MSI serves companies nationally and internationally as a trusted, independent single source for metals testing, engineering consulting and failure analysis to the Pulp and Paper Industry.


As leaders in material testing and industrial forensics, our experience allows us to provide our clients reliable results to improve productivity and reduce outage downtime.  Our metallurgists have a tremendous depth of knowledge and broad-range experience in the pulp and
paper industry, from debarking to finished paper processes.

Our chemistry department provides alloy identification for components used throughout the pulp and paper production process. Recent results found improper material was used in a boiler system, causing graphitization within the material and premature failure. Metallurgical analysis of material is another core strength of MSI Lab. Our images our constantly referred to as textbook quality, enhancing identification of material structures and anomalies.

Recent results

Identified flue gas corrosion on the outer diameter superheater tube. This provided the necessary data to make an informed decision on repair or replacement of these tubes.


  • Chemical Analysis
  • Alloy Identification
  • Comprehensive Polymer Testing
  • Contamination Analysis
  • Corrosion Product Identification
  • Metals Analysis
  • On-Site Positive Material Identification
  • Polymer Characterization

Mechanical Testing

  • Charpy Impact
  • Fastener Testing
  • Helium Leak Testing
  • Load Testing
  • Pressure Testing
  • Tensile Testing
  • Weld Procedure Qualifications
  • Welder Qualifications (ASME Sec. IX)

Metallurgical Analysis

  • Boiler Tube Deposit Weight Density
  • Case Depth Corrosion Deposit Analysis (EDS & XRD)
  • Failure Analysis
  • Macro/Micro Hardness
  • Microstructure
  • Plating Analysis


MSI is dedicated to providing the highest level of response quality and customer care in the industry to our customers.

  • Unmatched standards for clear concise results
  • Offering the best value for money
  • Assurance of exceptional quality
  • Our expert metallurgists meet tight deadlines with unmatched quality.

Find out how MSI Labs’ extensive knowledge and experience in the industry can be your trusted and dependable partner.