ACS is a leading provider of routine and non-routine instrumental testing, consulting and problem-solving activities within the Australian gas market and related sectors.
ACS Laboratories' in-house, state-of-the-art gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) facilities place the company in an excellent position to provide clients with a competitive array of high-quality testing services conducted using innovative and dependable methods.
The company has more than 20 years' experience in delivering independent, confidential testing services for industrial applications, and prides itself on its expert analytical and problem solving capabilities.
Routine gas testing
ACS adheres to the following guidelines for beverage CO2 analysis: CGA G 6.2:2011 - Commodity Specification For Carbon Dioxide, EIGA - Carbon dioxide source qualification, ISBT Bulk Carbon Dioxide quality guidelines and analytical methods reference
Compressed air and diving gas
ACS conducts analysis of compressed air according to the ISO 8573 - Compressed air - Part 1: Contaminants and purity classes, AS/NZS 2299.1-2015 Occupational diving operations Part 1: Standard operational practice
ACS performs fuel profiling according to the ALPGA for Automotive Use Specification 2004, ISO 4257:2001 - Liquefied petroleum gases - Method of sampling and ISO 7941:1988 - Commercial propane and butane - Analysis by gas chromatography
Volatile organic compounds (VOC's)
offshore gas production
Our cutting-edge methods facilitate invaluable testing for low-level impurities in expensive custom mixtures, which are often unique to local industries, institutions and manufacturing processes.
Our experienced team allows us to handle even the most rigorous and precise work programmes, including the meticulous testing of inert gases, medical air, permanent gases, hydrocarbons, sulphur compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Our modern GCMS systems are able to detect low levels contaminants in most gases, down to parts-per-billion accuracy in many cases. Providing complimentary support and confirmation, these instruments serve as the backbone to the company's gas analysis procedures.
Trace nitrogen analysis in pure oxygen streams and trace argon in ultra-high purity (UHP) hydrogen are examples where column choice, detector sensitivity and selectivity are paramount in achieving reliable results.
Full spectrum gas testing and analysis
ACS can perform high-purity testing, quality control / quality assurance (QC / QA) in beverage gases, mining discharge and emissions and in-depth coal seam gas profiling.
We can also conduct particulate identification and monitoring activities, in addition to agricultural gas product validation and trace gases contamination testing.
Our enthusiastic consultants have experience in dealing with a number of odour control issues, as well as occupational health and safety (OH&S) and local / international standard compliance audits throughout diverse markets.
We have worked on a wide array of projects ranging from simple routine gas monitoring to specialised impurity profiling in niche, high-end gases, in addition to providing forensic assessment regarding product failures, corrosion, moisture ingress and contamination.
Bespoke lab testing programmes
ACS's intricate and highly accurate testing is able to detect contaminants in UHP gas streams such as helium, nitrogen and oxygen. We also provide biogas speciation and profiling services, as well as regularly conduct fugitive emissions testing. ACS is able to test for the following parameters in gas streams:
- Sulphur speciation
- hydrogen gas
Column choice, detector sensitivity and selectivity are paramount in achieving reliable results.
Available on request in partnership with consultants are specialist incident response identification and particulate screening services, as well as fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM / EDX) testing.