Pace - Bakersfield is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment to address the analysis matrices of all environmental matrics. The instrumentation laboratories are segregated by discipline [organics analysis, inorganics analysis, sample preparation, and wet chemistry] and are provided with separate recirculating air conditioning systems to reduce cross-contamiation from common laboratory solvents [methylene chloride, acetone, hexane and toluene] used in sample extractions. All supplies, devices and instrumentation purchased by Pace - Bakersfield must meet requirements set by ASTM, the laboratory, and the suppliers as to their intended use. Methods for acceptance include:

  1. Review of manufacturing process control data
  2. Source verification
  3. Receipt inspection
  4. Pre-installation and post installation testing
  5. Review of certificates and conformance
  6. Pilot runs

laboratory instruments