APT is proud to announce that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has designated APT as an approved examining agency. This means that APT is authorized to provide Competent Authority Approval services for explosives. With this designation, APT becomes only the sixth company in the United States authorized by DOT to evaluate, examine, and test explosive substances and articles to determine their hazard classification for shipment.
As part of this approval and in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, six APT employees were certified by DOT as authorized expert examiners and APT was approved to perform testing at various locations throughout the country. The testing can be performed at any of APT’s partner test sites, including Redstone Test Center (RTC) in Huntsville. APT anticipates that this new approval will bring a significant amount of new work to the Huntsville area. APT’s other partner test sites are the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (VA), Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (MD), Eglin Air Force Base (FL), and National Technical Systems Camden (AR).
W. Pete Yutmeyer, APT’s Chief Operations Officer, was quoted as saying, “This is an exciting day for APT. Our personnel are among the most knowledgeable and experienced in the country in the area of explosive safety and we are eager to put our expertise to work for DOT.”