufacturing support services.
EAG’s corrosion analysis service is geared toward tackling litigation issues pertaining to product liability, patent infringement, and insurance claims. While catering to clients in the manufacturing industry, the company’s corrosion analysis services assist with product development and regulatory submissions. EAG also evaluates the products to determine if they meet the required standards and specifications.
“We help medical device manufacturers ensure that their existing and future products meet the regulatory requirements for corrosion resistance and passivity,” says Dr. Dana J. Medlin, Vice President – Metallurgical Engineering at EAG Laboratories.
The company also assists its clients with testing new products, developing manufacturing techniques to improve corrosion resistance, and quality control assessments for existing products. Through its corrosion assessments, the company aims to overcome the age old challenge of reducing the impact of corrosion on the environment by minimizing corrosion residue.
EAG aims to be a one-stop shop for its clients by providing all encompassing services. The company’s comprehensive suite of services was particularly beneficial for a group of companies affected by a leakage issue in beverage cans at storage facilities. The concerned parties included the beverage manufacturer, can manufacturer, distributors, and retailers. To get to the root of the problem, EAG conducted a full failure analysis and evaluated the aluminum cans for quality, thickness, microstructure, strength, and coating integrity on the inside of the cans. EAG also measured the beverage in the cans for pH, oxygen content, carbon dioxide content, impurities, beverage level, pressure inside the cans, and much more. Some of the parties were surprised by the company’s ability to conduct all the tests by themselves. After covering the entire spectrum of corrosion assessments, EAG helped the stakeholders identify the cause of the problem and ways to solve it.
We help medical device manufacturers ensure that their existing and future products meet the regulatory requirements for corrosion resistance and passivity
Equipped with deep industry knowledge accumulated over 40 years, EAG is an expert in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. The company also houses advanced corrosion testing equipment capable of conducting accelerated corrosion tests and is keen on expanding its capabilities. EAG also specializes in modifying standard corrosion tests to suit the needs of different industries.
Behind EAG’s name and fame is an expert crew of highly motivated and driven individuals that seek to leverage the power of science and engineering to serve clients. The company aims to keep pace with the ever-changing analytical testing techniques and deploy the latest technologies to serve clients in the best possible way.