Dr Liane Smith and the globally renowned expert staff of Larkton Ltd have decades of expertise in design and operations with

  • Wells, downhole and wellhead equipment
  • Front-end production systems (onshore and offshore)
  • Pipelines
  • Gas plants & LNG systems
  • Refineries and downstream processing
  • Bio-energy and geothermal
  • Power plant
  • Desalination plant
  • Utilities.

The services we offer include:

  • Materials selection
  • Corrosion modelling
  • Corrosion Risk Assessment
  • Asset integrity management
  • Corrosion management and control
  • Operational service problems investigation, root cause analysis and failure investigations
  • Life extension and remnant life assessment
  • Fitness for service assessments
  • Materials and Corrosion audit
  • Materials engineering consultancy
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Training.

Our material selection methodologies have been acknowledged as industry leading and our expertise has underpinned the development of corrosion analysis software used around the globe.

We are particularly respected for our capabilities in corrosion risk assessment; knowledge of high-alloy, high-strength and exotic materials; selection of metals and non-metals for sour service and other extreme conditions; and expertise on stress corrosion and cracking.


Expert witness

For over 15 years in previous companies, Larkton directors provided expert witness support in cases relating to engineering component failures in the energy, civil engineering, transport and construction sectors. These cases included

  • Corrosion of seals on single buoy moorings
  • Cracking of motorway viaduct bearings
  • Weld damage on motorway sign brackets
  • Cracking of socket welds in hydrogen sulphide service
  • Arc blow during clad pipe welding
  • Bronze bolt failure from architectural roof cladding.