Mobile laboratories are one of the most practical services available to environmental projects with time constraints or a high number of samples to be analyzed. S & S Onsite Analytical’s mobile laboratory service provides projects with the results and quality of a fixed-base laboratory without the associated time delays. With all the analytical equipment housed within a 25’ or 26’ mobile laboratory designed for extraction and analysis, S & S Onsite Analytical can provide “real-time” analysis of air, water, soil, and hazardous waste samples. Within just a few hours of arriving on-site, the S & S chemists can be producing screening data in support of site investigations or full Level III data packages suitable for site closure; depending upon our client’s needs. In addition, S&S is one of the few Mobile Laboratory companies in the U.S. that can put a fully equipped trailer on the road within 2 hours of receiving a request to mobilize.
The personnel of S & S Onsite Analytical are on-site when you are. We are there to discuss the analytical results, provide technical assistance, and supply the information needed to make the critical decisions that can mean the difference between the success and failure of a project.
S & S Onsite Analytical relies on the industry proven lines of Hewlett Packard, Tekmar, and OI analytical instrumentation. Experience has shown that using industry proven equipment in Mobile Laboratory environments pays off through decreased instrument down time and increased client satisfaction. Each GC, HPLC, or GC/MS system is equipped with a fully integrated data system. Whether one of our instruments is used, or S & S Onsite rents one specifically for a project, only instruments and equipment capable of meeting or exceeding the data quality objectives of the project are used to support our clients. Even in the rare event of an instrument malfunction, S & S chemists are well trained in the field repair of instruments and most issues can be corrected on-site thereby minimizing project down time.
Whenever feasible, mobile laboratory instrumentation is also equipped with automated sample introduction systems. Over the years, we have found that automation combined with an experienced staff are the two essential elements necessary for project success and our client’s peace of mind. Automation allows the chemists of S & S Onsite Analytical to provide a high level of sample throughput while on-site and provides the additional capability of unattended operation during off-hours which also reduces the overall cost per sample for the project.
In addition to increasing sample capacity, automation minimizes analyst variation and provides a greater degree of consistency to data produced in the mobile laboratory. Split and Quality Control samples sent to fixed-base laboratories for conformational analysis typically show a better than 90% agreement with data produced in the mobile laboratory.
Each mobile laboratory job is tailored specifically for the needs of the client’s project. S & S Onsite Analytical has the unique capability of being able to provide site-specific analytical techniques consistent with current SW- 846 methodologies for each project we perform. Whether the analysis is TPH (GRO-LRO) by Method 8015m, VOCs by 8260b, PCBs by 8082, SVOCs by 8270c, explosives by 8095 etc., or combinations of several procedures, the team at S & S Onsite Analytical has the ability and knowledge to meet your needs. Furthermore, with sufficient advanced notice, S & S Onsite Analytical has the ability to generate site-specific analytical procedures for target compounds in addition to the standard analytical procedures provided.