CALGARY, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, announced today it will be expanding its presence in Alberta by opening a branch office in Calgary. The new office is ideally located to serve industries that require testing, inspection and certification services within southern Alberta.
The new office will provide local services for industries defined as operating in hazardous locations. There will be experts on hand to provide services in standards development, hazardous and ordinary location testing and field certification, special inspections for electrical equipment, factory audits, pipeline component attestation and third party inspections.
"Calgary has long been considered Canada's energy capital, and we are very excited to offer local services to our clients in the oil and gas industry," said Nashir Jiwani, CSA Group Regional Vice President, Canada. "We are a world leader in hazardous locations testing and certification and have over 50 years of experience developing standards for the oil and gas sector. With this new office in Calgary and our recent expansion in Edmonton, we will continue to provide superior service to our clients in Canada and around the world."
CSA Group will expand its staff by seven, hiring new employees to meet the growing needs for hazardous locations services. Major oil, gas, and energy companies located in and near Calgary will have access to local CSA Group technical experts, helping to speed up delivery of services.
CSA Group offers hazardous locations testing and certifications for North America, European Union, ATEX and IECEx certification and recently expanded its Edmonton lab to offer more comprehensive hazardous locations testing and certification services. CSA Group has a skilled team of professionals in Calgary and Edmonton with expertise in explosive atmosphere testing and is a recognized leader in hazardous locations services worldwide. CSA Group also has hazardous locations testing facilities in United Kingdom, United States, India and China and experienced hazardous locations experts in Canada, US, UK, Germany, India, Taiwan and China.
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.
SOURCE Canadian Standards Association
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