TÜV Rheinland Opens New Testing and Metallurgical Analysis Laboratory

TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences, Inc. (TÜV RSI), a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland North America Holding Inc., has upgraded and moved its Omaha testing and metallurgical analysis laboratory to a new facility in nearby La Vista, Nebraska. The laboratory will allow TÜV RSI to continue to offer its wide range of applied mechanical and materials engineering services, along with additional offerings, including advanced chemical analysis, among others.

“We feel our new lab will provide significant benefits to our customers,” said Gary Wolf, President of TÜV Rheinland Rail Sciences, Inc. “We have moved from crowded, shared space into a new dedicated facility with easier access to major transportation routes, enhanced work-flow paths and upgraded equipment. Our customers will immediately notice our faster turn-around times and the increased services we will provide.”

Testing services the laboratory provides include: failure analysis; metallography; non-destructive testing (NDT); SEM and optical microscopy; mechanical (tensile, fatigue, impact) testing; corrosion analysis; and chemical analysis. Advanced chemical analysis services will be offered shortly after the laboratory’s new glow discharge spectrometer is installed, expected within the next two to three months.

Additional services offered through this facility include finite element analysis (FEA), on-site testing and data acquisition, mechanical and materials design services, new product development assistance, supplier validation, quality control, accident reconstruction and expert witness testimony.

Users of the laboratory’s services typically include: original equipment manufacturers; aerospace, automotive and general industrial manufacturers; materials and component manufacturers; pressure vessel manufacturers; railways and railroad suppliers; and others.

Located at 7050 South 110th Street in La Vista, Nebraska, the new facility is approximately 12 miles southeast of the laboratory’s previous location in Omaha, and is within one mile of Interstate 80.