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.
Alpha Analytical Air Experts are a call away if you need further assistance.