Importance of chemical analysis

Chemical analysis and chemical testing is not to be underestimated – this has become a necessity following, and prior to, it’s invention.

It is rare that chemical analysis is performed only for the sake of knowing, it is ingrained into everybody’s life. Chemical analysis is essential of ensuring the chemical’s safety, quality, productivity, control, consistency, among other factors that affect everyday life.

Note that chemical testing can be divided into a few overlapping broad fields, most of them are named below:

– Biological
– Inorganic
– Instrumental
– Qualitative
– Quantitative
– Organic
– Wet (otherwise known as classical)

The types of samples that can be used can literally be anything including cloth, soil, plastic, gas, water, wood, liver tissue etc.

It is important that an accurate chemical analysis is conducted for safety precautions more.

Chemical reactivity in process hazard analysis

Chemical reactivity is the reaction between one chemical and other chemicals and/or materials.

Different to other hazards that can be caused by chemicals, chemical reactivity is not solely an intrinsic property of the chemicals that are involved – there is also the factor of the conditions where the chemicals are being used.

Hazards from chemical reactivity can be listed as below:

Self-reacting/unstable chemicals – It is possible for a single unstable compound to undergo something called uncontrolled decomposition, rearrangement, or polymerisation.
Organic peroxides are an example as they can actually pose fire and explosion hazards.

Runaway reactions – Intended reactions of chemicals to produce a desired product can become uncontrollable.
As an example, the chemical reaction of phenol with formaldehyde to produce phenolic resins is subject to run away.

Incompatibilities – It is possible for the mixture of two chemicals to make an unintended chemical reaction.
Process chemicals are more likely to react with materials present in the process such as water, air, materials of construction, utility fluids, lubricating oils etc.

Process hazard analysis

Process hazard analysis (PHAs) are usually conducted as a means of identifying potential hazard scenarios and identify any risks to determine whether any additional risk-reduction measure will need to be taken.

PHA should identify reactivity hazard scenarios for every process in a facility where process chemical reactivity hazards are most likely to happen.

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Breathing air analysis

Case Chemicals have a team experienced technicians and chemists that can carry out air testing requirements for you.

Our sampling kit uses dewpoint readers, O2 analysers and obscuration particle counters to provide the best results.

The quick adaptor provided by Case Chemicals makes for a swift breathing air analysis.
Once the red protection cap has been removed from the quick adaptor, the adaptor should be connected to the air source.
The air should be purged for thirty seconds, proceed to connect the adaptor the sample cylinder.
Open the air source and allow the air to flow through into the sample cylinder.*
Then the sample cylinder should be disconnected from the quick adaptor and the air turned off.
The quick adaptor should then be disconnected from the air source.
Proceed to fill out the sample form included and pack the sample cylinder, quick adaptor and sample form into the shipping box and send it off.

Click here for the diver’s breather air standard and the frequency of examinations and tests.

* After five seconds upon opening the air source, the air should flow through the relief valve.
If not, turn off immediately.

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Chemical Analysis – What is it?

Analysing chemicals is the art of chemistry – chemists study the chemistry of things: what something is made of, the behaviour and identifying certain chemicals.

Chemical AnalysisChemical analysis is a process that’s made up of two main types of analysis: qualitative and quantitative.

During qualitative analysis, each chemical assessment is usually performed on one substance at a time, the substance being referred to as the analyte.
The first thing to work out is understanding the properties of the substance, figuring out what makes the substance unique regarding what differentiates that substance to the rest.
Properties that are looked at could be the solvency, whether or not the substance reflects light or it absorbs light and so forth.

Post completion of a qualitative analysis, a quantitative analysis can then be performed, which is initially the process of calculating the quantity of chemicals in a mixed substance.

Analytical chemistry is utilised for a variety of fields and professions. Of course, doctors and those in the medical field use chemical analysis directly.
Pharmaceutical companies will rely on results produced by chemical analysis.

Chemical analysis is an important factor when dealing with chemicals ensuring they are safe to use.

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Chemical Analysis in the UK


Looking for the right chemical analysis within the UK? Anything from Water, Workplace, Asbestos, Soil Analysis,sludge sampling, AFF foam testing, oil, breathing air,  and many more Bespoke Analysis solutions. 

Case Chemicals will be able to do the right Chemical Analysis for you!


Established in 1993 case chemicals has offered an extensive range of analytical and consultancy services at the highest standard expected by our ISO accreditation.  Case Chemicals can provide anything from the sampling equipment and collection service to site attendance, bespoke testing to providing full electronic reports explaining every detail required.

What Chemical Analysis we Provide

Here’s just a small list of what we can provide analysis services on.

Water Process Water, Drinking water, Recreational water (Swimming pools), Surface/ground water, effluent discharge, chilled water, legionella, salinity, oil in water and many more! 

AsbestosBulk sampling, management surveys/refurbishment & demolition surveys.

Workplace Analysispersonal monitoring (e.g. dust, solvents, hydrogen etc), Dust analysis, LEV testing, Oil mist monitoring. 

Soil AnalysisDesktop Studies & Bore Hole Sampling

Oil AnalysisEngine, gear, hydraulic, compressor, transformer and turbine oil analysis and testing.

Confined Space Entry Certification –  Confined Space/Gas Free, Hot work, Entry to port testing.

Breathing Air AnalysisFTIR Technologies, tests Air to a safe & satisfactory quality to the national sandards including BS EN12021 DEF STAN 68-284.

Bespoke Analysis – We can provide tailor made analysis service to suit your specific requirements.


We offer the Full Package when it comes to Chemical Analysis in the UK

Our team of experienced technicians/chemists are always available to personally carry out your air testing requirements, which incorporates the latest testing technologies including dewpoint readers, O2 analysers and obscuration particle counters.

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