About the National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment
The National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment (NFPCA) is an independent and NATA accredited testing facility jointly developed by the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre and Deakin University. It provides the technical capability and capacity required to perform a wide range of standard and custom-designed materials performance tests such as:
- Assessing the performance and failure of pipeline coatings;
- Evaluating the environmental degradation of materials such as plastic pipes;
- Testing corrosion susceptibility and behaviour of metals and alloys;
- Research on protective coatings, cathodic protection, corrosion monitoring, corrosion inhibitors etc.