Simtars

Site

Occupational Hygiene, Environment and Chemistry Centre

Accreditation No.

2681

Site No.

2674

Date of Accreditation

30 Jun 1989

Address

2 Robert Smith Street
Redbank, QLD 4301
Australia

simtars.com.au

Contact

Mr Paul Chant P: +61 (07) 38106359

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
Chemical metrology - Gas analysers Gas analysers Concentration Comparison measurement against a certified reference material; Direct measurement by certified reference material

in house method LP0022

Carbon monoxide : NDIR; 0.0001-10%

Carbon monoxide : Electrochemical; 0.0001-1%

Carbon dioxide : NDIR; 0.001-100%

Methane : NDIR; 0.01-100%

Methane : Pellistor; 0.01-5%

Methane : Methanometer; 0.01-100%

Oxygen : Electrochemical; 0.01-25%

Oxygen : Paramagnetic; 0.01-25%

Hydrogen Sulphide : Electrochemical; 0.1-20000ppm

Sulfur dioxide : Electrochemical; 0.1-20000ppm

Sulfur dioxide : NDIR; 0.00001-50%

Sulfur dioxide : UV fluorescence; 0.1-50ppm

Nitric oxide : Chemiluminescent; 0.1-5000ppm

Nitrogen dioxide : Chemiluminescent; 0.1-5000ppm

Nitrogen dioxide : Electrochemical; 0.1-10000ppm

Oxides of nitrogen : Chemiluminescent; 0.1-10000ppm

Ammonia : Electrochemical; 0.0001-1%

Propane : Pellistor; 0.01-3%

Hexane/Methane/Propane: Pellistor; 0.01-100% LEL

Methane : FID; 0.01-100%

Methane/Hydrogen : Thermal conductivity; 0.01 - 100% LEL

Capability

with least uncertainty of measurement of 5.0 % relative

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for diesel particulates Diesel particulates Carbon - Elemental as diesel particulates Thermooptical analyser In-house LP0210
Analysis for elements Air - Ambient; Monitoring filters Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Beryllium; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Magnesium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Sodium; Sulfur; Thallium; Titanium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES In-house LP0181
Arsenic; Cadmium; Copper; Lead; Zinc ICP-AES In-house LP0047
Analysis for hydrocarbons Air - Confined spaces Acenaphthene; Acenaphthylene (acenaphthalene); Anthracene; Benz(a)anthracene; Benzo(a)pyrene; Benzo(b)fluoranthene; Benzo(g,h,i)perylene; Benzo(k)fluoranthene; Chrysene; Dibenz(a,h)anthracene; Fluoranthene (benzo[j,k]fluorene); Fluorene; Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene; Naphthalene; Phenanthrene; Pyrene HPLC

In-house LP0196

Analysis for isocyanates Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Air - Mines Hexamethylene diisocyanate (1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate; 1,6-HDI); Methylene bisphenyl isocyanate; Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (2,4-TDI); Toluene-2,6- diisocyanate (2,6-TDI) HPLC In-house LP0195
Analysis for organic vapours Air - Ambient; Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Air - Mines; Emissions; Exhausts Anthracene; Benzo(a)pyrene; Chrysene; Coal tar pitch volatiles (CPTV); Cyclohexane-soluble fraction (CSF); Particulate matter - Total; Phenanthrene; Pyrene Filters; Gravimetric; HPLC In-house LP0183
Emissions; Vapours 2,5-Dimethylbenzaldehyde; 2-Methylbenzaldehyde (o-tolualdehyde); 3-Methylbenzaldehyde (m-tolualdehyde); 3-Methylbutanal (isovaleraldehyde); 4-Methylbenzaldehyde (p-tolualdehyde); Acetaldehyde (ethanal); Acetone; Acrolein (2-propenal); Benzaldehyde (phenylmethanal); Butyraldehyde (butanal); Crotonaldehyde; Formaldehyde (methanal); Hexanal (hexaldehyde); Pentanal (valeraldehyde); Propionaldehyde (propanal) HPLC In-house LP0184
Vapours 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA, methyl chloroform, chlorothene); 1,1,2-Trichloroethane (1,1,2-TCA, vinyl trichloride); 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (allyl trichloride); 1,2,3-Trimethylbenzene (1,2,3-TMB, hemimellitene); 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene (1,2,4-TMB, pseudo-cumene); 1,2-Dichlorobenzene (o-dichlorobenzene); 1,2-Dichloroethane (1,2-DCA, ethylene dichloride); 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene (1,3,5-TMB, mesitylene); 1,3-Dichlorobenzene (m-dichlorobenzene); 1,4-Dichlorobenzene (p-dichlorobenzene); 3-Carene; 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (methyl isobutyl ketone, MIBK); Acetone; Benzene; Bromoform (tribromomethane); Butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK, 2-butanone); Butylacetate; Carbon tetrachloride (tetrachloromethane); Chlorobenzene (benzene chloride, monochlorobenzene); Cyclohexane; D-limonene; Decane (n-decane); Dichloromethane (DCM, methylene chloride); Diethyl ether; Ethylacetate; Ethylbenzene; Heptane (n-heptane); Hexane; Isopropylbenzene (cumene); Methylcyclohexane; Nonane (n-nonane); Octane (n-octane); Propylacetate; Styrene (ethenyl benzene); Tetrachloroethene (perchloroethylene, perchloroethene, tetrachloroethylene); Tetrahydrofuran (THF); Toluene; Trichloroethene (trichloroethylene, TCE); Trichloromethane (chloroform); m-Xylene; o-Xylene; p-Xylene; α-Pinene; β-Pinene GC-MS

In-house LP0209

Benzene; Ethylbenzene; Toluene; m-Xylene and p-xylene; o-Xylene GC-TCD In-house LP0238
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics Air - Ambient Hydrogen sulfide GC-FPD In-house LP0037
Particulate matter Gravimetric AS 3580.9.3; 
Particulate matter - PM10 Gravimetric AS 3580.9.6
Particulate matter - PM10 Gravimetric AS 3580.9.9
Particulate matter - PM10 Tapered element oscillating microbalance (TEOM) AS 3580.9.8
Dust deposition - Total solids Gravimetric AS 3580.10.1
Particulate matter - PM2.5 Gravimetric AS 3580.9.10
Hydrogen sulfide GC-TCD In-house LP0045
Analysis for respirable quartz Air - Confined spaces; Inhalable particles and dust α-Quartz Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

In-house LP0016

Cristobalite Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) In-house LP0016
Analysis of dust Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor Cotton dust; Wood dust Gravimetric

OSHA Standard 1910.1043 Appendix A (Cotton);

In-house LP0046 (Wood) 

Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Air - Mines Dust - Inhalable Gravimetric AS 3640
Dust - Respirable Gravimetric AS 2985
Analysis of the workplace environment and hazards for inorganic gases Exhausts; Gases; Inhalable particles and dust; Vapours Cyanide UV-vis spectrophotometry In-house LP0202
Bromine; Chlorine Ion chromatography (IC) in house LP0193
Fluoride Ion chromatography (IC) in house LP0186
Bromide; Chloride; Fluoride; Hydrobromic acid mist; Hydrochloric acid; Hydrochloric acid mist; Hydrofluoric acid; Hydrofluoric acid mist; Hydrogen bromide; Hydrogen chloride; Hydrogen fluoride; Inorganic acids; Metaphosphoric acid mist; Phosphoric acid mist; Sulfuric acid; Sulfuric acid mist Ion chromatography (IC) In-house LP0185
Sulfur dioxide Ion chromatography (IC) In-house LP0219
Analysis of the workplace environment and hazards for metals and metal compounds Dust; Filters; Fumes Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium) UV-vis spectrophotometry In-house LP0191
Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Magnesium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Sodium; Thallium; Titanium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES In-house LP0200
Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium) Ion chromatography (IC) In-house LP0242
Dust; Filters; Particulate matter Mercury Flow injection mercury system (FIMS) In-house LP0061
Vapours Mercury Flow injection mercury system (FIMS) In-house LP0062
Welding fumes and gases Aluminium; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-AES In-house LP218
Sample collection Air - Confined spaces; Air - Indoor; Air - Mines Not applicable Active sampling onto sorption tubes; Filters; Impinger; Manual by hand AS2985 - Respirable dust;
AS2986.1 - Volatile organic compounds - Pumped sampling method;
AS 2986.2 - Volatile organic compounds - Diffusive sampling method;
AS3640 - Inhalable dust;
AS3853.1 - Welding particles;
NIOSH Method 1003 - Hydrocarbons (halogenated);
NIOSH 1300 - Ketones I;
NIOSH 1301 - Ketones II;
NIOSH 1400 - Alcohols I;
NIOSH 1401 - Alcohols II;
NIOSH 1402 - Alcohols III;
NIOSH 1403 - Alcohols IV;
NIOSH 1405 - Alcohols combined;
NIOSH 1450 - Esters I;
NIOSH 1500 - Hydrocarbons (BP 36:C - 216:C);
NIOSH 1501 - Hydrocarbons (aromatic);
NIOSH 1550 - Napthas;
NIOSH 1552 - Terpenes;
NIOSH 1600 - Carbon disulfide;
NIOSH 2016 - Formaldehyde;
NIOSH 2500 - Methyl ethyl ketone;
NIOSH 5026 - Oil mist (mineral);
NIOSH 5040 - Diesel particulate matter (as elemental carbon);
NIOSH 5042 - Benzene - soluble fraction and total particulate;
NIOSH 5506 - Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons;
NIOSH 5523 - GlycolsNIOSH 6004 - Sulfur dioxide;
NIOSH 6011 - Bromine and chlorine;
NIOSH 7300  Elements by ICP;
NIOSH 7401 - Alkaline dusts;
NIOSH 7600 - Hexavalent chromium;
NIOSH 7903 - Inorganic Acids;
NIOSH 7906 - Fluorides (aerosol and gas);
MDHS 25/3 - Organic isocyanates;
OSHA 42 - Diisocyanates;
OSHA 47 - Methylene bisphenyl isocyanate (MDI);
OSHA 58 - Coal tar pitch volatiles;
OSHA 99 - Propylene glycol monomethyl ethers/acetates;
OSHA 1910.1043 Appendix A - Cotton dust;
OSHA ID-140 - Mercury vapour;
OSHA ID-145 - Particulate mercury;
USEPA Compendium TO-15 - Sampling of volatile organic compounds in ambient air by canisters;
USEPA Compendium TO-17 - Sampling of volatile organic compounds in ambient air by active sampling onto sorption tubes

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for chemical composition of gas and aerosols Industrial gas supplies excluding fuels and calibration mixtures Argon; Carbon dioxide (CO2); Carbon monoxide; Ethane; Ethene (ethylene); Ethyne (acetylene); Helium; Hydrogen; Hydrogen sulfide; Methane; Nitrogen; Oxygen; Propane GC-TCD In-house LP0043;
In-house LP0045
Carbonyl sulfide; Ethylmercaptan; Hydrogen sulfide; Methylmercaptan GC-FPD In-house LP0037 
Analysis of biofuels, hydrocarbon fuels and related fuel products Natural gas 2,2-Dimethylpropane (neopentane); 2-Methylbutane (isopentane); Butane (n-butane); Carbon dioxide (CO2); Ethane; Helium; Hexane (n-hexane); Hydrogen; Isobutane; Methane; Nitrogen; Oxygen; Pentane (n-pentane); Propane GC-TCD In-house method LP0023
Hydrogen sulfide GC-TCD In-house method LP0045
Argon; Carbon dioxide (CO2); Carbon monoxide; Ethane; Ethene (ethylene); Ethyne (acetylene); Helium; Hydrogen; Methane; Nitrogen; Oxygen; Propane GC-TCD

In-house LP0043;


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