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  • Huge demand for PM all monitor

    Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200, which is distributed in the UK by Air Monitors. In the following article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology. PM monitoring – the ultimate ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • The Tale of the Tape Lift Samples

    Effectively capturing a sample is crucial when testing an indoor environment for mold. A proposed ASTM standard will meet the need for a method that labs can follow when testing mold samples collected through the tape lift method. WK17177, Test Method for Examination of Fungal Structures on Tape Lift Samples by Optical Microscopy, will provide labs with an ...


    By ASTM International

  • Guidance on Deviating Samples

    Following recent guidance, provided by the Laboratory Committee of the European Cooperations for Accreditation, relating to the handling of samples prior to analysis and the effect of this on the validity of test results, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has stated that it will be strengthening its focus on this area during assessment visits to laboratories. We are pleased to ...


  • Laboratory begins environmental sampling in townsite

    Environmental sampling, conducted on behalf of Los Alamos National Laboratory in the town of Los Alamos near upper Los Alamos Canyon, has begun. Known as the Upper Los Alamos Canyon Project, this effort is an environmental assessment of areas that have been or could have been affected by Laboratory operations from the days of the Manhattan Project to the early 1970s. The Upper Los Alamos Canyon ...

  • Beacon Environmental Services Introduces BESURE Sample Collection Kit™

    Bel Air, MD -- Beacon Environmental Services, the international leader in soil gas surveys and vapor intrusion monitoring, introduces their proprietary BESURE Sample Collection Kit™. Unrivalled in its ease-of-use and reliability, the kits are custom packaged for each project to include samplers and all the hand tools and materials a client needs to conduct on-site sampling – providing a fast, ...

  • Distek, Inc. Releases the PrepEngine Sample Prep Station

    North Brunswick, NJ – Distek, Inc., an industry leader in pharmaceutical laboratory testing instruments, accessories and validation services, is excited to release the PrepEngine Sample Prep Station for Content Uniformity. The PrepEngine was co-developed through collaboration between Distek, Inc. and Two Square Science based in Fall River, MA. The result is a 10 station system which ...


    By Distek, Inc.

  • Free Mold Sampling Webinar hosting by EMSL

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting “The Basics of Mold Sampling for an IAQ Investigation” free webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss different methodologies for mold sampling. The webinar will cover the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Talk at BOHS - Gilian Air Sampling Pumps

     BOHS - British Occupational Hygiene Society Exhibition   This year Shawcity will be exhibiting at BOHS – The British occupational Hygiene Society Exhibition on stand 5 on 5th-7th April.   On show will be our range of monitoring instrumentation, including the new ToxiRAE Pro and PhoCheck Tiger. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • ASTM D1066 - 11 standard practice for sampling steam

    It is essential to sample steam representatively in order to determine the amount of all impurities (dissolved chemicals, solid particles, chemicals absorbed on solid particles, water droplets) in it (1). An accurate measure of the purity of steam provides information, which may be used to determine whether the purity of the steam is within necessary limits to prevent damage or ...


    By ASTM International

  • Developments to Sample Handling Conditions for Soil Analysis

    Severn Trent Services are continuously reviewing process changes to benefit our customers and as a result of this we are pleased to announce that we will be improving the service offered to our customer base. As part of the service enhancement we will be keeping our customers informed with regards to the adequacy of sampling, sample preservation from the date of sampling and delivery time ...


  • Easy oil sampling aids machine reliability

    The Oilmiser sampling tube combines a novel three-piece design and large bore stainless steel sample tube to handle the heaviest of gear oils Oil sampling, oil analysis and offline filtration are generally recognised as the underpinnings of reliability-centred maintenance for lubricated machinery. Most manufacturers of industrial gearboxes specify oil cleanliness levels in their warranty, yet few ...


    By JLM Systems Ltd

  • Minnesota Mold Testing Lab Holds Sampling Workshop

    EMSL will be holding a workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota regarding Indoor Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene. The workshop will be held on August 15th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel located at 618 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. 55402. Registration begins at 8:30AM with the workshop being held from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at a cost of $299 per person. The workshop will ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Stormwater Monitoring & Sampling Season Begins in California

    The environmental professionals at CSC Targhee, a member of the Clark Seif Clark (CSC) family of companies, are busy helping California companies comply with stormwater regulations. The stormwater season has begun.  The official wet season runs from October 1st through May 30th.  That means the next storm that results in runoff from a facility must be sampled within the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMSL analytical offers analysis for USP 797 samples

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of laboratory services, recently announced they have begun to analyze samples for USP 797. Issued by the US Pharmacopoeia (USP), USP 797 regulations provide a standard for all pharmacies that prepare ‘compounded sterile preparations’ (CSPs). Most pharmacies must comply with this regulation and many hospitals that operate pharmacies meeting the same criteria are ...


  • EMSL Analytical Offers Radiological Sample Analysis

    Cinnaminson, NJ, April 28th, 2011 Twenty-five years ago the world faced one of the first major crises at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl.  Earlier this year the public was reminded of the potential hazards associated with nuclear energy when a nuclear power plant in Japan began releasing radiation after it was hit with a massive earthquake and tsunami. The most recent crisis has ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental Sampling can identify the Presence of Heroin.

    Earlier this week, hundreds of Simi Valley residents packed the local city council chambers to express their concerns over heroin use in the area.  The increased concerns arose after a rash of heroin related deaths in the area in the past year. Simi Valley residents are not alone in their concerns over the presence of heroin in their communities.  Many parts of the country have seen ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental Sampling Identifies Heroin and other Illicit Drugs

    The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that over 605,000 Americans abused heroin in 2009.  This staggering number shows the significant level of abuse of this Schedule I substance as listed by the Controlled Substances Act. Heroin is a highly addictive drug and one of the most rapidly acting of the opiates. On the street it goes by names such as Big H, Black Tar, Chiva, Hell ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Conducting Wipe Sampling After Lead Abatement

    Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. The new standards are ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA Completes Drinking Water Sampling in Dimock, Pa.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has completed its sampling of private drinking water wells in Dimock, Pa. Data previously supplied to the agency by residents, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Cabot Oil and Gas Exploration had indicated the potential for elevated levels of water contaminants in wells, and following requests by residents ...

  • Analytical Services Successfully Complete UKAS audit for Operator Self Monitoring Sampling Regime

    Following a recent audit conducted for the Operator Self Monitoring (OSM) procedures by the accreditation body United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Severn Trent Services are pleased to announce that we have retained our UKAS 17025:2005 and MCERTS accreditation for our sampling team. The UKAS audit was the third phase of a four-year rolling cycle and continues to demonstrate the ...


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