New Operations Manager

It is with regret that we announce the resignation of IPL’s Operations Manager, Martin Adams.
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$300K investment in new technologies for IPL

Early in 2015 IPL began its planning for the development of new test methods and the purchase of laboratory equipment required to meet Refining NZ's Te Mahi Hou’s platformer and catalyst testing. A Capex of $300k was approved and new equipment started to arrive in July. Read More

IPL attends APPEA 2015

APPEA Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition 2015 is Australia’s largest upstream event.  Read More

Updated Jet A-1 specifications

On the 2nd of May the Jet A-1 specifications were updated to: AFQRJOS Checklist Issue 28, DEF STAN 91-91 Issue 7 Amendment 3 and ASTM D1655-15.  Read More

Z Energy is investing in a biodiesel plant

As the country’s leading biodiesel tester, IPL was excited to hear about Z Energy’s biodiesel’s plant scale project which should be operational late 2015. Read More

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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