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CSA Group expands European hazardous locations testing and certification services

FRANKFURT, Ger.–CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, has opened an office in Hannover (Germany) which will be focusing on hazardous locations (hazloc) testing and certification as well as on functional safety. The new team includes Herbert Peters and Gordon Neuroth, both of whom are well-established experts in hazardous locations testing and certification in the German market. They will work very closely with CSA Group’s global hazardous locations team to provide certification and associated services to German clients, said a release.

“CSA Group is very pleased to expand our certification service offerings in Europe with our new Hannover office and the addition of outstanding experts to the team,” said Ralf Schunk, CSA Group Regional Vice President Europe. “We have an incredible demand in Germany from the oil sector as well as from the chemical and petrochemical industry, and  we will now be able to provide  local services to our clients in Germany.”

The Hannover office is integrated with CSA Group’s hazardous locations laboratory in Hawarden, UK, which opened in May 2015. The new Hawarden laboratory utilises the latest equipment and techniques and is one of the most comprehensive international standards compliance testing facilities in the world. The laboratory supports compliance testing needs and offers Ingress Protection (IP) tests, temperature rise testing designed to simulate “real life” conditions, explosion and flameproof test cells, fuel dispenser testing and a “non-metal lab” specifically designed to reduce the risk of sparking. Additionally, CSA Group will continue to invest further in its German labs in Strasskirchen and Frankfurt to provide hazardous locations testing.