BILBAO, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide, has extended the ISO 17025 Accreditation of its Bilbao Technology Center (BTC) to include environmental testing of water and soil samples contaminated by hydrocarbons.
The Intertek BTC lab specializes in testing petroleum refined products and natural gas. Strategically located in Bilbao, Spain, the Intertek BTC laboratory supports the European energy industry, refineries, and petrol & gas companies, among others.
Environmental services include analysis of water and soil by detecting pollutants from hydrocarbons spills and leaks, along with the presence of organic compounds associated with this type of pollution.
Ángel Garrido, Intertek BTC Lab Director, said: "The extension of our ISO 17025 accreditation for environmental testing complements our traditional fuels and biofuels testing services. Our extensive experience in the energy industry positions us as a reference environmental laboratory thanks to our deep understanding of fuel chemistry and specifications. This experience is very useful for water and soil tests."
Soil and water contamination may occur during the production, refining, distribution, and storage of petroleum refined products. Intertek BTC’s Environmental lab performs analytical assessments of spills, helping to assess the environmental impact by identifying and measuring hydrocarbons present in water and soil samples.
The Intertek BTC lab also performs hydrocarbon degradation testing, which can provide time estimates for when spills and contamination occurred.
Water and Soil physical-chemical accredited testing includes organic compounds and total hydrocarbons analysis by advanced analytical techniques, including gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Sample types analysed include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and non-halogenated volatile organic compounds.
- http://www.intertek.com/petroleum/spain/ (English)
About Intertek BTC lab
The Intertek Bilbao Technology Center (BTC), accredited by ENAC according to ISO 17025, is specialized for petroleum product testing, certification and technical advice, and has provided technical services to the energy and oil & gas industries for over 25 years. Intertek BTC supports energy industry research & development, providing prompt responses to help solve problems and support R&D projects. Visit www.intertek.es/bilbao-technology-center
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers' products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies' success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com