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Upgraded Hazloc Lab Expands DNV GL & QPS Collaboration For Explosive Atmosphere Equipment Testing

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With the QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. opening of a recently upgraded state-of-the-art HazLoc testing laboratory, DNV GL – Business Assurance and QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. are expanding their collaborative testing and certification services for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

The two companies began working together in 2015, providing a full suite of hazardous location equipment certification services to North American and globally based organizations.

"Our goal is to make complex testing and certification efforts a little simpler for our customer by providing effective one-stop shopping," says Mike Norman, director of product assurance services DNV GL – Business Assurance.  "This new QPS lab adds significant new capabilities and provides a more complete solution to our customers."

The new test lab, located at the QPS facilities in Toronto, features:

  • A new larger test chamber capable of performing the required tests for all major standards, including IECEx, FM, CSA, UL, EN and others.
  • Provisions to test with up to 15-ft of conduit
  • Provisions for recording explosion tests
  • New and automated gas mixing/analyzing systems
  • Dedicated sample preparation facilities
  • New spark ignition tester
  • Thermal ignition chamber
  • New automated gas mixing/analyzing systems
  • Dedicated sample preparation facilities
  • New dedicated electrical and temperature testing stations

This strategic alliance provides the customers of both QPS and DNV GL a more streamlined process for their hazardous location testing and certification needs, by being able to use the high level of technical expertise present in both organizations. QPS and DNV GL are also very active in the international IECEx certification scheme and in the development of hazardous location equipment standards in North America and through the IEC.

About DNV GL – Business Assurance

DNV GL is a world-leading certification body that helps businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services.

For more information, visit http://www.dnvgl.com/assurance.

About QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.

QPS is a nationally and internationally accredited independent third-party testing, certification and inspection body headquartered in Toronto, Canada. QPS offers testing and certification services to US and Canadian standards and codes, IECEx Certification, as well as a variety of specialized services to European and International safety standards.

For more information, visit http://www.qps.ca

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Faith Beaty

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