Laboratory Services

Tampa Electric Laboratory Services was established in 1976 to provide accurate and cost-effective laboratory testing and environmental monitoring services to Tampa Electric Company. Since our beginning, we have expanded our laboratory to serve Tampa Electric and to also serve other clients in utilities and industries across Florida. Our goal is to provide superior customer service utilizing our experienced Project Management, Quality Assurance and Laboratory staff to help define your project, develop a customized analytical/sampling program and to provide superior analytical results using state of the art technology.

Laboratory ServicesWe are a NELAP certified laboratory with over 250 years of combined sampling, laboratory, analytical and Project Management experience. Laboratory Services offers proficiency in a wide range of analytical capabilities for various matrices including but not limited to: Groundwater, Surface water, Wastewater, Sludge, Soil, and Hazardous Wastes. Analytical testing is provided in accordance with several different regulatory programs, including RCRA, CWA, TSCA, and NPDES. We have an excellent QA infrastructure in place to facilitate the production of scientifically sound, legally defensible data ensuring all data withstands regulatory scrutiny. Rush turnaround time capability and customized reporting and electronic data deliverables are also available.

NELAP Certified Analytical Testing Capabilities - FL DOH E54272

Laboratory Services

Wet Chemistry Analyses

  • Alkalinity
  • Ammonia
  • Br, Cl, F, NO3, NO2 and SO4 EPA 300.0/9056
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Color
  • Flash Point
  • Hardness
  • Ignitability of Solids
  • Langlier Saturation Index
  • Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Oil and Grease (HEM & SGT/HEM)
  • Organic Nitrogen
  • Ortho Phosphate
  • pH
  • Residue - TDS, TSS, TS, % Solids
  • Total and Dissolved Organic Carbon
  • Total Halogens by EPA 5050/9056
  • Total Nitrogen
  • Total Phosphorous
  • Unionized Ammonia

Organic Analyses

  • PCB in Oil EPA 600/4-81-045
  • PCB in Solid EPA 8082

Metals Analyses

  • EPA 200.8/6020
  • Low Level Mercury by EPA 1631E
  • Mercury by EPA 245.1, 7470, 7471
  • Silica as SiO2
  • SPLP Leaching Procedure EPA 1312
  • TCLP Leaching Procedure EPA 1311
  • Trace Metals EPA 200.7/6010

Volatiles Analyses (certification expected January 2020)

  • Volatile Organic Compounds by EPA 624.1/8260
  • SPLP ZHE Leaching Procedure EPA 1312
  • TCLP ZHE Leaching Procedure EPA 1311

Field Services and Sampling Capabilities

Laboratory Services

Tampa Electric also offers in-house superior, full service environmental field sampling and analysis support. Our full time samplers are proficient in Florida DEP field sampling SOPs for surface water and ground water. The following analyses are routinely performed in the field:

  • Chlorine
  • Conductivity
  • CO2 (Free & Total)
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Ferrous Iron
  • pH
  • Redox
  • Residual Chlorine
  • Salinity
  • Silt Density Index
  • Sulfite
  • Salinity
  • Temperature
  • Turbidity Water Depth

Oil and Coal Analytical Testing Capabilities

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Laboratory Services also is equipped to provide a wide variety of analytical testing of Fuel Oils (#2 & #6), Transformer Oils, Coal, Ash and Gypsum including the following analytical testing parameters:

Fuel/Petroleum Testing and Transformer Oil

  • API Gravity
  • Ash
  • Asphaltenes (Normal Heptane Insolubles)
  • BTU (Gross and Net Heat of Combustion)
  • Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen (CHN)
  • Cloud Point
  • Color
  • Conductivity
  • Conradson Carbon
  • Density
  • Dissolved Gas Analysis (TOGAS)
  • Flash Point
  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Metals
  • Moisture in Oil
  • PCBs
  • Pour Point
  • Saybolt Viscosity
  • Sediment by Extraction
  • Specific Gravity
  • Sulfur and Low Level Sulfur
  • Water and Sediment by Volume
  • Water by Distillation

Gypsum and Limestone Testing

  • Acid Insolubles
  • Free and Combined Water
  • CaCO3, CaSO4, CaSO3, MgCO3
  • Gypsum Purity

Coal, Fly Ash & Slag Testing

  • 60 Mesh Moisture
  • Air Dry Moisture
  • Ash
  • Ash Fusion
  • Ash Minerals (SiO2, Al2O3, TiO2, Fe2O3, CaO, MgO, Na2O, K2O, P2O5)
  • Base/Acid Ratio
  • BTU
  • Bulk Density
  • Calcium Carbonate CaCO3
  • Carbon, Hydrogen Nitrogen & Oxygen (CHNO)
  • Chlorine and Fluorine by Bomb (EPA 5050/9056)
  • Fouling Index
  • Fouling Tendency
  • Grind Coal to 60 Mesh
  • Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI)
  • LOI-Loss on Ignition
  • Mercury by Combustion
  • Oxidizer Screen Test
  • Proximate Analysis
  • Short Prox
  • Sieve Analysis
  • Silica Value
  • Slagging Index/Tendency
  • Sulfur
  • Sulfur Trioxide
  • T250
  • Total Moisture
  • Trace Metals
  • Ultimate Analysis
  • Volatile Matter

Air Analysis Testing Capabilities

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Laboratory Services supports our in-house Air Services Sample Stack Testing Group by performing the following analyses.

  • Formaldehyde - EPA 323
  • Total Particulate Matter - EPA 5, 5b, 17, 201a
  • Hydrogen Halides (HCL/HF) - EPA 26a
  • Sulfuric Acid and Sulfur Dioxide - EPA 8b

We look forward to serving your sampling and analytical needs.
For further information and pricing, please contact:

Peggy Penner, Manager, Laboratory Services
5012 Causeway Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33619
P: 813-630-7490
C: 813-351-9960
F: 813-630-7360