The 2017 IDT Expo – Christmas Edition!

Our friends at G2MT LLC are honored to be included among the presenters at this year’s 2017 IDT Expo being hosted by ADV Integrity. IDT Expo is a meeting that brings together all of the key members of the energy community, from producers to entrepreneurs, to showcase the best new technologies available.  The meeting is 2.5 hours, including demonstrations, presentations, lunch, and a panel session, and will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017. It’s free and should be a very interesting meeting. We hope to see you there!
G2MT LLC Marketing Booth


Hilton Garden Inn NW America Plaza
14919 NW Freeway
Houston, TX  77040

Agenda for IDT EXPO Christmas:

11:00AM – 11:30AM Registration and Technology Demos
11:30AM – 12:15PM Lunch
12:00PM – 12:30PM Dr. Chris Alexander, PE – Introductions &  IDT EXPO Overview
12:30 – 12:45PM Dr. Angelique Lasseigne, CTO / Dr. Joshua Jackson, CEO – G2MT
12:45PM – 1:00PM Mr. Ryan LaVergne – Western Specialties, LLC
Mr. Alan Turner – Lloyd’s Register
1:00PM – 1:15PM Ms. Kelly Violette, Executive Director &
Ms. Tiffani Wooten, Assistant Director
Tomball Economic Development Corporation
1:15PM- 1:30PM Panel Session Q&A / Wrap-Up


Ted Anderson - Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics for Pipeline Engineers – Ted Anderson Presentation in Woodlands, TX May 16-17, 2017

Coming in May 2017, one of the leading industry experts in fracture mechanics (and our newest metallurgical partner!), Dr. Ted L. Anderson, will be presenting a course on Fracture Mechanics for Pipeline Engineers in the Woodlands, TX.

  • The event will be held at the offices of Dynamic Risk USA, which is located at 10001 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas. This location is 20 miles north of Houston Intercontinental Airport.
  • Class will begin at 8 am and will end at approximately 4 pm on each day. Lunch will be provided on both days.

For more info, see the course PDF: Fracture Mechanics for Pipeline Engineers – Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson - Fracture Mechanics

Ted Anderson – Fracture Mechanics Edition 4

For more info, see Ted’s website at

Salt Fog Testing - Texas Style - by G2MT Labs

Salt Fog Testing of Large Components and Systems

“The Salt Fog Sauna”

Sometimes a typical salt fog tester just isn’t big enough; so we just keep making them bigger!  G2MT Labs now offers one of Houston’s largest salt fog testing units in our new 6′ x 8′ system. Engineered from the ground up by our team, this system sports a total working space of over 2,400 cubic feet; that’s big enough for a twelve-person dry sauna!

With multiple collection units, an automated heating system, and optional UV exposure capabilities, we can handle a wide range of tests including ASTM B117 and many other related standards.

“The Junior Box”

Our intermediate-size box has a working interior capacity of 24″ x 40″, sufficient for many typical jobs of 1 to 100 parts. Designed for easy access and analysis, it can be run constantly without opening the lid or can be checked daily (or more) to evaluate the onset of corrosion.

Salt Fog Testing - Texas Style - by G2MT LabsWhether you have lots of parts, large components or entire systems that need testing, we can help. And of course, our team has the knowledge and experience to help you understand what the results mean and how to apply them. Contact us today for a quote or to learn more!

How to Handle Failure: Learn from the Experts at ASM Seminar

G2MT is pleased to be among the many great presenters at this years ASM Houston Failure Analysis seminar. The meeting was held February 2, 2016, at the Kingwood Country Club, where we specifically discussed two topics that we have seen lead to many failures: (1) microstructure in specifications and (2) the importance of the oxide for corrosion protection.2016 ASM Failure Analysis Seminar


Microstructure in Specifications: When steel is purchased for industrial uses, the requirements of the steel (e.g. ingredients, strength, corrosion resistance) are typically specified by ASTM or other similar groups. Many companies have additional requirements beyond the manufacturer’s specification based on their own needs and previous experiences. Recently, we see more and more companies including microstructure analysis as part of their specification. This makes great sense as the variety and quality of steel and other metals changes dramatically depending on how they are made. The chemistry and tensile properties may be acceptable but the ultimate performance is still sub-par in some cases. Microstructure analysis is the of the best ways to ensure your metal is really what you think it is.

The Importance of the Oxide: Oxides are the thin layer of metal mixed with oxygen that are the key to corrosion resistance and performance of titanium, aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys. So long as the oxide is in place, these metals will corrode very slowly; but take the oxide away and run-away corrosion can occur. Unfortunately, many times materials are tested and used in a way that only evaluates the passive state (when the oxide is in tact) but neglects to evaluate what happens when the oxide is broken (the active state). In the real world, there are many different processes that can break the oxide and this leads to the case where materials corrode and/or fail very prematurely.