RCA Australia

Site

Environmental Laboratory (RCA Laboratories-Environmental)

Accreditation No.

9811

Site No.

18077

Date of Accreditation

02 Mar 2009

Address

92 Hill Street
Carrington, NSW 2294
Australia

rca.com.au

Contact

Ms L Schofield P: +61 (02) 49029200

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Calibration

  • The uncertainty of measurement is reported as an expanded uncertainty having a level of confidence of 95% unless stated otherwise
Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Flow metrology - Environmental flow measuring devices and systems Air sampling pumps and meters Flow rate Comparison with a reference meter AS/NZS 3580.9.3, AS/NZS 3580.9.6, in-house method ENV-P0016 and manufacturer's instructions

Capability

High volume samplers 

With Calibration and Measurement Capability of-

 3.4% of reading in the range 60 to 80 m3 /hour

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics Air - Ambient Suspended particulate matter - Total Gravimetric

AS/NZS 3580.9.3 and in-house method ENV-LAB003

Ash; Combustible matter; Solids - Insoluble Gravimetric

AS/NZS 3580.10.1 and in-house method ENV-LAB004

Particulate matter - PM10 Gravimetric

AS/NZS 35850.9.6 and in-house method ENV-LAB003

Ground waters; Industrial waters - Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Saline waters; Sewage; Trade wastes Solids - Dissolved Gravimetric

APHA 2540 C and in-house method ENV-LAB020

Solids - Suspended Gravimetric

APHA 2540 D and in-house method ENV-LAB009

Sulfate Nephelometry

APHA 4500 SO42- E and in-house method ENV-LAB108

Chemical oxygen demand (COD) Titration

APHA 5220 C and in-house method ENV-LAB0100

Conductivity; Conductivity - In-situ Electrometric

APHA 2510 B and in-house method ENV-LAB010

Turbidity; Turbidity - In-situ Nephelometry

APHA 2130 B and in-house method ENV-LAB037

Solids - Total Gravimetric

APHA 2540 B and in-house method ENV-LAB020

pH; pH - In-situ Electrometric

APHA 4500 H+ B and in-house method ENV-LAB006

Soils pH Electrometric

in-house method ENV-LAB-107

pH; pH - Peroxide (pHOX) Electrometric

in-house method ENV-LAB-032

Moisture Gravimetric

in-house method ENV-LAB102

Conductivity Electrometric

in-house method ENV-LAB103

Analysis for respirable quartz Air Volume measurement Sampling flow rate and duration measurement

in-house method ENV-LAB040

Analysis of dust Air Volume measurement Sampling flow rate and duration measurement

AS 2985, AS 3640, in-house method ENV-LAB-043, in-house method ENV-LAB048 and in-house method ENV-LAB-124

Filters Dust - Inhalable Gravimetric

AS 3640 and in-house method ENV-LAB043

Dust - Total Gravimetric in-house method ENV-LAB-124
Dust - Respirable Gravimetric

AS 2985 and in-house ENV-LAB048

Sample collection Air - Ambient Not applicable Deposit gauge; High volume air sampler (HVAS)

AS/NZS 3580.9.3, AS/NZS 3580.9.6, AS/NZS 3580.10.1 and in-house method ENV-LAB003 

Drain waters; Estuarine waters; Industrial waters - Treated, recirculating; Marine waters; Recycled waters; Sewage; Surface waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Waste waters Not applicable Automated; Bailer; Composite; Continuous flow analyser (CFA); Grab; Manual by hand; Profile - Depth; Pump in-house method ENV-LAB063

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Waters for potable and domestic purposes Solids - Dissolved Gravimetric

APHA 2540 C and in-house method ENV-LAB020

pH; pH - In-situ Electrometric

APHA 4500 H+ B and in-house method ENV-LAB006

Solids - Total Gravimetric

APHA 2540 B and in-house method ENV-LAB020

Turbidity; Turbidity - In-situ Nephelometry

APHA APHA 2130 B and in-house method ENV-LAB037

Sulfate Nephelometry

APHA 4500 SO42- E and in-house method ENV-LAB108

Solids - Suspended Gravimetric

APHA 2540 D and in-house method ENV-LAB009

Chemical oxygen demand (COD) Titration

APHA 5220 and in-house method ENV-LAB0100

Conductivity; Conductivity - In-situ Electrometric

APHA 2510 B and in-house method ENV-LAB010

Sample collection Waters for potable and domestic purposes Not applicable Automated; Bailer; Composite; Continuous flow analyser (CFA); Grab; Manual by hand; Profile - Depth in-house method ENV-LAB063

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