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Laboratory Services

BWX Technologies, Inc.'s (BWXT) capabilities include an experienced staff composed of engineers, chemists, program managers, health physicists and technicians, as well as complete and established quality assurance programs that meet all industry requirements.

Our laboratories, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, are structured to successfully complete critical projects such as failure investigations and sample analysis on a rapid turnaround basis.

Laboratory support includes:

  • Failure analysis laboratory
  • Hot cell facility
  • Hot machine shop
  • Nondestructive evaluation and inspection systems
  • Radioisotope and analytical chemistry laboratory
  • Scanning electron microscopy laboratory
  • Strategic materials laboratory


In 1956, BWXT designed and built the first privately financed and licensed nuclear experiment laboratory in the world at the Lynchburg Technology Center. Since the 1960s, BWXT has designed and manufactured heavy nuclear components for the commercial nuclear power industry. While other nuclear businesses lost their manufacturing proficiency when the commercial nuclear industry went into decline, BWXT continued to develop its nuclear expertise by providing products and services to government customers.

Today, BWXT continues to manufacture heavy components and provide innovative nuclear services to its customers around the world.