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CENTRAL LABORATORY
Manager: Katarzyna Wojnar
tel. +48 32 237 64 54
fax +48 32 237 64 72
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Energopomiar has 60-year experience in laboratory work, mainly in power sector. The Central Laboratory of Energopomiar (as a part of Group of Laboratories) has obtained the PCA Accreditation No. AB 550 compliant with the requirements of PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
We make determinations according to national and international standards (PN, CEN, DIN, ISO) as well as reference methods indicated by the Polish law. We are constantly extending our activities with special attention to the Clients’ needs.
The management system implemented according to PN-EN ISO 9001 and PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025 and still improved, professional staff and modern apparatus guarantee high reliability of our services.
All the activities undertaken in the Central Laboratory are aimed at both increasing client satisfaction with reliable services and ensuring complex analysis and measurements.
We participate in national and international tests of laboratory proficiency, where we have received satisfactory results confirmed by numerous certificates.
The staff that we employ is highly qualified and experienced in laboratory work (physico-chemical testing, chemical analytics). Our employees are constantly mastering their skills during training sessions, workshops and post-graduate studies in the areas corresponding to the activity of the Laboratory. We also conduct consultations and training sessions related to power plant chemistry, management system in the laboratory and validation of measurement methods.

 

Chemical and physico-chemical analysis

The Central Laboratory makes analysis of:

  • fuels: coal, biomass, furnace oil, fuel made from wastes
  • water, wastewater, absorption solutions
  • sorbents and products from flue gas desulphurization installations, i.e.: limestone powder, hydrated lime, gypsum, post-reaction product, suspension from the absorber
  • furnace wastes, deposits, wastes of various origins
  • soils
  • deposits on the surface of boiler pipes, steel and brass
  • dust collected on the filter.

Measurements in the workplace

In the work environment, there are a number of physical and chemical factors of noxious effects on the human organism.
Employers are obliged to ensure appropriate equipment and organization of technological process and also to properly maintain installations, machines and workplace so that noxious factors affecting an employee during an 8-hour working day, throughout his total professional activity, will not cause inconvenient changes in the state of his health or the health of future generations.

Environmental testing performed by the Central Laboratory comprises:

  • identification of factors occurring during specific technological operations which may pose hazard
  • measurement of the concentration and intensity of noxious factors
  • hygienic interpretation of results.

We make measurements of noxious and strenuous factors in the workplace in the scope of:

Air sample collection and assessment of the content of:

  • total dust
  • respirable dust

Gas concentration measurements, i.e.:

  • carbon oxide, nitric oxide and nitric dioxide

Sample collection of, among others:

  • oxides: Fe, Mn, Pb, Cu

Vibrations of:

  • general impact
  • local impact

Noise:

  • equivalent A-weighted sound level (LA eq, Te)
  • maximum A-weighted sound level (LA max)
  • peak C-weighted sound level (LC peak)
  • noise exposure level for an 8-hour working day (LEX, 8h)
  • noise exposure level for a working week (LEX, W)

Room and workplace lighting:

  • lighting intensity
  • lighting uniformity
  • emergency lighting

Hot environments:

  • WBGT index

Moderate environments:

  • PMV and PPD indices

The evaluation of professional exposure of employees is a complex process. The measurements are performed by means of modern calibrated measuring apparatus.

Chemical analysis of turbine / hydraulic / gear oils

Turbine/ gear / hydraulic oil testing is of prime importance to assure proper operation of turbines. It enables effective oil utilization, without the danger of applying used oil or exchanging the oil that can be still in service. We assess oils following the determination of many indicators, based on our many years’ experience as well as the applicable standards and instructions.

ANALYSIS OF LUBRICATING OILS INCLUDES:

  • Kinematic viscosity at 40°C and 100°C
  • Viscosity index
  • Density
  • Colour
  • Demulsibility
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Content of oxidation inhibitor
  • Water content
  • Air release ability
  • Anti-corrosion properties
  • Mechanical impurities by particle counting and determination of oil purity class
  • Acid value
  • Ignition temperature
  • Water extract reaction
  • Induction period
  • Content of ageing factors
  • Incineration residues
  • Microelements
  • Foaming / foam stability