Meeting ISO standards
High-Purity Standards understands a comprehensive quality system is key to our customers’ confidence in the products that we manufacture. That’s why we developed our Total Quality System with the help and assessment of an independent agency to meet the requirements of three separate ISO standards: ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO Guide 34:2009.
College of Charleston Research Poster Session
Connie Hayes, CEO of High-Purity Standards, participated as a judge in the College of Charleston’s annual School of Sciences and Mathematics Poster Session. The session included over 120 posters and what was evident from the viewing, was the high level of research that the School of Sciences and Mathematics conducted throughout the process. Our congratulations to the College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics for their strong program in building our future scientists and for encouraging curiosity and cutting edge research. For the second consecutive year, Ms. Hayes was responsible for selecting the Chemistry Department’s winner, and it remains a tradition she certainly hopes to continue next year as well.
Pittcon Technical Poster - The Stability of Hexavalent Chromiumon PVC Filter Media (Download PDF)
Pittcon Technical Poster - Analysis of Hexavalent Chromium in Industrial Sludge (Download PDF)
Winter Conference Poster - Determination of Hexavalent Chromium in Soil by HPLC/ICP-MS (Download PDF)
ASHRAE Awards 3rd Place to Charleston Engineering
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) awarded Charleston Engineering with an honorable mention for design technology for highly efficient HVAC systems for the new HVAC system of HPS. Three winners in each building category are selected from submissions from all over the world. This report will be highlighted in the international ASHRAE Journal Magazine in October of 2013.
"HPS recently relocated to a new very high energy efficient facility. The HVAC (heating and air conditioning) system in particular, played a major role in reducing the power bills while providing excellent comfort and performance in the high tech lab areas. Due to the chemical vapors associated with the chemical production and testing work at HPS, large amounts of exhaust and special air conditioning are required. This type of air conditioning is very challenging to achieve high energy efficiency"
Rob Turner, P.E. Mechanical Engineer, Charleston Engineering
4th International Symposium on Beryllium
Dr. Erica Cahoon and Cheryl Hicks of High Purity Standards attended the 4th International Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection in Colorado from October 1st-4th October 2012.
The main topics for discussions were Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD), the prevention of beryllium related illness and the detection and identification of beryllium and beryllium containing compounds. CBD is a disease caused from the body’s sensitization to beryllium after exposure to these particulates. There is currently no medical cure for CBD, making preventative actions most important.
Beryllium particulates occur as a result of the natural abundance in the environment and by anthropogenic contaminants. Current sampling methods discussed were ghost wipes, beryllium wipes and air particulate analysis. The most common analytical instrumentation implemented within laboratories are inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), inductively coupled mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and an introduction to optical fluorescence was showcased to demonstrate the competing limits of detection compared to ICP methods. Different statistical methods for data analysis were introduced.
The value of laboratory accreditation, training and quality assurance were emphasized. An overall goal of this symposium is to develop standard methodology for the analytical analysis of beryllium.
Currently, High Purity Standards provides high-fired spiked beryllium filters for in house and inter- laboratory quality assurance testing. High Purity Standards is Guide 34 accredited and manufactures a wide range of certified reference materials to meet the needs of beryllium testing laboratories and analytical laboratories worldwide.