Chemtest have been awarded UKAS accreditation for LOI Testing of Trommel Fines in accordance with HMRC Landfill Tax Notice LFT 1.
For Landfill Tax purposes, fines are particles produced by a waste treatment process that involves an element of mechanical treatment. For example, trommelling, screening or soil washing are all mechanical processes.
In order to qualify for the lower rate of landfill tax, the fines must meet the specified Loss on Ignition (LOI) threshold of 10%.
LOI is a test for determining the organic content of material. The difference in the mass of the material being tested before and after the ignition process is used to calculate the LOI result. The LOI result will inform whether the waste is liable to the lower rate of Landfill Tax but is not the only determining factor. The fines must meet all the requirements and conditions set out in the HMRC guidance in order to be liable to the lower rate.
The sample submitted for testing must be representative of the whole quantity of waste material for disposal. It is specified that 6 sub-samples are selected at random and mixed to form a composite sample of 1 kg.
The sample is air dried and coned and quartered by the laboratory to produce a 200 gram sub-sample This sample is sieved to remove content classified as >20mm group 1 and 2 material (eg stones). The sub-sample is then ground to a particle size of <2mm and a 20g sample is taken for testing. Loss on ignition is determined between 180oC and 440oC, taking into account the mass of removed >20mm group 1 and 2 material. It is mandatory for laboratories use this methodology prescribed in HMRC Landfill Tax Notice LFT1.
Chemtest are now UKAS accredited for this procedure.
Regulatory Updates & Practical Solutions for Improved Risk Assessment & Remediation of Groundwater
Brownfield Briefing’s annual Groundwater conference returns on 30th March 2017. This successful annual event has been re-researched and updated to provide the latest information on changes to frameworks used for assessing risks to groundwater, new analysis and modelling techniques, as well as practical solutions to the most pertinent challenges facing those involved in the protection and remediation of groundwater. more
Phil Hellier our Projects Director will be presenting on ‘New advances in groundwater sampling and detection to meet more stringent targets and deal with new contaminants’from a laboratory perspective. Phil has over 40 years of experience in Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology employing Bluebook Methods, British and International Standards. more
Sarah Clements (Account Manager) and Amy Parekh-Pross (Technical Marketing Manager), will be on hand to discuss your testing requirements and to answer any technical questions.
Chemtest are also giving away a bottle of Champagne to one lucky winner, come and visit us on stand.
Rob Monk our Technical Development Chemist discusses Brownfield Land Testing in this blog.
‘A £1.2bn fund to build homes on brownfield land will start work in 30 areas including Manchester, Bristol and Luton’. http://on.ft.com/2kjtFGc
Brownfield land has a major role to play in addressing the housing shortage, such sites can involve complex contamination problems and need to be comprehensively assessed before they can be redeveloped. This necessarily involves the analysis of environmental samples for potential contaminants.
We are proud to be sponsoring the 10th annual Brownfield Land Scotland Conference on Wednesday 1st February 2017
Location:The Place, York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3HU
The Brownfield Land Scotlandconference, provides up-to-date information on the regulatory framework affecting brownfield development, as well as practical solutions to many of the risk assessment and remediation challenges associated with contaminated land and groundwater.
Greg Cranston (Account Manager, Scotland) and Amy Parekh-Pross (Technical Marketing Manager), will be on hand to discuss your testing requirements and to answer any technical questions. Chemtest are also giving away a bottle of Champagne to one lucky winner, come and visit us on stand.
Environmental Consultants and Contractors working on time sensitive sites have a strong requirement for the delivery of high quality, reliable and fast turnaround testing data. Rob Monk our Technical Development Chemist discusses how this can be achieved in his latest blog.
Chemtest’s Autumn Environmental Training Event – 20th October 2016 – #ChemTraining
Chemtest’s Training Event has been designed for Environmental Consultants, Contractors & Councils. Places are getting booked up fast. Contact Sales to reserve your place.
This Seminar covers talks on Current Environmental topics (Asbestos updates, Waste, Case Studies, etc.,) & the latest updates. It will be presented by Guest Speakers & Experts. Our aim is to provide an event that will be informative, interactive & interesting.
"We have worked with Chemtest for the last 5 years as strategic partners within our supply chain. They are efficient, knowledgeable and reliable, which are all key factors with regards to the services we offer our clients."