Lab Rates

We offer competitive prices with Maximum 5 day Turn-Around-Time (TAT) on analysis and report.  No more waiting 2 or 4 weeks to receive your corrosion evaluation report.  We understand your project needs to keep moving.

COMPREHENSIVE CORROSION EVALUATION PACKAGE $150/ soil sample + $1,200 REPORT

AWWA C105 10-POINT SYSTEM STEEL & IRON PACKAGE $120/SOIL SAMPLE

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Soil Corrosion Lab & Field Services by Corrosion Engineers

We offer competitive prices with Maximum 5 day Turn-Around-Time (TAT) on analysis and report.  No more waiting 2 or 4 weeks to receive your corrosion evaluation report.  We understand your project needs to keep moving.

Comprehensive Corrosion Evaluation Package $150/ soil sample + $1,200 Report

Samples are tested for Minimum Resistivity, Sulfate, Chloride, Sulfide, Redox, pH, Ammonia, Nitrate, with report providing results, corrosion probability, corrosion control recommendations along with expected corrosion rates of zinc, steel, and copper.  The report is signed and stamped by a California Professional Engineer and NACE Corrosion Technologist.

AWWA C105 10-point system Steel & Iron Package $120/soil sample

Samples are tested for Resistivity, pH, Sulfide, Redox to determine the AWWA C105 point with data presented in a letter report.

Recommendations for Collecting Representative Samples

The goal is to have a soil sample from the depth and location that the infrastructure will be installed. We recommend a 1/4 gallon soil sample per acre (Soda Can~ 300g) be tested with a minimum of 3 samples for small lots. Zip lock bags are great for collection.  For residential developments, we recommend testing every 5th lot for corrosion series to avoid future construction defect surprises.  If one lot pops up much more corrosive than all others, we would recommend collecting more samples from the lots surrounding the problem lot to determine if the peak is isolated to it. If this is for evaluating corrosion towards piles, concrete, and underground utilities, then we need samples from depths of 1 foot (most important for piles and concrete), 3 foot (for underground utilities and grounding wires), and 10 ft (for piles, very expansive soils, sewage, vaults, and storm drains), and ground water table information.  If using helical anchors, we want to collect soil samples from the depth of the bottom of the anchor.  The goal is to have a soil sample from the depth and location that the infrastructure will be installed.  With all of this information, we can be aware of the soil corrosivity at various strata for all materials thus providing the most accurate engineering information possible.  For pipelines such as water mains, we recommend collecting soil samples from pipe depth at every 1,000 ft of pipe alignment or wenner 4 pin tests of 2, 5, 10, X …, (X+5) to depth of pipe spacings. A doctor doesn’t test a spot on your arm to test if the mole on your leg is dangerous. You sample where it matters. Collecting water samples Samples should be collected in sterile bottles.  In a pinch, buy a distilled water bottle, empty the bottle, rinse with a little water that is to be collected, then use for water collection.  The sample should be shipped in a cooler and tested as soon as possible. Conclusion At Project X Corrosion Engineering, we specialize in testing soil and water corrosivity, providing corrosion control recommendations, investigating causes of corrosion, building inspection, cathodic protection design, corrosion control, and failure analysis.  We help clients determine why they have a corrosion problem in the first place and what they can do to avoid corrosion problems in the future.  We do not sell products or perform construction. We provide unbiased recommendations requiring the least amount of maintenance and cost. Customer service and reasonable turn around times are our priority. Doing your corrosion homework can save you expensive headaches in the future.  Digging up a water main pipe leak in grass plus repair typically costs $15,000.  You can imagine what it costs to fix slabs, corroding rebar in slabs, or difficult access infrastructure. Our lab rates are online to help you build your proposal.  http://projectxcorrosion.com/lab-rates/ Do not hesitate to call us for any questions.

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MethodParameterCost
SM 2310 BAcidity (Total as CaCO3)$25
ASTM C641Iron Staining Aggregate Materials Tests$20
SM 2310 BAcidity (Total as CaCO3)$25
SM 2320 BBicarbonate (Total as CaCO3)$25
SM 2320 BAlkalinity (Total as CaCO3)$25
SM 4500-NH3Ammonia – Nessler (NH3-N)$25
HACH 830Ammonia – Salicylate (NH3-N)$25
ASTM D 512BChloride (CL–)$20
AASHTO T 291Chloride (CL–)$20
Caltrans CTM 422Chloride (CL–)$20
SM 2510 BConductivity (mS/cm)$25
AASHTO T 288Minimum Resistivity (ohm-cm)$40
Caltrans CTM 643Minimum Resistivity (ohm-cm)$40
ASTM D 2216Moisture Content & Density$20
SM 4500-NO3Nitrate – Cadmium Reduc. (NO3-N)$25
HACH 835Nitrate – Dimethylphenol (NO3-N)$25
ASTM G 51pH (H+)$20
AASHTO T 289pH (H+)$20
Caltrans CTM 643pH (H+)$20
SM 2580 BRedox Potential (mV)$25
ASTM G 57Resistivity – As Received & Saturated (ohm-cm)$40
ASTM G 187Resistivity – As Received & Saturated (ohm-cm)$40
ASTM D516Sulfate (SO4)$20
AASHTO T 290Sulfate (SO4)$20
Caltrans CTM 417Sulfate (SO4)$20
SM 4500-S2Sulfide (S)$35
ASTM D 5334Thermal Resistivity Dry-Out Curve (Four points = $200+$100+$100+$100). $100 per additional point. For Undisturbed samples; 6"(IEEE) or 8"(ASTM) height total needed, 2" minimum diameter.$500
ASTM D 698, D2216, D 2937Soil remolding at optimum moisture and density$50
ASTM D-1126Calcium (Ca++)$20
ASTM D-1126Total Hardness in Water (Mg + Ca)$30
ASTM D5907Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)$20
SM 2320 BTotal Alkalinity $20
HACH 8033Lead (Pb)$30
Combination of methodsLangelier (LSI), Ryzner (RSI), & Puckorius (PSI) Scaling Index$80
HACH 8030Total Hardness in Water (Mg + Ca)$30
HACH 8030Calcium (Ca++)$20
IEEE 442-1981Thermal Resistivity Dry-Out Curve (Four points = $200+$100+$100+$100). $100 per additional point. For Undisturbed samples; 6"(IEEE) or 8"(ASTM) height total needed, 2" minimum diameter.$500

Estimated quotes for:

  • Soil sample collection, coating adhesion testing, isolation joint testing, or corrosion surveys, Southern California site visit cost depends on distance from site to Project X Corrosion office ($200/hr for field work team[negotiable]).  We will go anywhere in the world.
  • Soil Corrosivity and Corrosion Evaluation report with corrosion control recommendations and estimated corrosion rates of materials $1,200 per site or alignment. In order to provide the most thorough report, we recommend the $150 per soil sample test package consisting of pH, Minimum Resistivity, Sulfate, Chloride, Sulfide, Ammonia, Nitrate, REDOX.
  • Wenner 4 pin soil resistivity tests (2, 5, 10, 25, 50 ft spans) $300 per location to perform North-South and East-West line readings for sites without existing asphalt or underground utilities. (Includes data report with map)  If asphalt or existing utilities exist, additional $200 fee "for hole drilling per line" and $200 fee for Underground Services (USA) research. Other Spacing's, email for quote.
  • Soil thermal resistivity tests $200 for first point, $100 each additional point for dry out curve.  Require at least four(4) points for Dry-Out-Curve. $50 remolding charge if needed using client specified optimal Moisture Content and Maximum Dry density.  IEEE Method Minimum 6 inches tall, 2 inch diameter undisturbed sample rings.(includes data report)
  • In field soil thermal resistivity testing in trench also possible. ($200/reading)
  • Anode testing (Anode Wire continuity test) $450 fixed fee per 10 anodes, plus $200 per additional 10 anodes. All anode wires should be disconnected before we arrive. (Includes PE Stamped letter report) NOTE: For sites exceeding 50 miles from our office, price will vary.

All Prices are subject to change and revisited quarterly.