certified reference standard Articles

  • Designed to vs. Certified

    Most bolted steel tank companies use the term “designed to” when referring to industry and quality standards. At Superior Tank Co., Inc. we can positively confirm all of our tanks meet or exceed the expected design and quality objectives. Superior Tank has undergone the very rigorous API SPEC Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 certification process which reviews the various elements of bolted steel ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Brüel & Kjær’s vibration check systems validated and certified by Turbomeca

    Since 2002, Brüel & Kjær has been working very closely with Turbomeca to develop dedicated Vibration Check systems for helicopter engines, measured on the aircraft on the ground during engine run-up. This has resulted in a range of standard systems that can be used for measurements on virtually all Turbomeca engines used on helicopters. Turbomeca has issued Service Letters to ...

  • Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

    RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other resources. The recent introduction of the new Apple ...


    By ASTM International

  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany News on Water 2018, Volume 1

    This volume of News on Water highlights: New ISO Standard 17943 for Determination of VOCs in Water by HS-SPME and GC-MS Extraction of Organic Compounds from Water, Using ENVITM-18 DSK Solid Phase Extraction Disks Watercol columns Certified Reference Materials ready-to-use for water and waste water analysis ...

  • News on Air 2013: Special Edition for Petrochemical Industry

    This volume features Air Monitoring products that are used the petrochemical industry to ensure worker and community safety.  Supelco's air monitoring products are useful for sampling of indoor (workplace) air and ambient air for a wide variety of analytes, such as aldehydes, volatile organic chemicals (VOC), benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene (BTEX) and other polyaromatic compounds ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Determination of Cadmium in the Tap Water by Flameless Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

    The standard for the allowable concentration of cadmium in tap water has been revised downward from 0.01 mg/L or less to 0.003 mg/L or less according to Japan's "Ministerial Ordinance for Partial Revision of the Ordinance Concerning the Water Quality Standard" (The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Ordinance No.18) (February 17, 2010). The revised standard has been in effect since April 1, ...

  • Compliance Advisor: New bill targets chemicals

    As an influx of Democrats is expected in the new Congress, it surprises no one that Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) recently introduced a bill that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by adding a new Title V to reduce the exposure of children, workers, and consumers to “toxic chemical substances.” U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) introduced the same legislation, H.R. 6100, in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Oil and grease in waste water

    Determination of oil and grease in waste water according to Standard Methods AWWA 5520 This Application Note describes the extraction and determination of oil and grease from waste water samples following Standard Methods 5520 part D (Soxhlet Extraction Method). “Oil and grease” is defined as any material recovered as a substance soluble in the solvent. Therefore, compounds ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • How has MCERTS impacted CEMS?

    Industrial process operators that produce gas emissions to atmosphere are regulated by the Environment Agency. Monitoring of these emissions ensures that the environment is being properly protected and helps them manage their own impact on the environment. Under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, these sites are required to continually measure emission parameters from their chimney-stacks ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Using FIMS to determine mercury content in sewage sludge, sediment and soil samples

    Tim Flow Injection Mercury System (FIMS) is a dedicated system that integrates flow injection mercury cold vapor generation with a very sensitive detector. The exceptional system stability and the long path measurement cell provide instrumental detection limits as low as 5 ng/L using a sample volume of 5(H) jxL. The improved sensitivity of the FIMS permits sample dilution, therefore reducing the ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • An interlaboratory comparison study for the determination of dialkyl phthalate esters in environmental and biological samples

    A series of interlaboratory comparison exercises were conducted to assess the accuracy of dialkyl phthalate ester (DPE) concentration measurements in environmental and biological samples. Five laboratories participated in analyses to determine DPE concentrations in standard test solutions; marine sediments; three certified reference materials (CRMs), including CARP‐2 (fish muscle) and BCR‐07 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • CIRAS-2 User Recalibration of CO2 and H2O

    The CIRAS-2 CO2/H2O analyzer is an inherently stable instrument and does NOT require frequent calibration. The AutoZero function corrects for nearly all changes that result in calibration drifts. The most common causes of drifts in CIRAS-2 readings are i) incorrect Zeros due to exhausted chemicals or ii) leaks on the desiccant columns from rolled or damaged o-rings and iii) incorrect Diff Bal, ...


    By PP Systems

  • LIT UV-system at Lofoten archipelago.

    LIT UV-system at Lofoten archipelago. The company UNIK in Norway has been successfully selling LIT UV-systems for almost four years. The company is based in Os, which is close to the town of Bergen. Earlier this year UNIK has sold and installed two LIT UV-systems in the Nusfjord water treatment plant. A technically good offer, respected references and good technical skills have finally leaded ...

  • Legal Lookout: EPA Proposes Lead-Based Paint Removal Requirements

    Untitled Document On Jan 10, 2006, EPA proposed extensive requirements to minimize the introduction of lead hazards resulting from the disturbance of lead-based paint during ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AMETEK Land India`s calibration laboratory secures best in class for NABL accreditation

    The AMETEK Land calibration laboratory in India† has been assessed and accredited against the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard in the field of calibration, as approved by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). The laboratory secured the best calibration measurement capability of any laboratory in India for the 0 to 550 °C range. The ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Key Safety and Quality Practices for Industrial Fabrication

    Industrial fabrication requires an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Industrial fabrication companies should thus utilize certain best practices to ensure that these standards are met every time with every unit that is shipped. Some keep areas of focus for maximizing safety and quality include certifications and standards, weld quality and selection, quality assurance and testing, and ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Analyzing sulfur in soil and sediment with handheld XRF

    Background Sulfur creates more than nasty odors. Exposure to low levels (0-10ppm) of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) causes irritation of eyes, nose, and throat; higher levels can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, coughing, and breathing difficulty. H2S and numerous other odor-causing compounds are generated as a result of organic material decomposition. In the case of the Muddy River in ...

  • An interview with the Managing Director of EnviroWrap Group

    Interviewee : Julie Nenquin of AIB-Vincotte Ecosaver Tony Allsop, Managing Director of EnviroWrap Limited and every inch the English businessman, is in an unequalled position to know how to conduct his business: with the right papers in his pocket. In his case, that means the right quality, safety and environmental certificates, so that his customers can work in compliance with the strictest ...


    By EnviroWrap Limited

  • How You Count Really Counts (Part I)

    If you are attempting to ship your Bacillus powder products internationally to certain countries, your product may be sent for a third party plate count prior to approval. It is very important that you understand which plating method will be used to enumerate the product. If you don’t understand the method and the weaknesses of each method as it relates ...

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