As the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, SOCOTEC offers independent laboratory and analytical testing services for a range of sectors.
Now boasting an international coverage following the acquisition by the SOCOTEC Group this year, SOCOTEC UK can provide over 200 testing, inspection and compliance services within Infrastructure, including foundations, structures and chemical analysis, as well as Environment & Safety, such as environmental monitoring and consultancy, asbestos and water services.
One of its specialities is recycled wood, which is becoming more common as an energy commodity – but, as a waste derived fuel, the consistency and quality of recycled wood can be varied.
SOCOTEC is fully aware of the importance of biomass and solid biofuel, providing a range of inspection, sampling, preparation and analysis services to any organisation that needs to ensure fuel specifications are met.
Fuel specifications – agreed between organisations that are commercially generating energy and fuel producers – provide standards to ensure fuel is of a consistent quality and maximise operational efficiency for energy plants.
As members of the WRA, SOCOTEC is able to share its expertise in waste derived fuel testing, sampling and analysis including recycled wood and wood pellets, among other solid biofuels.
For the WRA’s December meeting SOCOTEC invited members to tour its state-of-the-art UKAS accredited testing laboratories at their head office in Bretby.