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 coals, coke, charcoal and related products Coal Froth flotation - Basic; Froth flotation - Sequential Gravimetric

AS 4156.2.1

AS 4156.2.2

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

Chlorine; Fluorine Ion chromatography (IC)

ISO 18806 (Method A)

Antimony; Arsenic; Beryllium; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Thallium; Thorium; Uranium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-MS

ASTM D6357

Hardgrove grindability index Sieve analysis

AS 1038.20


BS 1016.112

ISO 5074

Plasticity Gieseler plastometer AS 1038.12.4.1 (1996)
ASTM D2639
ISO 10329
Mercury Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS)

ASTM D6722

Size analysis Sieve analysis

AS 3881 (2002)

ASTM D4749

BS 1016.109

ISO 1953

Float and sink analysis Gravimetric

AS 4156.1.1

Crucible swelling number; Free swelling index Visual examination

AS 1038.12.1 (2002)


BS 1016.107.1


Fluorine Ion selective electrode (ISE)

ASTM D5987 

ISO 11724

Caking power Gray King coke test AS 1038.12.2
ISO 502
BS 1016.107.2
Dilatation Dilatometer AS 1038.12.3 (2002)
ISO 23873
Moisture - Total Gravimetric

AS 1038.1 (2001)

ASTM D2961

ASTM D3302

BS 1016.1

ISO 589

Coal; Coke 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
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
Fixed carbon Gravimetric

AS 1038.3 (2000)

ISO/BS ISO 17246

Sample preparation of coals and coke Classical

ASTM D2013

Sulfur - Total Infrared (IR)

AS 1038.6.3.3

ASTM D4239

ISO/BS ISO 19579

Gross calorific value Bomb calorimeter

AS 1038.5 (1998)

ASTM D5865

BS 1016.105 (1992)


Ash Gravimetric

AS 1038.3 (2000)

ASTM D3174


BS 1016.104.4
Moisture Gravimetric

AS 1038.3 (2000)

ASTM D3173

ISO 11722

BS 1016.104.1
Ash fusibility Visual examination

AS 1038.15 (1995)

ASTM D1857


BS 1016.113

Ultimate analysis Infrared (IR); Thermogravimetric analyser AS 1038.6.4
ASTM D5373
BS 1016.1.1
ISO/BS ISO 29541
Relative density (specific gravity) Density bottle

AS 1038.21.1.1

AS 1038.21.1.2

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 Not applicable Mechanical sampling; Sampling from moving streams; Sampling from stationary lots ISO 21398, AS 4264.5
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

Precision of sampling, sample preparation and testing Mechanical sampling; Sampling from moving streams; Sampling from stationary lots AS 4264.4
ISO 18283

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