For more than 120 years, SAS Laboratory has been Queensland’s preferred analytical laboratory providing technical support and scientific results for government and industry.
As times have changed and techniques advanced, we have learned from the world’s best. Today, our expertise is used in industries such as mining, oil and gas, mineral processing, chemical processing, power and energy, food and beverage manufacturing, health and agriculture.
In August 2012, Urban Utilities, one of the largest water distribution-retailers in Australia, acquired SAS Laboratory from Brisbane City Council. This acquisition supports Urban Utilities in its role of delivering quality drinking water, recycled water and sewerage services to residential and commercial customers across a 14,384 km² service territory in South East Queensland. It also provides Urban Utilities with an opportunity to diversify its service offerings to include sampling, analytical and consulting services to a range of industries.
Located at 180 Ashridge Road, Darra in Brisbane, our laboratory is designed to provide optimum workflow paths from sample reception to the analytical workbench. The laboratory building incorporates many environmentally efficient features such as high levels of natural lighting, energy efficient artificial lighting, solar hot water, and rainwater storage. Rainwater is used to feed the laboratory water purification system and waste from this system is recycled for non-potable use on site.
We are a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory providing sampling services, and chemical and microbiological analysis of thousands of samples every week.
The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) provides independent assurance of technical competence and compliance with ISO/IEC17025 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) for laboratories and testing facilities throughout Australia and overseas.
Since 1996, SAS Laboratory has maintained NATA accreditation for a wide range of chemical and biological analyses as well as sampling.
Our methodology is based on American Public Health Association (APHA) Standard Methods, Australian Standards, United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) methods and industry accepted methods.
Full details of our chemical and microbiological scope of accreditation are available on the NATA website.
SAS Laboratory has also been certified as confirming to the requirements of ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems. This includes our provision of analytical services, and field sampling. More on this certification is available through the certifier’s website.