Environmental control laboratories
At present, there is no doubt about the pressing need to incorporate environmental control variables into sustainable industrial management, which will contribute decisively to increasing competitiveness and demonstrating a Corporate Social Responsibility, strongly required by international legislation in Environment and Health matters.
For these reasons, both the Governments and Public Organisms of each country, as well as the different private companies, bound by legal and/or economic, cross-border or internal imperatives, must take the initiative to develop sufficient infrastructure for adequate predictive control of the environment and, on the other hand, to be able to carry out the corresponding corrective actions that each situation demands.
The fundamental objective of this project is the integral design of “turnkey” environmental predictive laboratories at different levels, adapted to the real needs of each user, for immediate commissioning.
The main activities and services to be carried out in the environmental predictive laboratories will be:
- Environmental problems monitoring.
- Control of pollution levels in water, air, soil, etc.
- Allow the correct making of economic and political decisions, supported by the corresponding Regulations and Legislation in each case (E.P.A. standards, ISO standards, EU reference legislation, national legislation, etc.).
- Variety of application: reference laboratory, private or public laboratory, accredited laboratory, teaching laboratory, mobile laboratories for “in situ” determinations or for emergency situations, etc.
- Versatility in terms of the study variables:
In response to different needs, “turnkey” Environmental Prediction Laboratories are structured into three related levels so that, although by themselves have sufficient entity to be autonomous, public or private laboratories, each level serves as the basis for the higher level.
|LEVEL I (higher)||Reference Laboratory, state level.|
|LEVEL II (medium)||Environmental Control Laboratory, at regional (public or private) or municipal (in the case of large cities) level.
Laboratory for University Training.
|LEVEL III (basic)||Environmental Control Laboratory at local level (City Council) or basic Private Laboratory.
Laboratory for Professional Training.
Mobile support laboratories (Air – Water – Soil)
Laboratory for complete autonomous sampling and analysis of air, water and soil or continuous monitoring campaigns of environmental parameters in urban areas or rural areas with poor infrastructure.
Generally, projects incorporating Level I and Level II Laboratories, include different Mobile Support Laboratories in order to cover wide areas of action that might not otherwise be contemplated.
“Turnkey” environmental predictive laboratories
Environmental predictive laboratories designed by IBERTEST are capable of performing determinations and tests on the full range of environmental substrates: water, air, waste, soil, leachate, environment (noise, energy), etc., as well as research or basic technical assistance that may be of interest. Other environmental waste for specific treatment, such as hospital, agricultural or radioactive, are not the subject of IBERTEST projects.
Projects for laboratories designed with this “turnkey” concept include:
- An organization chart of the laboratory, with an estimate of staff required, their distribution, and a description of functions, responsibilities and tasks to be performed by each of them.
- Illustrative layout plans of each area of the laboratory, equipment, furniture and auxiliary services, etc., on customer’s plans or originals, planned by IBERTEST’s Technical Office.
- The complete supply, positioned in any of the current INCOTERMS, with a detailed list of measurement equipment, auxiliary equipment and consumables necessary for the immediate start-up of the laboratory including, if desired, technical furniture. A detailed list of reagents and chemical products required is also included.
- The installation and initial commissioning at destination, by IBERTEST specialist technicians.
- A training course, at destination, in the operating of equipment and in the techniques and methods of analysis.
- A training program according to the different levels of responsibility described in the organization chart, both with regard to technical and legal issues as well as operating of equipment and application of analysis methods.
Our activity in the integration of systems encompasses engineering, supply, commissioning and training. The supplied systems are EASY TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN at a reasonable cost.
Compact and autonomous mobile units conceived as support units, as part of an Environmental Control Network, for fixed Level I and II Laboratories, to carry out complete autonomous sampling and analysis of air, water and soil (depending on the chosen options) or continuous monitoring campaigns of environmental parameters in urban, tourist, rural, coastal areas, etc.
They allow to cover large areas of action that otherwise could not be contemplated, and carry out field work in areas with moderate access difficulty.
These mobile units or laboratories can be complemented with autonomous, easily transportable kits for rapid sampling and analysis (“screening tests”) for the collection of samples and rapid detection of environmental problems in inland mining areas (hard-to-reach and often high-altitude above sea level areas) and hard-to-reach riverbanks.
These complete kits are supplied organised, protected and distributed in light aluminium chests, with handles, particularly designed for this purpose and easily transported in any off-road vehicle or means of suitable transport for the place of use (pack animals, helicopter, boat or motorboat, etc.).
These kits, like those included in the mobile laboratories, are equipped with physicochemical equipment for the “in situ” evaluation of drinking water quality, both from the microbiological and chemical points of view.