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Program Schedule July 2022 to June 2023

PROGRAM

DETERMINATIONS

SAMPLE DISPATCH
DATE

 

 

 

Chemical

 

 

Waters/295

Total Solids, Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids

12 Jul-22

Waters/296

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

2 Aug-22

Waters/297

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus

23 Aug-22

Waters/298

Physical Parameters, Anions and Cations  (Total Alkalinity as CaCO3, Chloride, Fluoride, Potassium, Sodium, Conductivity, Sulphate, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Solids)

20 Sep-22

Waters/299

Metals (Arsenic, Mercury, Selenium)

25 Oct-22

Waters/300

Sulphate, Conductivity, pH, Turbidity, Colour)

8 Nov-22

Waters/301

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

22 Nov-22

Waters/302

Total Recoverable Oil and Grease

6 Dec-22

Waters/303

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

18-Jan-23

Waters/304

Bromide, Chloride, Flouride, Iodide

21-Feb-23

Waters/305

Nitrate, Ammonia, Orthophosphate, Total Dissolved Nitrogen, Total Dissolved Phosphorus, Silica, Nitrite

7-Mar-23

Waters/306

Total Cyanide, Amendable Cyanide

21-Mar-23

Waters/307

Hardness

26-Apr-23

Waters/308

Sulphate, Conductivity, pH, Turbidity, Colour

9-May-23

Waters/309

Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium

23-May-23

Waters/310

Total Recoverable Oil and Grease

13-Jun-23

SeaWaters/13

Metals

11 Oct-22

Seawaters/14

To be determined

Apr-23

Asbestos ID/21

Bulk sample identification

Oct-22

Asbestos/41

Slide fibre count

Mar-22

Asbestos/42

Slide fibre count

Mar-23

Asbestos in Soil/13

Sample identification in soil

Mar-22

Asbestos in Soil/14

Sample identification in soil

Mar-23

Food/45

Flour (Protein, Total Fat, Moisture, Ash, Dietary Fibre, Carbohydrate and Energy)

26 Jul-22

Paint/35

Density, Fineness of grind, Non-volatile content by mass, Measurement of specular gloss

Sep-22

Paint/36

To be determined

Feb-23

Paint/37

To be determined

Jun-23

Metal Alloys/42

Ferrous

Oct-22

Metal Alloys/43

Ferrous

May-23

Coal/45

Coal (Proximate Analysis,
Coal Ash (Ash Fusion, Ash Constituents)

Nov-22

Coal/46

Coal (Proximate Analysis, Trace Elements),
Coal Ash (Ash Fusion, Ash Constituents)

Apr-23

Bitumen/14

Viscosity, Density, Penetration, Softening Point, Viscosity

Oct-22

Cement/14

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

Jul-22

Geochemical/18

Iron Ore – chemical compositional analysis

Dec-22

Air & Emissions/21

Particulate matter on filter paper

Nov-22

Air & Emissions/22

Sulphuric Acid in Impinger Solution

May-23

Textiles/4

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

Jan-23

PCBs in Oil/14

Aroclors 1016, 1242, 1254 & 1260

Mar-23

Biological

 

 

Waters/75

Potable - E. coli, Thermotolerant (Faecal) & Total Coliforms, Enterococci and Plate Count (35°C - 37°C), P.aeruginosa and C.perfringens (vegetative cells)

6 Sep-22

Waters/76

Effluent - E. coli, Thermotolerant (Faecal) & Total Coliforms, Enterococci and Plate Count (35°C - 37°C)

Mar-23

Dialysis Waters/6

Total viable counts

Jun-23

Pathogens in Food/44

Salmonella & Listeria & Cronobacter

27 Sep-22

Pathogens in Food/45

Salmonella & Listeria & Cronobacter

Apr-23

Legionella/64

Enumeration & identification

22 Aug-22

Legionella/65

Enumeration & identification

Feb-23

Non-Pathogens in Food/32

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

24 Oct-22

Non-Pathogens in Food/33

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

May-23

Algae/20

Enumeration & identification

Mar-23

Crypto & Giardia/50

Enumeration & identification

14 Nov 22

Crypto & Giardia/51

Enumeration & identification

Apr-23

Construction Materials

 

 

Soils/33

Liquid Limit, Cone Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, Plasticity Index, Linear Shrinkage, Particle Size Distribution 

Nov-22

Soils/34

California Bearing Ratio

Feb-23

Soils/35

Liquid Limit, Cone Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit, Plasticity Index, Linear Shrinkage, Particle Size Distribution 

May-23

Concrete/31

Compressive strength, Height, Weight, Mass per Unit Volume, Maximum Sustained Load Unit

Nov-22

Concrete/32

Compressive strength, Height, Weight, Mass per Unit Volume, Maximum Sustained Load Unit

Apr-23

Aggregates/28

Particle Density and Water Absorption of Course Aggregate, Particle Size Distribution, Material Finer than 75 µm, Particle Shape by proportional Caliper (2:1 Ratio), Flakiness Index, Average Least Dimension

Jul-22

Aggregates/29

Particle Density and Water Absorption of Fine aggregate, Aggregate soundness by exposure to sodium sulphate, Degradation factor, Clay & fine silt - Settling method, organic impurities other than sugar, Particle Size Distribution, Material Finer than 75 µm

Sep-22

Aggregates/30

Bulk Density, Particle Density and Water Absorption of Course Aggregate, Particle Size Distribution, Material Finer than 75 µm, Particle Shape by proportional Caliper (2:1 Ratio), Flakiness Index

Jan-23

Asphalt/13

Bitumen Content, Grading, Maximum Density, Bulk Density, Air Voids

Sep-22

Rocks/4

Point Load Strength Index, Compressive Strength, Moisture Content, Deformability in Uniaxial Compression, Splitting Tensile Strength

Aug-22

Mechanical

 

 

Hardness Testing of Metals/22

Hardness testing of metal

May-23

Tensile Testing of Metals/16

Tensile testing of metal

Feb-23

Impact Testing of Metals/8

Charpy impact

Nov-22

NDT

 

 

Magnetic Particle Inspection/5

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Jul-22

Radiography/5

Steel pipe, plate and tee

Jul-22

Ultrasonics/5

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Jul-22

Eddy Current/2

Steel plate

Jul-22

Calibration

 

 

Digital Multimeter/6

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-22

Mass

10mg, 1g, 10g, 200g

Upon request

Temperature

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

Upon request

Gauge Blocks

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

Upon request

Gravimetric/8

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

Jul-22

Measurement Audits

 

 

Optics & Radiometry

Upon request

Various

Metrology

Upon request

Various

Acoustics & Vibration

Upon request

Various

Electrical

Upon request

Various

Heat & Temperature

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.

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

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