IPL joins the Bioenergy Association

IPL has been at the forefront of Biofuels testing expertise in New Zealand since 2005. We developed a full suite of Biofuels testing to the New Zealand Engine Fuel Specification Regulations 2011 and we are currently exploring ways in which they could extend our testing offer to other types of bioenergy, such as wood and gas. Read More

Total Sulphur Analysis

IPL upgraded its micro-elemental analysis of Sulphur, Halogen and Nitrogen in December 2015. The new equipment enables detection of Sulphur in petroleum refined products, crude oil, natural gas and biofuels to a limit of 0.2 ppm. This equipment also allows for determination of Total Sulphur.
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Mercury Applications

Our Mercury and Trace Mercury capabilities have been developed specifically for petrochemical industry applications, but we have the capability to develop methods for the food and beverage, chemical, clinical, environmental, geochemistry, pharmaceutical and plastic industries using our existing technology.
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Biofuel dedicated GCs

IPL’s 3 new Agilent GC’s are up and running and thus far, are delivering the efficiency gains we were expecting. The GCs are dedicated for biofuels testing and our ester, glyceride and methanol content test methods, have been streamlined over the last month.
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Testing by ICP-OES technology

IPL’s new Agilent 5100 ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry) equipment is fully commissioned. This new piece of equipment will be used to perform metal analysis on both aqueous and organic samples. Although the detection levels vary on the sample matrix, the new ICP-OES achieves lower detection levels than our previous equipment (< 1ppm). 
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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