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Hanby Environmental Laboratory Procedures
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Dependable Data When You Need It

Overview

Why use Hanby products?

Who uses Hanby products?

What is the Hanby product line?

Standard Field Test Kit Components

Easy to use

Example Instructions

Color ID charts

Petroleum Detection Specifications

Overview
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The Hanby system is a field portable method for the determination of petroleum related substances.  Accuracy, speed and simplicity are fundamental to this groundbreaking technique that was discovered in 1986.  The Hanby field test product line provides quanitative and qualitative analysis of soil and water samples in the field. 

Why use Hanby products?
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Hanby field products are designed to save time and money by significantly reducing the dependence on off-site laboratory analysis.  The Hanby method provides accurate and fast qualitative and quantitative results while in the field.  Hanby products enable our customers to quickly detect petroleum contaminanted zones or monitor locations to ensure continued compliance within approved guidelines.

"Five minute results on your soil or water tests minimize the time spent searching for sources or 'plumes'.  We offer huge savings because our customers do not waste time and money sending in non-detect samples to a laboratory," explains John Hanby.

Who uses Hanby products?
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Environmental contractors and consultants, HazMat teams, remediation specialists, and even oil exploration geologists have been utilizing Hanby products at spill sites, underground storage tanks, pipeline leaks, remediation sites and Superfund sites.  The Hanby method has been widely used in a wide range of domestic and international industries for the detection and monitoring of petroleum related contaminates:

Environmental Consulting Exploration & Production Real Estate
Municipal Water Plants Pulp & Paper Gasoline Stations
Remediation Sugar Petrochemical

"...results with high levels of precision and accuracy," writes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

What is the Hanby product line?
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The Hanby system is a field portable method that provides rapid analyses down to parts-per-billion for aromatic compounds, including gasoline, diesel, PCB's and many others.  The procedure extracts the aromatic compounds from the sample and provides immediate colorimetric identification of the concentration and type of contaminants present.  The color of the reacted extract solution indicates the type of compound, and the intensity of the color indicates the concentration.  The results of the test compare consistently from sample to sample over a wide range of concentrations in soil, fresh water and salt water. 

The Hanby product line functions as a self-contained portable laboratory in a rugged, lightweight briefcase.  Each Hanby kit has been designed to include all of the materials necessary for non-technical personnel to use in the field with ease. 

Standard Field Test Kit Components
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Soil Test Kit
Water Test Kit
15 Ampoules Extraction Reagent
15 Vials of Color Development Reagent
15 Screw Top Test Tubes w/ Scribed Measurement
6   Screw Top Test Tubes
1   Wooden Test Tube Rack
10 Photo ID Cards Depicting Various Petroleum Concentrations
6   Beakers
1   Electronic Balance
1   Waste Bottle
1   Graduated Cylinder
3   Pairs of Safety Gloves
1   Pair of Safety Glasses
1   Safety Manual
1   Procedure Manual
1   Instructional Video
1   Case with Foam Inserts
15 Ampoules Extraction Reagent
15 Vials of Color Development Reagent
15 Screw Top Test Tubes w/ Scribed Measurement
6   Screw Top Test Tubes
1   Wooden Test Tube Rack
1   Photo Chart Depicting Various Petroleum Concentrations
1   500 ml Separatory Funnel w/ Ring Stand
1   Waste Bottle
1   Graduated Cylinder
3   Pairs of Safety Gloves
1   Pair of Safety Glasses
1   Safety Manual
1   Procedure Manual
1   Instructional Video
1   Case with Foam Inserts
Refills
Customized Orders
15 Ampoules Extraction Reagent
15 Vials of Color Development Reagent
15 Screw Top Test Tubes w/ Scribed Measurement
1   Waste Bottle
3   Pairs of Safety Gloves
Hanby provides customized equipment and reagents tailored to meet any specialized requests regarding aromotic compounds for soil or water analysis.  Please contact us for free consultation.

Contact us to place an order or for pricing information

Easy to use
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The  Hanby product line is easy to use and provides accurate analyses in less than 5 minutes for petroleum substances in soil and water samples.  Each field kit includes simple, easy-to-use apparatus, clear written instructions, and a video tape of the procedure.  A soil or water sample is extracted, and the extract is reacted with a catalyst that emits a robust color indication, much like a household pregnancy test or a pH test for a swimming pool.

Step by step - images / text
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Click the images below to view the full sized images with instructions

Example Instruction
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Soil
Water
1. Weigh 5 grams of soil sample to be analyzed
2. Place sample into beaker
3. Add solvent to sample in beaker
4. Stir or mix sample and solvent to form an extract
5. Pour extract into test tube
6. Add catalyst to test tube
7. Shake test tube
8. Compare test tube to color ID card
1. Measure 500 ml of liquid sample to be analyzed
2. Pour sample into separatory funnel
3. Add solvent to to sample
4. Shake sample and solvent to form an extract
5. Drain extract into test tube
6. Add catalyst to test tube
7. Shake test tube
8. Compare test tube to color ID chart

"Our test kits have consistently been voted the easiest to use and most reliable field methods that our customers have ever seen,"  John Hanby proudly states.

Color ID charts
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Once a sample has been mixed with the reagents (See EASY TO USE), the result is a unique color.  The color is quickly compared to the standardized color ID chart to determine the amount of petroleum in the sample...all the way down to parts per billion (See PETROLEUM DETECTION SPECIFICATIONS).

AROMATIC CONTAMINATION

Petroleum Detection Specifications
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Petroleum Substance
Soil (ppm)
Water (ppm)
Unleaded gasoline
1
0.1
Diesel fuel
1
0.1
Crude oil
1
0.1
Heating oil
1

0.1

PCB's
0.5
0.05
Jet fuel
1
0.1
Fuel oil
1
0.1
Motor oil
1
0.1
Waste oil
1
0.1
Transformer oil
1
0.1
Lubricating oil
1
0.1

 

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1772 West Sam Houston Parkway North

Houston, TX 77043

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