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  • LIMS boost for multi-sample registration

    The Bulk Sample Registration capability of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe has been designed to save time when registering large numbers of samples and/or multiple sample types. Details for different sample types can be presented on a single screen. This has additional benefits for contract laboratories which may need to carry out regular analyses ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Eriez Launches New Dedicated Recycling Test Centre

    Eriez launches a pioneering, purpose-built recycling separation test centre at its European headquarters near Caerphilly in South Wales, UK. Sales representatives from across the globe visit the new facility, which allows customers to test their materials and see exactly how Eriez magnetic separators can help recover more materials and improve profits for the recycling industry. Efficient ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Approves EMSL Asbestos Workshop

    EMSL Analytical will hold an asbestos workshop on Tuesday, September, 11, 2012 at Courtyard by Marriott Brampton Hotel & Convention Center, 90 Biscayne Crescent Brampton, ON L6W 4S1. Registration will begin at 8:30a.m. and the cost of the workshop is $299. The course will begin with an overview of asbestos, including its background, uses, and health hazards. Next participants will discuss the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Webinar in June: Best Practices for Collecting Soil Samples for VOC Analysis

    About the webinar When it comes to getting accurate and reliable data on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soil samples, collecting and preserving the samples correctly is the most important step in the process – the data are only as good as the samples you get.  This webinar will take you through the alternatives for soil sample collecting and provide recommendations for ...

  • Laboratory analyses of contaminated groundwater

    The Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna located in New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for the establishment of an Indefinite-Delivery Requirements contract to provide the necessary labor and materials to perform laboratory analyses on samples of contaminated/non-contaminated groundwater, drinking water, hazardous wastes, PCBs, bulk samples and air monitoring cassettes for asbestos. Due to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Idaho Transportation Department settles with EPA for exposing untrained workers and mishandling asbestos waste during shop renovation

    The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for alleged violations of federal asbestos regulations. EPA has alleged that ITD hired inmates from the St. Anthony Idaho Work Camp (Idaho Department of Correction) to perform renovation work involving removal of asbestos-containing floor tile at an ITD Maintenance Shop in ...

  • New York City Renovation Projects and Required Asbestos Assessments

    Building owners in New York City that are contemplating renovation, alteration, or demolition activities are responsible for determining whether asbestos-containing materials are present in any areas that will be affected by the work. This means that anytime someone files for a permit with the Department of Building they are required to obtain an ACP5 form to show it is not an asbestos project. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Eriez to launch new dual frequency separator at RWM 2015

    Eriez Europe to showcase latest developments in recycling separation equipment with new Eddy Current Separator (ECS) design at RWM 2015 on September 15th to 17th, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The new NG-24 ECS is suitable for multiple applications and features a new cantilevered design, which allows for the ECS belt to be changed in as little as 10 minutes by maintenance staff. Eriez Europe will ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • ASTM D6854 - 12 Standard Test Method for Silica—n-Dibutyl Phthalate Absorption Number

    The DBP absorption number of a silica is related to the processing and vulcanizate properties of rubber compounds containing the silica. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the n-dibutyl phthalate (DBP) absorption number of silica. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in ...


    By ASTM International

  • HORIBA Scientific Announces The New Mesa-50 X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer

    A Small, Speedy, Simple, Smart and Safe Tool for RoHS, ELV and Halogen-Free Applications HORIBA Scientific, global leader in X-ray Fluorescence analysis, announces the launch of its new MESA 50 Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer. The MESA 50, successor to our popular XGT-WR series, was designed for businesses needing to screen samples containing hazardous elements, such ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Dusts Containing Asbestos can be found in Some Older California Buildings

    Across California, asbestos was used heavily in many building materials up until the mid-1980s. If these asbestos containing materials are disturbed or become friable with age, the asbestos may become airborne and spread throughout a property. Eventually these asbestos fibers will settle and may contribute to dusts found in buildings. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • OSHA Announces New Proposed Rule to Protect Workers from Crystalline Silica

    Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica.  When implemented, the new rule is aimed at lowering lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in the American workforce. The public has 90 days to submit written ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Lead in Toys & Consumer Products: Innov-X Systems Announces Release of Reference Materials for XRF Calibration

    Innov-X Systems is pleased to announce the development of reference materials specifically for the analysis of lead in toys and other consumer products. Critical for responsible toy and imports testing, these materials allow Innov-X to pre-calibrate their portable XRF units to offer immediate, quantitative results of ppm levels of lead in coatings. Previous to this development, it was not ...


    By Olympus

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D2414 - 11 standard test method for carbon black—Oil Absorption Number (OAN)

    The oil absorption number of a carbon black is related to the processing and vulcanizate properties of rubber compounds containing the carbon black. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the oil absorption number of carbon black. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The ...


    By ASTM International

  • Asbestos Threats in the Home Revealed in New Video

    The indoor air quality consulting experts at Future Environment Designs (FED) provide asbestos testing & training solutions to keep construction workers and the public safe.   Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was added to many products to strengthen them and to provide heat insulation and fire resistance in the past. From studies across the globe we now know that breathing high levels of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Still Impacting Chicago and Illinois

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide asbestos air and bulk sampling to ensure building occupants are not being exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.   Illinois, and in particular the Chicago area, has traditionally been one of the manufacturing centers for the United States.  The area became a major railhead, port and steel mill center.  With industry, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Industrial Hygiene Publication Highlights Mycometer’s Surface and Air Sampling Technologies

    In the May issue of The Synergist an article entitled, “Beyond LEED – Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluations for Buildings”, discusses how a major government defense agency has built hundreds of thousands of feet of space utilizing LEED principles.  The article spotlights the agency’s approach to evaluating a new indoor environment before occupancy and six to twelve ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Agilent Technologies introduces next-generation cary 60 UV-Vis, offering improved performance in flash lamp technology

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a new Cary 60 UV-Vis, the leader in xenon flash lamp technology, with improved performance, ease-of-use and sample handling. Supporting a multitude of applications, the new UV-Vis is designed to improve workflow in ...

  • EMSL Moves Asbestos and Mold Lab to Denver

    EMSL - 30 Years of Quality Asbestos Lab Results PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 11, 2011 - EMSL is pleased to announce the move of their Colorado laboratory currently located in Centennial to a new location in Denver conveniently located off I-25.  The new facility is a state of the art 3,800 s.f. building which nearly doubles ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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