Exova, the global testing group, has expanded the services available from its Singapore laboratory to include a number of key coatings tests. Previously, the Far East lab had specialized in metallurgical, mechanical, chemical, and corrosion testing for metal materials for the oil and gas industries. Now, Exova has made a significant investment in equipment and training to provide a number of key testing capabilities for coatings in Singapore. The new testing is accredited to ISO17025. The global group’s facility at Salford, UK, a specialist in coatings testing, has assisted with technology transfer. The tests available at the Singapore lab include cathodic disbondment, hot water soak, non-destructive measurement of film, impact resistance and penetration resistance of pipeline coatings.