• Working with SaMI’s research team has given Ciner Glass the confidence to further look to reformulate our glass product. Their expertise in product and process development from working with steel metals and other materials makes them the perfect partner to help us achieve our decarbonisation goals.

    Mark Cichuta, Ciner Glass
  • With hydrogen key for net-zero aviation, understanding hydrogen-metal interaction is crucial. This is Mike’s expertise. He precisely defined the necessary forces, currents, and electrical application. His knowledge of material testing and test rig design impressed us. Communication was seamless – regular meetings with prompt updates kept us informed. Understanding our time constraints, Mike consistently delivered the information needed. He is responsive and prompt, clarifying our questions, giving us the latest, and providing rigorous updates. Mike understands the time constraint and pressure to deliver this kind of work and was ahead of the game.

    Dr. Juan Carlos Fallas-Chinchilla CEng FImechE, Rolls-Royce
  • Creo started manufacturing large steel hydrogen storage tanks and approached SaMI to test its designs for an internal coating system to prevent embrittlement of the steel in the tanks, in order to make them safer with longer lifespans. A strategy was formed, regular meetings were held and a final report was compiled. During this time, SaMI collaborated with us in the submission of Innovative UK grants and despite lengthy applications, tight deadlines were adhered to on each occasion. We would have no hesitation is using, working with or collaborating with the SaMI team again on steel or hydrogen projects.

    Neil Jenkins BSc MRICS, Director, Creo Group
  • Mike Dowd has considerable expertise and experience and, uniquely, supplies a full results analysis with valuable insight. Between British Steel and Tata Steel we have worked closely with Mike to develop an updated test program to better replicate the reduction conditions in a modern blast furnace practice with both high coal and high gas injection rates. The standard of the work and analysis carried out by SaMI has been of the highest quality.

    Peter Warren, Development Metallurgist, British Steel
  • Mike Dowd’s thorough understanding of the field of high intensity corrosion resistance has enabled the adoption of a range of testing criteria. Only working closely with SaMI would this testing be possible. This has afforded us the benefit of understanding the product’s performance to a more detailed level. We are extremely thankful SaMI’s approach allows an SME like us to have the option to research this data.

    Dr. Chris Weirman, Technology Director, Wall Colmonoy Ltd