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ACIRS (Australian Coal Industry Reference Samples) is a leading NATA ISO 17034 accredited producer of reference materials for the Australian coal industry.

Our reference materials are high quality, reliable and cost effective and are intended for routine use as an integral part of a coal testing laboratory’s quality control and quality assurance program.

Our reference materials have been prepared in accordance with the technical and production requirements of ISO 17034.

The ACIRS reference material range includes:

  • General Coal Reference Material, ACIRS-G10-2022 encompasses a wide range of test parameters i.e. Ash, VM, GCV, C, H, N, Cm, RD, TS, Cl, P, Hg and F.

    Sulfur Reference Materials, ACIRS-S2A-2020, ACIRS-S2B-2015, ACIRS-S2C-2023 and ACIRS-S2D-2016 complete our range of certified reference materials for total sulfur in coal. In addition to sulfur, ACIRS-S2B-2015 includes assigned values for Hg, Cl and F, ACIRS-S2C-2023 includes assigned values for ash, Cl, P, Hg and F and ACIRS-S2D-2016 includes assigned values for ash and Hg.

    Trace Elements in Coal Reference Material, ACIRS-M2-2018 is a coal matrix reference material focussing on minor and trace elements.  This sample compliments our Sulfur and General Coal Range of samples which may contain assigned values for some trace elements.  

  • Fly Ash Reference Material, ACIRS-A1-2016, with assigned values for ash fusibility, major and minor elements.

    Hardgrove Grindability Reference Material, ACIRS-H9-2022-Lot#2, comprising a set of 4 Hardgrove reference samples for calibration and quality control purposes.

An additional ACIRS product is the Electrode Carbon material, ACIRS-EC-2011, used as an inert additive in Gray-King Coke Type tests. 
NOTE: This product is not included in ACIRS' ISO 17034 Scope of Accreditation.

Click the View Products button for detailed information on each of these products or view our Catalogue here.

* Some products are not covered by ACIRS' ISO 17034 accreditation due to being produced and certified prior to accreditation being granted.


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Product Information

  • Coal Reference Materials
    • General Coal Reference Materials
    • Hardgrove Grindability Index Reference Material 
    • Sulfur Reference Materials
  • Other Products
    • Electrode Carbon
    • Fly Ash Reference Material
    • Trace Elements in Coal Reference Materials