About the Lab
Umoya VOHE and its sister companies have SANAS accredited laboratories that operate in accordance with ISO 17025, which include structured proficiency testing programs and frequent internal and external assessments, ensuring consistence reliable laboratory results. “Temporary- or Site laboratories” are monitored by accredited branches and are subjected to frequent internal and external assessments.
Air Quality Testing
The air quality testing service is also routinely used to monitor the air quality of a workplace and is used as a useful technique for ensuring a healthy and safe environment for employees. The air quality laboratory analyses sample tubes, badges, filters and impinge solutions for a wide range of compounds of interest in OS&H monitoring. Example of these compounds are metals ( e.g. lead, mercury), hydrocarbon solvents, benzene ( e.g. petrol station attendant monitoring), alcohols, ketones, chlorinated solvents, formaldehyde, etc.
- Drinking (Potable) water testing
- Agricultural Water Testing
- Other Water Testing
General Environmental Tests
Umoya VOHE Laboratories can test: pH, alkalinity, conductivity, turbidity, suspended solids, ash, chloride, sulphate, fluoride, calcium, magnesium, hardness, sodium, potassium, silica, cyanide, sulphide, tannins, MBAS, volatile fatty acids, Dust Gauge analyses, total phenols, TCLP extraction/testing.
Ammonium-N (NH4N), total Kjeldahl nitrogen(TKN), total N, nitrate-N/nitrite-N, dissolved reactive phosphate(DRP), total phosphate(TP).
Chemical oxygen demand(COD), Biochemical oxygen demand(BOD), total organic carbon(TOC/DOC/NPOC)
Umoya VOHE Laboratories’ well equipped laboratory for metals and other elements routinely analyses for: aluminium, antimony, arsenic, boron, barium, bismuth, cadmium, chromium, hexavalent chromium, cobalt, caesium, copper, iron, lithium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, lead, selenium, silver, strontium, tin, thallium, uranium, vanadium, zinc and other, Metals may be analysed as the total, total recoverable, acid soluble or dissolved(soluble)fraction.
Soils, sediments, sludges, potable waters, ground and surface waters, effluents, leachates, trade wastes.
* Anions- F, CI, SO4,Br, NO2N, NO3N, Oxyhalides
* Cations- Ca, Mg, Na, K, hardness.
Organics – hydrocarbons ( TPH, BTEX, PAH), VOC, SVOC, PCB, organchlorine, organonitrogen and organophosphate pesticides, acidic herbicides, PCP, TBT, HVDB, HVAA
Swab & Surface Sample Testing
Our Air Quality laboratory regularly tests swab and surface samples. A wide variety of compounds can be tested for chemical and microbiological contaminants. If you are evaluating spraying, wanting to understand the nature of deposits or monitor cleaning processes we’ll have a swab and surface sample test to meet you requirements.
Swab and surface sample testing in routinely used for:
- Surface contamination monitoring
- Evaluating spray drift
- Understanding the nature of particulate deposition
- Monitoring cleaning efficiency
- Answering a range of other monitoring questions
Analysis is routinely preformed on a range of organic and inorganic air contaminants and a wide variety of microbiological contaminants.
We are always developing new test in this area. If you can’t immediately find a surface test to meet your needs call us on the number below and we’ll discuss a development option with you.
Flammable Gas Detection
Flammable gas constituents
Oxygen and nitrogen
Hydrogen and methane
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Hydrogen sulphide and nitrous fumes
Have any queries? Contact a Specialist
Sharon Southon, an Occupational Hygienist well known for her High Standard and Excellence.
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