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[TORONTO, ON, November 1, 2018] Good Harbour Laboratories (GHL) has been testing stormwater and wastewater treatment devices and has actively shared its expertise and knowledge with the water environment community for over a decade. This month Greg Williams, the Managing Director of GHL, participated in a number of panels/presentations at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). WEFTEC offers water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training, and is the largest conference of its kind in North America. Greg was a panel member during the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) Breakfast Forum panel presentation. The panel tackled two major questions: 1) what challenges are facing MTDs today and 2) what are the best ways to test and monitor MTDs. He also participated in the presentation of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Guidance on Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Evaluation. The new ITRC guidance includes a document that discusses the assessment and operation of post construction BMPs as well as a BMP Screening Tool. The screening tool is an Excel based database that allows users to find appropriate BMPs by entering treatment requirements.

Stormwater Treatment Device Verification/Certification

GHL participated in the recent update to the ETV Canada Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-Grit Separators (OGS). Bulletin – CETV 2018-09-0001 updates the Light Liquid Re-entrainment part of the procedure based on experience trying to run the procedure in the lab. This change only affects how the unit is loaded prior to testing and it does not impact any already verified technologies.

The first stormwater product to go through an entirely ISO 14034 compliant verification, Hydro International’s First Defence High Capacity® OGS, is now posted in the Verified Technologies sections of the ETV Canada and VerifiGlobal websites. As with the other OGS on the ETV Canada website, this product was tested according to the ETV Canada Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-Grit Separators. What makes this verification unique is that the test lab, GHL, is ISO 17020 compliant as is the verifier, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

In another first, earlier this year the Cultec Separator Row® became the first chamber system to achieve ETV verification. Since this system is not an OGS it cannot follow the ETV Canada Procedure for Laboratory Testing of Oil-Grit Separators and a separate protocol had to be created. This protocol is now posted on and can be downloaded from the GHL website. Having this protocol available will assist end users in understanding the Cultec verification statement and will provide guidance for other manufacturers of similar devices that are considering ETV Canada/ISO 14034 verification.

GHL is now in the process of changing its accreditation from ISO 9001 to ISO 17025. The new quality system will contain all of the elements of the old system, now with more of an emphasis on testing for Suspended Sediment Concentration. Other test methods will be added to the scope of accreditation in the coming months.

Contact GHL to start the stormwater/wastewater device verification/certification and/or validation process.

About GHL

For the past 12 years Environmental Technology Testing company, Good Harbour Laboratories (GHL) has been helping American and Canadian manufacturers fine-tune and test their equipment for compliance/accreditation. GHL provides unbiased, independent test results to equipment manufacturers, end users and regulators. Their 10,000 sq. ft full-service research and testing lab operates independent of any manufacturer and can be configured to accommodate almost any kind of equipment. It can provide flow rates from 1 gpm (0.1 L/s) up to 1,200 gpm (80 L/s), which is sufficient for testing many full-scale industrial/commercial water treatment systems. The GHL facility also includes an on-site analytical lab that can rapidly analyze for several common water contaminants, and an on-site workshop and machine shop for making or modifying prototypes. Good Harbour Labs operates a Quality Management System (QMS) and has been ISO 9001 accredited since 2015 and all GHL staff are trained scientists or engineers with decades of experience in research, development and testing.

Additional GHL Services

Contact Information

Dr. Greg Williams | Managing Director,
Good Harbour Labs Inc.
Mississauga, ON Canada

Tel: (905) 696-7276
Email: info@goodharbourlabs.com
Website: www.goodharbourlabs.com


[TORONTO, ON, August 14, 2018] Good Harbour Laboratories (GHL) received official accreditation from the Plumbing and Drainage Institute (PDI) this past July, to perform Standard PDI-G101 tests for hydro mechanical grease interceptors and to submit the results to PDI for certification. It took several years to earn this accreditation and now GHL is one of only a handful of laboratories in the world – and the only lab in Canada – that is certified to perform Standard PDI-G101 tests.

GHL has the ability to start grease interceptor testing very quickly – as soon as the paperwork is complete. And in fact, GHL is able to book clients in for testing as early as this August and September.

Grease Interceptor Testing

GHL has a PDI/ASME/CSA compliant test platform for testing grease interceptor performance and has been running these tests for over 10 years. This facility houses both a small and large sink so it can be used for testing interceptors rated from 4-100 gpm (0.24 to 6 L/s). Testing can be done with lard, in accordance with PDI-G101, ASME A112.14.13 and CSA B481.1 or with oil, in accordance with CSA B481.2, and has the capability to test to EN standards. GHL has also started testing units plumbed in series to meet the new requirements in Miami-Dade county. Clients rely on GHL’s facilities and expertise for a full range of testing, from initial development testing all the way through to certification testing. GHL also conducts non-protocol tests for clients who want test results that can help guide product and marketing material development.

About GHL

For the past 12 years Environmental Technology Testing company, Good Harbour Laboratories (GHL) has been helping American and Canadian manufacturers fine-tune and test their equipment for compliance/accreditation. GHL provides unbiased, independent test results to equipment manufacturers, end users and regulators. Their 10,000 sq. ft full-service research and testing lab operates independent of any manufacturer and can be configured to accommodate almost any kind of equipment. It can provide flow rates from 1 gpm (0.1 L/s) up to 1,200 gpm (80 L/s), which is sufficient for testing many full-scale industrial/commercial water treatment systems. The GHL facility also includes an on-site analytical lab that can rapidly analyze for several common water contaminants, and an on-site workshop and machine shop for making or modifying prototypes. Good Harbour Labs operates a Quality Management System (QMS) and has been ISO 9001 accredited since 2015 and all GHL staff are trained scientists or engineers with decades of experience in research, development and testing.

Additional GHL Services

Contact GHL to book your Standard PDI-101 testing session and/or find out how they can help you get your equipment ready for product launch.

Contact Information

Dr. Greg Williams | Managing Director,
Good Harbour Labs Inc.
Mississauga, ON, Canada

Tel: (905) 696-7276
Email: info@goodharbourlabs.com
Website: www.goodharbourlabs.com


[TORONTO, ON, July 5, 2018.] Good Harbour Labs has received official accreditation from the Plumbing and Drainage Institute to perform Standard PDI-G101 tests for hydro mechanical grease interceptors. GHL is the only lab to earn this accreditation in the last few years and is the first and only lab in Canada to obtain PDI accreditation. Standard PDI-G101 was designed to provide a uniform measure of performance by grease interceptors and is widely recognized, referenced in most plumbing codes and included as the basic testing and rating requirement of Military Specification MIL-T-18361.

Grease Interceptor Testing

GHL has a PDI/ASME/CSA compliant test platform for testing grease interceptor performance and has been running these tests for over 10 years. This facility houses both a small and large sink so it can be used for testing interceptors rated from 4-100 gpm (0.24 to 6 L/s). Testing can be done with lard, in accordance with PDI-G101, ASME A112.14.13 and CSA B481.1 or with oil, in accordance with CSA B481.2. GHL also has the capability to test to EN standards. Clients rely on GHL’s facilities and expertise for a full range of testing, from initial development testing all the way through to certification testing. GHL also conducts non-protocol tests for clients who want test results that can help guide product and marketing material development.

Independent Research and Testing Lab

GHL has been helping manufacturers test and fine-tune their equipment – and, once the equipment is ready, test it for compliance/accreditation – for the past 12 years by providing independent, expert and unbiased Environmental Technology Testing. Good Harbour Labs’ 10,000 sq. ft full service research and testing lab, located in Mississauga, Ontario operates independent of any manufacturer and can be configured to accommodate almost any kind of equipment. It can provide flow rates from 1 gpm (0.1 L/s) up to 1,200 gpm (80 L/s), which is sufficient for testing many full scale industrial/commercial water treatment systems.

In-house Facilities and Expertise

The GHL facility also includes an on-site analytical lab that can rapidly analyze for several common water contaminants, and an on-site workshop and machine shop for making or modifying prototypes. Good Harbour Labs operates a Quality Management System and has been ISO 9001 accredited since 2015. All GHL staff are trained scientists or engineers with decades of experience in research, development and testing.

Dr. Greg Williams is the Managing Director of Good Harbour Labs, a Monteco company. Dr. Williams has been involved in technology development and verification in the water industry for nearly 20 years, starting at Trojan Technologies and then moving to Monteco. He has co-authored 4 patents and considerable experience in technology development and verification. Dr. Williams received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from McGill University and his PhD from the University of Toronto.

GHL Services

Learn more about how GHL can help you get your equipment ready for market launch and/or certification testing.

Contact Information

Dr. Greg Williams
Good Harbour Labs Inc.
Mississauga, ON, Canada

Tel: (905) 696-7276
Email: info@goodharbourlabs.com
Website: www.goodharbourlabs.com