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CSA Group Opens New Hazardous Locations Testing Laboratory in Greater Dallas Area
State-of-the-Art Facility Expands Capabilities to Offer Comprehensive Hazardous Locations Services Locally
CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, opened its new hazardous locations laboratory in Plano, Texas, continuing CSA Group’s global leadership in hazardous locations testing and certification.
“We are proud to continue our global expansion in hazardous locations testing and certification with the opening of this new lab in Texas,” said Ash Sahi, President and CEO, CSA Group. “CSA Group is a world leader in explosive atmosphere testing, and we are expanding our services to meet the growing needs of the oil and gas industry in Texas and across the United States.”
At the new 20,000 sq ft facility, highly experienced experts will offer testing and certification services to the requirements of a number of national and international standards mainly for hazardous locations products. This involves testing of equipment that is used in a location where there is potential for explosion due to airborne particles or fumes, and it is vital to help limit the potential for a serious accident.
The modern facility will be equipped with an accredited, full service explosion-proof chamber and flame-proof laboratory featuring specialized high-speed video equipment to capture slow motion analysis of flame propagation test failures and ambient temperature operating ranges from -80˚C to +180˚C.
The new laboratory in Plano, Texas is accredited by International Accreditation Services, Inc., Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Standards Council of Canada.
“Businesses in the oil and gas sector, and other industries in Texas and across the U.S., are demanding increasingly sophisticated testing and certification services for hazardous locations equipment,” said Rich Weiser, CSA Group Regional Vice President, U.S. and Mexico. “With this new laboratory, we are delivering what they need, right here in Plano, Texas. CSA Group has the largest group of qualified and dedicated experts in this field, and we are delighted to provide local, comprehensive service to our clients.”
CSA Group provides hazardous locations testing and certifications for North America, ATEX and IECEx certification. CSA Group has a skilled team of professionals in Plano with expertise in explosive atmosphere testing and is a recognized leader in hazardous locations services worldwide. The lab in Plano will expand existing services in North America adding to the testing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, Toronto, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta. CSA Group also has hazardous locations testing facilities in the United Kingdom and hazardous locations experts in Germany, India and China.
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.
Manager, Corporate Affairs
October 16, 2014
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