NATA Accreditations

4.16.1 Scope of accreditation

Contact: Mr J Franceschini

Phone: (03) 9850 9722
Fax: (03) 9850 9733
Mobile: 0407 477 617
Email: lab@sharpandhowells.com.au

Facilities: Public testing service

This laboratory complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 (2005)

7.11 Cements, concrete and related products

.31 Concrete

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Cement content - nominal mix by classical using in-house C001.2
  • Chloride and sulphate content by classical using AS1012.20

.32 Mortar

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Cement and lime content by classical using in-house M005
  • Soluble silica and calcium oxide by classical using AS 2701.7 and in-house M005
  • Durability testing by classical using AS 3700 appendix E

.41 Aggregates

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Chemical properties of aggregates by classical using BS EN 1744-1
  • Chloride by classical using AS 1012.20
  • Clay and fine silt by classical using AS 1141.33
  • Light particles by classical using AS 1141.31
  • Materials finer than 75 micron by classical using AS 1141.12
  • Organic impurities other than sugar by classical using AS 1141.34
  • Particle density by classical using AS 1141.5
  • Particle size distribution by classical using AS 1141.11.1
  • Sugar by classical using AS 1141.35
  • Water absorption by classical using AS 1141.5
  • Weak particles by classical using AS1141.32

.71 Sampling

  • Mortar sampling by AS 2701 Section 2

7.66 Waters

.01 Waters for potable and domestic purposes

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Chloride by classical using APHA 4500-Cl-
  • Conductivity by classical using APHA 2510
  • Fluoride by classical using APHA 4500-F-
  • pH by classical using APHA 4500-H+
  • Solids - total dissolved, total suspended by classical using APHA 2540 C, D
  • Sulfate by classical using APHA 4500-SO42-

.02 Waters for irrigation and stock

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Chloride by classical using APHA 4500-Cl-
  • Conductivity by classical using APHA 2510
  • Fluoride by classical using in-house S&HW007
  • pH by classical using APHA 4500-H+
  • Solids - total dissolved, total suspended by classical using APHA 2540 C, D
  • Sulfate by classical using APHA 4500-SO42-

.03 Waters for industrial and steam-raising purposes

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Chloride by classical using APHA 4500-Cl-
  • Conductivity by classical using APHA 2510
  • Fluoride by classical using in-house S&HW007
  • pH by classical using APHA 4500-H+
  • Solids - total dissolved, total suspended by classical using APHA 2540 C, D
  • Sulfate by classical using APHA 4500-SO42-

.05 Trade wastes

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Chloride by classical using APHA 4500-Cl-
  • Conductivity by classical using APHA 2510
  • Fluoride by classical usingin-house S&HW007
  • pH by classical using APHA 4500-H+
  • Solids - total dissolved, total suspended by classical using APHA 2540 C, D
  • Sulfate by classical using APHA 4500-SO42-

7.81 Constituents of the environment

.31 Soils

  • listed as determination(s) by technique(s) using method(s) -
  • Chloride - water soluble by classical using in-house S002
  • Electrical conductivity by classical using in-house S001
  • pH by classical using in-house S&H-SOIL-001-pH
  • Sulfate by classical using in-house S&H-SOIL-002-Sulfate
  • Sulfate by classical using AS 1289.4.2.1

Brick & Mortar Research Laboratory

(A trading division of Sharp & Howells Pty Ltd)
Accreditation No: 658

bmrl.com.au
Contact: Mr S M Errey
Mobile: 0419 592 838
Phone: (03) 9850 9722
Email: bmrl@bigpond.com

Address: 41 Greenaway Street, BULLEEN VIC 3105
Facilities: Public testing service
Last Modified: 16-JUN-14

This facility complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005

2.12 Concrete, grout and mortar

.01 Sampling

  • AS 2701 2, 3
  • Sampling and preparation of mortar
  • 3.0 Chemical Tests
  • AS 2701 5
  • Water retention of mortar

2.22 Masonry, clay and concrete products

.10 Sampling

  • AS 4456 1
  • .20 Dimensional tests
  • AS 4456 2, 3, 7, 11, 12
  • Geometry; coefficients of expansion and contraction

.30 Strength tests

  • AS 2699 Appendix B
  • AS 3700 Appendices C, D
  • AS 4456 4, 5, 15
  • Characteristic strength and stiffness of wall ties Compression strength tests (masonry mortar; bricks); flexural strength of masonry mortar (bond wrench, beam); breaking load tests; estimated modulus of rupture; lateral modulus of rupture

.40 Resistance tests

  • AS 4456 6, 9, 10, 13
  • Efflorescence; abrasion index; resistance to salt attack; pitting

.50 Density and moisture tests

  • AS 4456 8
  • Moisture content; dry density

.60 Permeability and absorption tests

  • AS 2699 Appendix E
  • AS 4456 14, 17
  • Water transfer; Water absorption; initial rate of absorption
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