AMS is making significant progress on the construction of a third building, representing a major expansion to its main technology campus headquarters. Construction is slated for completion by late spring 2018. This $5 million testing and research and development (R&D) facility will add 15,000 square feet of new office and laboratory space to AMS’ existing headquarters, including housing a $1 million electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) chamber.
“We are extremely excited about these new changes,” said AMS president and CEO Dr. Hash Hashemian. “This expansion of our nuclear EMC and cable testing services allows us to meet the I&C system testing needs of the existing fleet of U.S. nuclear power plants, as well as many in Europe and Asia. In doing so, it further establishes AMS as a global market leader in testing the control systems of nuclear power plants across the world.”
Since January 2017, AMS has hired 15 new engineers and support personnel to add to its fast-growing workforce. The company’s first major expansion was completed in 2012 with the construction of a 12,000-square foot office and laboratory structure that currently houses a state-of-the-art EMC laboratory, as well as the company’s cable testing and software development departments. This new expansion will result in the employment of 30 new engineers and support staff over the next two years, allowing AMS to provide considerably more EMC, cable testing, software development, and technical services to its worldwide client base.
AMS has an exclusive array of equipment and technologies to meet the EMC qualification needs of the nuclear industry and to support digital I&C and wireless technology implementation. AMS’ state-of-the-art EMC laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee is an A2LA Accredited Electrical Testing facility (A2LA Cert. No. 3483.01) that is staffed by iNARTE–certified EMC Engineers and Specialists. The AMS A2LA QA management system is audited once every two years by A2LA to maintain accreditation of our EMC laboratory. Several audits of both of our QA programs are also performed each year by customers who use our EMC expertise including audits by members of the Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC). To learn more about our EMC Services, click here.