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Analytical Laboratory

The Ohio Lumex Laboratory offers analysis services in the fields of biogas, natural gas, industrial emissions, and others. It is NELAP accredited and focuses on three core areas:

  • Analysis of gases, liquids and solids
  • Method development
  • Consulting services

Through our commitment to stringent QA/QC, dedication to exceptional service, and investment in state-of-the-art technology, we’ve earned a reputation as the premier laboratory for industrial emissions and gaseous fuels analysis.  Our unique model of understanding and catering to specific industry needs manifests itself in our ability to deliver high quality results while providing industry-leading turnaround times.  We strive to go beyond simply analyzing and reporting data by offering continual support and subject matter expertise to our customers.

Industries and Applications

Gaseous Fuels
Custom Solutions

Our mission is to provide the highest quality, timely and most cost-effective analytical services to a wide range of industries and applications including:


  • Utilities
  • Cement Plants
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Refineries
  • Natural Gas and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  • Waste to Energy
  • Biogas
  • Renewable Natural Gas
  • Material AnalysisFood and Beverage
  • Environmental Sample Analysis


  • Compliance with EPA emissions limits
  • Compliance with utility renewable natural gas quality specifications
  • Analysis of fossil natural gas and compressed natural gas (CNG)
  • Optimization of emissions controls
  • Process optimization for biogas and renewable natural gas production
  • Material quality analysis
    Ambient air quality

Ohio Lumex Laboratory Methods and Analytes

The Ohio Lumex Analytical Laboratory supports a wide array of methods and analytes to meet the needs of our customers across multiple industries. While offering many industry-standard methods, we are also not afraid to innovate and think outside the box in order to find the best solution to any given challenge. This includes researching and applying alternative approaches and even authoring new analytical methods, many of which have been adopted by authoritative bodies such as the EPA and ASTM. Our dedication to continuous improvement has led to increased efficiency, lower detection limits, improved accuracy, and decreased turnaround times. We look forward to applying these benefits to your analytical needs!

The Ohio Lumex Commitment to Quality

The Ohio Lumex Analytical Laboratory “Total Quality” philosophy is unique in the laboratory world. We don’t just receive samples, report results, and adhere to a strict QA/QC process. We are a full-service analytical laboratory providing comprehensive solutions to our clients, from the beginning to the end of their project, including:

  • Providing guidance and advice on the development of the test plans
  • Providing sampling equipment, supplies and detailed instructions
  • Providing technical support to onsite field personnel
  • Certified to receive hazardous material shipments (HAZMAT)
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of samples and expected due dates
  • Expedited analysis service available upon request
  • Periodic updates on analysis progress
  • Detailed reports
  • Discussions with specialists on analysis results and client questions
  • Supports clients in discussions with third parties

The Ohio Lumex Analytical Laboratory has a reputation for providing accurate and reliable analysis, following internationally recognized methods and standards, including:

  • US EPA
  • ASTM
  • ISO

In addition to authoring many of those internationally recognized standards, we continue to develop new and innovative Ohio Lumex methods that will be submitted to these standard bodies for eventual publication.

Essential Elements of our QA/QC System

The Ohio Lumex Analytical Laboratory follows strict “Quality First” policies and procedures established by ISO, NELAP, TNI Standards, and those developed internally to ensure high-quality data acquisition. Every analytical batch receives detailed attention from sample acceptance to final report delivery. A QA/QC manager reviews and assigns each incoming project to specific instrument parameters for optimal results, analysis is performed by analysts who have been trained on the specific methods and parameters needed for that project, then each of data is independently reviewed to verify that all laboratory QC checks have passed and method requirements have been adhered to.

  • Proficiency Testing
  • Data integrity and document control
  • Vendors must meet quality standards for materials purchasing
  • Environmental controls to ensure no cross-contamination or environmental effects that can compromise analysis
  • QA/QC verification of test methods
  • Estimation of uncertainty of measurement
  • Certified equipment including analyzers, balances, pipettes, etc.
  • Adherence to traceability requirements
  • Essential QC Procedures
  • Controls
    • Repeatability
    • Assuring accuracy
    • Selection of reagents and standards of appropriate quality
    • Selectivity of tests
    • Ongoing assessment of QC
  • Sample receipt, acceptance, and handling
  • Maintain Chain of Custody
  • Internal audit system
  • External audits every two years

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