Kinetica, Inc. is a testing and consulting laboratory operated in Franklin, OH. The mission of Kinetica is to assist the chemical process and allied industries in the development and maintenance of inherently safe and efficient manufacturing processes. Kinetica was founded in 1994 by Dr. James M. Pickard under the U.S. Department of Energy Defense Conversion Program.

Facilities and Equipment

The laboratory is equipped to support process development, process safety analysis, and material testing/characterization. The laboratory is licensed to work with explosives and energetic materials. Current instrumentation consists of accelerating rate calorimetry (AdC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), quantitative reaction calorimetry (QRC), solution calorimetry, and bomb calorimetry (BC).