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Chemistry Department Expands VOC Testing

The ATS Chemistry department recently invested in a Thermal Desorption Unit (TDU), which will allow for expanded Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) testing capabilities. ATS acquired the unit to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry for testing to methods such as VDA 278, Analysis of VOC and Fog Emissions. Although VDA 278 is most commonly used to test emissions in the automotive industry, it is a widely accepted standard for VOC testing among other industries. In the near future, ATS will have additional capabilities for VOC emission chamber test methods.



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ATS Expands Automotive Testing: Equipment & Scope of Accreditation

ATS has been an industry leader in automotive materials testing for many years. Our experienced staff has the technical knowledge to assist Tier 1 and Tier 2 OEM suppliers with bringing their products to market.

Over the past year we have increased our ability to serve our customers quickly by adding 4 new corrosion chambers and 4 new xenon chambers. These additional resources allow ATS to offer an industry-leading turnaround to meet tight deadlines.

During our most recent A2LA / ISO 17025 audit, ATS added over 25% of new procedures, getting ATS ever closer to a 'one-stop-shop' lab for automotive OEM's.

We have also begun the rigorous process to obtain the coveted Class A lab status from Daimler for corrosion and coatings procedures. We have also maintained our status as the preferred lab for VW Chattanooga. We pride ourselves on quick turnaround from receiving the initial quote request to a completed certified test report. Our innovative scheduling software allows us to update our customers throughout every step of the testing process. Please contact us and let us go to work for you.



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VOC Testing & Analysis

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are compounds that are emitted from certain solids or liquids either at room temperature or at elevated temperatures.

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With the recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art Thermal Desorption unit, Applied Technical Services, Inc. has expanded its ability to provide chemical analysis to our clients.

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