Materials Testing

Industrial & Building Materials Testing

NATA Accredited Laboratory

  • Concrete Testing and Analysis
  • Sharp & Howells was the first laboratory in Australia to identify the causes of "concrete cancer" and remain at the forefront of analysis and investigation techniques
  • Chloride analysis and chloride profiling- AS1012.20
  • Sulphate analysis in concrete
  • Cement Content
  • Nominal Mix
  • Concrete Cracking
  • Admixture analysis
  • XRF analysis
  • SEM surface analysis
  • Concrete failure investigations
  • Concrete "Cancer"
  • Mortar Sampling and Testing- AS3700, AS2701
  • Mortar Composition
  • Scratch Test
  • Mortar Durability
  • Waterproofing Admixture analysis and identification
  • Render Analysis
  • Composition
  • Thickness
  • Failure analysis
  • Historic building materials analysis
  • Cement
  • Lime
  • Sand
  • Fibre identification
  • Mud Brick testing
  • Aggregates and Quarry product testing
  • Sands and aggregates
  • Soluble Salts- chloride and sulphate analysis
  • pH and Conductivity
  • Sand and crushed rocks
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Elemental analysis
  • Suitability for purpose
  • Soil Sampling, Testing and Analysis
  • Heavy Metals Screening
  • Hydrocarbon Screening
  • PAH, BTEX, TPH, Pesticides analysis
  • EPA testing and environmental assessments (contaminated sites)
  • Toxic gases and liquids
  • Water- drinking water (potability), bore water analysis- pH, conductivity, Fluoride
  • Wastes- sludges and solids
  • Asbestos Fibre Identifications and air monitoring
  • Mining Materials
  • Metallic Deposits & Corrosion analysis
  • Metals identification- eg.Stainless 316, Marine Grade Aluminium
  • Adhesives and Sealants- matching and failure analysis
  • Plastics, Polymers, Silicones, Silanes
  • General Building Products- Timber, Glass, Fibreboard, Glass, Ceramics, Slates, Tiles
  • Paint Testing and Film Thickness
  • ROHS and WEES testing
  • Product Failure & Contamination Investigations
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