Sampling Guide


ParameterMatrixSample VolumeContainer SizePreservativeMethodHolding Time
Acid Number (TAN)Oil2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-974None
AcidityLiquid100ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 305.114 Days
AlkalinityLiquid100ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 310.1         SM 2320B14 Days
AmmoniaLiquid400ml1 Liter HDPEH 2 SO 4,  Cool 4º  CEPA 350.328 Days
Antifreeze Pkg.Liquid10g8oz CWMNone RequiredASTM D-287None
AshLiquid25g8oz CWMNone RequiredASTM D-482None
Ash-SulfatedLiquid25g8oz CWMNone RequiredASTM D-874None
Bacteria in fuelLiquid10ml2oz PlasicNone RequiredCultureNone
Base Number, Tacoma (TBN)Oil2oz2oz PlasicNone RequiredASTM D-4739None
BTEXLiquid40ml Vial2-VOA VialsHCLNWTPH-Gx/826014 Days
Solid4oz 4oz CWMNone Required
BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand)Liquid1 Liter1Liter AmberCool 4º  CSM 5210B           EPA 405.148 Hours
BromideLiquid100ml250ml HDPENone RequiredSM 4500-Br-B28 Days
Solid70-100g8oz CWMCool 4º  CSM 4500-Br-BAnalyze ASAP
B S & W (Bottom Sediment & Water)Petroleum50ml2oz PlasicNone RequiredASTM D-2709None
BTU-EstimatedPetroleum500ml500ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-4868None
Carbon, ConradsonLiquid25g2oz PlasicNone RequiredASTM D-189None
Cation ExchangeSoil100g4oz CWMNone RequiredSW 846 9081Analyze ASAP
Cetane IndexLiquid500ml500ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-4737None
Chlorinated HerbicidesLiquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberCool 4º  C7 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Solid50g8oz CWM
Chlorinated PesticidesLiquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CEPA 608/80817 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Solid30g8oz CWM
Chlorinated PhenolsLiquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CEPA 82707 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Solid30g8oz CWM
Chlorinated Solvent ScanLiquid40ml Vial2-VOA VialsHCLEPA 826014 Days
Solid4oz 4oz CWMNone Required14 Days
ChlorideLiquid50ml250ml HDPENone RequiredEPA 325.3           SM 4500-CL-C28 Days
Solid100g4oz CWMNone Required
Chlorine, Total ResidualLiquid200ml1 Liter AmberNone RequiredSM 4500-CL-GAnalyze ASAP
Cloud PointPetroleum50ml2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-2500None
COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand)Liquid50ml1 Liter AmberH 2 SO 4,  Cool 4º  CEPA 410.428 Days
Color (platinum-cobalt)Liquid50ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CSM 2120B48 Hours
ConductivityLiquid100ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CSM 2510B          EPA 120.128 Days
Conradson Carbon Petroleum2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-189None
Corrosion Copper StripPetroleum2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-130None
Corrosivity (pH only)Liquid25ml250ml HDPENone RequiredEPA 1110Analyze ASAP
Solid10g4oz CWM
CresolsLiquid(2) 1000 ml(2) 1 Liter AmberCool 4º  C7 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Solid30g8oz CWM
Cyanide (Total & Reactive)Liquid500ml500ml HDPENaOH, Cool 4º  CSM 4500CN-E  SW 846 CHPTR714 Days
Solid4oz 4oz CWMCool 4º  C
Diesel (water or soil matrix)Liquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberH 2 SO 4,  Cool 4º  CNWTPH-D7 days unpres.        14 days pres.
Solid10g4oz CWMCool 4º  C14 Days
Diesel Fuel PackageFuel500ml500ml HDPENone RequiredVariousNone
DistillationLiquid100ml250ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-86None
Drinking Water, Primary InorganicsWater1250ml1-250ml HNO 3 ,      1-500ml NaOH,        1-500ml Non Pres.Cool 4º  CVarious48 hrs
Drinking Water, Primary and Secondary InorganicsWater1750ml1-250ml HNO 3 ,      1-500ml NaOH,        2-500ml Non Pres.Cool 4º  CVarious48 hrs
Drinking water, BacteriaWater100mlBacteria BottleNa 2 S 2 O 3  Cool 4º  CVarious30 hrs
Engine Oil, Basic PackageOil2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredVariousNone
Engine Oil, Advanced PackageOil2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredVariousNone
Ethylene/Propylene GlycolLiquid2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredGC-FIDNone
Flash Point, C.O.C.Oil250ml250ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-92None
Flash Point, PMCCOil250ml250ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-93None
Flash Point, TCCOil250ml250ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-56None
FluorideLiquid300ml500ml HDPENone RequiredEPA 340.2          SM 4500-F C28 Days
FormaldehydeLiquid100ml1 Liter AmberNone Required7 Days
Solid25g8oz CWMNone RequiredNCASI CI/WP-98.01
Free Liquids (Paint Filter Test)Liquid100ml1 Liter AmberNone RequiredSW 846 9095None
Solid100g8oz CWMSW 846 9095
Freeze PointLiquid500ml500ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-2386None
Gasoline Liquid80ml2-VOA VialsHCLNWTPH-G14 Days
Solid100g4oz CWMNone RequiredNWTPH-G
Gas to Oil Ratio (2-cycle)Petroleum50ml2oz PlasticNone RequiredUV-VISNone
Glycol in OilLiquid2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-2982None
GravityLiquid200ml250ml HDPENone RequiredASTM D-287None
Hardness Liquid100ml250ml HDPEHNO 3EPA 200.76 Months
HEM Liquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberH 2 SO 4,  Cool 4º  CEPA 166428 Days
HEM-SGT Liquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberH 2 SO 4,  Cool 4º  CEPA 166428 Days
Hexavalent ChromiumLiquid200ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CSM 3500-CR-D  SW 846 7196A24 Hrs
Solid100g4oz CWMCool 4º  CSM 3500-CR-D  SW 846 7196A
Ignitability (PMCC)Liquid4oz 4oz CWMNone RequiredEPA 1010None
Infrared ScanInquireInquireInquireInquireFTIRInquire
Infrared (Microscopic)InquireInquireInquireInquireFTIR-MicroInquire
Mercury by Cold VaporLiquid100ml250ml HDPEHNO 3EPA 245.128 Days
Metals (ICP, GFAA)Liquid100ml250ml HDPEHNO 3EPA 60106 Months
Solid20g4oz CWMNone Required
Metals (DCP)Petroleum2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredAES 00296 Months
Neutralization NumberPetroleum2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-974None
Nitrate (NO 3 )Liquid100ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 353.3          SM 4500NO3E48hrs
Solid70-100g8oz CWMEPA 353.3          SM 4500NO3E
Nitrite (NO 2 )Liquid50ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 354.1          SM 4500NO2B48hrs
Solid70-100g8oz CWMEPA 354.1          SM 4500NO2B
NWTPH-D xLiquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberH2SO4, Cool 4º C7 days unpres.        14 days pres.
Solid100g4oz CWMCool 4º  C14 Days
NWTPH-G xLiquid80ml(2) 40ml VialsHCL, Cool 4º  C14 Days
Solid100g4oz CWMCool 4º  C
NWTPH-HCID Liquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberHCL7 days unpres.        14 days pres.
Solid100g4oz CWMCool 4º  C14 Days
Oxygen, DissolvedLiquid300ml1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CEPA 360.1Analyze ASAP
Organochlorine Pesticides/PCB'sLiquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberCool 4º  C7 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Solid30g8oz CWMCool 4º  C
OrthophosphateLiquid50ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CSM 4500-P C48 Hours
PAHLiquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CEPA 625/82707 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Paint Filter TestLiquid100ml1 Liter AmberNone RequiredSW 846 9095None
Solid100g8oz CWMNone Required
Particle Count LASER, size & dist.Liquid200ml250ml HDPENone RequiredLASERNone
PCB'sOil2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredSW 846 8082     EPA 6087 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Water1000ml1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CSW 846 8082     EPA 608
Soil100g4oz CWMCool 4º  CSW 846 8082     EPA 608
PentachlorophenolLiquid1000ml2 Liter AmberCool 4º  CSW 846 8270C    EPA 6047 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Soil5g4oz CWMSW 846 8270C   EPA 604
Peroxide numberPetroleum100ml4oz CWMNone RequiredASTM E-299-90None
pHLiquid100ml250ml HDPENone RequiredSW 846 9045    EPA 150.1Analyze ASAP
Solid4oz 4oz CWMSW 846 9045     EPA 150.1
Phenol (total)Liquid1000ml1 Liter AmberH 2 SO 4,  Cool 4º  CEPA 420.128 Days
PhenolsLiquid1 Liter1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CSW 846 8270C7 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Solid30g8oz CWMSW 846 8270C
Phosphorus, TotalLiquid100ml250ml HDPEH 2 SO 4,  Cool 4º  CSW 846-6010B28 Days
Pour PointLiquid50ml2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-97None
RVP, Reid Vapor PressurePetroleum1000ml(2) 1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CASTM D-323Analyze ASAP
Sediment by ExtractionPetroleum200ml4oz CWMNone RequiredASTM D-473None
Semi-VolatilesLiquid(2) 1000 ml(2) 1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CEPA 625/82707 Days Ext/40 Days Extracted
Solid30g8oz CWM
Solids,Total Liquid100ml500ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 160.37 Days
Solids,Total DissolvedLiquid100ml500ml HDPECool 4º  CSM 2540C          EPA 160.17 Days
Solids,Total SettleableLiquid500ml500ml HDPECool 4º  CSM254048hrs
Solids,Total SuspendedLiquid100ml500ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 160.27 Days
Solids,Total VolatileLiquid100ml500ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 160.47 Days
SulfateLiquid100ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 375.428 Days
SulfideLiquid250ml500ml HDPECool 4º CSM 4500-S2-E7 Days
Solid25-100g8oz CWMCool 4º  CSM 4500-S2-E
Sulfide (reactive)Liquid250ml1 Liter AmberCool 4º  CSW 846 CHPTR7Analyze ASAP
Solid10g4oz AWMSW 846 CHPTR7
SulfiteLiquid50ml250ml HDPENone RequiredSM 4500-SO3-BAnalyze ASAP
SulfurPetroleum2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-3120None
Surfactants (MBAS)Liquid250ml500ml HDPECool 4º  CSM 5540C48hrs
TCLP Metals (RCRA 8) Solid200g8oz CWMCool 4º  CEPA 6010/747014 Days
TCLP Volatile OrganicsSolid200g8oz CWMCool 4º  CEPA 8260 GC/MS14 Days
TCLP Semi-Volatile OrganicsSolid200g8oz CWMCool 4º  CEPA 8270 GC/MS14 Days
TCLP PesticidesSolid200g8oz CWMCool 4º  CEPA 8270 GC/ECD-GC/MS14 Days
TCLP Herb. (with Semi-Volatiles)Solid200g8oz CWMCool 4º  CEPA 8270 GC/MS14 Days
TCLP, Complete ParametersSolid200g8oz CWMCool 4º  CVarious14 Days
Total Organic CarbonLiquid25ml4oz CWMH 2 SO 4 ,   Cool 4º  CSM5310B                  SW846 9060        EPA 415.128 Days
Solid10g4oz CWMCool 4º  CSM5310B                  SW846 9060        EPA 415.1
Total Organic Halogens/Total HalogensLiquid250ml250ml HDPEH2SO4, Cool 4º CSW 846 9076            SW 846 9020 (mod)28 Days
Solid10g4oz CWMNone RequiredSW 846 9076            SW 846 9020 (mod)
TurbidityLiquid100ml250ml HDPECool 4º  CEPA 180.148hrs
Viscosity KinematicPetroleum2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-445None
Volatile Organic CompoundsLiquid80ml2-VOA VialsHCL, Cool 4º  CEPA 624/826014 Days
Solid100g4oz CWMNone Required
Waste/Used Oil PackagePetroleum250ml8oz CWMNone RequiredVariousNone
Water by DistillationPetroleum100ml250ml PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-95None
Water by Karl fischerPetroleum2oz2oz PlasticNone RequiredASTM D-1744None


Tacoma

2221 Ross Way, Tacoma, Washington 98421
(One block from Port of Tacoma Road and 11th Street East)


Poulsbo

26276 Twelve Trees Ln. #C, Poulsbo, WA 98370


Port Orchard

1786 SE Mile Hill Dr. Port Orchard, WA 98366