Who We Are
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, with operations in the United States and representatives throughout Europe and Asia, including the United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Ukraine, South Korea, and Taiwan, Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) is a recognized market leader in providing the worldwide nuclear power industry with equipment, training, and services to verify the performance of process instrumentation systems in nuclear power plants.
Established in 1977 as a spin-off company from research performed at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, AMS has been a leading supplier of equipment, training, and services for in-situ response time testing and on-line calibration of temperature and pressure instrumentation in essentially all nuclear power plants in the U.S. and many more across the world for nearly 40 years.
AMS currently works in essentially all nuclear power plants in the United States and many across the world. In addition, AMS performs high-level technology research and development projects for a number of national and international organizations and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, U.S. Navy, Electric Power Research Institute, International Society of Automation, International Atomic Energy Agency, and the International Electrotechnical Commission.
The AMS campus spans over 100,000 square feet of office, laboratory, and expansion space staffed by highly qualified specialists and consultants with degrees in electrical, mechanical, nuclear, chemical, computer, and materials engineering. The AMS campus includes a state-of-the-art EMC laboratory which features a gigahertz transverse electromagnetic (GTEM) Cell and 2 EMC testing chambers. The largest of these chambers contain nearly 10,000 cubic feet for oversized and heavier equipment. AMS has also developed a comprehensive Materials Testing Laboratory which focuses primarily on evaluating age related degradation of insulation materials in electrical cables. AMS also features a fully equipped temperature sensor calibration and response time testing facility.
The AMS Campus at night.
The new 3-meter EMC testing
chamber completed in 2018.
An AMS engineer gives a demonstration in the AMS Materials Laboratory
Knoxville is a booming center for new businesses and economic growth, as well as a thriving epicenter for scientific research and development. The region’s employer base is diverse and robust, with large government employers such as ORNL, TVA, and UT, as well as many innovative science and technology companies. One of the country’s five national laboratories—Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)—sits in Knoxville’s backyard.
Knoxville is also headquarters to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), one of the largest government-owned utilities, providing affordable electricity to more than 9 million people across 7 southern states.
Knoxville is home to the main campus of the state’s flagship university, the University of Tennessee (UT), which has nationally acclaimed schools of engineering, business, and law, and is home to national winning sports teams, including 8-time national women basketball champions the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, under 7-time NCAA Coach of the Year Pat Summitt.
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The Knoxville skyline