Analytical Services

Overview

A HISTORY OF INTEGRITY Sheffield Analytical Services is a division of the Assay Office in Sheffield, where precious metals have been analysed and hallmarked for over 244 years. The hallmarking of silver, gold and platinum alloys provides a guarantee of quality and purity and it is this exacting regime of integrity, protection and guarantee which ...

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Nickel Testing

Nickel is now the most frequent cause of contact allergy in Europe. Skin absorption of nickel ions, released from nickel containing materials, can lead to sensitisation. The degree of sensitivity to nickel varies between individuals. This widespread health problem has forced the introduction of measures to reduce the development of allergic contact...

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Jewellery Testing

In addition to our nickel testing, other services provided by the Sheffield Assay Office’s Analytical Services are in demand. We provide a range of tests which apply to jewellery and include many other products, such as gifts, accessories and even children's toys. Lead & Cadmium Testing LEAD - Sheffield Assay Office‘s Analytical Services are appr...

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Mercury Screening

A comprehensive and confidential service to assess occupational exposure to mercury for dentists and those working with mercury in an industrial environment Occupational Health Mercury is a toxic element and is included in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) document EH 40. By law the occupational exposure to mercury must be assessed and contro...

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Precious Metals Analysis

The Sheffield Assay Office has over 240 years of experience in the testing, analysis and hallmarking of precious metal items. Our Analytical Services, with over 32 years of UKAS accreditation (0012), uses this longstanding expertise to provide the foundation for accurate precious metals analysis. Skillfully combining traditional methods with modern...

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Metals and Alloys Analysis

In areas such as material specification, effluent control, quality control analysis, recycling and environmental monitoring, Sheffield Assay Office Analytical Services can provide an independent report which may be used to support contractual and legal obligations or HSE compliance. More than 240 years of expertise in metals analysis as a result o...

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Trace Analysis

Trace Analysis (Minerals and Environmental Samples) Heavy Metals and Associated Analysis for Contaminated Land and Environmental Investigation The expertise of Sheffield Assay Office’s Analytical Services has many applications within the important area of Environmental Analysis. Examples of the areas in which the services prove invaluable includ...

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Healthcare and Medical Research

With more than 240 years of experience in upholding the Hallmarking Act with accurate and reliable precious metal assay, Sheffield Assay Office has built a reputation for expertise, confidentiality and independence. The precious metals testing undertaken by the Assay Office has naturally developed into a wide range of analytical services, includin...

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RoHS and WEEE

Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)Directive and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. If you manufacture, sell, distribute or recycle electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated dipheny...

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Training

Sheffield Assay Office offers a unique venue for training and conference facilities. Training The Sheffield Assay Office is able to provide bespoke training for members of the trade or other interested organisations on Hallmarking and Consumer Protection legislation. Conference Facilities The boardroom, dining room and library facilities are av...

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Analytical Services Application Form

Please click here to download:  Analytical Services Application Form...

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