18th Anniversary

On July 1st 2017, IPL achieved an important milestone; proudly delivering testing expertise for 18 years! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and for helping us grow throughout the years.                                             Read More

2017 IANZ audit

IANZ auditors carried out a successful yearly surveillance assessment at IPL (February 2017). Read More

Becoming a Lab Technician

We are proud of having one of our employee recognised by NorthTec. 
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Successful IANZ audit

An IANZ Surveillance Assessment audit for IPL’s Northland lab was carried out at the beginning of March 2016. The audit is performed to determine conformity with the NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements.
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Biofuels Testing Lab

In conjunction with the Ministry of Economic Development (now MBIE), IPL has been heavily involved in the development of the biofuels full testing specifications. Since 2008, IPL has been the only lab in New Zealand testing biofuels and is still supporting MBIE by working on further method development.  Read More

Latest News

Exciting week ahead!

Busy week at IPL! We have staff away in Wellington for Terminal Training, in New Plymouth for the NZ Petroleum Club and 2 audits are scheduled for the Northland lab (IANZ & HSNO). 
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Solid Biofuel - Heavy Metals and Hg Analysis

The determination of heavy metals can be helpful to predict potential contamination caused by combustion of the biofuel. If ashes are to be put back in the forest as fertiliser, it’s important to be aware of those elements that can be harmful to the environment. Regular checks can be useful to help identify purity of the product.

IPL can test your solid biofuel by ICP for Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Lead and Zinc and uses its DMA to quantify Mercury to a sensitivity of 20ppt (ng/kg)

Although these test currently aren’t part of the Technical Guide for standard testing methods for solid biofuels, they help assess the quality and purity of the solid biofuel.

If you wish to include as part of your quality assurance testing schedule, please contact us.
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The right testing at the right time

the right results at the right time Read More