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Program Schedule July 2017 to June 2018
 

PROGRAM

DETERMINATIONS

SAMPLE DISPATCH
DATE

Chemical

Waters/215

Priority Pollutant Phenols

 4 Jul-17

Waters/216

Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium

8 Aug-17

Waters/217

Bromide, Chloride, Fluoride, Iodide

 28 Aug-17

Waters/218

Total Solids, Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids

12 Sep-17

Waters/219

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus

3 Oct-17

Waters/220

Total Recoverable Oil and Grease

24 Oct-17

Waters/221

Sulphate, Conductivity, pH, Turbidity, Colour

13 Nov-17

Waters/222

Metals (Aluminium, Barium, Bismuth, Boron, Lithium, Manganese, Silver, Strontium)

17 Dec-17

Waters/223

Minerals (Physical parameters, anions, cations)

23-Jan-18

Waters/224

Nitrate, Ammonia, Orthophosphate

27 Feb-18

Waters/225

Hardness

19 Mar-18

Waters/226

Organophosphorus Pesticides

10 Apr-18

Waters/227

Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Total Organic Carbon

23 Apr-18

Waters/228

Metals (Chromium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Nickel, Thallium, Zinc)

15 May-18

Waters/229

Total Cyandide, Weak Acid Dissociable Cyanide, Free Cyanide

29 May-18

Waters/230

Sulphate, Conductivity, pH, Turbidity, Colour

19 Jun-18

SeaWaters/3

Trace Elements

18 Jul-17

SeaWaters/4

To be determined

May-18

Asbestos ID/16

Bulk sample identification

Oct-17

Asbestos/36

Slide fibre count

Mar-17

Asbestos/37

Slide fibre count

Mar-18

Asbestos in Soil/8

Sample identification in soil

Mar-17

Asbestos in Soil/9

Sample identification in soil

Mar-18

Food/41

Whole Milk Powder (Protein, Fat, Moisture, Ash, Carbohydrate, Energy)

18 Jul-17

Paint/27

Paint panel - tests to be determined

Dec-17

Paint/28

Liquid Paint - tests to be determined

Mar-18

Metal Alloys/33

Ferrous

Oct-17

Metal Alloys/34

Ferrous

May-18

Soils(Chemical)/14

To be determined

Nov-17

Soils (Chemical)/15

To be determined

Apr-18

Wine/25

Total Acidity, Volatile Acidity, Actual Alcohol, Total Sulfur Dioxide, Residual Sugars, Reducing Sugars (glucose and fructose), pH, Specific Gravity

Aug-17

Coal/36

Proximate analysis + trace elements

Nov-17

Coal/37

Proximate analysis

May-18

Bitumen/9

Viscosity, Density, Penetration, RTFOT, Vacuum viscosity

Jan-17

Cement/9

Chemical composition, Loss on ignition, Insoluble residue, Specific surface area, Fineness, Laser granulometry

Aug-17

Geochemical/13

Iron Ore – chemical compositional analysis

Dec-17

Air & Emissions/11

Particulate Matter on filter paper

Nov-17

Air & Emissions/12

To be determined

May-18

Textiles/3

Breaking Load, Extension, Threads/Unit Length, Mass per Unit Area, Quantitative Fibre Analysis

Nov-17

PCBs in Oil/10

Aroclors 1016, 1242, 1254 & 1260

Mar-18

Biological

Waters/60

Effluent - E. coli, Faecal & Total Coliforms, Plate, Strep.

5 Sep-17

Waters/61

Potable - E. coli, Faecal & Total Coliforms, Plate, Strep.

Feb-18

Waters/62

Effluent - E. coli, Faecal & Total Coliforms, Plate, Strep.

Jun-18

Dialysis in Waters/3

Total viable counts

Feb-18

Pathogens in Food/36

Salmonella & Listeria

26 Sep-17

Pathogens in Food/37

Salmonella & Listeria

Apr-18

Legionella/55

Enumeration & identification

22 Aug-17

Legionella/56

Enumeration & identification

Feb-18

Non-Pathogens in Food/23

E. coli, Total plate count, Coliforms, Yeast, Moulds

16 Oct-17

Non-Pathogens in Food/24

E. coli, Total plate count, Coliforms, Yeast, Moulds

May-18

Algae/18

Enumeration & identification

Nov-17

Crypto & Giardia/40

Enumeration & identification

Oct-17

Crypto & Giardia/41

Enumeration & identification

Apr-18

Construction Materials

Soils/23

Classification

Jan-18

Soils/24

Classification, CBR

Jun-18

Concrete/23

Compressive strength, dimensions

Mar-18

Aggregates/19

Particle size distribution, particle shape particle density, water absorption

April-18

Asphalt/9

Bitumen content, density, gradings

Feb-18

Mechanical

Hardness Testing of Metals/13

Hardness testing of metal

Dec-17

Hardness Testing of Metals/14

Hardness testing of metal

May-18

Tensile Testing of Metals/11

Tensile testing of metal

Jan-18

Fastener/1

Tensile testing of bolts

Jul-17

Impact Testing of Metals/3

Charpy impact

Oct-17

NDT

Magnetic Particle Inspection/3

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Schedule to start Jul-17

Radiography

Steel pipe, plate and tee

Upon request

Ultrasonics/3

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Upon request

Calibration

Digital Multimeter/4

HP 34401A Digital Multimeter - DC Voltage (0.1 ~ 1000 V), AC Voltage (0.1 ~ 750 V), DC Current (0.01 ~ 3 A), AC Current (1 ~ 3 A), and Resistance (1 Ohm ~ 10 Meg Ohm)

Schedule from Jul-17

Gravimetric/5

Five or six point balance to determine inhalable/respirable dust, welding fumes and gases

Upon request

Mass/3

10mg, 1g, 10g, 200g

Upon request

Temperature/3

Digital Temperature Indicator System - 0°C to 420°C in 20°C steps

Upon request

Gauge Blocks/2

Nominal lengths -  2mm, 8mm, 20mm and 100mm

Upon request

Flow Meter/1

Flow rate between 0.5 and 65 m³ h-1

Upon request

Measurement Audits

Optics & Radiometry

Upon request

Various

Metrology

Upon request

Various

Acoustic & Vibration

Upon request

Various

Electrical

Upon request

Various

Heat & Temperature

Upon request

Various

Optics & Radiometry

Upon request

Various

   
PTA actively develops new programs throughout the year. Our schedule is regularly updated to reflect the introduction of these programs. Customers are advised to regularly check our website for details of changes of sample dispatch dates or the addition of new programs. Additional sample sets may be ordered which includes PTA evaluation of the additional results submitted and will incur a fee of approximately 80% of the quoted participation fee. Additional results may be submitted for PTA evaluation for each set of samples supplied per laboratory and will incur a fee of approximately 40% of the quoted participation fee.

On-Demand Program Schedule

Spare samples may be available from completed rounds and will incur a fee of approximately 80% of the quoted participation fee. Further information:
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