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Program Schedule July 2021 to June 2022
 

PROGRAM DETERMINATIONS SAMPLE DISPATCH
DATE
     

Chemical

Waters/279

Total Solids, Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids

13 July-21
Waters/280

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

2 Aug-21
Waters/281

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus

24 Aug-21
Waters/282

Minerals (Total Alkalinity as CaCO3, Chlorine, Flouride, Potassium, Sodium, Conductivity, Sulphate, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Solids)

31 Aug-21
Waters/283

Metals (Antimony, Beryllium, Cadmium, Vanadium, Palladium)

21 Sep-21
Waters/284

Sulphate, Conductivity. pH, Turbidity, Colour

25 Oct-21
Waters/285

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

8 Nov-21
Waters/286

Total Recoverable Oil and Grease

30 Nov-21
Waters/287

To be determined

Jan-22
Waters/288

To be determined

Feb-22
Waters/289

To be determined

Mar-22
Waters/290

To be determined

Mar-22
Waters/291

To be determined

Apr-22
Waters/292

To be determined

May-22
Waters/293

To be determined

May-22
Waters/294

To be determined

June-22
SeaWaters/11

To be determined

5 Oct-21
SeaWaters/12

To be determined

Apr-22
Asbestos ID/20

Bulk sample identification

Oct-21
Asbestos/40

Slide fibre count

Mar-21
Asbestos/41

Slide fibre count

Mar-22
Asbestos in Soil/12

Sample identification in soil

Mar-21
Asbestos in Soil/13

Sample identification in soil

Mar-22
Food/45

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

Jul-21
Paint/33

Density, Consistency by Brookfield, Non-volatile content by mass, Measurement of specular gloss

Oct-21
Paint/34

To be determined

Apr-21
Metal Alloys/41

Ferrous

Oct-21
Metal Alloys/42

Ferrous

May-22
Coal/43

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

Aug-21
Coal/44

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

Apr-22
Bitumen/13

Viscosity, Density, Penetration, Softening Point, Viscosity

Oct-21
Cement/13

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

Aug-21
Geochemical/17

Iron Ore – chemical compositional analysis

Dec-21
Air & Emissions/19

Particulate matter on filter paper

Nov-21
Air & Emissions/20

To be determined

May-22
Textiles/5

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

Jan-22
PCBs in Oil/14

Aroclors 1016, 1242, 1254 & 1260

Mar-22

Biological

Waters/72

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

20 Sep-21
Waters/73

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

Mar-22
Waters/74

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

Jun-22
Dialysis in Waters/6

Total viable counts

Feb-22
Pathogens in Food/44

Salmonella & Listeria & Cronobacter

13 Sep-21
Pathogens in Food/45

Salmonella & Listeria & Cronobacter

Apr-22
Legionella/62

Enumeration & identification

TBC Aug-21
Legionella/63

Enumeration & identification

Feb-22
Non-Pathogens in Food/31

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

11 Oct-21
Non-Pathogens in Food/32

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

May-22
Algae/19

Enumeration & identification

TBA
Crypto & Giardia/48

Enumeration & identification

Oct-21
Crypto & Giardia/49

Enumeration & identification

Apr-22

Construction Materials

Soils/31

California Bearing Ratio 

Oct-21
Soils/32

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

Dec-21
Soils/33

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

Jun-22
Concrete/30

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

Aug-21
Concrete/31

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

Feb-22
Aggregates/26

Particle Density and Water Absorption of fine aggregate, Aggregate soundness by exposure to sodium sulphate, Degradation factor, Clay & fine silt - Setting method, organic impurities other than sugar

Aug-21
Aggregates/27

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

Nov-21
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

May-22
Asphalt/12

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

Sep-21
Rocks/4

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

Mar-22

Mechanical

Hardness Testing of Metals/21

Hardness testing of metal

Nov-21
Hardness Testing of Metals/22

Hardness testing of metal

May-22
Tensile Testing of Metals/15

Tensile testing of metal

Mar-22
Fasteners/1

Tensile testing of bolts, nuts and washers

Aug-21
Impact Testing of Metals/7

Charpy impact

Oct-21

NDT

Magnetic Particle Inspection

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Upon request
Radiography

Steel pipe, plate and tee

Upon request
Ultrasonics

Steel pipe, plate and tee and Y

Upon request
Eddy Current/1

Steel plate

Schedule from Jul-21

Calibration

Digital Multimeter/7

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-21
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/7

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

Upon request

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.

On-Demand Program Schedule

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