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KAR Laboratories

FACILITIES & MAJOR EQUIPMENT   September 05, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

KAR Laboratories occupies a 17,000 sq. ft. facility employing approximately 21 degreed, full-time professionals. Available is a wide range of instrumentation, highlighted by nine mass spectrometers interfaced to GCs and ICPs. The facility is organized into the following Laboratories:


Information Systems

Hewlett-Packard Rack System /E41

(6) Hewlett-Packard Proliant - based servers, redundant RAM, redundant power supplies, Hot Swap PCI, with 6 Solid State Hot-Swap RAID50 drive arrays

(14) Intel Desktop or Tower PC's

(40) Intel-based Notebook PC's with Solid State drives

(2) Canon D-6080 60ppm scanner/PDF creator

(9) digital scanners

(2) Xerox Color Laser 6350DX printer, 36 pages-per-minute, with Duplexer, 1800-sheet capacity, Hard Disk Drive

(5) Konica-Minolta Color Laser/Mopiers

(3) HP Color Laser/Mopiers

(18) Laser printers

(2) Ink-jet color printers

(2) dot matrix printers

Rose Electronics ServeView 12-channel monitor/keyboard/mouse switch

(2) HP Ultrium 4 tape changer, 1600 gigabyte x8

(6) 24-port gigabyte managed ethernet switches with 10 Gbps fiber optic backbone

(12) Gibabyte Ethernet switches, managed

250 Mbps Fiber Optic Internet service and Router

APC Smart-UPS XL Rack 3000 Battery Backup and software

KAR-developed and supported LIMS software

 
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Major Equipment shared among Laboratories RO Room

Ionpure Series 120 Reverse Osmosis System including hot/cold tap water feed, carbon pre-filtration, water softener, RO stage, anionic and cationic exchange beds, UV treatment and final ultra-filtration

Walk-in sample cooler (12' x 10'), externally monitored, internally alarmed

Compressed Air System, Gardner-Denver Model ASD_B, Refrigerator Air Dryer, Model UAZO AC

Argon Distribution Manifold System, LC-91

Balston 75-80 Zero Air Generator

Balston 75-76 Nitrogen Generator System

Whatman 75-32NA Hydrogen Generator (99.99999%)

Whatman 75-34NA Hydrogen Generator (99.99999%)

Misc. Electronic flow meters, Electronic leak detectors

O-Haus PA114 Pioneer Analytical Balance

Mettler Toledo PB503-S/FACT Classic Plus Analytical Balance

600-Gallon Bulk Gas Nitrogen and Bulk Argon Dewars

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Major Equipment for the Trace Metals LabTrace Metals Lab

Perkin-Elmer NexION 350X ICP-MS with FAST discrete Autosampler

(2) Perkin-Elmer Optima 4300DV Dual View Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP-AES), autosampler

Nippon RA-3000 Mercury Analyzer with Autosampler, PC, printer

(2) PS Analytical Millennium Merlin 1631 Ultra-Trace Mercury Analyzer system with PSA 20-400 autosampler

Miele G7783 Professional Laboratory Glassware Washer

(2) Environmental Express 54-place Block Digesters

(2) Environmental Express fume hoods with HEPA filters

AirClean AC3000 36" polypropylene ductless acid hood with HEPA filtration, filter/airflow monitor w/ alarm

Precision Scientific Controlled Temperature Water Bath


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Major Equipment for the Volatile Organics LaboratoryJulie & Dave in the VOA Lab

GC-MS

(1) Hewlett-Packard 5972B Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) with Electronic Pressure Control and Ion Gauge, H-P 3000 Purge & Trap Liquid Sample Concentrator, OI Analytical 4552 Water/Soil Autosampler, Data System with NIST Mass Spectral Library

(1) Hewlett-Packard 5972B Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) with Electronic Pressure Control and Ion Gauge, Tekmar 3100 Purge & Trap Liquid Sample Concentrator, OI Analytical 4552 Water/Soil Autosampler, Data System with NIST Mass Spectral Library

(1) Hewlett-Packard 5971 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) with Ion Guage, Tekmar LSC-2000 Purge & Trap Liquid Sample Concentrator, OI Analytical 4552 Water/Soil Autosampler, Data System with NIST Mass Spectral Library

MISC.

Fisher XT410 Top Loading Electronic Balances

Westinghouse refrigerator

Northland Imperial refrigerator

 

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Major Equipment for the Semi-Volatiles LaboratoryGC's in the SV Lab

GC/MS

(1) Thermo Trace DSQ II GC-MS with Vacuum Probe Interlock, 250 L/s turbo pump, Trace Ultra GC, Large Volume Split/Splitless and Programmed Temperature Vaporization (PTV) inlet ports, TriPlus AS Autosampler, NIST Mass Spectral Library, 2200VA Uninterruptable Power Supply

(1) Thermo Trace DSQ II GC-MS with Vacuum Probe Interlock, 250 L/s turbo pump, Trace Ultra GC, Programmed Temperature Volatilization Solvent Vapor Exit (PTV/SVE) inlet port, TriPlus ALL Autosampler (AS and HS) with heated headspace sampler and liquid sampler, Direct Insertion Probe, NIST Mass Spectral Library, 2200VA Uninterruptable Power Supply

GC

(3) Thermo Trace Ultra Gas Chromatographs with Split/Splitless Injectors, Dual Flame Ionization Detectors (FID2), and AS3000 105-sample Autosamplers

(1) Thermo Trace Ultra Gas Chromatograph with Split/Splitless injector, DETector Engineering & Technology  NPD (Nitrogen Phosphorus Detector) with ceramic jet and white ceramic Type 4 ion source for the best possible Nitrogen response, and Thermo AS3000 105-sample Autosampler

(1) Perkin-Elmer Clarus 580 Gas Chromatograph with dual Electron Capture detectors (ECD) and Autosampler

(1) Perkin-Elmer Clarus 480 Gas Chromatograph with dual Electron Capture detectors (ECD) and Autosampler

HPLC

(3) Waters LC Module 1 Plus High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with thermostatically heated column chamber, Alltech Model 590 Elite 4-channel solvent degassing system, Model 486 Programmable UV Detector, and Model 717 autosamplers

Other HPLC Detectors:

(2) ESA Coulochem II Electrochemical Detectors

(2) Waters Model 470 Fluorescence Detectors

Milton Roy Refractive Index (RI) Detector

 

Chromatography Software

TotalChrom®, ChromPerfect®, ChromQuest®

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Major Equipment for the Organic Prep Lab

(3) Zymark AutoTrace SPE Solid Phase Extraction Workstations

(4) Zymark Turbovap Automated Sample Concentrators

(2) Lab-Line Model 6000 variable speed liquid-liquid extracting devices

(4) Heat Systems XL2020 Sonic Dismembrators

Dionex ASE-200 Accelerated Solvent Extractor Workstation

VWR Genie 2 Vortex Mixer

Burrell 20-position Wrist-Action Shaker

Burrell 16-position Wrist-Action Shaker

Burrell 12-position Wrist-Action Shaker

Thermolyne Model 1300 Muffle Furnace

Labline Junior Orbital Shaker

International Equipment Co. Size 2 Centrifuge

Heraeus Instruments Megafuge 1.0 centrifuge

Eppendorf 5415C Ultra-Centrifuge

(13) Continuous Liquid-Liquid Extractors

Kontes Automatic Concentrator

(3) St. Charles 72 inch fume hoods with low face velocity warning sensors and explosive vapor alarms

Labconco 72-inch Protector Laboratory Hood

Fisher Scientific 72-inch Laboratory Hood

Central Scientific Drying Oven

VW1310E Drying Oven

Sanplatec Drykeeper Desiccator

(3) Sample Refrigerators

Standards Refrigerator

Precision Scientific Water Bath

Mettler H80 Balance

Mettler BB300 Balance

Mettler PM 4600 Analytical Balance

Supelco Model 5-7030M Vacuum Manifold

(3) Wheaton Milli-mole Diazomethane Generators

Miele G7733 Professional Laboratory Glassware Washer

 

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Major Equipment for the Water Quality Laboratories

Hanna Instruments HI902C auto titrator and autosampler

Dionex Aquion Ion Chromatograph (IC) System

Lachat QuikChem 8000 Ion Chromatograph (IC) System

OI Analytical Flow Solution 3100 Automated Ion Analyzer, dual channel with photometric and amperometric detection

Westco SmartChem Discrete Analyzer

(2) Thermo Spectronic Genesys 20 Model 4001/4 Spectrophotometers

Hach DR/2 Spectrophotometer (UV-Vis)

Perkin-Elmer 1600 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR)

Hewlett-Packard 8452A Scanning Diode Array Spectrophotometer

Mettler PM460 Top-loading Balance

Sartorius B120S Analytical Balance

Orion 720SA pH/ISE Meter

Orion 611 pH/ISE Meter

Mettler-Toledo ScreenEasy pH/ISE Meter

(2) Orion Model 97-08 Dissolved Oxygen Probes

Princo Nova Barometer

(2) Incutrol/2 BOD Incubator Regulators

Fisher Scientific low temperature incubator, 20 cu. ft.

Woods 17 cu. ft. incubator

SP Vortex Mixer

White-Westinghouse 17.5 cu. ft. Refrigerator

General Electric 11.5 cub. ft. Refrigerator

(2) Labconco Protector 72 Fume Hoods

Labconco Protector 48 Fume Hood

(2) Labconco Acid Digestion Hoods

(2) Miele G7883 Professional Laboratory Glassware Washers

Lachat BD-46 Block Digestor

(2) Hach COD Reactor

Lachat Micro Distillation System

(2) Kontes 10-place Midi-Vap 2000 Cyanide Distillation Systems

 
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Major Equipment for the Microbiology Laboratory

Nikon SMZ-2T Stereoscopic Microscope

Nikon Labophot Microscope with photographic capabilities

Precision Scientific Model 260 Circulating Water Bath

Equatherm Water Bath

(2) Precision Scientific Gravity Convection Incubators

Tuttnauer Brinkmann 2540-E Autoclave

Quebec Colony Counter

Schuco Vacuum Pump

(2) Excellence 4.5 cub. ft. Refrigerators

Welbilt 4.5 cu. ft. Refrigerator

Sartorius H160 Top-loading Balance

 
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Major Equipment for the Hazardous Waste Laboratory

Ohaus Adventurer Model AV114 Analytical Balance

Ohaus AS60 Analytical Balance

Fisher XD-800 Top-loading Balance

(8) Associated Design Zero Headspace Extractors

(2) Associated Design Gas-tight Syringes

VWR Model 1326 Convection Oven

Blue M Model SW-17TA-1 Convection Oven

Lindberg/Blue M OV-480A Convection Oven

Precision Scientific Model 4 Convection Oven

Blue M Model M25A-2A Muffle Furnace

Precision DD20 Vacuum Pump

International Equipment Floor Centrifuge

TCLP Dual Rotary Extractor

Meinzer Model 11 Sieve Shaker

Labconco Protector 72 Fume Hood

 
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Major Equipment for the Physical Properties LaboratoryPhysical Properties Lab

Parr Oxygen Bomb Calorimeter with Pellet Press

Parr Model 1710 Calorimeter Controller w/ digital thermometer

(2) Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Testers

Fisher Scientific Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzer

(4) Sanplatec Drykeeper Desiccators

(2) Boekel Desiccators

Brookfield RVT Viscometer

 

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Carbon (TC, TOC, NPOC, DTOC) AnalysisTOC Cell

(2) OI Analytical Model 1010 Carbon Analyzers with Autosamplers and printers

Fisher XT410 Top Loading Electronic Balance

 

 

 

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Major Equipment for the Air Toxics LaboratoryAit Toxics Lab

TO-14 System

Finnigan-MAT Magnum GC-MS Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer

Entech Model 7000 Preconcentrator

(2) Entech Model 7016CA Canister Autosamplers

Entech Model 3000 Canister Cleaning System

(45) 6-Liter Summa canisters

Entech CS1200E canister flow controller

Entech TM1000 Digital Timer with battery charger

Linde FM4660 Mass Flowmeter/Flow Controller/Totalizer

Entech SmartLab 7100/7000 Concentrator Software

(6) Entech Series E Flow Controllers

MISC.

(6) SKE Battery-operated Personal Sampling Pumps, with cyclones, chargers, and accessories

(1) Dragar Air Sampling & Analysis Kit, with Hand Pump and tubes

(1) Supelco Tedlar Bag Evacuation Chamber

(32) 250mL 2-Valve Glass Gas Sampling Bombs

(1) EPA Method 25E (Vapor Pressure) Field Sampling Apparatus

 

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Client Services and Field Services

ISCO GLS Automatic Composite sampler with inside manhole suspension equipment

(6) ISCO 2910 Automatic Composite samplers with inside manhole suspension equipment

ISCO 2700 Sequential/Discrete sampler

Beckman Model 250 pH/Temperature/MV portable field meter

VWR Model 3150 pH/Temperature/MV portable field meter

VWR Model 2052 Conductance portable field meter

Milwaukee CON100 Conductivity Meter

12V Shuco-Vac portable field filtration unit

Solinst Groundwater Level Meter

Wildco Model 1200 Kemmerer sampler

SKC Vac-U-Chamber for Tedlar Bags

Three (3) HDPE Dip-cup samplers

Three (3) PVC groundwater bailers for 2" monitoring wells

Stainless steel bailer for 2" monitoring wells

Stainless steel bailer for 1.5" monitoring wells

Orion Model 720A Stationary pH meter w/ThermoOrion PerpHecT Ross Electrode

YSI Model 32 Stationary Conductance meter

2012 Ford Focus 5-door

2016 Ford Edge

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

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Employee Fitness Center

Vision Fitness T8600HRT treadmillLaboratory expansion July 31, 2000. with heart rate control

Vision Fitness X6600HRT elliptical trainer (stair climber) with heart rate control

Vision Fitness R2600HRT semi-recumbent exercise bike with heart rate control

Parabody Serious Steel 400 gym (universal machine)

Hampton chrome-plated dumbbells, 2 each, 3-50 pound range

Marcy MWB716 Olympic Weight Bench with leg press and 280 pounds of free weights

Torso Bob (Body Opponent Bag) for sparring practice, boxing & kick boxing

Linn HiFi Classik AM/FM/CD, Linn Tukan speakers and iPod adapter

Sony 36" HD LCD TV w/ DVD player

 

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KAR Laboratories, Inc.


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