HRL's services include:
Fibre Assessment Analysis
HRL provides an extensive range of fibre resources assessment services specifically tailored to meet the needs of clients who own or who are involved in manufacturing pulp and paper
Clients seeking expert analysis of organic or inorganic materials to determine if particular chemicals are present, the quantities that are present, and the characteristics of those chemicals. HRL provides expert chemical analysis services of gaseous, liquid or solid material for a range of industries.
HRL is the Australian expert in low-rank lignite coals. Understanding the precise qualities and content of coal used in fueling plant can play an important role in maximising plant efficiency and minimising waste and emissions. HRL draws on extensive experience and a deep understanding of the nature of coal and its performance in fueling plant to provide expert, independent, coal analysis services. HRL also assists companies undertaking exploration activities and provides accurate and timely analysis of their coal samples to understand the resource and to determine the best use of that resource - such as its suitability for export, use in coal-to-liquids processing, or for power generation. HRL offers expert, independent coal analysis services.
Biomass and Alternative Fuels
HRL is Australia's no. 1 laboratory for characterisation of biomass, biomass pellets, and alternative fuels such as, PEF, SRF, paper & plastics, SRF, etc. HRL uses European specific methods for this analysis, which are specifically designed for characterisation of these fuels.
In setting a national renewable energy target the Australian Government aims to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies including biomass and accelerate development of a renewable energy industry. HRL offers expert biomass and waste analysis for clients involved in biomass-to-energy projects.
Particle size analysis
Analysing particle size is an effective way for manufacturers to reduce costs and maintain high quality-control standards and for operators of plant with emissions to air, land or water to ensure that they meet environmental standards. HRL provides particle size analysis for a range of clients including in the ceramics, cosmetics, food, paint and pharmaceutical industries and for a range of emissions-monitoring situations.
Vital in helping to determine material composition and characteristics, physical analysis can range from determining particle size and distribution to studying the flow of liquids and soft solids. HRL provides expert physical analysis services for clients across a range of industries.
Australian state, territory and Commonwealth government environmental legislation and regulation sets exacting environmental standards. Government standards apply to emissions to air, water and land, and include emissions under Greenhouse legislation. HRL provides comprehensive analysis of plant emissions that is vital in helping ensue clients meet their environmental responsibilities.
We do a number of different waste analysis services from sampling to characterisation to identifying and evaluating waste solutions.
HRL provides expert chemical analysis services to support glass production. The analysis services help clients to maintain critical quality control at each stage of production.
Clients may need to identify and quantify trace levels of mercury in a range of materials. HRL provides analysis to detect mercury from parts-per-million to parts-per-billion in response to specific client requirements.
Foreign Body Identification
We can investigate foreign material with small samples and assist in identifying the origin of the sample.