What's New At Clark Testing
Coal & Coke - Opening a Newly Expanded Laboratory
Clark Testing - Coal and Coke - is proud to announce the opening of its newly expanded laboratory just off of Rt. 77 in Princeton, WV. Since 2003, Clark has provided Coal and Coke testing with multiple locations throughout the state of West Virginia, Illinois and Indiana servicing clients locally and internationally.
The consolidation and expansion of their testing services comes at a time when the coal industry is experiencing a slight decline during this economic downturn; however, the team at Clark has continued to thrive. Mike Shrader is the General Manager that oversees the entire operation. "Our team is knowledgeable and strives to provide top quality service to each and every customer. Our clients often compliment us about the service they receive", says Shrader. "We contribute this to our many years in the business along with the attention to detail provided by all of our employees. Clark intends to hire additional personnel later this year as the demand for our services continues to increase."
Clark Testing helps Target 11 investigate octane levels in gasoline
Clark Testing recently aided WPXI's Target 11 determine if consumers are really getting the proper octane at the pump.
"The testing for water and sediments was done at Clark Testing in Jefferson Hills. We were looking for a line separating the water from the gasoline, but our samples looked good. The lab found no water or sediments."
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Clark Testing Prepared to Help Companies Meet New OSHA Requirement
As of June 2, 2011 OSHA issued a new directive in the Industrial Hygiene area, specifically regarding Worker Exposure. The National Emphasis Program for the Primary Metals Industry (NEP) has been established after an OSHA conducted study showed a lack of awareness on the dangers of exposure to chemical and physical hazards in this industry. Prolonged exposure to these harmful chemicals can result in rritation to the eyes, ears nose and throat, difficulty breathing, joint pain and possibility death. The NEP will be monitoring workers exposure to carbon monoxide, metal dust and fumes, noise and heat hazards. Their aim is to lower and eliminate the threat of exposure to employees working in the Primary Metals Industry.
Clark Testing has expanded their EMC/EMI Testing Services
Clark Testing is now a 'one-stop' test laboratory for companies looking to qualify their products for industrial applications such as power generation, telecom, medical, aerospace, as well as military requirements, particularly the navy. We are a unique laboratory located in the mid-Atlantic area of the USA that can offer EMC/EMI testing along with seismic, shock, vibration and environmental testing. We can also perform product qualification services to companies providing electronic components and systems to the commercial nuclear power industry under 10CFR-50 regulations. We are constantly adding new capabilities to the laboratory, targeting additional compliance standards to meet our customers’ need to introduce new products to market quickly and with confidence. Talk to one of our knowledgeable technicians today to see how Clark can meet your companies testing needs.
Read more about EMC / EMI Testing Services.
Clark Testing Analytical Chemistry Lab now has increased XRF capabilities
Read more about our Analytical Chemistry Lab.
Clark Testing just expanded our NACE lab
In January 2011, Clark installed a new XRF instrument.
The Bruker Wavelength-dispersive XRF will increase our current capacity and capabilities! Not only can the instrument hold 60 samples but they can be of various matrices and they can be analyzed by various methods.
We perform XRF analysis on two sample types, raw materials and petrochemical, which cover a very wide range of products. Raw Materials include refractory bricks, slag, mold flux, etc. Petrochemicals include used/new oils, grease, gasoline, petroleum coke, etc. New to our capabilities is the “Petro-Quant” software which broadens our scope with petroleum products. This software package is compliant to ASTM, (EN) ISO, and DIN.
Why do we do this? Raw materials are generally tested for either verification or comparison purposes. Petroleum products are generally tested to determine wear metals, additives, and contaminants. Please contact us
for further details on how we may assist you.
Throughout 2010, Clark Testing expanded the NACE lab
This has enabled us to increase our sample test capacity and allows us to select Hydrogen Sulfide specialty blends for individual samples.
Read more about our NACE Lab.