CLS Environmental Monitoring and Sampling, Testing and Analysis, Galway Laboratory | CLS

By: Complete Lab Solutions  05/12/2011
Keywords: laboratory, drinking water, environmental monitoring

CLS performs an extensive range of environmental sampling and INAB ISO 17025 accredited chemical and microbiological analysis delivering a professional service in all aspects of environmental monitoring from IPPC, Waste and Discharge license requirements to air & noise assessments. We monitor in compliance with regulatory requirements at landfill and waste facilities and treatment plants. CLS performs flow & load surveys and has extensive knowledge and experience in sampling from surface water, groundwater and drinking water sources. CLS’s state of the art laboratories are fully equipped with all necessary infra-structure to store, handle and analyse large numbers of samples.

Our Clients:

• Government Agencies, Local Authorities
• License Holders (IPPC, Waste, Discharge)
• Environmental Consultants
• Industry / Engineering Companies
• Group Water Schemes

Sampling & Monitoring Services:

CLS’s experienced sampling personnel are strategically positioned to carry out large scale in situ analysis and recovery of samples for laboratory analysis all over Ireland. All sampling and analysis follows written procedures and is undertaken in accordance with the requirements of our ISO 17025 accredited and ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System. As an EPA approved laboratory we offer minimum sample holding times. Our technical staff offers individual sampling programmes designed to meet customer’s requirements.
Specialist sampling areas:
• Flow & Load Surveys, Composite Sampling
• Sludge
• Lake (Water & Sediment), River
• Boreholes & Wells
• Leachates
• Raw and Treated Waters
• Drinking water
• Compliance Monitoring
• Environmental Baseline Studies
• Validation and Commissioning
• Noise / Vibration monitoring
• Dust Monitoring

Testing:

Quality approved analysis using state of the art technology includes: 

Major Cations & Anions
Heavy metals by ICP-MS
Nutrients, Minerals, Chloride, Sulphate, Hardness
Wet chemistry parameters
Oils, Fats & Greases, TSS, TDS
pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity, Turbidity, Colour
TOC, COD, BOD, Nitrogen, Phosphate, Ammonia
Alkalinity, Langelier Index Microscopic sludge analysis
PAH 16
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) by GC
PRO, BTEX, Extractable Hydrocarbons (DRO) by GCFID
Mineral oil
USEPA Phenols by HPLC
Dust & Noise monitoring
Sludge analysis
Dangerous substances and trace organics
PCB, VOCs and Pesticide analysis available

 Quality Systems:

At CLS we are committed to ensuring the integrity and quality of results and services without compromise. We are INAB accredited to the ISO 17025 standard using the most up to date processes and procedures. CLS operates within a robust and extensive quality management system which is regularly audited through an extensive audit programme. Our teams are fully qualified professionals operating a rigorous proficiency testing policy to further monitor our performance.

Results:

The analytical services are supported by the CLS Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). This is a bespoke system for enterprise-wide tracking of laboratory samples, calculation of test results, production of reports and trending of data. Customers can trend and access their results securely via the CLS website, facilitating release of results at the earliest opportunity.
In addition to this, reports can be provided in electronic and/or hard copy format. Customised reporting and highlighting of out of specification results are also available.
Furthermore CLS is the first Irish laboratory to provide EDEN compatible reporting formats in support of Local Authorities and Government Agencies. 

Keywords: drinking water, environmental monitoring, laboratory, microbiological analysis

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