ACIRL Quality Testing Services Pty Ltd - trading as ACTest


ACTest Newcastle Coal Testing Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

09 Jan 1980


2 Spit Island Close
Mayfield, NSW 2304


Mr Stephen Studdert P: +61 (02) 40142600


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ACTest Newcastle Coal Testing Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for engine emissions Diesel exhaust emissions Nitrogen - Oxides (NOx) Chemiluminescence gas analyser

in-house method CBM E042

Analysis in the field and laboratory
Carbon dioxide (CO2); Carbon monoxide Nondispersive infrared (NDIR)

in-house method CBM E042

Analysis in the field and laboratory
Analysis of mine atmospheres for gases Mine gases Butane (n-butane); Carbon dioxide (CO2); Carbon monoxide; Ethane; Ethene (ethylene); Hydrogen; Isobutane; Methane; Nitrogen; Oxygen; Propane; Propene (propylene) Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house method CBM E041

Sample collection Emissions - Engine Not applicable Continuous flow analyser (CFA)

in-house method CBM E043

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Analysis of coal and coke for coking behaviour Coal Dilatation Dilatometer AS 1038.12.3 (2002)
ISO 23873

Plasticity Gieseler plastometer AS 1038.12.4.1 (1996)
ASTM D2639
ISO 10329

Caking power Gray King coke test AS 1038.12.2
ISO 502
BS 1016.107.2

General analysis of coal, coke and related products Coal Crucible swelling number; Free swelling index Visual examination AS 1038.12.1 (2002)

BS 1016.107.1

Moisture - Total Gravimetric AS 1038.1 (2001)
ASTM D2961
ASTM D3302
BS 1016.1
ISO 589

Coal; Coke Fixed carbon Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000)
ISO/BS ISO 17246

Sulfur - Total Infrared (IR) AS 1038.6.3.3
ASTM D4239
ISO/BS ISO 19579

Ultimate analysis Infrared (IR); Thermogravimetric analyser AS 1038.6.4
ASTM D5373
BS 1016.1.1
ISO/BS ISO 29541

Chlorine Eschka method AS 1038.8.1
BS 1016.106.6.1
ISO 587

Volatile matter Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2002)
ASTM D3175
BS 1016.104.4

Ash Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000)
ASTM D3174
BS 1016.104.4

Relative density (specific gravity) Density bottle AS 1038.21.1.1
AS 1038.21.1.2

Gross calorific value Bomb calorimeter AS 1038.5 (1998)
ASTM D5865
BS 1016.105 (1992)

Moisture Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000)
ASTM D3173
ISO 11722
BS 1016.104.1

Preparation of coal, coke and related product samples for analysis Coal Hardgrove grindability index Sieve analysis AS 1038.20

BS 1016.112
ISO 5074

Froth flotation - Basic; Froth flotation - Sequential Gravimetric AS 4156.2.1
AS 4156.2.2

Size analysis Sieve analysis AS 3881 (2002)
ASTM D4749
BS 1016.109
ISO 1953

Float and sink analysis Gravimetric AS 4156.1.1
Coal; Coke Sample preparation of coals and coke Not applicable ASTM D2013
Abrasion index Gravimetric AS 1038.19
Safety evaluation for transport of bulk materials Solid bulk cargoes susceptible to liquefaction Transportable moisture limit (TML) Proctor/Fagerberg in-house method CBM P028
Sample collection Coals, coke, charcoal and related products Precision of sampling, sample preparation and testing Mechanical sampling; Sampling from moving streams; Sampling from stationary lots AS 4264.4
ISO 18283
Not applicable Sampling from a moving conveyor; Sampling from a stationary conveyor; Sampling from a stockpile

AS 4264.1 (2009)

ASTM D2234

BS 1017.1 (1989)

ISO/BS ISO 13909.1

ISO/BS ISO 13909.2

ISO/BS ISO 13909.3

ISO/BS ISO 13909.4

ISO/BS ISO 13909.7

ISO 18283

Not applicable Mechanical sampling; Sampling from moving streams; Sampling from stationary lots ISO 21398, AS 4264.5
Specialised analysis of coal, coke and related products Coal Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Beryllium; Boron; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Germanium; Lead; Lithium; Manganese; Nickel; Selenium; Thallium; Thorium; Tin; Uranium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-MS in-house method CBM L030-3
Fluorine Ion selective electrode (ISE) ASTM D5987
ISO 11724

Antimony; Arsenic; Beryllium; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Thallium; Thorium; Uranium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-MS ASTM D6357
Mercury Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) ASTM D6722
Chlorine; Fluorine Ion chromatography (IC) ISO 18806 (Method A)
Coal; Coke Ash fusibility Visual examination AS 1038.15 (1995)
ASTM D1857
BS 1016.113

Aluminium; Barium; Calcium; Iron; Magnesium; Manganese; Phosphorus; Potassium; Silicon; Sodium; Strontium; Sulfur; Titanium; Zinc X-ray fluorescence (XRF) AS 1038.14.3
ASTM D4326
ISO 13605

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