The Australian Coal Preparation Society Limited

Australian Coal Industry Reference Samples (ACIRS) - a business unit of the ACPS

Site

ACPS

Accreditation No.

21027

Site No.

25283

Date of Accreditation

09 Jun 2022

Address

76 Broadmeadow Road
Broadmeadow, NSW 2292
Australia

acirs.com.au

Contact

Ms Sandra Atkinson P: +61 (02) 49264870

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ACPS

ISO 17034 (2016)

  • The uncertainty of measurement is reported as an expanded uncertainty having a level of confidence of 95% unless stated otherwise

Materials

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Certified reference materials for chemical composition Coal Sulfur - Total Gravimetric; Infrared (IR); Titration ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a certified property value capability of - 
Higher rank coal with total sulfur content of 0.15 to 5.5% (w/w) on a dry basis with a measurement uncertainty of -
0.005% (w/w) for total sulfur content in the range of 0.15 to 1.00 % (w/w)
0.012 % (w/w) for total sulfur content in the range of >1.00 to ≤ 2.00 % (w/w)
0.020 % (w/w) for total sulfur content in the range of >2.00 to ≤ 3.00 % (w/w)
0.027 % (w/w) for total sulfur content in the range of >3.00 to ≤ 4.00% (w/w)
0.035% (w/w) for total sulfur content in the range of >4.00 to 5.5 % (w/w)
Materials characterised by Infrared spectroscopy, gravimetrically or by titration using International or National Standards.
Hardgrove grindability index Gravimetric ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a certified property value capability of –
Set of 4 samples with a HGI value in the range of 20 to 100 HGI units determined gravimetrically using International or National Standards with a measurement uncertainty of 1.7 HGI units.
Reference materials for chemical composition Coal Selenium Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Hydride generation; ICP-AES - Hydride generation; ICP-MS ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Coal with selenium content between 2 and 20 mg/kg on a dry basis. Materials characterised by AAS- Hydride generation or ICP-AES - Hydride generation using International or National Standards
Carbonate carbon Gravimetric ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Higher rank coal with carbonate carbon content between 0.02 and 0.5% (w/w) on a dry basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically using International or National Standards
Phosphorus Colourmetric; ICP-AES; ICP-MS; X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Coal with phosphorus content between 0.01 and 0.5% (w/w) on a dry basis. Materials characterised using ICP-AES, ICP-MS, XRF or colourimetry using International or National Standards.
Arsenic Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Hydride generation; ICP-AES - Hydride generation; ICP-MS ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Coal with arsenic content between 2 and 20mg/kg on a dry basis. Materials characterised using AAS - Hydride generation or ICP-AES- Hydride generation or by ICP-MS using International or National Standards
Relative density Density bottle ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Higher rank coal with relative density between 1.0 and 1.6 on a dry basis. Materials characterised using the density bottle method using International or National Standards
Volatile matter Gravimetric ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Higher rank coal with volatile matter level between 15 and 45% (w/w) on a dry, ash free basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically using International or National Standards
Chlorine Gravimetric; Ion chromatography (IC); Pyrohydrolysis; Titration ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Higher rank coal with chlorine content between 0.02 and 0.1 % (w/w) on a dry basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically or by pyrohydrolysis or titration or ion chromatography using International or National Standards
Gross calorific value Calorimetry ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
 Coal with a Gross Calorific Value between 10 and 27 MJ/kg on a dry, ash free basis. Materials characterised by calorimetry using International or National Standards.  
Carbon - Total Gas detection; Gravimetric ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Higher rank coal with total carbon between 72 and 92% (w/w) on dry, ash free basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically and by gas detection using International or National Standards.
Ash Gravimetric ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
 Higher rank coal with ash level between 5 and 30% (w/w)  on a dry basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically using International or National Standards
Sulfur - Total Gravimetric; Infrared (IR); Titration ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
 Higher rank coal with total sulfur content between 0.015 and 5.5% (w/w) on dry basis. Materials characterised by infrared spectroscopy, gravimetrically or by titration using International or National Standards
Ash fusibility Visual analysis ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Coal and fly ash samples with ash fusibility temperatures between 1000 and 1550°C. Materials characterised by visual examination using International or National Standards
Hydrogen Gas detection; Gravimetric

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Higher rank coal with hydrogen content between 2 and 6% (w/w) on a dry, ash free basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically and by gas detection using International or National Standards
Mercury Gas detection; Gravimetric ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Coal with mercury content between 0.02 and 0.5 mg/kg on a dry basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically and by gas detection using International or National Standards
Nitrogen Gas detection; Gravimetric ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Higher rank coal with nitrogen content between 1 and 2.5 % (w/w) on a dry, ash free basis. Materials characterised gravimetrically and by gas detection using International or National Standards
Fluorine Ion chromatography (IC); Ion specific electrode; Pyrohydrolysis ACIRS-QM-01

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Coal with fluorine content between 20 and 500 mg/kg on a dry basis. Materials characterised using pyrohydrolysis combined with ion chromatography or ion specific electrode using International or National Standards
Coal ash Aluminium oxide; Calcium oxide; Iron oxide; Magnesium oxide; Manganese oxide; Phosphorus pentoxide; Potassium oxide; Silicon dioxide; Sodium oxide; Sulfur trioxide (sulfuric anhydride); Titanium dioxide ICP-AES; ICP-MS; X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ACIRS-QM-01 Aluminium oxide 5 to 80% (w/w); Calcium oxide 0.05 to 25% (w/w); Iron (III) oxide 0.1 to 25% (w/w); Magnesium oxide 0.05 to 25% (w/w); Manganese (II, III) oxide 0.05 % to 5% (w/w); Potassium oxide 0.05 to 5% (w/w); Phosphorus pentoxide 0.01 to 5% (w/w); Silicon dioxide 5 to 95% (w/w); Sodium oxide 0.05 to 5% (w/w); Sulfur trioxide 0.05 to 10% (w/w); Titanium dioxide 0.05 to 5% (w/w). All concentrations are reported on a dry basis

Capability

With a property value capability of -
Major and minor elements in coal ash samples at the following concentrations on a dry basis. Materials characterised by ICP-AES; ICP-MS or XRF using International or National Standards
Aluminium oxide 5 to 80% (w/w)
Calcium oxide 0.05 to 25% (w/w)
Iron (III) oxide 0.1 to 25% (w/w)
Magnesium oxide 0.05 to 25% (w/w)
Manganese (II, III) oxide 0.05 to 5% (w/w)
Potassium oxide 0.05 to 5% (w/w)
Phosphorus pentoxide 0.01 to 5% (w/w)
Silicon dioxide 5 to 95% (w/w)
Sodium oxide 0.05 to5% (w/w)
Sulfur trioxide 0.05 to 10% (w/w)
 Titanium dioxide 0.05 to 5% (w/w)

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