Jana and CSA International announce testing agreement for plastic pipe,
fittings and assemblies

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Jana Laboratories Inc., a leading piping systems technology firm, and CSA International, a leading testing and certification organization, today officially announce an agreement allowing Jana to act as an authorized testing facility for CSA International. The agreement recognizes Jana's ability to generate data that can support certification while also authorizing Jana to manage a client's application for the certification of plastic pipe, fittings and assemblies for pressure applications.

"CSA International is a leading source for plumbing certification in North America and this new collaboration provides Jana the opportunity to assist its clients in obtaining the necessary certifications to promote product acceptance," says Wayne Bryce, President of Jana. "With the assurance and value the CSA International certification mark provides, we are now able to better leverage our technical strengths and project management skills to help provide a faster path to market acceptance throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe."

The agreement enables Jana to test products to the applicable standards and provide a test report to CSA International. The verification and validation testing conducted by Jana in the product development phase may then also be used to support certification. With the single test report, additional testing for certification following completion of the development process may no longer be necessary for Jana clients.

"Access to Jana's sophisticated testing facilities immediately provides CSA International with new capabilities for testing of plastic pipe, fittings and assemblies and up to 30 times more testing capacity to offer our plumbing clients," says Randall W. Luecke, President, CSA International. "By accepting Jana verification and testing reports for certification, CSA International can eliminate redundancies, helping to streamline the process and timelines for manufacturers of plastic pipe, fittings and assemblies."

To ensure conformity, CSA International will combine manufacturing inspections and product specification reviews with Jana's data as part of the certification process. In addition, Jana has the capability to provide assistance to manufacturers during the certification process, managing the project on their behalf.

About Jana

Jana is the largest piping systems knowledge solutions firm in the world. Jana's primary engineering office, headquartered just outside of Toronto, is supported by Jana's ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. Jana wields the most sophisticated engineering capability in the world, the largest oxidation resistance test and analysis capacity in the world, and the largest hydrostatic test capacity in North America. With a values-based approach to making its clients win and the capability to deliver, Jana works in partnership with its clients to identify and eliminate technical barriers to success.

For more information on Jana's services, contact Aleesha Valentine at valentine@janalab.com or by telephone at 1-905-726-8550.

About CSA International

CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA International certification marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes CSA, a leading solutions based standards organization, providing standards development, application products, training and advisory services; and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services for retailers and manufacturers.

For more information on our services and product listings, contact CSA International at cert.sales@csa-international.org or by telephone at 1-866-463-1785.


For further information: For further information: Anthony Toderian, Manager, Media Relations, CSA Group, (416) 747-2620, anthony.toderian@csagroup.org; Aleesha Valentine, Market Manager, Jana Laboratories Inc., (905) 726-8550, valentine@janalab.com

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