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CSA Group expands explosives atmosphere test facility in Edmonton


April 20, 2015
By Renée Francoeur
CSA Group

April 20, 2015 – CSA Group has opened its expanded hazardous locations laboratory in Edmonton, Alta. The new lab will specialize in testing and certification services for hazardous locations such as equipment used in oil, gas, mining, marine and fertilizer production.

This “includes electrical equipment,” said Allison Hawkins, manager of corporate affairs wtih CSA Group.

“CSA Group is a world leader in explosive atmosphere testing, and our services for hazardous location testing and certification are growing to meet the needs of our oil and gas clients in Alberta and throughout Canada,” said Nashir Jiwani, CSA Group Canada’s vice-president.

The addition to the explosive atmosphere testing lab allows the testing of large and heavy samples year-round and includes new thermal condition chambers, offering multiple synchronized testing. CSA Group said the expansion doubles the testing capacity of the lab to provide “localized service for the increasing needs for explosive atmosphere testing and certification” in Alberta and North America.

CSA Group provides hazardous locations testing and certifications for North America, the European Union, ATEX and IECEx certification. It also has hazardous locations testing facilities in the United Kingdom, United States, India and China.