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ChinaCSA Group has announced the opening of a higher power test laboratory and a HVAC psychrometric test chamber in Guangzhou, China. The two new laboratories will expand CSA Group's services for Chinese customers looking to reach global markets.

The psychrometric test chamber is designed for testing product safety, reliability and performance characteristics of various HVAC products, including split-system, packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps, portable air conditioners, dehumidifier and other products. The facility provides testing and certification for manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment that require global certification or energy efficiency verification to reach global markets. The high power test laboratory offers a wide range of services, including testing and certification for wiring devices, industrial control products, and a specific area dedicated to testing and certification of welding machines, which is a growing market in China.

“The Asian market is expanding rapidly and providing more and more products to worldwide markets, and CSA Group is growing to meet the demands of our clients,” says Magali Depras, Chief Operating Officer, CSA Group. “In the next few years we will be focussing on medical and laboratory equipment, hazardous locations, industrial products, lighting, appliances and sustainable energy, with testing and certification services to meet the increased demands of our clients in these fields.”

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Guangzhou is one of China's most important manufacturing regions. Area manufacturers are internationally recognized for a number of products including sanitary equipment, electrical and electronic products, and home appliances.

In addition to Guangzhou laboratory, CSA Group has expanded its presence in Asia with new labs in Taiwan, India and South Korea. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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