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|NDT.net Issue - 2015-08 - NEWS ||NDT.net Issue: 2015-08|
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
Kiefner and Associates relocates in response to growing businessApplus RTD 77, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kiefner and Associates, a leading engineering and technical services provider, has moved to a new location in Columbus, Ohio in order to better serve both the industry and its clients.
The new facility, offers 40,000 square feet of purpose built office, laboratory and training space and is the first time the company has had all three within one building.
Complete with a new laboratory, the testing facility spans over 20,000 square feet to accommodate an increased demand for material testing and failure analyses.
The lab is fully equipped to carry out pipeline failure investigations, instrumented burst tests, corrosion tests and standard mechanical properties tests.
Carolyn Kolovich, vice president, engineering at Kiefner and Associates commented: “The laboratory space connected to our office means our engineers are able to implement a smoother process and provide quicker turnaround for our clients.”
The new office is also equipped with a training facility with the capacity to host up to 40 students at one time.
The company – which services the pipeline industry and power sector - offers specialized training for pipeline operators at its own site, client premises and remote locations across the United States throughout the year. Courses include Code for Liquid Pipelines, Code for Gas Pipelines, Welding, Pipeline Reliability and Corrosion Measurement Assessment.
Carolyn continued: “Our objective is to ensure that our clients’ assets are safe for operation by delivering the highest level of engineering services. Our previous office was at capacity due to our continued growth so its fantastic to have a new location that will allow us to offer all of our services in one site. The training facility is also very exciting for us and we look forward to welcoming our clients to our new site.”
Kiefner and Associates is part of Applus RTD, the global leader in non-destructive techniques (NDT) and inspection, focused on providing total solutions to ensure asset integrity. Applus RTD employ over 4,500 people in 18 different countries.