Bureau Veritas’ microscopy group, in Kennesaw, Georgia, provides materials characterization services for your bulk samples using high powered microscopes. We can provide you with the information needed to fix product defects during a manufacturing process, product contamination, product failure, or undesirable emissions and by-products that raise questions of potential exposure to workers and communities. Bureau Veritas has assisted our current clients in many ways, including:
• Identifying foreign minerals in raw materials, to certify product purity
• Photographing painted surfaces to determine the source of defects
• Analyzing corroded surfaces to find the source of corrosion
• Identifying flaky, particulate material clogging air-filtering units
• Differentiating regulated and unregulated fibers in air samples,
for OSHA compliance
• Precisely measuring new fiber products to assure compatibility
with manufacturer goals
• Analyzing recrystallization residues affecting worker exposure
Utilizing sophisticated methods, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and optical microscopy, we analyze a variety of sample types, including:
• Corroded Surfaces
Additionally, as the current contract laboratory for NIOSH, we have extensive experience in nanofiber and nanoparticle characterization.
Our team has extensive knowledge of microscopy, mineralogy, biology, engineering, and geology. Bureau Veritas has membership in the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Microscopy Society of America, and the International Metallographic Society. The Georgia facility is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in the industrial hygiene program for asbestos (PCM, PLM, and TEM). The laboratory is also accredited by NIST/NVLAP.