Edmonton Journal

Explosion test lab receives $1M


An Edmonton lab that tests technology used in potentiall­y explosive situations is receiving $1 million from the federal government to expand its capabiliti­es.

The Canadian Standards Associatio­n’s Hazardous Location Testing Laboratory in Edmonton is using the money to purchase a clam shell explosion chamber, which will increase the maximum size of devices that can be tested; a co-ordinate measuring machine, that accurately determines the physical dimensions of a test object; and a gas flow automation system, that will help disperse explosive gases. The lab is used by companies to test and commercial­ize equipment such as valves, meters and pumps used in potentiall­y explosive environmen­ts in energy, farming and mining industries.

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