TEC Services has expanded our ISO 17025 laboratory to include analytical chemistry, under the direction of Trey McCants, Chemist/Laboratory Manager. Our current ISO certification includes ASTM C114 Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement, ASTM C1152 Standard Test Method for Acid-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete, and ASTM C1218 Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete. The lab is capable of analyzing cements, fly ash, geologic raw materials, and pozzolanic samples, in addition to metals, plastics, and epoxies.

In addition to routine chemical analysis for quality assurance, with assistance from TEC’s expert staff, we can now analyze for unknown materials, possible contaminants, and whole-rock characterization of raw and geological materials, as well as assist in research and new product development. Our lab is fully equipped with a Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (WD-XRF) instrument, capable of analyzing solids, powders, and liquids, in conjunction with fusion and pressed pellet sample preparatory methods.

The Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES) is capable of analyzing metal and alloy content of metalliferous products such as chemical composition of copper, aluminum and steel. (2nd image below)

The Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) allows for high resolution spectral scans of cements, plastics, admixtures, epoxies, adhesives, and other construction products. (3rd image below)