SERVICES

SERVICES

Small Company Customer Service Combined With Big Company Capabilities

Technology Laboratory Inc. offers a wide variety of services including:
Environmental Services
Water Quality Testing:
  • VOC, SVOC, GRO, DRO, RRO, HEM, PCBs, Metals, Non-organics (Anions, Ammonia, Cyanide, TOC, Sulfides, TSS, TDS
  • NPDES Discharge Testing
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Groundwater
  • Oilfield Produced Water
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste/TCLP
Air Quality Testing:
  • Summa canisters, bottle vacs, tedlar bags, passive vapor monitoring, fence-line monitoring (EPA-325).
  • Volatile organics in indoor air and outdoor air
  • Soil Vapors
  • Emissions
  • EHS
Soil Testing:
  • VOC, SVOC, GRO, DRO, RRO, HEM, PCB, Metals, Non-Organics (Anions, Cyanide, TOC, Sulfide, Sodium Absorption Ratio, Salt Content, Electrical Conductivity)
  • Underground Storage Tank
  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Profile/TCLP
  • Soil Remediation
Sludge, Unknown Liquids & Solids, Mixed Phase Samples:
  • Identification and quantitation of known and unknown constituents
  • Water & Solid Content
  • Quantitative analysis of a scale material, i.e., percent water, organics, acid soluble and acid insoluble material
Fenceline Monitoring
Markes System
  • The Markes System uses Thermal Desorption (TD) for analysis of Benzene for Fenceline Monitoring.
  • Sample tubes are deployed under a sampling station and passive (diffusive) sampling takes place as vapors migrate across the air trap at a constant uptake rate.
  • Sample tubes are collected and returned to the lab for processing.
  • Tubes are logged in and placed in the Markes TD-100.
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) is used to obtain benzene levels.
  • Sample tubes will be individually packed in inert metal shipping tubes, which will be shipped in impact-resistant padded cases.
  • For the most accurate sampling and data tracking, sample tubes can be monitored by etched serial numbers, etched barcodes, or mounted RFID tags in the lab or in the field.
Non-viable Fungal (Mold)
Analysis
  • Spore trap and direct analysis (via bulk, tape, and swap) are available.
  • Identification of fungi includes classification of spores, identifying “Marker Organisms” including those associated with water loss situations and allergens.
Certification
  • Technology Laboratory is an active AIHA EMPAT performance testing participant following procedures in accordance with standard industry practice as outlined by ASTM. (ASTM D7658-17e1, ASTM D7391-09, ASTM D7910-14). 
  • TLI participates in AIHA’s Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) program; PAT ID number 264501.
Fungal Analysis Rates, effective 11/5/2020

Mold price list 11-5-2020

Sampling
  • Surface sampling can be performed by using clear adhesive tape. Sampler should gently place the tape strip with adhesive side down onto the area suspected of supporting fungal growth. Gentle pressure should be applied along the backside of the tape, ensuring good contact with the surface is made. Tape should then be removed with slow and steady force and placed on a clean microscope slide or stuck to the inside of a ziplock-type bag.
  • Swab samples are best obtained using a sterile wetted swab. Swabs should be gently but firmly rolled over area in question and placed back into the original sample container.
  • Air samples are typically collected using an air cassette in conjunction with a calibrated air pump. There are several sampling devices on the market, and sample collection should follow the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Non-viable air samples can be used to identify fungal structures/spores, pollen grains, textile fibers, plant fibers, and skin flakes. It is important to note that non-biological particulates may affect sample quality and may mask the fungal particulate. This can affect enumeration and/or identification.
  • It is highly recommended that an outdoor control sample is submitted alongside any sample set as it provides a basis of comparison for indoor environments.
Bulk Asbestos Analysis
Analysis
  • Analyses completed using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM)
  • Drywall Systems Composite Analysis – Excluding Surfacing Material
  • Full Analysis – Individual layers are analyzed separately. Results include both asbestos and non-asbestos components
Point Counts
  • Point count procedure is typically used to quantify asbestos in samples previously quantified by the Visual Estimation Method.
  • Point counts are not applicable to Composite Analysis.
Laboratory Accreditation
  • National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Standard (NVLAP) Lab Code 600232-0
  • State of Colorado Certification Number: AL-25683

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Asbestos Rates, effective 11/5/2020
Asbestos price list 11-5-2020
  • Rush TAT may not be available for wet samples.
  • For Rush, please call for availability and a quote.
Sampling
Technology Laboratory does not currently accept samples from individual homeowners. We require anyone performing asbestos sampling to be certified by the state of Colorado. If you are a homeowner, please contact a certified asbestos contractor or abatement company to complete sample collection.
We also do not accept cored roofing samples.

 

Sampling requirements for asbestos contractors
Please treat all suspect materials as if they contain asbestos.
  • All materials can be grouped into “friable (can be crushed into powder by hand – i.e. acoustic ceiling spray), or “non-friable” i.e. – floor tiles, siding. Sample size requirements are:
  • Friable = at least one teaspoon. Samples smaller than a quarter will not be accepted.
  • Nonfriable = 1 square inch piece.
Sampling instructions
  • Place a small sample into a Ziplock bag and tightly seal the bag. Don’t use tape to seal the bag.
  • Use a damp paper towel to clean up any material outside the container or around the area sampled.
  • Label the Ziplock bag with an identifying number/sample name, your company name, and the date sampled.
Misc.
  • Vermiculite samples must be ½ cup to 1 cup in volume.
  • Do not send soil, dust, or dirt samples – we do not provide the TEM analysis that those type of samples require.
  • Be sure to enclose a completed chain of custody (COC) with your samples.
Shipping Samples

We accept UPS and FedEx shipments. Do not ship via USPS. Ship to:

Technology Laboratory, Inc.
1012 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 490-1414

  • To prepare your package, make sure sample bags are closed and tightly sealed. Please double bag your samples if you are unsure of the seal or if the sample is wet.
  • Do not mark your shipment as containing hazardous materials.

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