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Accreditation to ASTM Test Methods and 20 Years of Testing

Capability Expansion – ASTM Accreditation September 2014 v1

Press Release: 25 September 2014
Accreditation to ASTM Test Methods and 20 Years of Testing
Trilab is pleased to announce the expansion of the company’s testing capabilities to include ASTM Test Methods with NATA accreditation in both Perth and Brisbane laboratories, for the full scope of Trilab’s soil and rock mechanics testing capability.
The company has carried out a proficiency testing program to identify the variations in the test methods as well as the testing techniques, to enable Trilab to meet NATA’s strict accreditation requirements.
The scope of the company’s accreditation with the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (or NATA) has been expanded to include:

► Rock Mechanics Tests including UCS and with Young’s Modulus & Poissons Ratio, Hoek Triaxials, Direct Shear, Point Load, Cerchar Abrasivity, Ultra Sonics P & S Wave, Slake Durability.
► Soil Mechanics Tests including Collapse Potential, Triaxials, Direct Shears, Consolidation, Permeability i.e. Constant Head and Falling Head, Classification i.e. Atterberg Limits, Grading/Hydrometer, CBR, laboratory compaction both standard and modified, Sports Field Natural Playing Surfaces compliance.

As of the 1 August 2014, Trilab (1994 to 2010 Australian Geomechanical Laboratories i.e. AGLabs), has been providing independent soil and rock mechanics testing and calibration services, for 20 years.

Trilab appreciates the support of it’s loyal client base, built up over the 20 years and for their ongoing support. We are not resting on our reputation and will in the coming months release details of a further upcoming expansion of our testing capabilities. Trilab has also become a corporate sponsor of both the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM).
Both Trilab Brisbane and Perth laboratories have successfully completed NATA technical audits during July and August.

For further information please visit www.trilab.com.au or contact Colin Purvis, General Manager

Chris Channon, Brisbane Laboratory Manager (chris.channon@trilab.com.au)

Gerard Creely, Perth Laboratory Manager (gerard.creeley@trilab.com.au)