Terra Firma Laboratories

Site

Pakenham Laboratory

Accreditation No.

15357

Site No.

16044

Date of Accreditation

01 Sep 2005

Address

47 National Avenue
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Australia

terrafirmalabs.com.au

Contact

Mr Janaka Somaratne P: +61 (03) 97695799

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Pakenham Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Establishment of annex facilities Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Determinations defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate contaminants Aggregates Foreign material in recycled aggregate Manual classification

RC (Vic) Method 372.04

Clay and fine silt; Weak particles contaminants Settling; Sieve analysis

AS 1141.32

AS 1141.33
Coarse aggregate quality Visual comparison

AS 1141.30.1
RC (Vic) Method 372.01


Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate properties Aggregates Particle size distribution Sieve analysis

AS 1141.11.1

Shape Flakiness AS 1141.15

RC (Vic) Method 302.11


Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate soundness Aggregates Soundness Methylene blue value ASTM C837
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate stabilisation Aggregates Unconfined compressive strength Not applicable

AS 5101.4

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Road pavement surfacing characteristics Road pavements Penetration depth Ball embedment

Austroads Method AGPT/T251

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil classification Soils Liquid limit; Plastic limit; Plasticity index Casagrande four point; Casagrande one point

AS 1289.3.1.1

AS 1289.3.1.2

AS 1289.3.2.1

AS 1289.3.3.1

RC (Vic) Method 326.01

Sieve analysis

AS 1289.3.6.1

Liquid limit

AS 1289.3.4.1

Moisture content Drying oven

AS 1289.2.1.1

Particle density Not applicable

AS 1289.3.5.1

Description, identification and classification Not applicable AS 1726 Tables 9 and 10 (Laboratory classification elements only)
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil compaction characteristics Soils Dry density/moisture content relationship Modified compactive effort; Standard compactive effort

AS 1289.5.1.1

AS 1289.5.2.1

Minimum and maximum dry density Not applicable AS 1289.5.5.1
Assignment of optimum moisture content/maximum dry density (OMC/MDD) Not applicable

AS 1289.5.4.2

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil dispersion Soils Dispersion Emerson class AS 1289 3.8.1
Dispersion Pinhole AS 1289.3.8.3
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil field density Soils Compaction control Hilf

AS 1289.5.7.1

Dry density ratio; Moisture ratio Calculation

AS 1289.5.4.1

RC (Vic) Methods 316.00

Moisture ratio assessment of dry back

RC (Vic) Methods 316.14

Density - In-situ; Field moisture content Nuclear gauge

AS 1289.5.8.1

RC (Vic) Method 316.11

Density index Not applicable

AS 1289.5.6.1

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil fine particles Soils Fine particle analysis Hydrometer AS 1289 3.6.3
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil in-situ penetration Soils Penetration in-situ Dynamic cone

AS 1289 6.3.2, In-house method 5

Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil laboratory bearing properties Soils Bearing ratio Assignment of CBR and percent swell; Undisturbed samples

AS 1289 6.1.1. RC (Vic) Method 324.01



Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil natural contaminants Soils Acidity pH AS 1289.4.3.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil permeability Soils Permeability Constant head for a remoulded specimen; Falling head for a remoulded specimen; Flexible wall permeameter AS 1289.6.7.1, AS 1289.6.7.2. AS 1289.6.7.3
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil pre-treatment Soils Soil pre-treatment Not applicable

AS 1289.1.1

Soil pre-treatment Repeated compaction pre-treatment

RC (Vic) Method 301.05


Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil reactivity Soils Reactivity Shrink/swell AS1289.7.1.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Soil stabilisation Soils Density decay correction factor for granular materials

RC (Vic) Method 330.03

Laboratory stabilisation of soil Cement; Lime stabilisation

RC (Vic) Method 301.03

RC (Vic) Method 301.06

Sample collection Aggregates Not applicable Aggregate from a stockpile

AS 1141.3.1

Soils Not applicable Disturbed sampling from earthwork; Disturbed soil sampling from a pavement; Disturbed soil sampling from a stockpile; Disturbed soil sampling from a windrow; Disturbed soil sampling in-situ

AS 1289.1.2.1

Not applicable Site selection - Random stratified sampling

RC (Vic) Method 316.10

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Material performance evaluation of elastomers, plastics and composite products Geomembranes; Geonets and geocomposites Asperity height Not applicable ASTM D7466
Geonets and geocomposites Integrity Not applicable

ASTM D6392

Material performance evaluation of leather, textiles and related products Geosynthetic clay liners Tensile properties Wide strip tensile

AS 3706.2

ASTM D4595

ASTM D6768


20 N to 5 kN
Geosynthetic clay liners; Geotextiles Permittivity Not applicable AS 3706.9
Strength Not applicable AS 3706.6
Tensile properties Grab tensile; Wide strip tensile ASTM D6693 
Geotextiles Tear resistance Single rip tear

AS 3706-3

Breaking load; Elongation Grab tensile ASTM D4632
Peel strength Wide strip tensile

ASTM D6496 

Puncture resistance Drop cone

AS 3706.5

Mass per unit area

 AS 2001.2.13

ASTM D5993

Burst strength California bearing ratio plunger (CBR)

AS 3706.4

Permittivity

ASTM D5887

Fluid loss of clay component of GCL Not applicable

ASTM D5891 

Swell index of clay component of GCL

ASTM D5890

Thickness

AS 2001.2.15

ASTM D1777

ASTM D5199

ASTM D5994

Arrow Energy WAF Annex Facility

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Annex facility Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Determinations defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Arrow Energy WAF Annex Facility Annex Facility, Site No 25913 is established from 27 June 2022 until 23 December 2022 to perform testing to ASTM D6392 for the brine pond lining works for Fabtech, contract 1931 Arrow Energy PO# 31068
Hazelwood HAB 4Cap Annex Facility

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Annex facility Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Determinations defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Hazelwood HAP 4 Cap Annex Facility, Site No 25895 is established from 11 April 2022 until 30 June 2022 for HAP 4 Cap project, contract 105040 for ERM Hazelwood HAP 4 Cap Annex Facility, Site No 25895 is established from 11 April 2022 until 3 June 2022 for HAP 4 Cap project, contract 105040 for ERM
RAAF Edinburgh Remediation Project Annex Facility

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Annex facility Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Determinations defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Techniques defined by all or some for which the site is accredited RAAF Edinburgh Remediation Project Annex Facility, Site No 25954 is established from 18 May 2022 until 31 October 2022 to perform testing for Geotechnical and Geosynthetics Verification Services, contract 050064-SC-027 for Ventia

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