ACIRL Quality Testing Services Pty Ltd - trading as ACTest


ACIRL Brisbane Coal Testing Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

27 Oct 1970


478 Freeman Road
Richlands, QLD 4077


Mr A White P: +61 (07) 37138417


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ACIRL Brisbane Coal Testing Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Analysis of biofuels, hydrocarbon fuels and related fuel products Coal seam gas Remaining gas content Volumetric AS 3980
Lost gas content Calculation AS 3980
Measureable gas content Volumetric AS 3980
Analysis of coal and coke for coking behaviour Coal Caking power Gray King coke test AS 1038.12.2
BS 1016.107.2
ISO 502

Caking index Gravimetric ISO 15585
BSISO 15585
GB/T 5447

Dilatation Dilatometer AS 1038.12.3 (2002)
ISO 23873

Caking index Roga index ISO 335 (1974)
Plasticity Gieseler plastometer AS 1038.12.4.1(1996)
ASTM D2639
ISO 10329

Plasticity Sapozhnikov test GB/T 479 (Chinese)
GOST 1186-87 (Russian)
in-house method CBM-P024

Dilatation Audibert-Arnu dilatometer ISO 349
General analysis of coal, coke and related products Coal Crucible swelling number; Free swelling index Visual examination AS 1038.12.1 (2002)
ISO 501

Relative density (specific gravity) Density bottle ISO 5072
Moisture holding capacity Gravimetric ASTM 1412
Chlorine Eschka method AS 1038.8.1
BS 1016.106.6.1
ISO 587

Relative ignition temperature Gravimetric in-house method CBM P026
Relative density (specific gravity) Helium pycnometer In-house method CBM-L032
Moisture - Total Gravimetric AS 1038.1 (2001)
ASTM D3302
BS 1016.1
ISO 589

Moisture holding capacity Gravimetric AS 1038.17
Coal; Coke Proximate analysis Gravimetric AS 1038.16
Ash Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000)
ASTM D3174
ISO 1171

Fixed carbon Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000)
ISO 17246

Sulfur - Total Infrared (IR) AS 1038.6.3.3
ASTM D4239 Method A
ISO 19579

Volatile matter Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000)
ISO 562

Relative density (specific gravity) Density bottle AS 1038.21.1.1
Carbonate carbon Gravimetric AS 1038.23
BS 1016.7
ISO 925

Ultimate analysis Infrared (IR); Thermogravimetric analyser AS 1038.6.4
ASTM D 5373
ISO 29541

Gross calorific value Bomb calorimeter AS 1038.5 (1998)
ASTM D5865
ISO 1928

Moisture Gravimetric AS 1038 3 (2000)
ASTM D3173
ISO 11722

Coke Proximate analysis Gravimetric AS 1038.4
Moisture - Total Gravimetric AS 1038.2
Fly ash Loss on ignition Gravimetric AS 3583.3
Moisture Gravimetric AS 3583.2
Preparation of coal, coke and related product samples for analysis Coal Total magnetic content Gravimetric AS4156.3 Part 7 only
Size analysis Sieve analysis AS 3881 (2002)
ASTM D4749
BS 1016.109
ISO 1953

Froth flotation - Jameson cell Gravimetric In-house CBM-P017d
Froth flotation - Ultimate Gravimetric in-house method

Sample preparation of coals and coke Not applicable AS 2856.1
ISO 7404.2
Float and sink analysis Gravimetric AS 4156.1
ISO 7936

Hardgrove grindability index Sieve analysis AS 1038.20
BS 1016.112
ISO 5074

Abrasion index Gravimetric AS 1038.19
Coal; Coke Apparent relative density Gravimetric AS 1038.26
ISO 5072

Sample collection Coals, coke, charcoal and related products Precision of sampling, sample preparation and testing Automated

AS 4264.4 (2009)

ISO 13909.7

ISO 13909.8

BS ISO 13909.7

BS ISO 13909.8

Precision of sampling, sample preparation and testing Automated

AS 4264.1 (2009)

ASTM D2013

ASTM D2234

ISO 13909.1

ISO 13909.2

ISO 13909.3

ISO 13909.4

BS ISO 13909.1

BS ISO 13909.2

BS ISO 13909.3

BS ISO 13909.4

Specialised analysis of coal, coke and related products Coal Maceral analysis Microscopic examination AS 2856.2
ISO 7404.3
Reflectance Microscopic examination AS 2856.3
ISO 7404.5
Coal; Coke Sulfur forms Calculation; Gravimetric; UV-vis spectrophotometry AS 1038.11
Ash fusibility Visual examination AS 1038.15 (1995)
ASTM D1857
ISO 540

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