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Register: Wood fuel testing laboratories

COFORD/SEI voluntary register of wood fuel testing laboratories

Disclaimer

The voluntary register of wood fuel testing laboratories on the SEI and COFORD websites is provided solely for the purpose of providing assistance to the public. The fact of registration on the voluntary register does not infer any warranty or endorsement of that laboratory by SEI or COFORD. No undertaking, guarantee, assurance or other warranty, express or implied, is given by SEI or COFORD in respect of the cost, quality, efficiency and/or benefit of any work or service provided by that laboratory.


The following laboratories are included on the register:

 Name Address   Web  E-mail  Phone

Teageasc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Person in charge

Crops Research Centre, Oak Park, Carlow

 

 

 

 

Dr A. Frohlich

www.teagasc.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

andreas.frohlich@teagasc.ie

0599170200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0599170281

Waterford Institute of Technology

Persons in charge

 

 

Cork Road, Waterford

 

 

Mr Tom Kent - Physical testing

Dr Eleanor Owens - Chemical testing

 

 www.wit.ie

 

 

 

 

 

tkent@wit.ie

 

 

eowens@wit.ie

 

051302000

 

 

 

 

051302646

 

 

051302733

 

 

Table 1 contains a list of all the applicable standards and Technical Specifications that are applicable to solid biofuels. If a cost is specified, this means that the laboratory can perform the test. The cost includes pre-treatment, but is indicative only. Prices are for a single sample only. A lower cost per sample may be obtainable for larger numbers of samples. Turn-around times are also based on the analysis of a single sample. Larger number of samples can be processed to an agreed time schedule.

Before sending in a sample an order form should be requested from the lab. The form will be accompanied by instructions on how to take the sample, the sample size and how to package and ship the sample. No analysis of posted samples will be carried out without prior communication and an accompanying order form.

Adherence to correct sampling procedure is vitally important, as the accuracy of all tests will be compromised by incorrect or careless sample collection, packaging or storage prior to delivery for testing. Correct sampling techniques for solid biofuels at various sampling points are described in IS CEN/TS 14778-1 and IS CEN/TS 14778-2; correct sample preparation methods are described in IS CEN/TS 14780. Clients will be advised on the correct sampling technique as part of the ordering process.


Table 1: IS CEN/TS/Standard Solid Biofuel tests currently available by the registered laboratories, including indicative costs and turn-around time.

IS EN Technical Specification/Standard

Test

Teagasc

Cost

 

Teagasc

Turn around
time

days

WIT

Cost

 

WIT

Turn around
time

days

IS EN 14774- part 1

Moisture content -Reference method

10

7

10

7

IS EN 14774- part 2

Moisture content - Simplified method

10

7

10

7

IS EN 14774- part 3

Moisture content - General analysis sample

15

7

15

7

IS EN 14775

Ash content

15

7

15

7

IS EN 14918

Calorific value

25 (dry sample)

7

25

7

IS EN 15103

Bulk density

20

7

40

7

IS EN 15104

Total C, H and N

35 (N only)

7

No

 


IS EN 15105

Water soluble Cl, Na, K

No

 


25

7

IS EN 15148

Content of volatile matter

20

7

20

7

IS EN 15149-1:2006

Solid biofuels - Methods for the determination of particle size distribution - Part 1: Oscillating screen method using sieve apertures of 3,15 mm and above

No

 


100

7

IS EN 15149-2

Particle size distribution, vibrating screen, sieve apertures 3.15 mm and below

35

7

100

7

IS EN 15149-3

Particle size distribution, rotary screen.

No

 


No

 


IS EN 15150

Particle density

No

 


50

7

IS EN 15210-1

Mechanical durability of pellets

35

7

50

 


IS EN 15210-2

Mechanical durability of briquettes

No

 


No

 


IS EN 15289

Total sulphur and chlorine

No

 


No

 


IS EN 15290

Major elements, specify per element

No

 


40

7

IS EN 15297

Minor elements, specify per element

No

 


40

7

IS EN 15370-1

Ash melting behaviour

No

 


No

 


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