20 October 2015
20 October 2015
Exova has opened its first facility in the North East of the US with a new materials and corrosion testing laboratory in Pittsburgh.
According to Exova, the laboratory will provide testing and consultancy services in metallurgy, polymers and coatings as well as corrosion risk assessment and mitigation, primarily to the oil & gas and industrials sectors. The location of the laboratory close to the Marcellus shale field brings Exova’s services to an important region by providing particular expertise in supporting field inspection and corrosion mitigation.
Exova explains that the laboratory also extends its advisory services in areas including failure analysis and risk assessment. Combining with Exova’s existing global capabilities, the specialist team in Pittsburgh will work with customers to improve the performance and quality to their in-service assets.
The new facility, under the operational leadership of General Manager, John Ciliege, and technical leadership of Dr Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, will be part of Exova’s oil and gas division in the US and will also work closely with the company’s network of oil & gas, aerospace and industrials laboratories worldwide.
Gary Brimmage, President of Exova in the Americas comments, “This new investment underlines our commitment to being at the forefront of industrial materials and corrosion solutions. Offering both testing and advisory capabilities we are able to support our customers throughout the entire life-cycle of oil and gas and industrial assets, helping them to meet their technical and commercial needs.”
The Pittsburgh laboratory represents Exova’s 143rd facility in 32 countries worldwide.
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