Intertek Boosts Investment in New Liquified Petroleum Gas Testing Capabilities at Ellesmere Port

July 02, 2019

(Cheshire, U.K.)  Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce the expansion of its petrochemical inspection and testing facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

The laboratory has expanded its capabilities to include the testing of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG). The investment in LPG testing is in direct response to market demand both domestically and commercially. There has been an upsurge in the use of LPG fuel in vehicles, patio heaters and barbeques, whilst world-wide demand has also seen an increase due to expanding populations in China, India and Africa. As LPG has no requirement for infrastructure to supply the fuel, it provides cheap, efficient and cleaner energy to more remote areas.

The laboratory can test LPG to both British standard (BS4250) and French standard (gaz de pétrole liquéfiés) in order to comply with specification requirements, in addition to offering bespoke testing on client request. Intertek Caleb Brett has invested in a training program to prepare onsite analytical experts for the new capability. The Ellesmere Port laboratory provides a full suite of quality assurance services supporting clients across the oil, gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, power, construction, airlines, manufacturing and environmental industries.

The expansion follows the inauguration of the brand new 8,000 sq ft Ellesmere Port facility in 2018, which represented a significant investment in the area and was officially opened by Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston. The success of the new capability will also pave the way for further diversifying the facility’s service offering in the future to fuels such as Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).

David Breach, Director, Intertek Caleb Brett UK, said: “Our new facility enables Intertek to provide a comprehensive LPG analysis service to our clients, adding to the extensive inspection and testing capabilities already available from our Ellesmere Port laboratory. Intertek is able to support LPG and LNG testing across the UK, backed by our team of experts who are able to deliver innovative ATIC solutions across every aspect of our clients’ supply chains.”

As the long-term growth in global trade and the corresponding increase in regulatory, safety and environmental requirements gathers pace, companies are seeking partners to assist them in achieving Total Quality Assurance at every stage of their supply chain. Intertek supports clients’ operations, helping them to optimise quality control and reduce their end-to-end financial and operational risks. With one of the largest networks of analytical testing laboratories in the world, including 13 strategic locations throughout the United Kingdom, Intertek Caleb Brett, provides comprehensive analytical solutions serving a vast range of industries. It has a 130-year track record with rapid turnaround times, 24/7, and a dedication to delivering excellent customer service.

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