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CSA Group Opens Transportation Fuels Laboratory in British Columbia

CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, opened a new laboratory for the testing and certification of high pressure fuel systems and related components used on natural gas and other gaseous-fueled vehicles.

The Canadian government has committed to bringing emission standards in line with the standards in the United States. In order to meet this goal, the government is evaluating a number of alternative fuel source vehicles and will be introducing increasingly stringent greenhouse gas emission standards.

“CSA Group is proud to encourage the adoption of new technologies that promote sustainable living, and our new laboratory in Langley will help introduce new infrastructure and sustainable products to people across North America and globally,” said Magali Depras, Chief Operating Officer, CSA Group.

The new laboratory and office is more than 19,000 sq. ft. and provides contract testing services to all national and international standards and regulations worldwide related to high pressure fuel and fueling systems. It specializes in the testing and certification of fuel storage systems and fueling station components for vehicles powered by CNG, LNG, hydrogen and propane.

The test facility is also equipped to perform customized tests to validate the safety and lifetime endurance of low emission and zero emission alternative fuel vehicles including crush, penetration, fire and fuel ignition testing. The laboratory also provides technical information services advising on alternative vehicle safety codes, standards and regulatory compliance and offers failure investigation services related to safety incidents.

For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.