For more than 120 years, SAS Laboratory has been Queensland’s preferred analytical laboratory providing technical support and scientific results for government and industry. In recent years, our client base has grown to include both residential and commercial customers.
As times have changed and techniques advanced, we have learned from the world’s best. Today, our expertise is used in industries such as mining, oil and gas, mineral processing, chemical processing, power and energy, food and beverage manufacturing, health and agriculture.
In August 2012, Queensland Urban Utilities, one of the largest water distribution-retailers in Australia, acquired SAS Laboratory from Brisbane City Council. This acquisition supports Queensland Urban Utilities in its role of delivering quality drinking water, recycled water and sewerage services to residential and commercial customers across a 14,384km2 service territory in South East Queensland. It also provides Queensland Urban Utilities with an opportunity to diversify its service offerings to include sampling, analytical and consulting services to a range of industries.
Located at 180 Ashridge Road, Darra in Brisbane, our laboratory is designed to provide optimum work flow paths from sample reception to the analytical workbench. The laboratory building incorporates many environmentally efficient features such as high levels of natural lighting, energy efficient artificial lighting, solar hot water, and rainwater storage. Rainwater is used to feed the laboratory water purification system and waste from this system is recycled for non-potable use on site.