Laboratory – Quality Control
High-quality data with precision and accuracy
At Green Analytical Laboratories it is our goal to produce high-quality data with precision and accuracy in a timely and cost-effective manner. The quality assurance program executed in our laboratories ensures that every aspect of sample handling, analysis, and data reporting is done in a manner that complies with state accreditation authorities and individual client needs. Green Analytical is committed to the continuous improvement of personnel and instrumentation and to providing a customized service for a diverse clientele.
LIMS – Laboratory Information Management System
Our laboratories utilize a laboratory information management system (LIMS) to organize all sample data and quality control. The LIMS’s ability to catalog each sample detail provides a powerful and convenient tool for referencing past projects. In addition, the LIMS is frequently tasked with creating a multitude of electronic data deliverables (EDD’s) that align with our clientele’s custom data systems.
Internal audits are performed once per year at a minimum and are designed to examine the laboratories’ data quality, efficiency, safety, equipment maintenance, and record-keeping. Laboratory technical directors track samples through each function of the analytical process to ensure that state compliance protocols and customer requirements are being satisfied. Teamwork among quality control directors, analysts, and technicians enable the internal audit program to serve as a successful method for improving all laboratory processes.
Colorado Drinking water compliance program
Green Analytical Laboratories and Cardinal Laboratories participate in the State of Colorado and New Mexico drinking water compliance programs. Both labs also participate in the NELAP accreditation program as administered through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Each program involves on-site audits, which are conducted once every two years at a minimum. In addition to external inspections, the laboratory performs Performance Evaluations (PEs) at a program specified interval, to ensure that the laboratory meets the frequency and quality criteria for each certification type, such as WS (water supply) for drinking water and WP (water pollution) for wastewater. Additional studies are performed on occasion as internal blind audits.
Standard quality control requirements include successful (method-specific requirements) analysis of a prepared calibration curve, second source, blank, spikes, and duplicate data for each data set as well as continuing calibration and blank verification for sample sets. This represents the minimum quality control requirements for a data set analyzed at Green Analytical, although some methods or clients call for more extensive sets of QC. A primary objective of both internal and external audit programs is to ensure that these quality control requirements are always acceptable based on our client’s specific needs. For more information on quality control parameters, please feel free to contact Green Analytical Laboratories’ management team or quality assurance director.
Drinking Water, Wastewater, Soil
Green Analytical Laboratories’ focus and core competency is centered on the analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in drinking water, wastewater, and soil. We analyze samples in accordance with NELAP standards for energy exploration and development companies and municipalities within the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
We invest in the best equipment, mixed with a high-quality bar of attention to detail to produce exceptional results.
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers (AA)
Varian SpectrAA 220Z, GTA110Z Zeeman GFAA System
Varian SpectrAA 220FS, VGA-77 Hydride System
Perkin Elmer 5100 AA – Perkin Elmer 5100ZL GFAA
Perkin Elmer Spectrum 65 Series FT-IR Spectrometer
Perkin Elmer 1600 Series
Gas Chromatographs (GC’s)
Hewlett-Packard 6890 FID
Hewlett-Packard 5890 FID/PID (2)
Hewlett-Packard 5890 PID
Hewlett-Packard 5890 FID/ECD
Flow Injection Analysis
Lachat QuickChem 8000
Metrohm 882 Compact IC plus
Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometers (GC/MS)
Agilent 7890 GC, 5975C Mass Selective Detector
Hewlett-Packard 5890 GC, 5971 Mass Selective Detector (2)
Hewlett-Packard 5890 GC, 5972 Mass Selective Detector
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP/MS)
Perkin-Elmer ELAN 9000 ICP/MS, AS-93plus Autosampler
Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrophotometer (ICP)
Perkin-Elmer 3000 Optima ICP/OES, AS-91 Autosampler
Perkin Elmer Optima 7300DV ICP-OES
Perkin Elmer FIMS 400, AS-90 Autosampler
Perkin Elmer MHS
Shimadzu TOC V-WP