Reliable performance of materials is very important for any industrial process, and especially for the manufacture of high-quality products in the chemical and pulp & paper industries. Material selection is generally based on the required material properties, low initial capital investment, and minimum maintenance. Changes in the process parameters to improve products can often lead to higher corrosion susceptibilities of the plant materials. Moreover, with increase in capital cost, there is pressure to extend the life of existing plant equipment beyond its original design life. Corrosion and materials engineers are also playing a key role in selecting, maintaining, and modifying materials for changing needs for every industry. Corrosion science and engineering research includes understanding the basic mechanisms involved in material degradation in given environments and using that knowledge to develop a mitigation strategy against environment-induced failures. The corrosion laboratories at RBI offer materials testing and fatigue testing of duplex steels.