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Intertek adds new gas-testing laboratory in Pittsburgh

By Bob Downing Published: October 16, 2013

A Tuesday press release from Intertek:


Intertek Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Services Expanded with GPA Natural Gas Testing

October 15, 2013

(Pittsburgh) Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has added significant, new, Gas Processors Association (GPA) gas testing capabilities to the Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania laboratory. The laboratory provides fast and reliable GPA natural gas analysis for clients working in the Marcellus and Utica Shale play regions.

Marcellus and Utica GPA natural gas testing services provided by Intertek include GPA-2261 (Analysis for Natural Gas and Similar Gaseous Mixtures by Gas Chromatography), and GPA-2286 (Extended Analysis for Natural Gas and Similar Gaseous Mixtures by Temperature Programmed Gas Chromatography).

Intertek’s additional shale gas services in the Marcellus and Utica regions include on-site sampling, natural gas composition analysis, isotopic analysis for both liquids and gases (IRGC/MS), and metering and calibration expertise.

Jeff Kaylor, Director for the Inland Region, said “The addition of specialized GPA natural gas analysis capabilities into our Pittsburgh laboratory transforms our ability to service local shale gas clients in the Marcellus and Utica play regions. Our people are trained in safely handling high pressure natural gas samples and the laboratory is equipped with modern testing equipment. We’re ready to support shale clients in the area on a 24/7/365 basis.”

Learn more about Intertek services in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions:
Marcellus and Utica Shale Services



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