Decatur, Alabama Laboratory (AST Lab Services) Receives Accreditation
On February 3, 2016 Alliance Source Testing’s (AST’s) Decatur, AL Laboratory (AST Lab Services) received its certificate of accreditation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Primary accreditation is provided by the state of Louisiana (LELAP) but under TNI standards TCEQ has approved secondary accreditation.
Analytical laboratory services are only offered to AST, and the lab is not available for hire to outside testing firms. The scope of accreditation covers the following U.S. EPA Reference and TCEQ Test Methods:
- Method 5 – Determination of Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary Sources
- Method 5A – Determination of Particulate Matter Emissions from Asphalt Processing
- Method 5B – Determination of Non-sulfuric Acid Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary Sources
- Method 5D – Determination of Particulate Matter Emissions from Positive Pressure Fabric Filters
- Method 5I – Determination of Low Level Particulate Emissions
- Method 17 – Determination of Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary Sources
- Method 202 – Dry Impinger Method for Determining Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary Sources
- TCEQ Method 23
AST Lab Services is also accredited for U.S. EPA Reference Test Methods 201 and 201A under LELAP, however, TCEQ does not accredit these methods.
President Chris LeMay stated, “We are pleased to add the TCEQ laboratory accreditation to our continually growing scope of services; this is another step towards providing the best quality and value to our customers.” Laboratory Technical Director Jordan Laster added, “Bringing [these] analyses in-house will improve sample turnaround time and increase our ability to provide the Alliance 2+2+2 Advantage to all customers.”
Learn more about Alliance Source Testing accreditations.