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11 January 2013
> Inspectorate UK M&M awarded the Investing in Integrity Charter Mark
Inspectorate is proud to announce that the UK Metals & Minerals business of Inspectorate (part of Bureau Veritas Commodities Division) has achieved accreditation under the Investing in Integrity (IiI) Charter...

24 October 2012
> New Sample Pick-Up Service for Bakken Crude Testing in North Dakota
Inspectorate now has a service to provide sample pick-up and means of transport to quickly get your crude samples to our state-of-the-art testing facility.

Oil & Petrochemicals

Houston Technical Center

Photo of Houston Technical Center Located near the Houston Texas Ship Channel, the Houston Technical Center (HTC) is the nucleus of Inspectorate’s Oil & Petrochemicals testing facilities. It is here that every quality process and training program is evaluated and proven before use in the other 28 US laboratories in Inspectorate’s global network of laboratories. It is through standardisation of our laboratories that Inspectorate will be able to streamline its service and ensure reliability of results in all Inspectorate’s locations. 

The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) improves efficiency, eliminates transcription errors and maintains data security and integrity. This web-based system gives Inspectorate customers unprecedented access to real-time results.

HTC provides the full spectrum of analytical and quality services including Crude Assay, Analytical and Inspection, Gas Chromatography and Technical and Research Support.

The HTC Laboratory is divided into three distinct work areas for quick turnaround times;

Physical Work Area – inspection-related, basic testing.

  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Manual Viscosities
  • Color Property Testing
  • Other physical property analyses

Physical/Analytical Work Area – automated testing & troubleshooting

  • Distillation
  • Flashes
  • Stability Testing
  • X-ray Sulphur Analysis
  • Cold Property Testing

Analytical Work Area – trace level instrumentation

  • ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometer)
  • AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrometer)
  • ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer)
  • Sulphur by UV fluorescence
  • Nitrogen by Chemiluminescence
  • Microcoulometry

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