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Air Testing Fundamentals: What's in your Air Crate?

by Will Elcoate | Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:00

Air Testing Fundamentals: What’s in Your Air Crate?

 

Below is a list of the basic information we need in order to ship you media for your sampling event:

Location: State where they are being collected

Target Analyte list: State, program or your specific list of analytes

Matrix: Ambient or indoor air, soil, gas, or sub-slab sample matrix ;

Sample time collection: Grab samples or time weight averaged, sample collection time (1 hour, 8 hours or 24 hours)

When:  Three (3) business days notice is appreciated. Five (5) business days for SIM. We do our best to meet all requests.

Requested TAT: Standard is 5 business days

Using the media

It greatly helps to become familiar with the canisters and flow controllers used for VOC collection. (Methods TO-15, MassDEP APH, EPA Method 3C, EPA Method TO 12).

In less than eight minutes, Technical Director of the Air Testing Lab in Mansfield, MA, Andy Rezendes, walks through what you will receive when you order Media for VOC sampling, including chain of custody and sampling instructions for flow controllers and canisters.

 

As always, contact me, Will Elcoate, with your questions at 800-624-9220 or email .

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2018 Christmas/ New Years Schedule

by Olivia Vaillant | Monday, 17 December 2018 20:23

Season's Greetings from all of us at Alpha Analytical! We want to inform all of our valued customers about our upcoming holiday schedule. Please note the days we are closed below and are unable to accept samples on the following dates:

 

Christmas Eve & Day

Monday, December 24th

&

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

New Years Eve & Day

Monday, December 31, 2018

&

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

 

Due to this schedule, samples for the following tests should not be accepted on the dates indicated below. Please assist us by adhering to the following schedule or contact us to make special arrangements.

 

FORMALDEHYDE

Dec 21, 28

CHLOROPHYLL, NO3-300

Dec 21, 28

BOD, SBOD, CBOD

Dec 20, 27

TEDLAR BAG SAMPLES

Dec 21, 28

Drinking Water and Non-Drinking Water COLIFORM By Membrane Filtration Method (TOTAL-MF, FECAL-MF, E.COLI-MF, ENTRO-MF) and Total Coliform by Colilert Method

Dec 21, 28

TOTAL, COLI (C) E.COLI,

ENTRO (QT)

Dec 21, 28

FECAL STREPTOCOCCUS (MPN)

Dec 21, 28

ENTEROCOCCUS

(MF & MPN)

Dec 21, 28

HETEROTROPHIC PLATE COUNT

Dec 21, 28

ACROLEIN BY METHOD 624

See important schedule notes

 

Important Sample Schedule Notes

We kindly request that if you are sampling for Method 624 and Acrolein is a compound of concern that you kindly submit your samples to one of our couriers or directly to the laboratory by or before Noon on Friday, December 21st and Friday, December 28th. 

Thank you for your continued business and for enabling us to give our employees this time with their friends and families. Be sure to check our Linkedin and Twitter for any extra holiday updates and company happenings. If you have any questions, please contact our Project Management Team at 508-898-9220.

We hope you enjoy the holiday season - best wishes to you all for the coming year!


2018 Thanksgiving Laboratory Schedule

by Olivia Vaillant | Tuesday, 06 November 2018 20:36

The holidays are right around the corner! As excited as we are we want to inform all of our valued customers about our upcoming holiday schedule. Please note the days we are closed below and are unable to accept samples on the following dates:

 

Thursday & Friday

Nov. 22-23, 2018

Lab Closed

Due to this schedule, samples for the following tests cannot be accepted on the dates indicated below. Please assist us by adhering to the following schedule or contact us to make special arrangements.

 

 NJ SPLP 8260

Nov 20,21

 

FORMALDEHYDE

Nov 20,21

CHLOROPHYLL, NO3-300

Nov 21

BOD, SBOD, CBOD

Nov 17,18, 21

TEDLAR BAG SAMPLES

Nov 20,21

Drinking Water and Non Drinking Water COLIFORM By

Membrane Filtration Method

(TOTAL-MF, FECAL-MF, E.COLI-MF, ENTRO-MF)

Nov 20,21

TOTAL, COLI (C) E.COLI,

ENTRO (QT)

Nov 20,21

FECAL STREPTOCOCCUS (MPN)

Nov 20,21

ENTEROCOCCUS

(MF & MPN)

Nov 20,21

HETEROTROPHIC PLATE COUNT

Nov 20,21

COLIFORM, TOTAL BY COLILERT

Nov 21

ACROLEIN BY METHOD 624

Nov 21

 

 Important Sample Schedule Notes

We kindly request that if you are dropping samples off at the Laboratory on Wednesday November 21st that require Metals Filtration that you drop off at our Westboro Facility. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and restrictive method holding time requirements for ENCORE devices, we are requesting that all soil VOC samples requiring preservation be collected using Terracore Kits. If you do not routinely use Terracore kits, please work with your service center or project manager to obtain a supply of the kits for use during the week of November 19. Please note that we are unable to receive Encore devices on Wed November 21st.

Thank you for your continued business and for enabling us to give our employees this time with their friends and families. Be sure to check our Linkedin and Twitter for any extra holiday updates and company happenings. Stay tuned for an updated Christmas and New Year schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact our Project Management Team at 508-898-9220

We hope you enjoy the holiday season - best wishes to you all for the coming year!

 


TPH Risk Assessments at Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sites

by Shannon Turner | Friday, 16 September 2016 19:39

Historically, there have been considerable efforts expended on evaluating approaches to the characterization and the subsequent risk assessment of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination.  To evaluate risk, you need to know what is present, how much and what the applicable exposure criteria is.  This discussion addresses the analytical chemistry aspects


Introducing Alpha Analytical's Blog!

by Shannon Turner | Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:56

Alpha Analytical is excited to announce the launch of our new blog!  We are thrilled to be sharing this new informational tool with our customers, and wanted to highlight a few things you can look forward to.  Here at Alpha Analytical, when it comes to User Experience, we take content very seriously.  We understand the pressures our customers are under on a daily basis due to industry and regulatory shifts that impact business and increase project demands and timelines.  Reliable information that is timely, trustworthy and thoughtful is at a premium.  



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