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Program Schedule July 2018 to June 2019
 

PROGRAM

DETERMINATIONS

SAMPLE DISPATCH
DATE

Chemical

Waters/231

Bromide, Chloride, Fluoride, Iodide

17 July-18

Waters/232

Total Solids, Total Suspended Solids. Total Dissolved Solids

7 Aug-18

Waters/233

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus

27 Aug-18

Waters/234

Metals (Aluminium, Barium, Bismuth, Boron, Lithium, Manganese, Silver, Strontium)

11 Sep-18

Waters/235

Minerals

2 Oct-18

Waters/236

Total Recoverable Oil and Grease

24 Oct-18

Waters/237

Sulphate, Conductivity, pH, Turbidity, Colour

13 Nov-18

Waters/238

Metals (Arsenic, Mercury, Selenium)

4 Dec-18

Waters/239

Metals (Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Nickel, Thallium, Zinc)

22 Jan-18

Waters/240

Hardness

19 Feb-19

Waters/241

Physical Parameters, Anions and Cations (Total Alkalinity as CaCO3, Chloride, Flouride, Potassium, Sodium, Conductivity, Sulphate, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Solids)

5 Mar-19

Waters/242

Total Cyanide, Weak Acid Dissociable Cyanide, free Cyanide)

26 Mar-19

Waters/243

BOD, CBOD, COD, TOC

30 Apr-19

Waters/244

Nitrate, Ammonia, Orthophosphate

13 May-19

Waters/245

Sulphate, Conductivity, pH, Turbidity, Colour

28 May-19

Waters/246

Total Recoverable Oil and Grease

18 June-19

SeaWaters/5

Aluminium, Boron, Chromium, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Selenium

16 Oct-18

SeaWaters/6

To be determined

Apr-19

Asbestos ID/17

Bulk sample identification

Oct-18

Asbestos/37

Slide fibre count

Mar-18

Asbestos/38

Slide fibre count

Mar-19

Asbestos in Soil/9

Sample identification in soil

Mar-18

Asbestos in Soil/10

Sample identification in soil

Mar-19

Food/42

Wheat Flour (Protein, Total Fat, Moisture, Ash, Dietary Fibre, Carbohydrate and Energy)

3 Jul-18

Paint/28

Wet film thickness by gauge, application, hard dry condition, recoating properties

Nov-18

Paint/29

To be determined

Apr-19

Metal Alloys/35

Ferrous

Oct-18

Metal Alloys/36

Ferrous

May-19

Soils(Chemical)/16

To be determined

Nov-18

Soils (Chemical)/17

To be determined

Apr-19

Wine/26

Total Acidity, Volatile Acidity, Actual Alcohol, Total Sulfur Dioxide, Residual Sugars, Reducing Sugars (glucose and fructose), pH, Specific Gravity

Aug-18

Coal/37

Proximate analysis

July-18

Coal/38

Proximate analysis + trace elements

Feb-19

Bitumen/10

Viscosity, Density, Penetration, RTFOT, Vacuum viscosity

Sep-18

Cement/10

Chemical composition, Loss on ignition, Insoluble residue, Specific surface area, Fineness, Laser granulometry

Aug-18

Geochemical/14

Iron Ore – chemical compositional analysis

Dec-18

Air & Emissions/13

Particulate Matter on filter paper

Nov-18

Air & Emissions/14

To be determined

May-19

Textiles/4

Breaking Load, Extension, Threads/Unit Length, Mass per Unit Area, Quantitative Fibre Analysis

Nov-18

PCBs in Oil/11

Aroclors 1016, 1242, 1254 & 1260

Mar-19

Biological

Waters/63

Potable - E. coli, Faecal & Total Coliforms, Plate, Strep.

18 Sep-18

Waters/64

Effluent - E. coli, Faecal & Total Coliforms, Plate, Strep.

Feb-19

Waters/65

Potable - E. coli, Faecal & Total Coliforms, Plate, Strep.

Jun-19

Dialysis in Waters/4

Total viable counts

Feb-19

Pathogens in Food/38

Salmonella & Listeria & Cronobacter

3 Sep-18

Pathogens in Food/39

Salmonella & Listeria & Cronobacter

Apr-19

Legionella/57

Enumeration & identification

21 Aug-18

Legionella/58

Enumeration & identification

Feb-19

Non-Pathogens in Food/25

E. coli, Total plate count, Coliforms, Yeast, Moulds

23 Oct-18

Non-Pathogens in Food/24

E. coli, Total plate count, Coliforms, Yeast, Moulds

May-19

Algae/19

Enumeration & identification

Mar-19

Crypto & Giardia/42

Enumeration & identification

Oct-18

Crypto & Giardia/43

Enumeration & identification

Apr-19

Construction Materials

Soils/25

Classification

Jan-19

Soils/26

Classification, CBR

Jun-19

Concrete/25

Compressive strength, dimensions

Nov-18

Concrete/26

Compressive strength, dimensions

Apr-19

Aggregates/20

Particle size distribution, particle shape particle density, water absorption

Dec-18

Aggregates/21

Particle size distribution, particle shape particle density, water absorption

May-19

Asphalt/9

Bitumen content, density, gradings

Oct-18

Asphalt/10

Bitumen content, density, gradings

Jun-19

Mechanical

Hardness Testing of Metals/15

Hardness testing of metal

Dec-18

Hardness Testing of Metals/16

Hardness testing of metal

May-19

Tensile Testing of Metals/12

Tensile testing of metal

Feb-19

Bolts/1

Tensile testing of bolts

Sep-18

Impact Testing of Metals/4

Charpy impact

Oct-18

NDT

Magnetic Particle Inspection

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Upon request

Radiography/4

Steel pipe, plate and tee

Schedule to start Jul-17

Ultrasonics

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Upon request

Calibration

Digital Multimeter/5

HP 34401A Digital Multimeter - DC Voltage (0.1 ~ 1000 V), AC Voltage (0.1 ~ 750 V), DC Current (0.01 ~ 3 A), AC Current (1 ~ 3 A), and Resistance (1 Ohm ~ 10 Meg Ohm)

Schedule from Jul-18

Gravimetric/6

Five or six point balance to determine inhalable/respirable dust, welding fumes and gases

Jan-19

Mass/3

10mg, 1g, 10g, 200g

Upon request

Temperature/3

Digital Temperature Indicator System - 0°C to 420°C in 20°C steps

Upon request

Gauge Blocks/2

Nominal lengths -  2mm, 8mm, 20mm and 100mm

Upon request

Flow Meter/2

Flow rate between 0.5 and 65 m³ h-1

Oct-18

Measurement Audits

Optics & Radiometry

Upon request

Various

Metrology

Upon request

Various

Acoustic & Vibration

Upon request

Various

Electrical

Upon request

Various

Heat & Temperature

Upon request

Various

Optics & Radiometry

Upon request

Various

   
PTA actively develops new programs throughout the year. Our schedule is regularly updated to reflect the introduction of these programs. Customers are advised to regularly check our website for details of changes of sample dispatch dates or the addition of new programs. Additional sample sets may be ordered which includes PTA evaluation of the additional results submitted and will incur a fee of approximately 80% of the quoted participation fee. Additional results may be submitted for PTA evaluation for each set of samples supplied per laboratory and will incur a fee of approximately 40% of the quoted participation fee.

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