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Fluid Analysis and Understanding Reports

Presentation by Robert Robie, President, Eurofins ANA Laboratories

Fluids analysis is a crucial practice for both major transit systems and small commercial fleets. Don't be intimidated by the wealth of data your report offers you! In this new webinar from Eurofins ANA Laboratories — the Center of Excellence for oil, fuel, and lubricant analysis — President Bob Robie will equip you with the knowledge to skillfully assess your requirements and interpret your analysis report.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring VOCs using Passive Samplers

Heidi HayesPresented by Heidi Hayes, Technical Director, Eurofins Air Toxics

Over the past decade, interest in using passive sorbent samplers to measure VOCs in ambient air and soil gas has increased significantly with a growing number of projects relying on passive samplers to support site investigations. While field deployment of passive sorbent samplers is straightforward and largely immune to missteps, developing a project plan using passive samplers can be complex and daunting. The project manager must select the passive sampler suitable for the intended matrix and associated compounds of concern and determine whether the desired screening levels can be achieved using an appropriate sampling period. Unfamiliarity with the technology and concern about regulatory acceptance can also derail the use of passive samplers during the project planning stages.

This webinar will provide the practitioner with a practical guide on the use of passive samplers for a variety of air monitoring projects. While many types of passive sorbent samplers are available, the optimal configurations for commonly encountered applications will be presented. Example projects utilizing these configurations will be highlighted along with best practices for reliable VOC measurements. Considerations regarding the use of passive sorbent samplers for projects with regulatory oversight will also be discussed.

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Introduction to Used Oil Sampling

Presented by Michael Olson, Director of Business Development, Eurofins ANA Laboratories
The information contained in used oil samples is necessary to fix costly mechanical problems before larger issues occur. As a result, oil sampling is arguably the most important step in the entire oil analysis process. In this webinar, Eurofins ANA Laboratories – the Center of Excellence for oil, fuel and lubricant analysis – overviews the primary goals, major issues and best practices related to this critically important maintenance practice, including detailed instructions on how to perform the most widely used sampling methods in various applications.

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"The Most Current" Status for the Analysis of PFAS in Environmental Samples

Charles NeslundPresented by Charles Neslund,Technical Director, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
On the heels of the EPA’s first National Leadership Summit on PFAS, we take some time to summarize the current state of affairs in the world of PFAS analysis.
   •  What are the initiatives that have come out of the Leadership Summit? 
   •  What regulatory initiatives can we expect at the state and federal levels? 
   •  What are the methodologies that have been in use to address the regulatory initiatives and what developments/changes can we expect in the next year? 
   •  How do we know what is applicable to our projects and the quality of the data that we receive? 
   •  What resources are available to help us make these determinations?

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Benefits of Oil Analysis

Presented by Robert Robie, President, Eurofins ANA Laboratories
The primary objective of oil analysis is the early detection and remedy of oil degradation, oil contamination and abnormal equipment wear that would otherwise lead to substantial damage, possible failure or unsafe operation of large vehicles or industrial equipment.

Case studies have consistently shown that every dollar spent on oil analysis saves about $10 on maintenance costs. This webinar reviews the primary benefits of a well-managed oil analysis program, including: improved safety; reduced component damage and repair costs; more efficient use of materials; increased equipment reliability and production capacity; higher resale and/or trade-in value of equipment; and increased operational reliability.

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Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Supporting Regulatory Requirements and Unique Site-Specific Analytical Needs

Robert BrownPresented by Robert Brown, Principal Chemist, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
This webinar will present an overview of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental’s support of the petroleum and refining industry’s analytical needs, both regulatory and those that may be unique/site-specific. 

The primary focus will be Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental’s extractable total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) and diesel range organics (DRO) capabilities. Alongside its many state-certified TPH/DRO methodologies, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental offers analyses covering a broad hydrocarbon range with custom range-reporting options, extract cleanup, fractionation (aliphatic vs. aromatic) for risk assessment, individual and multiple distillate identification, all coupled with gas chromatographic analysis (“GC-FID”) 

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Challenges of Dietary Supplement Heavy Metals Analysis

Monica Garcia-StricklandPresented by Monica Garcia-Strickland, Trace Metals Laboratory Manager, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences 
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalmin) is a common dietary supplement component. However; without the proper analysis methods it has been shown that many reported values for Arsenic using ICP-MS technologies are incorrect and biased high by spectral interference. You'll learn:

  • What is frequently non-compliant due to heavy metals in dietary supplement ingredients and products
  • What daily testing is done to demonstrate the compliance with heavy metals regulatory limits
  • How utilizing improper analysis methods could produce false positive results for common dietary supplement components such as B12
  • How to avoid chemical interference and achieve accurate measurement of heavy metals even in the most complex sample types 

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"Preparing to Walk the Fenceline" – EPA 325 New Method Developments

Heidi HayesPresented by Heidi Hayes, Technical Director, Eurofins Air Toxics
Deficient areas in EPA Method 325 were addressed through revised provisions recently approved by the EPA as Alternative Test Method (ATM) - 122. This webinar covers how ATM-122 requirements affect previously collected benzene data and how the updates will impact your fenceline monitoring compliance program. Lessons learned and best practices are featured, preparing you to confidently “walk the fenceline” in 2018.

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PFAS Analysis Using Total Oxidizable Precursors Assay

Charles NeslundPresented by Chuck Neslund, Scientific Officer for Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
A new approach to PFAS analysis, incorporating the technique known as Total Oxidizable Precursors Assay (TOP), can be set-up and commercialized that converts polyfluorinated precursor compounds to a more studied and analyzable perfluorinated chemistries such as PFOA and PFOS. This presentation discusses the set-up and application of TOP and its utility for risk assessment.

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Sampling and Analysis for Selenium Species in Waters, Sediments/Soils, Biological Tissues and Industrial Matrices

Robert BrunettePresented by Robert Brunette, Director of Business Development, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences
This webinar examines why it is important to measure selenium speciation; sampling methods and trace metals analysis methods including EPA 1669; common interferences; natural and anthropogenic sources of selenium; method detection and reporting limits; different forms of selenium; field sampling, sample handling, and shipping to the laboratory.

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Cooler Packing

Nicole MaljovecSteven DaviesAnneliese Owen

Presented by Nicole Maljovec, Steven Davies and Anneliese Owen, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
Have questions about the contents of your cooler, how to pack them up and what to do if something does seem correct? This webinar provides you with answers to frequently asked questions about cooler packing and ensures you understand the correct steps to take when packing up your samples to send back to the lab for analysis.

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Perfluorinated Compound Monitoring in Public Water Supplies after the Health Advisories and UCMR 3 Findings

Andy EatonPresented by Andy Eaton, Vice President and Technical Director, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
This webinar provides attendees with information on the occurrence of trace level perfluorinated compounds in public water supplies and other municipal sources, focusing on measurements below the reporting limits used in the UCMR 3 program and expanding the list of perfluorinated compounds. It discusses some of the options for monitoring in response to both the health advisory levels for PFOS and PFOA and the occurrence information from the UCMR 3 monitoring with suggested activities by utilities in terms of monitoring.

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Sampling And Analysis Of Arsenic Species In Waters, Sediments/Soils, And Biological Tissues

Robert BrunettePresented by Robert Brunette, Director of Business Development, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences
The need for Accurate, Trace Level Detection analysis methods for measuring the toxic forms of metals is more important than ever for environmental consultants, remediation engineers and regulatory agencies tasked with determining potential risk and clean up strategies.

This webinar will focus on the following key aspects:
• Why Measure Arsenic Speciation? - How Much Of The Total Metals Are (1) In The Toxic Form? (2) Bioavailability (3) Environmentally Mobile or Non Mobile Forms 
• Getting The Right Start: EPA 1669 – Verified Trace Metals Clean Sampling Equipment, Sampling Methods and Trace Metals Analysis Methods 
• Natural and Anthropogenic Sources Of Arsenic – Sources Of Arsenic In The Environment 
• What Forms Of Arsenic Are Of Concern and What Forms Can Be Measured? Inorganic Arsenic, As(III), As(V), MMA, DMA, Other As Species 
• What Analysis Methods Are Available For Arsenic Speciation: Fully Validated EPA Method 1632, HPLC-ICP-MS 
• Arsenic Speciation Method Common Interferences 
• Arsenic Speciation Method Detection And Reporting Limits – Water, Soil, Sediments, Biological Tissues 

(Recording coming soon)

Current Status for the Analysis of PFAS in Environmental Samples

Charles NeslundPresented by Charles Neslund,Technical Director, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
The group of compounds referred to as PFAS, are considered emerging contaminants. Even though PFAS compounds have been in use for many years, the label of "emerging" indicates that regulations, analytical methodologies, reporting limits and treatment technologies are still evolving. The rapidness with which compound lists, methods, matrices and limits are changing is a challenge for all of us in the environmental community. We will evaluate the current state of methodologies used for the analysis of PFAS compounds and what may lie ahead for this analysis venue.

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Sample Integrity from Field to Lab

Nicole LejaPresented by Nicole Leja, President, Eurofins Spectrum Analytical
This webinar focuses on maintaining sample integrity from collection to submission. Items reviewed include proper sample homogenization, container decontamination and ID labeling in the field. Mandatory details for completing the Chain of Custody form are explained. Examples of proper and improper procedures are included as a resource to field staff.

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UCMR4 – A Primer

Andy EatonPresented by Andy Eaton, Vice President and Technical Director, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
UCMR4 monitoring is scheduled to begin in January 2018 and will affect all utilities serving more than 10,000 population. This webinar will review the requirements of UCMR4, focusing on differences from UCMR3 and some of the unique aspects of UCMR4 and provide utilities with potential tools to assist with compliance and critical actions to take in 2017.

View recording >>

All Items

Presentation by Robert Robie, President, Eurofins ANA Laboratories

Fluids analysis is a crucial practice for both major transit systems and small commercial fleets. Don't be intimidated by the wealth of data your report offers you! In this new webinar from Eurofins ANA Laboratories — the Center of Excellence for oil, fuel, and lubricant analysis — President Bob Robie will equip you with the knowledge to skillfully assess your requirements and interpret your analysis report.

View recording >>

Heidi HayesPresented by Heidi Hayes, Technical Director, Eurofins Air Toxics

Over the past decade, interest in using passive sorbent samplers to measure VOCs in ambient air and soil gas has increased significantly with a growing number of projects relying on passive samplers to support site investigations. While field deployment of passive sorbent samplers is straightforward and largely immune to missteps, developing a project plan using passive samplers can be complex and daunting. The project manager must select the passive sampler suitable for the intended matrix and associated compounds of concern and determine whether the desired screening levels can be achieved using an appropriate sampling period. Unfamiliarity with the technology and concern about regulatory acceptance can also derail the use of passive samplers during the project planning stages.

This webinar will provide the practitioner with a practical guide on the use of passive samplers for a variety of air monitoring projects. While many types of passive sorbent samplers are available, the optimal configurations for commonly encountered applications will be presented. Example projects utilizing these configurations will be highlighted along with best practices for reliable VOC measurements. Considerations regarding the use of passive sorbent samplers for projects with regulatory oversight will also be discussed.

View recording >>

Presented by Michael Olson, Director of Business Development, Eurofins ANA Laboratories
The information contained in used oil samples is necessary to fix costly mechanical problems before larger issues occur. As a result, oil sampling is arguably the most important step in the entire oil analysis process. In this webinar, Eurofins ANA Laboratories – the Center of Excellence for oil, fuel and lubricant analysis – overviews the primary goals, major issues and best practices related to this critically important maintenance practice, including detailed instructions on how to perform the most widely used sampling methods in various applications.

View recording >>

Charles NeslundPresented by Charles Neslund,Technical Director, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
On the heels of the EPA’s first National Leadership Summit on PFAS, we take some time to summarize the current state of affairs in the world of PFAS analysis.
   •  What are the initiatives that have come out of the Leadership Summit? 
   •  What regulatory initiatives can we expect at the state and federal levels? 
   •  What are the methodologies that have been in use to address the regulatory initiatives and what developments/changes can we expect in the next year? 
   •  How do we know what is applicable to our projects and the quality of the data that we receive? 
   •  What resources are available to help us make these determinations?

View recording >>

Presented by Robert Robie, President, Eurofins ANA Laboratories
The primary objective of oil analysis is the early detection and remedy of oil degradation, oil contamination and abnormal equipment wear that would otherwise lead to substantial damage, possible failure or unsafe operation of large vehicles or industrial equipment.

Case studies have consistently shown that every dollar spent on oil analysis saves about $10 on maintenance costs. This webinar reviews the primary benefits of a well-managed oil analysis program, including: improved safety; reduced component damage and repair costs; more efficient use of materials; increased equipment reliability and production capacity; higher resale and/or trade-in value of equipment; and increased operational reliability.

View recording >>

Robert BrownPresented by Robert Brown, Principal Chemist, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
This webinar will present an overview of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental’s support of the petroleum and refining industry’s analytical needs, both regulatory and those that may be unique/site-specific. 

The primary focus will be Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental’s extractable total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) and diesel range organics (DRO) capabilities. Alongside its many state-certified TPH/DRO methodologies, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental offers analyses covering a broad hydrocarbon range with custom range-reporting options, extract cleanup, fractionation (aliphatic vs. aromatic) for risk assessment, individual and multiple distillate identification, all coupled with gas chromatographic analysis (“GC-FID”) 

View recording >>

Monica Garcia-StricklandPresented by Monica Garcia-Strickland, Trace Metals Laboratory Manager, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences 
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalmin) is a common dietary supplement component. However; without the proper analysis methods it has been shown that many reported values for Arsenic using ICP-MS technologies are incorrect and biased high by spectral interference. You'll learn:

  • What is frequently non-compliant due to heavy metals in dietary supplement ingredients and products
  • What daily testing is done to demonstrate the compliance with heavy metals regulatory limits
  • How utilizing improper analysis methods could produce false positive results for common dietary supplement components such as B12
  • How to avoid chemical interference and achieve accurate measurement of heavy metals even in the most complex sample types 

View recording >>

Heidi HayesPresented by Heidi Hayes, Technical Director, Eurofins Air Toxics
Deficient areas in EPA Method 325 were addressed through revised provisions recently approved by the EPA as Alternative Test Method (ATM) - 122. This webinar covers how ATM-122 requirements affect previously collected benzene data and how the updates will impact your fenceline monitoring compliance program. Lessons learned and best practices are featured, preparing you to confidently “walk the fenceline” in 2018.

View recording >>

Charles NeslundPresented by Chuck Neslund, Scientific Officer for Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
A new approach to PFAS analysis, incorporating the technique known as Total Oxidizable Precursors Assay (TOP), can be set-up and commercialized that converts polyfluorinated precursor compounds to a more studied and analyzable perfluorinated chemistries such as PFOA and PFOS. This presentation discusses the set-up and application of TOP and its utility for risk assessment.

View recording >>

Robert BrunettePresented by Robert Brunette, Director of Business Development, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences
This webinar examines why it is important to measure selenium speciation; sampling methods and trace metals analysis methods including EPA 1669; common interferences; natural and anthropogenic sources of selenium; method detection and reporting limits; different forms of selenium; field sampling, sample handling, and shipping to the laboratory.

View recording >>

Nicole MaljovecSteven DaviesAnneliese Owen

Presented by Nicole Maljovec, Steven Davies and Anneliese Owen, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
Have questions about the contents of your cooler, how to pack them up and what to do if something does seem correct? This webinar provides you with answers to frequently asked questions about cooler packing and ensures you understand the correct steps to take when packing up your samples to send back to the lab for analysis.

View recording >>

Andy EatonPresented by Andy Eaton, Vice President and Technical Director, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
This webinar provides attendees with information on the occurrence of trace level perfluorinated compounds in public water supplies and other municipal sources, focusing on measurements below the reporting limits used in the UCMR 3 program and expanding the list of perfluorinated compounds. It discusses some of the options for monitoring in response to both the health advisory levels for PFOS and PFOA and the occurrence information from the UCMR 3 monitoring with suggested activities by utilities in terms of monitoring.

View recording >>

Robert BrunettePresented by Robert Brunette, Director of Business Development, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences
The need for Accurate, Trace Level Detection analysis methods for measuring the toxic forms of metals is more important than ever for environmental consultants, remediation engineers and regulatory agencies tasked with determining potential risk and clean up strategies.

This webinar will focus on the following key aspects:
• Why Measure Arsenic Speciation? - How Much Of The Total Metals Are (1) In The Toxic Form? (2) Bioavailability (3) Environmentally Mobile or Non Mobile Forms 
• Getting The Right Start: EPA 1669 – Verified Trace Metals Clean Sampling Equipment, Sampling Methods and Trace Metals Analysis Methods 
• Natural and Anthropogenic Sources Of Arsenic – Sources Of Arsenic In The Environment 
• What Forms Of Arsenic Are Of Concern and What Forms Can Be Measured? Inorganic Arsenic, As(III), As(V), MMA, DMA, Other As Species 
• What Analysis Methods Are Available For Arsenic Speciation: Fully Validated EPA Method 1632, HPLC-ICP-MS 
• Arsenic Speciation Method Common Interferences 
• Arsenic Speciation Method Detection And Reporting Limits – Water, Soil, Sediments, Biological Tissues 

(Recording coming soon)

Charles NeslundPresented by Charles Neslund,Technical Director, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
The group of compounds referred to as PFAS, are considered emerging contaminants. Even though PFAS compounds have been in use for many years, the label of "emerging" indicates that regulations, analytical methodologies, reporting limits and treatment technologies are still evolving. The rapidness with which compound lists, methods, matrices and limits are changing is a challenge for all of us in the environmental community. We will evaluate the current state of methodologies used for the analysis of PFAS compounds and what may lie ahead for this analysis venue.

View recording >>

Nicole LejaPresented by Nicole Leja, President, Eurofins Spectrum Analytical
This webinar focuses on maintaining sample integrity from collection to submission. Items reviewed include proper sample homogenization, container decontamination and ID labeling in the field. Mandatory details for completing the Chain of Custody form are explained. Examples of proper and improper procedures are included as a resource to field staff.

View recording >>

Andy EatonPresented by Andy Eaton, Vice President and Technical Director, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
UCMR4 monitoring is scheduled to begin in January 2018 and will affect all utilities serving more than 10,000 population. This webinar will review the requirements of UCMR4, focusing on differences from UCMR3 and some of the unique aspects of UCMR4 and provide utilities with potential tools to assist with compliance and critical actions to take in 2017.

View recording >>