Pacific Rim Laboratories Inc. (PRL)

Pacific Rim Laboratories Inc. (PRL)

We are a fully accredited laboratory with world class facilities, providing trace analysis of dioxins, PCB’s, & other Persistent Organic Pollutants. Based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Rim Labs is one of the most highly respected ISO 17025 accredited and experienced high resolution mass spectrometry testing labs in the world. For more than a decade we have worked with governments, regulatory agencies and corporations across the globe that require environmental tests with the lowest detection limits possible (in some cases, parts per quadrillion), serving clients in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and across Canada and the United States.

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#103, 19575 - 55A Avenue , Surrey , British Columbia V3S 8P8 Canada
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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
2003

Trace Analysis for PCBs, Dioxin, PAH, POPs, PBDE, TBT

High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Testing Lab
Based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Rim Labs is one of the most highly respected ISO 17025 accredited and experienced high resolution mass spectrometry testing labs in the world.

For more than a decade we have worked with governments, regulatory agencies and corporations across the globe that require environmental tests with the lowest detection limits possible (in some cases, parts per quadrillion), serving clients in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and across Canada and the United States.

These include longstanding relationships with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology, for example. Our testing has also been used as evidence in the World Court (The Hague) and in many other jurisdictions that require ultra-precise, highly reliable testing for contaminants in water, air, soil, plants, animals and foods, as government agencies develop their public policies, solve disputes, or look for answers to important environmental questions.

We also have vast experience in:

  • Ultra-Trace Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) analysis,
  • Testing for Dioxins/Furans,
  • PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls),
  • Organochlorine Pesticides,
  • PBDE’s (Brominated Flame Retardants),
  • PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons),
  • TBT (Tributyltin) and NP (Nonylphenol).

Very few laboratories worldwide have the ability to both test at such low levels and to interpret that data for their clients. Pacific Rim Laboratories spends time with each of our clients, helping them understand what the regulations mean, explaining the process and results in ways that make sense to non-chemists who will need to understand and communicate those findings to others in their organizations.

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Formed in 2003 PRL is led by two highly experienced chemists, David Hope and Patrick Pond, each with over 30 years’ experience in trace organic analysis.

Pacific Rim Laboratories in Surrey, BC is a niche market laboratory with world class facilities, knowledge and equipment, and are fully accredited to work globally for the analysis of dioxins, PCB’s, and other Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Our team becomes familiar with the rules and regulations for your specific area and region -- regulations around dioxins, PCB’s and Organochlorine Pesticides, like DDT, for example -- and ensures all testing and reporting is exactly in line with what you require.

After nearly four decades in the industry, we know how to explain the regulations in your region in common terms, then work with you to help you understand the intricacies of detection limits and how they relate to regulatory limits, for example.

We also offer advice and clarification the entire way through each project, so that you understand what the analysis means and why it matters. You learn how to clearly explain the results to others in your organization or to government regulators.

PRL can test substantially under the limit required by most jurisdictions, making false positives improbable. Since we have the ability to test as low as parts per quintillion, 10-18 there is never a question that the data is sound.

And because of our high standing in the industry, we work closely with equipment manufacturers, beta testing new products to help them discover new ways of improving already intricate, finely tuned equipment.