OCNI Congratulates Stern Laboratories on its 30th Anniversary

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) congratulates Stern Laboratories on its 30th Anniversary of Performing Safety-related Experimental Services for the Nuclear Industry in Canada and around the world.

May 5, Hamilton, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is pleased to congratulate Stern Laboratories of Hamilton Ontario on its 30th Anniversary of performing experiments and tests in the fields of nuclear reactor safety and reliability for customers around the world. Stern Laboratories performs thermal hydraulic experiments under contract to utilities, nuclear reactor and fuel vendors, government agencies and nuclear equipment suppliers. Stern Laboratories celebrated this milestone by inviting customers, partners, local political leaders, and retirees to visit its Hamilton facility on Saturday for tours, reminiscing and a BBQ.

I am very proud of the legacy of Stern Laboratories from its founding in 1988 by Frank Stern, who passed away in 2004 at the age of 80 while still active in the day to day work of Stern Laboratories, up to the present day where a team of 30 dedicated engineers, technologists and support staff conducts critical heat flux (CHF), heat transfer, vibration and reliability experiments for utilities and nuclear equipment suppliers around the world,” said Stern Laboratories President Gordon Hadaller.

Stern Laboratories is a great Canadian success story of a small high technology and innovative enterprise that has performed large scale testing of critical nuclear components and systems for utilities, nuclear suppliers and government agencies in 14 countries and continues to provide an important service to support Ontario’s nuclear program,’’ noted OCNI President and CEO Ron Oberth.

Stern Laboratories also manufactures specialized equipment, such as nuclear fuel simulators and fuel inspection equipment, for use in-house as well as for use in other laboratories and power stations. Stern fabricates complex experimental facilities and conducts qualification and performance tests of nuclear fuel and reactor components under reactor operating conditions. Westinghouse Canada established the Laboratory in 1962 which has operated as Stern Laboratories for 30 years.

Stern Laboratories President Gordon Hadaller accepting Certificates of Achievement from Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Paul Miller and OCNI President and CEO Ron Oberth during the May 5 Open House at Stern Laboratories

Stern Laboratories, founded in 1988, is an employee owned corporation that operates a 40,000 square foot large scale thermal hydraulic laboratory that performs critical heat flux, heat transfer, vibration, and reliability experiments for all type of water cooled reactors.
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is an association of more than 200 Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry that employ more than 15,000 highly skilled and specialized engineers, technologists, and trades people. OCNI companies design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services and support to CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets.

Ron Oberth, President and CEO, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
905 839 -0073 or 647 407 6081, ron.oberth@ocni.ca

Gordon Hadaller, President Stern Laboratories Inc.
905 548 -5303, ghadaller@sternlab.com



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