CALIBRATION OF MEMBRANE FILTER
Most of our analyses use one or more of the following Gas Chromatographic techniques: GC/|FID, GC/MFID, GC/TCD, GC/HID and GC/MS.
Each of these techniques use gas or liquid standards that are purchased as NIST traceable.
Each of these techniques use 2 – 6 calibration standards to develop a calibration plot.
Calibrations plots are performed in each analytical queue in order to develop the calibration plot.
Each run includes a QA check standard that is run in duplicate.
We determine the mass of particulate and oil mist in client’s samples by gravimetry. We use an analytical balance to weigh the filters before and after the air sample is submitted.
The analytical balance is checked for calibration with an internal calibration weight, and 2 external calibration weights (1.0000 grams and 10.0000 grams).
Oil Mist: Trace and Ultra-trace levels
We determine ordinary oil mist (down to 0.3 mg/m3) by gravimetry, and ultra trace oil mist (0.005 mg/m3) by extraction/GC. There is no consensus agreement for an oil mist standard, so we use 3 levels of Chemlube 751 for calibration.
Sampling Kit Calibration
The volume of air flowing through the analytical filter (determination of oil mist + particulate) is determined by the back pressure at the filter and the length of time that air flowed through the membrane filter. The pressure gauges are calibrated for flow with a filter in place, and a flow meter (Blue White Industries 2 – 20 ). The flow meter is calibrated to cover the range of 2 – 20 scfm, but we only use the range of 4 – 19 SCFM. (A Calibration plot for air flow is attached.)
We are accredited by American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for analysis of compressed air. Our certification # is 102116.
We are also approved by the US Navy (NAVSEA) for the analysis of life support gases.
We are a charter member of C.A.P.T.; along with each CAPT member, each quarter we receive a double-blind unknown which we analyze to determine our level of proficiency. The test compounds consist of Oxygen, Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, TVHC, and ethane. Our proficiency is 100%, and the average result of our test scores is 97 – 101 % or higher.
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David H. Elgas
President, Analytical Chemists, Inc.
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ANALYTICAL CHEMISTS, INC.
7551 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111 24hr Voice & FAX (858) 560-4916
Client:: San Onofre
Date : October 12, 2006
Model: Dedicated SCUBA Sampler
S/N : P-1033
Pressure at Red gauge, unrestricted
10 psig Gilmont #13 rotameter
15 psig Gilmont #13 rotameter
20 psig Gilmont #13 rotameter
25 psig Gilmont #13 rotameter
30 psig Gilmont #13 rotameter
35 psig Gilmont #13 rotameter
See Also calibration Plot
Dräger Color tube adapter: RD2-106
Serial Number : 4001
cc/min + 5%
Moisture Gilmont #13 rotameter
Oil Tube Gilmont #13 rotameter
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