CSA Group, which provides testing and certification services and standards development for the transportation industry, has opened a new laboratory in Langley, British Columbia. The lab will be dedicated to the testing and certification of high-pressure fuel systems and related components used on board low- and zero-emission vehicles.
‘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,’ says Magali Depras, chief operating officer of CSA Group.
According to the organization, the new laboratory and office is 1,800 square meters and will provide contract testing services to all national and international standards and regulations related to high-pressure fuel and fueling systems. It will specialize in alternative fuels, including compressed hydrogen, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas.
CSA Group says the test facility is also equipped to perform customized tests to validate the safety and lifetime endurance of alternative fuel vehicles, including crush, penetration, fire and fuel ignition testing. The laboratory will also provide technical information services advising on alternative vehicle safety codes, standards and regulatory compliance and offer failure investigation services related to safety incidents.