EnviroPro Operatio

EnviroPro Operatio
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Quality Systems At Varian, Inc.
The ISO 9000 series standards were created in Geneva in 1987 to cut through a morass of conflicting
quality definitions. These standards define a model for quality assurance systems in product design,
development, manufacturing, installation, service, and customer support. They are now the worldwide quality
assurance benchmark used to gauge the strength of a company's commitment to quality, and the value of its
quality systems.
Various organizations around the world, such as the British Standards Institution (BSI), provide
certified, objective auditors to scrutinize quality procedures, product development, manufacturing processes,
and customer satisfaction programs. No company can claim ISO 9000 series registration unless it receives a
stamp of approval from the demanding quality assessors of BSI or similar accredited examining body. ISO
9000 series registration constitutes an objective third-party report to determine the level of a supplier's
commitment to quality.
In 1992, Varian, Inc., Analytical Instruments became registered to the most comprehensive of the ISO
9000 series standards — ISO 9001. ISO 9001 registration means that every stage of our quality system,
including product development, manufacturing, final test, shipping, and parts and supplies has been
rigorously examined against the most exacting set of internationally recognized standards. It means we live
up to a standard of quality that you can count on today, and into the future. Our Quality System has received
ISO 9001 certification number FM21797.
The quality systems that earned us ISO 9001 registration have direct benefits for our customers:
♦ We can speed instruments to you faster than ever before. Emergency orders can
be processed even faster.
♦ We fill your orders promptly and completely.
♦ We have implemented a system of continuous feedback from our customers —
we are aware of your needs today and tomorrow.
♦ We have improved your productivity by cutting systems failure rates in half and
speeding service response time.
♦ We have embedded continuous improvement into the fabric of our organization
so that we can achieve even higher levels of quality in the future.
♦ We are embedding GLP requirements into our products and services to help you
meet your regulatory compliance requirements.
ISO 9001 registration is not enough. For us, quality is defined by our customers. We are not satisfied
unless you are satisfied. We are striving to understand customer needs, using independent surveys, user
groups, customer advisory boards, and our “Hallmark of Quality” response program, in addition to individual
face-to-face customer contact. Our products and our processes are configured to meet those needs.
We know that you are seeking more than the most advanced processes and top-notch applications expertise.
You want to join forces with a partner committed to delivering world-class quality, reliability, and value —
on time, every time.
Our overriding aim is to be that partner.
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Qualitätssysteme bei Varian, Inc.
Die Standards der ISO 9000 Serien wurden 1987 in Genf mit dem Ziel geschaffen, das Durcheinander gegensätzlicher Qualitätsbestimmungen zu entwirren. Diese Standards legen ein Modell für
Qualitätssicherungssysteme hinsichtlich Produktdesign, Entwicklung, Herstellung, Installation, Service
und Kundenbetreuung fest. Sie sind nun die weltweiten Maßstäbe der Qualitätssicherung, die die Anstrengungen eines Unternehmens bezüglich der Qualität und der Bedeutung seiner Qualitätssysteme messen.
Verschiedene Organisationen in der ganzen Welt, wie die British Standards Institution (BSI), stellen ausgebildete, objektive Prüfer zur Begutachtung von Qualitätsmaßnahmen, Produktentwicklung, Herstellungsprozessen und von Programmen zur Erforschung der Kundenzufriedenheit zur Verfügung. Kein
Unternehmen kann die ISO 9000 Registrierung beantragen, ohne die Genehmigung von den beauftragten
Qualitätsgutachtern der BSI oder einer ähnlichen akkreditierten Stelle erhalten zu haben. Die ISO 9000
Registrierung bildet einen objektiven Bericht von dritter Seite, um den Grad der Qualitätsanstrengung
eines Lieferanten zu bestimmen.
1992 wurden die Varian, Inc., Analytical Instruments nach den umfassendsten Standards der ISO
9000 Serie registriert — ISO 9001. Die ISO 9001 Registrierung bedeutet, daß jedes Stadium unseres
Qualitätssystems, einschließlich Produktentwicklung, Herstellung, Endkontrolle, Versand, sowie Teile
und Zubehör rigoros gegen die anspruchsvollste Serie international anerkannter Standards geprüft worden
ist. Das bedeutet, daß wir einen Qualitätsstandard bieten, auf den Sie heute und in Zukunft rechnen können. Unser Qualitätssystem hat die ISO 9001 Zertifikatnummer FM21797 erhalten.
Die Qualitätssysteme der ISO 9001 Registrierung haben für unsere Kunden direkte Vorteile:
♦ Wir können Instrumente schneller denn je zu Ihnen schicken. Eilbestellungen werden
noch schneller durchgeführt.
♦ Wir erfüllen Ihre Bestellungen pünktlich und vollständig.
♦ Wir haben ein System kontinuierlichen Informationsrückflusses von unseren Kunden aufgebaut—wir kennen Ihre Anforderungen von heute und von morgen.
♦ Wir haben Ihre Produktivität durch Halbierung der Systemfehlerraten und durch Verkürzung unserer Reaktionszeit im Service verbessert.
♦ Wir haben kontinuierliche Verbesserungen in unserer Organisationsstruktur verankert, so
daß wir künftig eine noch höhere Qualität erreichen können.
♦ Wir haben die GLP Anforderungen in unsere Produkte und Dienstleistungen eingeführt,
um Ihnen bei der Erfüllung Ihres behördlichen Abnahmeprotokolls zu helfen.
Die ISO 9001 Registrierung ist nicht genug. Für uns wird Qualität durch unsere Kunden definiert. Wir sind nicht zufrieden, wenn Sie es nicht auch sind. Wir bemühen uns, die Anforderungen unserer Kunden durch unabhängige Untersuchungen, Anwendergruppen, Kundenberatungsgremien und unser Antwortprogramm “Gütesiegel der Qualität” zu verstehen, zusätzlich zu persönlichen Kundenkontakten. Unsere Produkte und unsere Prozesse sind so gestaltet, daß sie diese Anforderungen erfüllen.
Wir wissen, daß Sie mehr als fortschrittliche Prozesse und ausgezeichnetes Anwendungswissen
suchen. Sie suchen einen Partner, der Qualität von Weltklasse, Verläßlichkeit und Nutzen für Sie
liefert— pünktlich und jederzeit.
Unser oberstes Ziel ist, für Sie dieser Partner zu sein.
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Qualitätssysteme bei Varian, Inc.
Die Standards der ISO 9000 Serien wurden 1987 in Genf mit dem Ziel geschaffen, das Durcheinander gegensätzlicher Qualitätsbestimmungen zu entwirren. Diese Standards legen ein Modell für
Qualitätssicherungssysteme hinsichtlich Produktdesign, Entwicklung, Herstellung, Installation, Service
und Kundenbetreuung fest. Sie sind nun die weltweiten Maßstäbe der Qualitätssicherung, die die Anstrengungen eines Unternehmens bezüglich der Qualität und der Bedeutung seiner Qualitätssysteme messen.
Verschiedene Organisationen in der ganzen Welt, wie die British Standards Institution (BSI), stellen ausgebildete, objektive Prüfer zur Begutachtung von Qualitätsmaßnahmen, Produktentwicklung, Herstellungsprozessen und von Programmen zur Erforschung der Kundenzufriedenheit zur Verfügung. Kein
Unternehmen kann die ISO 9000 Registrierung beantragen, ohne die Genehmigung von den beauftragten
Qualitätsgutachtern der BSI oder einer ähnlichen akkreditierten Stelle erhalten zu haben. Die ISO 9000
Registrierung bildet einen objektiven Bericht von dritter Seite, um den Grad der Qualitätsanstrengung
eines Lieferanten zu bestimmen.
1992 wurden die Varian, Inc., Analytical Instruments nach den umfassendsten Standards der ISO
9000 Serie registriert — ISO 9001. Die ISO 9001 Registrierung bedeutet, daß jedes Stadium unseres
Qualitätssystems, einschließlich Produktentwicklung, Herstellung, Endkontrolle, Versand, sowie Teile
und Zubehör rigoros gegen die anspruchsvollste Serie international anerkannter Standards geprüft worden
ist. Das bedeutet, daß wir einen Qualitätsstandard bieten, auf den Sie heute und in Zukunft rechnen können. Unser Qualitätssystem hat die ISO 9001 Zertifikatnummer FM21797 erhalten.
Die Qualitätssysteme der ISO 9001 Registrierung haben für unsere Kunden direkte Vorteile:
♦ Wir können Instrumente schneller denn je zu Ihnen schicken. Eilbestellungen werden
noch schneller durchgeführt.
♦ Wir erfüllen Ihre Bestellungen pünktlich und vollständig.
♦ Wir haben ein System kontinuierlichen Informationsrückflusses von unseren Kunden aufgebaut—wir kennen Ihre Anforderungen von heute und von morgen.
♦ Wir haben Ihre Produktivität durch Halbierung der Systemfehlerraten und durch Verkürzung unserer Reaktionszeit im Service verbessert.
♦ Wir haben kontinuierliche Verbesserungen in unserer Organisationsstruktur verankert, so
daß wir künftig eine noch höhere Qualität erreichen können.
♦ Wir haben die GLP Anforderungen in unsere Produkte und Dienstleistungen eingeführt,
um Ihnen bei der Erfüllung Ihres behördlichen Abnahmeprotokolls zu helfen.
Die ISO 9001 Registrierung ist nicht genug. Für uns wird Qualität durch unsere Kunden definiert. Wir sind nicht zufrieden, wenn Sie es nicht auch sind. Wir bemühen uns, die Anforderungen unserer Kunden durch unabhängige Untersuchungen, Anwendergruppen, Kundenberatungsgremien und unser Antwortprogramm “Gütesiegel der Qualität” zu verstehen, zusätzlich zu persönlichen Kundenkontakten. Unsere Produkte und unsere Prozesse sind so gestaltet, daß sie diese Anforderungen erfüllen.
Wir wissen, daß Sie mehr als fortschrittliche Prozesse und ausgezeichnetes Anwendungswissen
suchen. Sie suchen einen Partner, der Qualität von Weltklasse, Verläßlichkeit und Nutzen für Sie
liefert— pünktlich und jederzeit.
Unser oberstes Ziel ist, für Sie dieser Partner zu sein.
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Systèmes de qualité chez Varian, Inc.
Les normes ISO série 9000 ont été créées à Genève, en 1987, pour remédier à la confusion dans la
définition des normes de qualité. Ces normes définissent un modèle de contrôle de qualité dans le domaine de
la conception produit, du développement, de la production, des installations, des services et du support client.
Elles constituent à présent la référence mondiale en matière de contrôle de qualité utilisée aux fins d'évaluation
du niveau d'engagement d'une entreprise dans ce domaine et la valeur de ses systèmes de qualité.
Plusieurs organisations de par le monde, telle la British Standards Institution (BSI) offrent les services
d'auditeurs qualifiés et objectifs, chargés d'examiner les procédures de qualité, le développement de produit,
les procédés de fabrication et les programmes de satisfaction du client.
Aucune société ne peut se prévaloir de l'homologation ISO 9000, sans avoir reçu l'approbation des
évaluateurs rigoureux de la BSI ou d'un organisme accréditif similaire. L'homologation ISO 9000 constitue
une évaluation objective d'un tiers afin de déterminer le niveau d'engagement d'un fournisseur dans le domaine
de la qualité.
En 1992, Varian, Analytical Instruments a reçu l'homologation ISO 9001, normes des plus complètes
de la série IS0 9000. En d'autres termes, chaque étape du processus de qualité, notamment le développement
produit, la fabrication, le test final, l'expédition et les fournitures de pièces a étés oumis à un contrôle
rigoureux par rapport à des normes extrêmement strictes, reconnues au niveau international. Nous sommes
donc à même de vous garantir et de maintenir un niveau de qualité. Lesdites procédures ont reçu
l'homologation ISO 9001 numéro FM21797.
Les systèmes de qualité qui ont reçu l'homologation ISO 9001 présentent des avantages directs pour
nos clients :
♦ Nous sommes en mesure de vous livrer les instruments et de traiter les commandes en urgence
dans des délais record.
♦ Nous répondons pleinement et de manière rapide à vos commandes.
♦ Nous avons mis en place un système de feedback continu de la part de nos clients et sommes
conscients de vos attentes présentes et futures.
♦ Nous avons amélioré votre productivité en réduisant de moitié les Temps de panne et en accélérant
les temps de réponse.
♦ Nous avons apporté des améliorations constantes au sein de notre structure, afin d'atteindre des
niveaux de qualité optima, à l'avenir.
♦ Nos produits et services reflètent les exigences BPL pour vous permettre de répondre aux
impératifs de respect de la règlementation.
Toutefois, nous ne nous contentons pas de l'homologation ISO 9001. Pour nous, la qualité est définie
par nos clients. Nous ne sommes satisfaits que lorsque nos clients le sont. Nous nous efforçons de comprendre
vos besoins, à l'aide d'évaluations externes, de groupes d'utilisateurs, de comités de conseil clients, et de notre
programme “Hallmark of Quality”, outre les contacts directs que nous établissons avec chacun de nos clients.
Nos produits et nos procédés sont conçus pour répondre à vos attentes.
Nous n'ignorons pas que vous recherchez plus que des processus évolués et un savoir-faire d'exception
dans le domaine des applications. Vous souhaitez conjuguer vos forces avec un partenaire s'étant engagé à
offrir une qualité, une fiabilité et une valeur optimales, au moment où il faut et quand il faut.
Notre principal objectif : devenir votre partenaire !
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I sistemi di qualità della Varian, Inc.
La serie degli standard ISO 9000 è stata presentata nel 1987 a Ginevra con lo scopo di mettere ordine
in un groviglio di definizioni contrastanti sulla qualità. Tali standard definiscono un modello che assicura la
qualità nella progettazione, nello sviluppo, nella fabbricazione, nell'installazione e nella manutenzione dei
prodotti nonché nel servizio assistenza clienti. Oggi come oggi essi costituiscono il punto di riferimento, a
livello mondiale, ai fini della valutazione dell'impegno delle diverse aziende sul fronte della qualità e della
validità dei sistemi di qualità da esse adottati.
Diverse organizzazioni internazionali, come la British Standard Institution (BSI), dispongono
d'ispettori certificati e imparziali per la valutazione delle procedure di qualità, dello sviluppo dei prodotti, dei
processi di fabbricazione e dei programmi di soddisfazione del cliente. Nessuna azienda può asserire d'essere
in possesso della certificazione ISO 9000 finché non dispone del marchio d'approvazione concesso dai
rigorosi ispettori di qualità della BSI o di altri enti di controllo riconosciuti. La certificazione di conformità
agli standard ISO 9000 costituisce un'attestazione imparziale di terzi del grado d'impegno di una determinata
azienda nei confronti della qualità.
Nel 1992 la Varian, Inc., Analytical Instruments ha ottenuto l'omologazione allo standard più
completo della serie ISO 9000, l'ISO 9001. L'omologazione ISO 9001 significa che ogni singola fase del
nostro sistema di qualità - compresi lo sviluppo del prodotto, la fabbricazione, le prove finali, la spedizione, i
componenti e le forniture - è stata rigorosamente esaminata a fronte della serie più esigente di standard
riconosciuti a livello mondiale, il che significa che rispondiamo pienamente ad uno standard qualitativo sul
quale il cliente può contare oggi come nel futuro. Il nostro Sistema di Qualità ha ottenuto la certificazione ISO
9001 col numero FM21797.
I sistemi di qualità per i quali abbiamo ottenuto l'omologazione ISO 9001 comportano dei vantaggi
diretti per i nostri clienti, ovvero:
♦ Siamo in grado di consegnare gli strumenti più rapidamente rispetto al passato, con la possibilità
di evadere le richieste d'emergenza con una rapidità ancora maggiore.
♦ Gli ordini vengono evasi tempestivamente ed in modo completo.
♦ Abbiamo messo a punto un sistema di riscontro costante con la clientela, in modo da poter essere
sempre perfettamente informati sulle esigenze attuali e future del cliente.
♦ Abbiamo migliorato la produttività del cliente riducendo della metà il tasso di guasti dei sistemi e
velocizzando i tempi d'intervento della manutenzione.
♦ Abbiamo introdotto un costante miglioramento nella nostra struttura organizzativa in modo da
poter conseguire in futuro livelli qualitativi ancor più elevati.
♦ Stiamo adeguando i nostri prodotti e servizi agli standard GLP per poter aiutare i clienti a
soddisfare i requisiti di conformità posti loro dagli enti normativi.
Ma l'omologazione ISO 9001 non è tutto. Per quanto ci riguarda, la qualità viene definita dai nostri
clienti: noi siamo soddisfatti solo se lo è il cliente. Ci adoperiamo al massimo per comprendere le esigenze del
cliente, ricorrendo ad indagini di società private, gruppi di utenti, associazioni di consumatori e con il nostro
programma di risposta Hallmark of Quality - il marchio di garanzia di qualità - oltre che col contatto diretto
coi singoli clienti. I nostri prodotti ed i nostri processi sono configurati per rispondere a tali esigenze.
Sappiamo che a Voi i processi più avanzati e l'esperienza delle applicazioni di prim'ordine non
bastano. Sappiamo che intendete unire le vostre forze con quelle d'un partner impegnato a fornire livelli
qualitativi internazionali, affidabilità e valore, in modo tempestivo e costante.
Quel partner vogliamo essere noi.
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Sistemas de calidad en Varian, Inc.
Las normas ISO 9000 fueron creadas en Ginebra en 1987 para acabar con una multitud de
definiciones de calidad contradictorias. Estas normas constituyen un modelo de sistemas de garantía de
calidad en el diseño, desarrollo, fabricación, instalación, mantenimiento y asistencia técnica de productos. Se
han convertido en el banco de pruebas de garantía de calidad a nivel mundial y miden el grado de
compromiso de una empresa con la calidad, así como el alcance de sus sistemas de calidad.
Diversas organizaciones mundiales, como la British Standards Institution (BSI), proporcionan
expertos titulados de probada objetividad para investigar procedimientos de calidad, desarrollo de productos,
procesos de fabricación y programas de servicio al cliente.
Varian, Inc., Analytical Instruments fue registrada en 1992 con la norma más exhaustiva de la serie
ISO 9000: la ISO 9001. La certificación por la norma ISO 9001 significa que todas las etapas de nuestro
sistema de calidad, como el desarrollo del producto, la fabricación, las pruebas finales, la expedición, así
como los suministros y recambios, han sido examinados rigurosamente respecto a las normas más exigentes
reconocidas internacionalmente. Significa que nos comprometemos a mantener un nivel de calidad con el que
podrá siempre contar, hoy y en el futuro. Il nostro Sistema di Qualità ha ottenuto la certificazione ISO 9001
col numero FM21797.
Los sistemas de calidad que nos valieron la certificación ISO 9001 representan beneficios directos
para nuestros clientes:
♦ haremos llegar nuestros aparatos más rápidamente que nunca. Podemos cumplir con pedidos
urgentes aún más deprisa.
♦ Atenderemos sus pedidos de forma rápida y completa.
♦ Aplicamos un sistema de retorno de información permanente con nuestros clientes: siempre
somos conscientes de sus necesidades, actuales o futuras.
♦ Hemos mejorado la productividad de nuestros clientes, disminuyendo el índice de defectos a la
mitad y acortando el tiempo de respuesta del servicio de mantenimiento.
♦ Hemos integrado sistemas de mejora continuada en nuestra organización, de forma que podremos
obtener niveles de calidad aún superiores en un futuro.
♦ Estamos integrando los requerimientos GLP en nuestros productos y servicios para ayudarle a
cumplir con requerimientos de conformidad obligatorios.
La conformidad con ISO 9001 no nos basta. Para nosotros, los criterios de calidad los definen
nuestros clientes. No estaremos satisfechos hasta que usted lo esté. Intentamos comprender las necesidades de
nuestros clientes, a través de entidades independientes, grupos de usuarios, oficinas de asesoramiento a
usuarios y nuestro programa de respuesta “Hallmark of Quality”, además de los contactos directos con
nuestros clientes. Nuestros productos y procedimientos están diseñados para poder corresponder a sus
necesidades.
Sabemos que nuestros clientes buscan más que experiencia en procesos avanzados y aplicaciones
punteras. Se trata de unir fuerzas con un socio que se compromete a entregar calidad reconocida a nivel
mundial, fiabilidad y valor, a tiempo, siempre.
Nuestra meta principal es ser ese socio.
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Contents
Introduction...............................................................................................................................4
Help ............................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Overview....................................................................................................................................5
Components ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
Work Flow ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
1. Laboratory Information ..................................................................................................................................... 6
2. Select Method .................................................................................................................................................. 6
3. Compound Information..................................................................................................................................... 7
4. Sample List ...................................................................................................................................................... 7
5. Setup/Preview/Print Reports ............................................................................................................................ 8
Before Starting EnviroPro........................................................................................................9
Getting Started............................................................................................................................................................ 9
Calculations Setup .................................................................................................................................................... 10
General............................................................................................................................................................... 10
Chromatogram Processing ................................................................................................................................ 10
Compound Table Setup ............................................................................................................................................ 11
Start: Main Page ..................................................................................................................... 14
Launching EnviroPro ................................................................................................................................................ 14
Main Page................................................................................................................................................................. 14
Buttons: Main Page .................................................................................................................................................. 15
Fields: Main Page ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
Laboratory Information .......................................................................................................... 17
Buttons: Laboratory Information ............................................................................................................................... 18
Text Boxes: CLP Type Header ................................................................................................................................. 18
Text Boxes: Custom Type Header ........................................................................................................................... 18
Select Method ......................................................................................................................... 19
Fields: Select Method ............................................................................................................................................... 21
Buttons: Select Method ............................................................................................................................................ 21
EPA Method Button Group ....................................................................................................................................... 23
EPA Methods ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
Tune Criteria ........................................................................................................................... 25
Tune Report Setup ................................................................................................................. 27
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Buttons ...................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Tune Retention Time Group ..................................................................................................................................... 30
Apex Scans Box ....................................................................................................................................................... 30
Background Correct Spectra .................................................................................................................................... 30
Compound Information .......................................................................................................... 31
Buttons: Compound Information ............................................................................................................................... 34
Initial Calibration Text Boxes .................................................................................................................................... 35
Continuing Calibration Text Boxes ........................................................................................................................... 35
Analysis Report Inclusion Limits Text Boxes ............................................................................................................ 36
Quality Control Text Boxes ....................................................................................................................................... 37
Matrix Spike Text Boxes ........................................................................................................................................... 37
Include Compounds When Printing Target Reports ................................................................................................. 38
Edit Compounds ..................................................................................................................... 39
Buttons: Edit Compounds ......................................................................................................................................... 40
Text Boxes ................................................................................................................................................................ 40
Initial Calibration Text Boxes .................................................................................................................................... 40
Continuing Calibration Text Boxes ........................................................................................................................... 41
Analysis Report Limits .............................................................................................................................................. 41
Surrogate .................................................................................................................................................................. 42
Quality Control .......................................................................................................................................................... 42
Matrix Spike .............................................................................................................................................................. 43
Include Compounds When Printing Target Reports ................................................................................................. 43
Sample List ............................................................................................................................. 44
Buttons: Sample List ................................................................................................................................................. 45
Fields: Sample List ................................................................................................................................................... 45
Setup/Preview/Print Reports ................................................................................................. 49
Chromatogram Report ........................................................................................................... 53
Preview ..................................................................................................................................................................... 53
Chromatogram Splits per Page ................................................................................................................................ 53
Peak Label Type ....................................................................................................................................................... 54
Label Peak Type ....................................................................................................................................................... 54
Pages per Chromatogram ........................................................................................................................................ 54
Preview Page............................................................................................................................................................ 54
Display Intensity Range ............................................................................................................................................ 54
Close ......................................................................................................................................................................... 54
Report Options ....................................................................................................................... 55
Check Boxes............................................................................................................................................................. 55
Internal Standard Area and RT Summary ................................................................................................................ 59
Report Types ........................................................................................................................... 60
Calibration Reports ................................................................................................................................................... 60
Initial ................................................................................................................................................................... 61
Continuing .......................................................................................................................................................... 61
SPCC ................................................................................................................................................................. 62
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Control Sample .................................................................................................................................................. 63
Quantitation Reports ................................................................................................................................................. 63
Data Sheet ......................................................................................................................................................... 64
General............................................................................................................................................................... 65
Compound Limit ................................................................................................................................................. 65
Labeled C'gram .................................................................................................................................................. 66
TIC Reports .............................................................................................................................................................. 66
CLP Datasheet ................................................................................................................................................... 68
General............................................................................................................................................................... 69
Labeled C'gram .................................................................................................................................................. 70
Analysis .............................................................................................................................................................. 70
Chromatogram Report ....................................................................................................................................... 72
Target Compound Reports ....................................................................................................................................... 72
Buttons: Preview Target Compound Reports .................................................................................................... 73
Fields: Preview Target Compound Reports ....................................................................................................... 77
Report Options.......................................................................................................................................................... 79
Summary Reports ..................................................................................................................................................... 79
Initial Calibration ................................................................................................................................................. 79
Method Tune ...................................................................................................................................................... 80
Method Blank ..................................................................................................................................................... 81
Surrogate............................................................................................................................................................ 82
IS Area & RT ...................................................................................................................................................... 82
Control Sample .................................................................................................................................................. 83
MDL&RSD .......................................................................................................................................................... 83
MS/MSD ............................................................................................................................................................. 84
MS Recovery ...................................................................................................................................................... 85
QC Recovery ...................................................................................................................................................... 85
Select Reports .......................................................................................................................................................... 86
Fields: Setup/Preview/Print Reports ......................................................................................................................... 86
Select Reports ........................................................................................................................ 88
Summary Reports Check Boxes .............................................................................................................................. 88
Output Reports: Check Boxes .................................................................................................................................. 89
Buttons: Select Reports ............................................................................................................................................ 89
Sample Reports Fields ............................................................................................................................................. 90
Automation.............................................................................................................................. 91
System Control Sample List ..................................................................................................................................... 91
Sample List in EnviroPro .......................................................................................................................................... 92
Sample ID ................................................................................................................................................................. 92
Appendix A.............................................................................................................................. 94
EPA Methods ............................................................................................................................................................ 94
524.2 Revision 3, 1989 ...................................................................................................................................... 94
624 July 1982 ..................................................................................................................................................... 94
8240B Revision 2, September 1994 .................................................................................................................. 95
8260A Revision 2, September 1994 .................................................................................................................. 96
CLP- VOA........................................................................................................................................................... 97
525.1 Revision 2.2, May 1991 ........................................................................................................................... 98
625 July 1982 ..................................................................................................................................................... 98
8250A Revision 1, September 1994 .................................................................................................................. 99
8270 Revision 2, September, 1994 .................................................................................................................. 100
CLP-SV ............................................................................................................................................................ 100
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Introduction
EnviroPro is a flexible, Microsoft Access 2000 based reporting software package.
It generates the numerous graphic and text report formats commonly used in the
environmental market and offers reporting capabilities for all kind of analysis.
EnviroPro reports data from files processed in MS Workstation version 6.2 or
later. The reports support analysis by EPA methods 524, 525, 624, 625, 8240,
8250, 8260, 8270, and CLP Volatile, and CLP Semi-volatile methods. (EnviroPro
reports are not designed for direct submission to the EPA Contract Laboratory
Program.)
Use internal and external standard calculations to generate reports.
Generate quality control and summary reports.
Target and tentatively identified compounds have different reports options.
Preview and print reports or save them as ASCII.
Generate reports as a sample analysis is completed, or generate reports for as a
post run operation.
Use report templates to generate separate templates for each type of reporting
requirement.
The template size increases after the generation of numerous reports.
Use the Repair/Compact command (last entry in the menu shown when the MS
CUS Icon
is clicked) to restore the original template size.
Several EnviroPro reports include fields based on statistical calculations. The
calculation of such quantities as average RRF, relative standard deviation,
control limits, and MDL are based on full precision values from MS Workstation
data files. The values used in the statistical calculations are reported to less than
full precision on reports. An independent recalculation of these statistical
quantities based on the lower precision printed values of MS Workstation data
files results in statistical results that differ somewhat from EnviroPro reported
results based on full precision numbers.
Help
To see help on a specific field in an EnviroPro form, position the mouse cursor
over the item of interest and click the right mouse button. Select the "What's
This?" item from the floating menu.
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Overview
Components
EnviroPro has five major components. These sections interact with each other.
Therefore the method should be configured in the order shown below.
1. Laboratory Information
2. Select Method
3. Compound Information
4. Sample list
5. Setup/Review/Print Reports
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Work Flow
Solid line: Order of template preparation
Dotted line: Information propagation from one section to the other
1. Laboratory Information
Enter information about the laboratory. This information is included in the report
headers.
2. Select Method
The Select Method form includes:
EPA method
Tune criteria (BFB or DFTPP)
Matrix (water or soil)
Initial Calibration File (ICC)
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The following options determine report formats.
The selected EPA method initiates the appropriate tune criteria for
review and acceptance (or edit).
The compound list from the ICC is automatically entered into the
Compound information table.
The selected method and matrix determine the sample descriptors in
reports. These descriptors are set up in the sample list.
The selection of a new matrix reinitializes the Sample list.
The selection of a new EPA method or an ICC file (processed by a
different *.mth method than the previous ICC file) reinitializes the
Compound Information and the Sample List.
3. Compound Information
Compound Information forms set up criteria used in reporting specific target
compounds. Select from the following criteria:
Calibration (Initial and Continuing)
Analysis report limits (max and min. concentration, min area, min Fit,
and min S/N, MDL)
Quality Control: recovery limits (surrogates and control samples),
Specification of surrogate compounds
Matrix Spike (Recovery and Duplicate recovery)
4. Sample List
This section identifies the data files to be reported and their attributes.
File Selection
Do one of the following to add files to the list:
Add all files from a selected directory that are compatible with the
ICC file (existing files).
Add all files from a Recalc List that are compatible with the ICC file
(existing files).
Select a single data file (existing data file).
Set-up Sample Ids for files to be acquired (see automation section).
Type of Files
Select the type of each file. The default type is A or analysis. Other types are
Blank, CCC, Quality Control, Spike matrix, Matrix spike, and Matrix spike
duplicate. The type specifies how the file is used in reports and summary reports.
Other Attributes
Other attributes depend on the EPA method and Sample Matrix in the Select
Method segment. These attributes are printed on report headers and may be
used to compute the compound amounts. (Sample correction factor)
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5. Setup/Preview/Print Reports
This controls the configuration of the report formats and the selection of reports
printed for each sample type. Use it to preview and/or print individual reports for
any file in the Sample List or to print all selected reports for all files in the sample
list.
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Before Starting EnviroPro
Getting Started
EnviroPro reports the results of data files processed in MS Workstation version
6.2 or later. (Converted data generated with prior versions to the version 6.2
format to the current format.)
EnviroPro reports the results stored in the MS workstation data files. It does not
calculate or store data itself.
Before using EnviroPro, a MS Workstation Method (.mth) must be built,
calibrated, and used to analyze the appropriate samples. In the Compound
Table, the compound identification, integration, calculation, and quantitation
parameters must be optimized. Review the compound table integration and
identification parameters such as, peak width, slope sensitivity, tangent %, and
peak window width before calibration is done. Verify and adjust as necessary the
curve fitting options (including the handling of the origin and the regression
weighting parameters).
MS Method Builder: Compound Table
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Calculation Setup must be completed to identify compounds.
With the exception of the tune file, all data files to be processed with an
EnviroPro template must be quantitated with the same workstation method
(*.mth). Files processed using a different method are rejected.
Calculations Setup
The following describes the fields and the recommended settings.
General
Measurement Type: Area or Height: Area is typical used. EnviroPro does not
support the " %(None)" type.
Calibration type: Internal or External STD: There are limitations to External
STD, which include that target Compound Report 1 is not available.
Report Missing peaks: Yes (checked). If not checked, EnviroPro will not report
target Compounds which were not found, even if the EnviroPro Report Option
"Include Compounds not found" is enabled.
Report Unknown peaks: Click yes to report TICs.
Normalize results: no (not checked)
Ignore Calibration data: no (not checked)
Scale Air Flow Samples: no (not checked)
Chromatogram Processing
Tentative Identification
Library Search Unknown peaks: Click yes to report TICs.
Identify libraries and search parameters from the following:
Specify Quan ion for TICS (usually RIC)
Specify Integration Parameters for TICs
Specify RF to Use (quantitation) parameters for TICs
Reporting Threshold
Exclude Duplicates: no (not checked)
If exclude duplicates is checked, some fields in the EnviroPro TIC report
incomplete data for Internal Standard peaks. All EnviroPro TIC compounds will
report complete data.
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Peaks excluded by the other Report Threshold parameters are excluded from
EnviroPro reports, regardless of the EnviroPro Report Option settings. Limit
peaks according to size and to the number of TIC peaks reported in EnviroPro
Report Options. Any TIC peak included in the data file with these parameters
becomes a peak label in the TIC chromatogram report, even if the peak was
excluded in the report body by EnviroPro Report Option parameters, as long as
the peak was identified in a library search.
Calculation Setup
Compound Table Setup
The parameters of the Compound table determine the way target analytes are
reported.
Target compounds excluded by these threshold parameters are excluded from
reports, regardless of the target Compound "Analysis Report Inclusion Limits" or
the "Report Option" settings.
Coordinate the following parameters in the *.mth method and in the EnviroPro
template.
Identification or Match threshold
Peak Area/Height rejection threshold
Report rejection (amount) threshold
Qualifier Ion Ratios (Do not use qualifier ions with EnviroPro.)
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Identification (Match threshold)
Peak Area/Height Rejection (counts)
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Report Threshold (Calculated amount)
Qualifier Ion Ratios (if any) limits
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Start: Main Page
Launching EnviroPro
Reporting can only occur if there is a completed method. Be sure to configure the
data handling section before creating reports.
Click the MS CUSTOM icon in the MS Workstation toolbar to open EnviroPro.
When creating a new report template, select the ENVIROPR.MDB model
template. Save the template with a new name. Template files have an *.swt
extension.
Main Page
To create a new EnviroPro template, follow this procedure.
1. Click the Laboratory Information button and enter the information.
2. Click the Select Method button and select an EPA Method, Tune
Criteria and a Tune file, and an Initial Calibration file
3. Click the Compound Information button and completed the section.
Specify all QA/QC criteria for the target analytes.
4. Click the Sample List button, and configure the list of files to report.
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5. Select a current file to report by clicking the report selector button which
is on the left of the file name.
6. Click the Setup/Print/Preview Reports button to configure report
options, preview and print individual reports, or configure and generate
report sets to export to ASCII files or print. You can select another file in
the Sample list to review or report.
Main Page of EnviroPro
Buttons: Main Page
Help: Position the cursor over the item of interest and click the right mouse
button. Select the "What’s This?" item from the menu which appears.
Select Method: Click to open the Select Method form, which allows the selection
of an EPA method, and setup of the method tune criteria, the tune report, the
matrix, and the Initial Calibration Check filename.
Laboratory Information: Click the Laboratory Information button to open the
Laboratory Information form to edit report header information.
Compound Information: Click the Compound Information button to open the
Initialize Compounds form to edit compound specific information controlling
report content.
Sample List: Click the Sample List button to open the Sample List form, and edit
sample specific information.
Setup/Preview/Print Reports: Click the Setup/Preview/Print Reports button to
open the Setup/Preview/Print Reports form to designate the currently selected
record as the "Current File" Use Setup/Print/Preview Reports to configure
reports, select reporting options, preview and print individual reports, or configure
and generate report sets to be exported to ASCII files or printed. Open this form
to configure and print reports in response to an AutoLink invocation from System
Control or print reports in response to a MS Workstation toolbar print file
command.
Exit: Click the Exit button to close EnviroPro.
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Fields: Main Page
The following fields are entered or edited in the Sample List page.
SampleID: The content of the SampleID field.
File name: The MS Workstation data file name for the sample.
Type: The Sample Type. The options are: A for Analysis, B for Blank, C for CCC
or Continuing Calibration Check, Q for Quality Control sample (known compound
concentrations), S for Spike Matrix, 1 for 1st Spike (Matrix Spike), 2 for 2nd Spike
(Matrix Spike Duplicate).
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Laboratory Information
Use Laboratory Information to enter parameters for the headers of reports.
There are two header options, CLP or Custom.
Custom Report: the user has two 60 character title lines for their
information. The font size and style are preset. Titles are center
aligned with the main report title.
CLP: content is based on the CLP reporting format.
Custom Laboratory Information page
CLP Laboratory Information page
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Buttons: Laboratory Information
Header Type: CLP or Custom group: Select between CLP and Custom. CLP
headers show Laboratory Name, Contract, Lab Code, Case No, SDG No, and
SAS No. Custom headers offer two centered title lines.
Close: Click to close the page.
Text Boxes: CLP Type Header
Lab Name: text field of up to 25 characters
Contract: text field of up to 11 characters
Lab Code: text field of up to 6 characters
Case No.: (Case Number), text field of up to 5 characters
SAS No.: (Special Analytical Services Number), text field of up to 6 characters.
Instrument ID: text field of up to 10 characters.
Show Instrument ID: display the Instrument ID label and value in reports.
SDG No.:(Sample Delivery Group Number), text field of up to 5 characters
GC Column: text field of up to 10 characters.
Show GC Column and ID checkbox: display the GC Column and ID on reports.
ID: (GC Column ID), text field of up to 4 characters.
Heated Purge: (Y/N) a Yes/No field.
Show Heated Purge checkbox: display the Heated Purge label and value on
report headers.
Text Boxes: Custom Type Header
Title 1 text box: This text is displayed in the top subtitle of the Custom header.
The field has a maximum of 60 characters (upper or lower case). The font size
and style are preset. Titles are center aligned with the main report title.
Title 2 text box: This text is displayed in the bottom subtitle of the Custom
header. The Custom Title 2 field has a maximum of 60 characters (upper or
lower case). The font size and style are preset. Titles are center aligned with the
main report title.
Instrument ID: text field of up to 10 characters.
Show Instrument ID checkbox: display the Instrument ID label and value in
reports
GC Column: a text field of up to 10 characters.
Show GC Column and ID checkbox: display the GC Column and ID on reports.
ID (GC Column ID): Text field of up to 4 characters.
Heated Purge (Y/N): is a Yes/No field.
Show Heated Purge checkbox: display the Heated Purge label and value on
report headers.
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Select Method
The following outlines method selection.
1. Select the EPA method
2. (Optional) Verify Tune Criteria (BFB or DFTPP)
3. Select data file for Tune Report Setup
4. Select Matrix: water or soil
5. Select the data file for the Initial Calibration File (ICC) test.
The options determine the report format. The calibration information in the ICC
file defines the target analyte list in the reports. The compound list from the ICC
is automatically entered into the Compound information table. The selected EPA
method and matrix determines what sample preparation fields are in the Sample
list section and printed in report headers. These sections may also change the
calculation of compound concentrations.
Sequence of the Setup page preparation
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To select a method do the following.
1. Select the EPA method. Do not lock the method selection until a file is
selected for ICC in step 5.
2. (Optional) Verify Tune Criteria. The test procedure has tune criteria for
each EPA method (BFB or DFTPP). Verify or edit the specifications. The
tune criteria selection is not "locked" until a tune data file is selected in
the next step.
3. Select data file for the tune test. The selection of the data file "locks" the
selected tune criteria. The Tune Criteria is updated in the Current
method display. This section also allows the specifications to select the
scan for the tune test and to perform and print the tune test results. The
software “Find Tune” feature allows the automatic identification of a
passing tune. This finds the scan, does scan averaging (if selected), and
applies background correction. If the CCC file is also a tune file, check
the "Use CCC As tune file" box. The CCC file is selected as the source
for tune report/summary tune report.
4. Select Matrix: Select water or soil as the matrix of the samples. (Methods
524, 525, 624, and 625 do not support the SOIL option.) The matrices
have different sample attributes in the sample list. Changing the matrix
does not require file selection.
5. Select the data file for the ICC test. The selection of the data file "locks"
the selected EPA method. The Method Title field is updated in the
Current Method display, and the software returns to the main page.
Hints for selecting an ICC file
Select either:
The file must be the last data file entry in the calibration process with
method xxx.mth or,
An analysis run quantitated using the method xxx.mth containing the
information of all calibration entries.
If manual integration was performed on a calibration run, process an
analysis run with the method including the manual corrections, and
use that analysis file for the ICC file. (If there are no analysis runs,
copy one of the calibration runs and process it as an analysis
sample. The sample type before processing must be changed to
analysis.)
Compatibility
The list and order of analytes and IS (Internal Standards) in the EnviroPro
template is extracted from the ICC file. Therefore, when a new ICC file is
selected:
The new ICC file must have the same list and order of analytes and
Internal Standards (IS) as the original or
A new compound information section must be prepared.
Similarly, only data files which were processed by a method (*.mth) containing
the same list and order of analytes and IS as the method used to process the
ICC cannot be reported in EnviroPro.
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NOTE: The EPA method setting for tune criteria does not need to match the
setting for the Initial Calibration. They should both be either Volatile or Semivolatile.
Fields: Select Method
Current Method: When the Select Method form is opened, the current method
shows the settings in use, (default settings on a new template). These settings
remain "locked" (are shown in the current method fields) until an action locks a
different parameter. The reporting template is based on files and parameters
shown in the Current Method field.
Tune Criteria: Tune Criteria is used to generate tune reports.
To change, activate the "EPA Method" group button corresponding to the desired
Tune Criteria set, and then click the Tune Report Setup button. Select and
accept a Tune File (a *.sms file).
Tune File: Data file that is the source of data for tune reports.
To change the file selection, click the Tune Report Setup button.
Method Title: The title of the currently established EPA method. Click the Close
button to use.
To change the method, select the "EPA Method" group button of interest, and
then click the Set Initial Calibration button.
Current Method Matrix: Matrix ("WATER" or "SOIL") in the current EnviroPro
method. If the Close button was clicked, this matrix is used.
To change the matrix, select the desired matrix in the Matrix combo box, and
then click Close. If the matrix was changed, the Sample List section is erased.
NOTE: Methods 524, 525, 624, and 625 do not support the SOIL option.
Initial Calibration: Shows the data file from which the compound data and
calibration was read when the EnviroPro method was last created.
To use this file as the base of the reporting method, click Close.
To change the EPA method, select the appropriate "EPA Method" group button,
and then click the Set Initial Calibration button.
Buttons: Select Method
Tune Criteria: Click to open the Tune Criteria form, which has the tune criteria of
the active button of EPA Method group. These criteria can be edited.
Tune Report Setup: Select a new tune file and/or lock a selected EPA tune
criteria.
To compare a mass spectrum against the system performance check criteria,
click the Tune Report Setup button associated with the active "EPA Method"
button. The "Select Data File" dialog opens. Select a MS data file.
After the data file is selected, the "Tune Report Setup" form opens. Select the
specific mass spectrum (scan(s)), or use the “Find Tune” feature to automatically
find the passing scan(s). The EPA Method criteria selected for tune reports does
need not to correspond with the EPA method selected for other reports. (See the
Tune report Set-up section)
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Use CCC as Tune File: Often during analysis the CCC file also has the tuning
compound. Select this to allow the system to automatically select the CCC file
(specified in the sample list) as a tune file, and to generate the summary tune
report.
If the CCC file does not have the tuning compound, do not check this field. The
appropriate tune file must be specified for the tune report or summary tune report
to be generated.
Set Initial Calibration: Select a new ICC file and/or lock a selected EPA method.
The selected ICC file is used to construct the calibration and compound tables.
To select a different initial calibration file do the following:
To report a different EPA method.
Different methods have different qualitative, quantitative and
reporting requirements; therefore the same initial calibration file
cannot be used. By selecting a new initial calibration file, the new
EPA Method is recorded and used to configure reports and forms.
The Compound Information and Sample List must be reentered.
To generate a new initial calibration using the same EPA method.
If the continuous calibration file criteria are not met, (after instrument
maintenance) a new initial calibration data set is generated. Only the
quantitative information changes, the same template may be used,
and the Compound Information and Sample List do not need to be
reentered. When Set Initial Calibration is clicked, the selections for a
new EPA Method are recorded and used to configure reports and
forms. All prior method dependent information is erased and
reconstructed. The sample table is also erased. Use Open to select
the initial calibration file. Select the data file that was the last entry in
the calibration process. This file includes calibration information
about all the data files that used for calibration. (After initial
calibration is established, you may select a continuing calibration
check data file that was quantitated as an analysis sample using a
fully calibrated MS Workstation method.) EnviroPro uses the
selected file to construct the calibration and compound tables from
the method stored in this file. After a new method is created, the
Select Method form closes, and the Main form opens.
Compatibility: The list and order of analytes and the IS in the template are
extracted from the ICC file. To maintain the compound information tables, when
selecting a new ICC file, the new ICC file must have the same list and order of
analytes and IS as the original ICC had, or select a new compound information
section.
Only data files processed by a method (*.mth) containing the same list and order
of analytes and IS as the method, used to process the ICC, can be reported in
EnviroPro.
NOTE: The file selected as the EnviroPro Initial Calibration File is a data file
(*.sms or *.xms), not a MS Method file (*.mth). The calibration data, including the
method name and all data files used in the calibration, are read from the data file
designated as the EnviroPro Initial Calibration File. Since a continuing calibration
check sample is an analysis of one of the initial calibration sample levels, it is
convenient to use the same file as the Initial Calibration Check sample, and the
Continuing Calibration Check sample.
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Close: Click to close the Select Method form and open the Main form. The new
reporting template is based on parameters in the current method segment. If the
status of the Matrix Combo box was changed the sample list is erased (after
prompting). Use this to return to the Main form without recreating the method.
EPA Method Button Group
The EPA method determines:
The tune criteria used for tune reports
The information on report headers and
The information on the sample list form.
Also, it may control the calculation of report concentrations.
The active button in the EPA method group is read:
When the Tune Report Setup button selects the file or
When the Set Initial calibration button selects the Initial calibration
file.
EPA Methods
The following EPA Methods are supported:
Volatiles:
524 Measurement of Purge able Organic Compounds in Drinking
Water By Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass
Spectrometry
624 EPA Test Method Purgeables: Method 624
8240 Volatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass
Spectrometry (GC/MS)
8260 Volatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass
Spectrometry (GC/MS):Capillary Column Technique
CLPVOL US EPA Contract Laboratory Program: GC/MS Analysis of
Volatiles
Semi-volatiles:
525 Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by
Liquid-Solid Extraction and Capillary Column Gas
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
625 EPA Test Method Base/Neutrals and Acids: Method 625
8250 Semi-volatile Organic Compounds by Gas
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
8270 Semi-volatile Organic Compounds by Gas
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
CLPSV US EPA Contract Laboratory Program - GC/MS Analysis of
Semi-volatiles
Matrix: Sample Matrix (SOIL or WATER). Methods 524, 525, 624, and 625 do
not support the SOIL option.
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The sample list must be rebuilt if a different matrix is selected. Select a different
matrix after the setup window is closed. It is not necessary to select a file to
switch the matrix.
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Tune Criteria
In Tune Criteria, edit the criteria used to generate Tune reports. There are ten
sets of criteria. One set for each of the EPA Method choices. The title bar shows
the method.
Pass Acceptance criteria:
The tune acceptance criteria is "PASS" if the ratio of the "Mass"
intensity to the "Mass1" intensity, expressed as percentage, is
greater than or equal to "Low1" and less than "High1".
If "Mass2" is greater than zero, then the tune acceptance criteria will
"PASS" if the "Mass1" ratio test passes or if the ratio of the "Mass"
intensity to the "Mass2" intensity, expressed as percentage, is
greater than the "Low2" value.
If "Mass1" is zero, the base peak intensity is substituted for "Mass1"
intensity.
To add a criteria record, set up the * empty record at the end of the table.
To delete a criteria record, put the cursor in the selector button at the left edge of
the record to be deleted, click the left mouse button, and then click Delete.
Changes are effective when the edited field loses the focus. There is no undo
operation.
Mass: The m/z value to be tested.
Acceptance Criteria: Text string that describes the test criteria. This is printed in
Tune reports, but is not used in computing the criteria result.
Low1: Relative Abundance, Limit Low1 is the lower acceptance value for the
ratio of "Mass" intensity to "Mass1" intensity, expressed as percentage. If the
ratio is less this value the Tune Acceptance Criterion will FAIL.
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High1: Relative Abundance. High1 is the upper acceptance limit for the ratio of
the intensity of "Mass" to the intensity of "Mass1", expressed as a percentage. If
the ratio is equal to or greater than the High1 value, the Tune Acceptance
Criterion will FAIL.
Low2: Relative Abundance. Low2 is the lower acceptance limit for the ratio of
"Mass" intensity to "Mass2" intensity, expressed as percentage. If the ratio is less
this value the Tune Acceptance Criterion will FAIL.
Mass1: Comparison Masses. The Mass1 value is the mass to charge ratio
whose intensity is used in ratio testing against Low1 and High1. If this value is
zero, the base mass intensity is used.
Mass2: The Comparison Masses. The Mass2 value is the mass to charge ratio
whose intensity is used in ratio testing against Low2. If 0, the comparison of the
ratio of "Mass" intensity to "Mass2" intensity is not used to determine if the Tune
Acceptance Criterion status is PASS or FAIL.
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Tune Report Setup
The selection of a tune file "locks" the tune criteria. The selected file is tested
against these criteria. Perform the tune test automatically or manually.
Tune Reports show the result of testing a spectrum from the tune data file
against m/z abundance criteria specified in the EPA method. EnviroPro Tune
reports cannot use profile mode data files.
Two Tune Report options are available for viewing and or printing.
Tune Report 2 is reported with the Tune Summary Report.
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Tune Report 1.
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Tune Report 2.
Buttons
Find Tune: The passing scan(s) can be identified automatically using this
feature. Once the Tune Retention Time is identified (either by selecting the Fixed
time and entering the retention time or selecting the Compound RT) the system
will monitor 20 scans before and 20 scans after the specified retention time. It will
use background corrected spectra, but will vary spectrum averaging and “step
through” the peak to find the passing tune until one is identified and will display a
“Tune Report 1”. Upon closing the report display, the Retention time in the Fixed
retention time window will be updated to the location where the passing tune was
taken and the #ApexScans will display the averaging of the scans, identifying
how the passing tune was generated. These parameters may be used to
manually reproduce the passing tune. If no passing tune was identified, the
system will display the results of scan(s) closest to the passing criteria.
Laboratory Information: Laboratory Information parameters are reported in the
Tune Report 2 header and selected other reports. The button opens up the same
template which is accessed from the main page. Edited it before printing the tune
report
Tune Report 1: Click to preview the first tune report. This report displays the
tune spectrum, and for each tune criterion, the tested m/z value, a text
description of the criterion, the test results, and if the criterion was met.
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Tune Report 2: Preview the second tune report. This report displays the
laboratory and data file information in the header. The body of the report shows
tested m/z value, the test criterion, and relative abundance information for the
tested m/z value. This report is also incorporated in the Tune Summary Report.
Close: Click to close the Tune Report Setup form.
Tune Retention Time Group
Tune Retention Time Group: Tune criteria are tested against the spectrum at
the time specified by this box.
If the Fixed radio button is selected, the spectrum nearest the time entered in the
text box is used.
If the Compound RT radio button is selected, the spectrum corresponding to the
apex retention time of the specified target compound is used. The drop down list
in the combo box shows the available target compounds in the tune file
quantitation results. Select the tune compound to report from this list. When a
report is generated using Compound RT option, the retention time and
integration method channel specification used are set into the retention time and
channel specification text boxes.
Apex Scans Box
Apex Scans Box: The average of 1, 3, or 5 spectral scans, centered at the
retention time specified, may be used to generate the tune spectrum.
Background Correct Spectra
Background Correct Spectra: If the Background Correct Spectra checkbox is
checked, the background correction points bounding the tune spectrum retention
time are used to background correct the tune spectrum. Manually edit the
background correction points in MS Data Review (Background menu).
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Compound Information
This section contains the target analyte list, which was automatically imported
from the selected ICC file. Specify QA/QC criteria in this section for all or for
selected target analytes.
Criteria can be specified for:
Initial and Continuous Calibration
Analysis report inclusion limits
Quality Control
Matrix spike
Include compounds when printing Target Compound Reports
The first page of Compound Information is used to initialize fields for a particular
value for all compounds in the EnviroPro Compound Table.
1. To initialize selected fields, do the following:
2. Set the buttons to the right of the chosen fields to the True state (black
dot in the middle), and set the fields to the desired values.
3. Click the Initialize Compounds button. To edit parameters of particular
compounds, click the Edit Compounds button. In the Edit compound
page edit all parameters for each compound, or use the Summary
buttons, to view a selection of parameters and edit and print them for all
compounds.
In the summary section all parameters can be specified in the individual
compound pages, or can be set in the summary form. The Summary pages allow
fill down and edit functions which are easier for entering the parameters.
For more information or how and where these parameters are used, see the help
for individual reports in Setup/Preview/Print Reports, Preview Target Compound
Reports, and Report Options.
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Initialize Compound Information page
Edit Compounds page
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Compound Calibration Summary page (Summary 1)
Compound Analysis Report Inclusion Summary (Summary 2)
Compound Quality Control Parameter Summary (Summary 3)
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Compound Matrix Spike Parameter Summary (Summary 4)
TAR Compound Report (print) Selection Summary (Summary 5)
Buttons: Compound Information
Initialize Compounds: Clicked to scan the form for fields, with radio buttons
selected. The value set for each such field is copied into the corresponding field
of each entry in the compound table.
Edit Compounds: Click to close the Initialize Compounds form and open th e
Edit Compound form to edit the fields of individual compound records.
Close: Click to close the Initialize Compounds form and return control to the
Main form.
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Initial Calibration Text Boxes
During Initial Calibration the quality of the calibration is checked.
Two parameters can be specified:
Maximum RSD
Minimum RF
Maximum % RSD: Enter the maximum percent relative standard deviation of
relative response factors at the different levels in the initial calibration set for the
calibration to be acceptable.
NOTE: Some methods allow linear quadratic, and cubic curve fitting for
quantitation. Select the “Include COD (r2) in Initial Calibration” report in the
Report Options section if other than the average RRF calculation is used during
quantitation. If selected, the COD values will be printed on the ICC report.
Minimum RF: Enter the minimum relative response factor acceptable for Initial
Calibration and the following calibration reports.
Continuing Calibration Text Boxes
The daily (or other periodic) single point calibration results are compared to the
initial calibration data. Criteria can be specified for:
Amount
Maximum Drift
Amount: Known amount or concentration of compound injected in continuing
calibration check samples (in the units used for the initial calibration).
Maximum Drift: The maximum allowed absolute value of the expression:
100*(ci - cc)/ci, where ci is either the average relative response factor from the
initial calibration or the known concentration in the sample and cc is either the
measured relative response factor for this sample or the measured concentration
for this sample, depending on the report type. In continuing calibration reports,
the relative response factors are used in SPCC reports concentrations.
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Analysis Report Inclusion Limits Text Boxes
Some results are not included in the report or are marked if they are outside the
reporting specification listed in this section. Criteria can be specified for:
Concentration Limits
Minimum Area
Minimum Integration Search Fit
Minimum S/N
MDL
Concentration Limits: Low, High: The lowest and highest concentrations for
reporting purposes. Concentrations outside these limits may be excluded or
flagged for reporting purposes. It is suggested that the low concentration be set
at the minimum detectable concentration limit or the lowest concentration
calibration level, and the high limit be set at the highest concentration calibration
level.
Amounts less than the report threshold, specified in the workstation method
(*.mth), Compound table, or Calculation section are not reported. Make sure that
the report thresholds specified in the workstation method are compatible with the
concentration "low" limit specified here.
NOTE: The Low Concentration Limit, not the MDL is used in report MRL columns
controlled by the "Show Minimum Amount Limits" report option.
Minimum Area: A compound is excluded if the area (counts) is less than this
value. Areas less than the Minimum Peak area specified in the workstation
method (*.mth), Compound table, or Integration section are not reported. Make
sure that the Peak area reject values in the workstation method are compatible
with the minimum area.
Minimum Integration Search Fit: The minimum degree of spectral match
between the calibration file spectrum and the quantitation file for inclusion in the
report. A perfect fit is 1000. MS integration sets the search result compared to
this parameter during quantitation by using Search by Mass Spectrum.
Compounds with values that are less than the Spectral match threshold value
specified in the workstation method (*.mth), Compound table, or Identification
section are not reported. Make sure that the Spectral match threshold values in
the workstation method are compatible with the minimum Integration Search fit
parameters.
Minimum S/N: The actual S/N of a peak is recorded during quantitation by MS
Workstation integration search by time. A peak with an actual signal to noise
value less than this threshold may be excluded from quantitation reports.
MDL: Minimum Detection Level. This field may be computed and set during
preview of the MDL Summary report, or set manually. Peaks with values less
than this may be reported as being "Below MDL".
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Quality Control Text Boxes
Some results are not included in the report or are marked if they are outside the
reporting specification listed in this section. Criteria can be specified for:
Amount
Percent Recovery Limits (Low/High)
Maximum SD
Average Recovery Limits (Low/High)
Amount: The known concentration of the compound in the sample in reporting
units. It is used to compute recovery.
Percent Recovery Limits: Low/High: These limits are set to the minimum and
maximum recovery allowed by the method for the analysis to be considered
within control limits. These limits are also used by the matrix spike, matrix spike
duplicate report, and by the matrix spike recovery report.
Maximum SD: Set to the method maximum standard deviation (in concentration
reporting units) allowed for the compound. Used when reporting summaries of
QC Samples.
Average Recovery Limits: Low and High: Set to the lowest and highest
acceptable recovery (in units of reported concentration) allowed by the method
for quality control samples.
Matrix Spike Text Boxes
Criteria set for matrix spike and matrix spike duplicate recovery acceptance.
Criteria can be set for:
Amount
Amount Duplicate
RPD Limit
Amount: Known concentration of the spike in a spiked matrix sample for the
Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate Recovery Report. Also the concentration of
the spike in samples included in the Matrix Spike Recovery Summary Report.
Applies to samples coded as Sample Type 1. Compounds with 0 for this
parameter are not reported in either report type.
Amount Duplicate: Known concentration of the spike in a spiked matrix
duplicate sample. Applies only to Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate reports.
Applies to samples coded as Sample Type 2. Compounds with 0 for this
parameter are not reported.
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RPD Limit: The method QC limit for relative percent difference between the
matrix spike recovery and the matrix spike duplicate recovery. Applies only to
Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate reports.
Include Compounds When Printing Target Reports
When target reports are printed, one page is dedicated to each target compound.
You may print the target compound report for some or all of the analyte targets.
The selection or omission of the target compound report type (TAR1-TAR6) for
each compound allows the printing of the desired reports for the selected
analytes. TAR reports that are not marked are not printed during batch
processing. (They may be printed in manual mode.)
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Edit Compounds
Review and edit information about individual compounds in the EnviroPro
Compound Table. The number of compounds, their ordering, and the compound
name and type are read from the Initial Calibration file when the Initial Calibration
is set. They cannot be edited. Other field may be edited for each compound. The
data entered controls if compounds appear in specific reports and if reported
concentrations, response factors, and recoveries are within acceptance bounds
for various types of reports.
The criteria accessed and specified in the first page of the Compound information
section are identical. The only difference is the selection of the surrogate
compounds in the "edit" section. Criteria can be specified for:
Initial and Continuous Calibration
Analysis report inclusion limits
Quality Control
Matrix spike
Surrogate specification(s)
Target compound report printing
Beside the individual pages, where parameters for each analytes can be
specified, there are five summary pages in which selected parameters can be
edited, previewed, or printed for all compounds. All parameters can be specified
in the individual compound pages, or all can be set in the summary form
For details, see help for the specific fields. See help for Report Options and help
for specific report preview buttons in Setup/Print/Preview Reports and Preview
Target Compound Reports for more information.
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Buttons: Edit Compounds
Summary 1: Open the edit and/or review page for the initial and continuing
calibration entries for all compounds
Summary 2: Open the edit and/or review page for the Analysis Report Inclusion
Limit entries for all compounds
Summary 3: Open the edit and/or review page for Quality Control entries for all
compounds
Summary 4: Open the edit and/or review page for the Matrix Spike information
entries for all compounds
Summary 5: Open the edit and/or review of target compound selection for
automated, batch printing by the various target compound reports formats
(TAR1-TAR6). Only compounds marked for report(s) are printed.
Close: Click to close the Edit Compounds form.
Text Boxes
Name: the compound name as read from the MS Workstation Method. This field
is not editable in EnviroPro
Type: This is not editable in EnviroPro. It designates the sample type as one of
the following:
A : Analyte quantitated by an internal standard method.
E: Analyte quantitated by an external standard method.
I : Internal Standard compound.
Initial Calibration Text Boxes
During Initial Calibration the quality of the calibration is checked.
Two parameters can be selected:
Maximum RSD
Minimum RF
Maximum % RSD: Maximum percent relative standard deviation of relative
response factors in the initial calibration replicate set for the calibration to be
acceptable.
[Some methods allow linear, quadratic or cubic curve fitting for quantitation.
Select the “Include COD (r2) in Initial Calibration” in the Report Options section if
other than the average RRF calculation is used during quantitation. If selected,
the COD (r2) will be printed on the ICC report.]
Minimum RF: Minimum relative response factor acceptable for Initial Calibration
and continuing calibration reports.
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Continuing Calibration Text Boxes
In this section the daily (or other periodic) single point calibration results are
compared to the initial calibration data. Criteria can be specified for:
Amount
Maximum Drift
Amount: Known amount or concentration of compound injected in continuing
calibration check samples (in the units used for the initial calibration).
Maximum Drift: The maximum allowed absolute value of the expression:
100*(ci - cc)/ci, where ci is either the average relative response factor from the
initial calibration or the known concentration in the sample, and cc is either the
measured relative response factor for this sample or the measured concentration
for this sample, depending on the report type. In continuing calibration reports,
use relative response factors. In SPCC reports, use concentrations.
Analysis Report Limits
Some results are not included in the report or are marked if they are outside the
reporting specification listed in this section. Criteria can be specified for:
Concentration Limits
Minimum Area
Minimum Integration Search Fit
Minimum S/N
MDL
Concentration Limits: Low, High: The lowest and highest calibrated
concentrations for reporting. Concentrations outside these limits may be
excluded or flagged. Set the low concentration at the minimum reportable
concentration limit or the lowest concentration calibration level, and the high limit
at the highest concentration calibration level.
NOTE: The Low Concentration Limit, not the MDL is used in report MRL columns
controlled by the "Show Minimum Amount Limits" report option.
Amounts less than the report threshold specified in the workstation method
(*.mth), Compound table, or Calculation section are not reported. Make sure that
the report thresholds specified in the workstation method are compatible with the
concentration "low" limit specified.
Minimum Area: The minimum area (counts) below which a compound may be
excluded. Areas less than the Peak area rejects value specified in the
workstation method (*.mth), Compound table, or Integration section are not
reported. Make sure that the Peak area reject values in the workstation method
are compatible with the minimum area specified here.
Minimum Integration Search Fit: The minimum degree of spectral match
between the calibration file spectrum and the quantitation file for inclusion in the
report. Perfect fit =1000. The search result compared to this parameter is set
during quantitation by MS Workstation integration using Search by Mass
Spectrum.
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Compounds below the Spectral match threshold value specified in the
workstation method (*.mth), Compound table, or Identification section are not
reported. Make sure that the Spectral match threshold values in the workstation
method are compatible with the minimum Integration Search fit parameters
specified.
Minimum S/N: The actual S/N of a peak is recorded during quantitation by MS
Workstation integration search by time. A peak with an actual signal to noise
value less than this threshold may be excluded from quantitation reports.
MDL: Minimum Detection Level. This field may be computed and set during the
preview of the MDL Summary report, or set manually. Peaks less than this value
may be reported as being "Below MDL".
Surrogate
Surrogate Check Box: If checked (true), the compound is treated as a
Surrogate.
Quality Control
Certain results are not included in the report or are marked if they are outside the
reporting specification. Criteria can be specified for:
Amount
Percent Recovery Limits (Low/High)
Maximum SD (Low/High)
Average Recovery Limits
Amount: The known concentration of the compound in the sample in reporting
units. It is used to compute recovery.
Percent Recovery Limits: Low/High: These limits are set to the minimum and
maximum recovery set in the method for the analysis to be considered within
control limits. These limits are also used by the matrix spike, matrix spike
duplicate report, and by the matrix spike recovery report.
Maximum SD: The method maximum standard deviation (in concentration
reporting units) allowed for the compound. Used when reporting summaries of
QC Samples.
Average Recovery Limits: Low and High: Set to the lowest and highest
allowed recovery (in units of reported concentration) allowed by the method for
quality control samples.
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Matrix Spike
Criteria for matrix spike and matrix spike duplicate recovery acceptance. Criteria
can be set for:
Amount
Amount Duplicate
RPD Limit
Amount: Known concentration of the spike in a spiked matrix sample for the
matrix spike/matrix spike duplicate. Also, the concentration of the spike in the
Matrix Spike Recovery Samples. Applies to samples coded as Sample Type 1.
Compounds with 0 for this parameter are not reported in either report type.
Amount Duplicate: Known concentration of the spike in a spiked matrix
duplicate sample. Applies only to Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate reports.
Applies to samples coded as Sample Type 2. Compounds with 0 for this
parameter are not reported.
RPD Limit: The method QC limit for relative percent difference between the
matrix spike recovery and the matrix spike duplicate recovery. Applies only to
Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate reports.
Include Compounds When Printing Target Reports
When printing one of the 6 available target reports, one page is dedicated to
each target compound. Often, only some of the targets need to have a report
printed. The selection or omission of the target compound report type (TAR1TAR6) for each compound results in the printing of the reports for only the
selected analytes. TAR reports not marked are not printed during batch
processing. (They still may be printed in manual mode.) MissingTAR compounds
are not printed in graphic form.
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Sample List
Identify the data files to be reported and their attributes. Select the data files as
follows:
Add all files from a directory that is compatible with the ICC file.
Add all files from a Recalc List that is compatible with the ICC file.
Select a single data file.
The default data file type is "A" or analysis. Other types are Blank, Quality
Control, CCC, Spike matrix, Matrix spike, Matrix spike duplicate. Type specifies
how the file is treated in summary reports
The Sample List controls parameters specific to a single data file or sample.
These parameters depend on the current EPA Method, matrix, and level
selected. This Information is displayed on report headers. The Sample Type
parameter determines how each file is used in reports.
Reports are only based on data files that are in the sample list. (Tune file and
ICC files are the only exemptions.)
The File name and Acq. date fields cannot be edited directly and are
automatically extracted from the selected files. The Sample ID field is the same
as the sample name (see the Sample name filed in the System Control Sample
List). This field can be edited. EPA Sample Number can be edited. If no EPA
Sample Number is specified for a file, the default is the sample file name that
was automatically imported from the data file.
An EnviroPro sample list can be set up for files that have not been acquired. This
sample list is used to help generate reports immediately after data acquisition,
when using AutoLink to invoke EnviroPro. See the Automation and the Sample
ID sections for details.
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Buttons: Sample List
Import Directory: When this is clicked, a dialog opens in which you select a
directory. All the MS Workstation data files (*.sms or *.xms) in the selected
directory are scanned. The files that are compatible with the Initial Calibration file
are added to the end of the Sample List. Files are always compatible if the same
calibrated and unmodified MS Workstation method quantitated them as analysis
samples as it was used to generate the initial calibration.
The fields that are not imported from stored data file parameters use the values
stored in the first entry in the sample list. The exception is Sample Type, which is
always initialized to "A". Therefore, if the sample preparation information is
identical for all the samples, set the sample information parameters on the first
line before importing the directory. This allows the automatic propagation of the
sample preparation information to all imported samples files.
Import Recalc List: Click the Import Recalc List button to open a dialog to select
a Recalc List (*.rcl) file. After a Recalc List file is selected, the MS Workstation
files are scanned for compatibility with the Initial Calibration file. The compatible
files are appended to the end of the Sample List. Files are always compatible if
the same calibrated and unmodified MS Workstation method was used to
quantitate them as analysis samples as it was used for the ICC.
Fields not set from stored data file parameters are set to the values stored in the
first entry in the Sample List. The exception is Sample Type, which is always
initialized to "A". Therefore, if the sample preparation information is identical for
all the samples, set the sample information parameters on the first line before
importing the directory. This will allow the automatic propagation of the sample
preparation information to all imported samples files.
Delete Record: Click to delete (or clear) the currently selected record in the
Sample List.
Delete List: Click to delete all files in the Sample List.
Close: Click to close the form.
Select File button: Click to open the Select File dialog. Use this to select a data
file for this entry in the Sample List. (Only files collected in the centroid mode are
processed.) The file should have been quantitated using the same MS
Workstation Method used to quantitate the file listed as the Initial Calibration file.
NOTE: Make sure that the arrow at the left of the sample list table is at an empty
line when selecting a new file; otherwise the existing sample entry will be
overwritten by the newly selected file.
Fields: Sample List
The fields are dependent on the method and matrix.
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Sample List page: Fields for 524 method; water is the only allowed matrix.
Sample List page: Fields for the CLPVOA method, soil matrix
File Name: The full path name of the MS Workstation data file. This file name is
automatically read from the file. Click the Select File button to the left of the text
box to select a new file.
Acq. Date: The date the data file was acquired, as read from the data file. It is
not editable.
Sample Type: This defines the type of sample. It defaults to "A" (Analysis
Sample). The choices are:
A: Analysis sample of unknown composition.
B: Blank file. Compounds reported in this sample may be flagged on
all analytical samples when using the "Include CLP like letter codes"
report option. (analytes being present in the Blank at detectable
quantities) This file is also listed on the Blank summary report as the
method blank. Only one file in the sample list should be this type.
C: Continuing Calibration Check (CCC). The standard concentration
of sample analyzed to confirm validity of the initial calibration. It is the
Control Sample in the Control Sample Summary report. Only one file
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in the sample list should be of this type. T Enter the concentrations in
the Compound Edit form in the Continuing Calibration Amount field.
Q: Quality control sample. There may be multiple samples in the
Sample List with this sample type. All samples with this type are
used to generate the MDL Summary Report and/or the QC Recovery
Summary Report. Enter the concentrations in the Compound Edit
form in the Quality Control Amount field.
S: Spike Matrix. The unsliced matrix used to prepare are the Matrix
Spike (Sample Type: 1st spike) and Matrix Spike Duplicate (Sample
Type: 2nd spike) sample(s). There should be only one sample of this
Sample Type in a sample list.
1: Matrix Spike. Use this sample type for multiple files. Enter the
spike concentration of compounds in the Matrix Spike Amount field
of the Compound Edit form. Up to 30 samples of this type may be
used to generate a Matrix Spike Recovery Report, or a single sample
of this type may be reported on the Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike
Duplicate Report.
2: Matrix Spike Duplicate. Only one of this sample type should be in
the sample list. Enter the amounts of compounds in this sample in
the Matrix Spike Amount Duplicate field of the Compound Edit form.
This sample type is used by the Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate
Summary Report.
Sample ID: The Sample Name field of the Sample List. When the Select File
button is used to choose a data file and this field is empty, the Sample Name
from the file is entered. If there is an entry in the Sample ID field, the field content
is not changed.
When the Import Directory or Import Recalc List buttons are used, this field will
always be the Sample Name stored in the data file.
This field identifies sample parameters during AutoLink of EnviroPro reports
processing. When a file goes to EnviroPro, the file name is compared to all the
filenames in the EnviroPro sample list.
If a match is found, EnviroPro uses that entry to prepare reports.
If a match is not found, EnviroPro searches for a Sample ID that
matches the data file Sample Name, and, if found, uses that sample
list entry.
If a matching Sample ID is not found, the first sample entry in the list
is used.
If each Sample ID is unique, and only one file with each Sample ID is processed,
the EnviroPro sample list can be created before the data files are acquired.
EnviroPro can generate reports immediately after data acquisition.
If a duplicated Sample Name is entered in EnviroPro. EnviroPro overwrites the
Sample List Entry of the first Sample ID that matches the file Sample Name.
EPA Sample Number: Ten character alphanumeric field in report headers.
Report customer sample identifiers.
Date Received: Date sample was received. Although the date may be entered in
any Windows date format, it is transformed to the short date format MM/DD/YY.
(month/day/year)
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Date Extracted: Date sample was extracted. Although the date may be entered
in any Windows date format, it is transformed to the short date format
MM/DD/YY. (month/day/year)
Sample wt/vol: Sample amount. Units are automatically selected based on the
method and matrix selected.
Dilution Factor: As defined for the selected EPA Method, Matrix, and Level.
Default value =1.0 (no dilution)
Moisture: Percent moisture in soil sample, if concentrations are to be reported
on dry weight basis. Enter 0 if reporting on wet weight basis.
Dry Weight: Entered as dry weight fraction or % dry weight. To enter % value,
append % to end of entry. Displayed as % dry weight.
Level: SOIL matrices, enter LOW or MED. WATER matrices are always LOW.
Extract Volume: Volume of the concentrated extract.
Injection Volume: Volume of extract added to the purge container.
GPC Cleanup (Y/N): Yes or No
Decanted (Y/N): Yes or No
pH: pH value
Sample Correction Factor: "Ignore"(Text Box) or "Compute".
Ignore (Text Box): The concentrations reported on EnviroPro reports
are from the MS data files. The concentrations are in the report
headers, and do not affect calculations.
The text box displays the value of the multiplier/divisor ratio from
the data file. The multiplier and divisor are from the sample list or
recalc list when the data file was last processed.
When selected, the value in the text box, when a data file is
ready to be reported, should match the sample correction factor
computed from the parameters entered in the sample list. If they
do not match, the CLP like letter code "S" is printed on reports if
the Report Option parameter "Include CLP like letter codes" is
set True. If this option is selected the parameter "Apply Sample
Correction factor to Surrogates?" has no effect.
Compute: The analyte concentrations on EP4 reports are computed
from the concentrations from the MS data files by multiplying by the
sample correction factor. The sample correction factor is computed
from the data entered on the EnviroPro Sample List form.
If this option is selected, the value in the text box should be 1,
such as when the multiplier and divisor parameters in the MS
Workstation sample list or recalc list were 1 (default values).
If it is not 1, the CLP like letter code "S" is printed in the report
concentration fields when the Report Option parameter "Include
CLP like letter codes" is set True. If "Apply Sample Correction
factor to Surrogates" is true, surrogate compound concentrations
from the MS data file are multiplied by the sample correction
factor, otherwise the surrogate compound concentrations from
the MS data file are reported without modification.
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Setup/Preview/Print Reports
To review this page, the other sections of the template, including the sample list
must be completed. The Initial Calibration and Tune criteria report are the only
reports, which can be viewed without completing the sample list, since those files
are specified in the "Select Method" section.
The files in the figure were selected:
By setting the Initial Calibration file in "Select Method" and
By specifying the appropriate sample type in the Sample list page.
The current file is the base of the reports. To switch to a different file within the
sample list, use the arrows, in the upper right, to select the next or previous file.
Arrows
Setup/Preview/Print Report
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The following outlines the process create the reports of your choice.
Setup/Preview/Print page Order of Configuration
1. Click the Chromatogram button to select graphic formatting.
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2. Click the Report Option button to select text formatting.
3. After specifying the reporting options, review the individual and summary
reports. The reports generated by this process are discussed in more
detail in a later section.
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4. Select Reports by Sample Type, which are the report generation
specifications for batch processing.
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Chromatogram Report
The Chromatogram Report form configures the parameters for the multi-page
Chromatogram Report. When the Chromatogram Report is printed, the multipage report is generated. Individual pages can be shown and printed.
Preview
Click Preview to display the page of the Chromatogram Report that was selected
in the "Preview Page" group.
Chromatogram Splits per Page
The Chromatogram Splits per Page group selects:
one 5.5 in high by 9 in wide chromatogram section per page or
two 2.75 in high by 9 in wide chromatogram sections per page.
The time range is determined by the formula, [length of the data acquired in the
file (minutes)]/[[Chromatogram splits per page]*[Pages per Chromatogram]].
The user may specify the time overlap between the splits.
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Peak Label Type
Use the Peak Label Type group to select the type of text label that is shown on
peaks in the chromatogram trace.
Label Peak Type
Use the Label Peak Type group to select the type of peaks that is labeled with
the selection in the Peak Label Type group.
Select "None" to disable peak annotation.
Select "Target Peaks" to label peaks defined in the Method
Compound Table.
Select "Unknown Peaks" to label peaks that are integrated with
parameters from the Calculation Setup page of the Method Editor.
Pages per Chromatogram
Use the Pages per Chromatogram group to select the number of pages in the
Chromatogram Report. The chromatogram time axis length may be scaled from
9 inches (1 page per chromatogram, 1 chromatogram split per page) to 180
inches (10 pages per chromatogram, 2 chromatogram splits per page).
The user may specify the time overlap between the pages.
Preview Page
Use the Preview Page group to select the page of the multi-page Chromatogram
Report to display when the Preview button is clicked.
Display Intensity Range
Use the Display Intensity Range text box to control the vertical (amplitude)
scale of the Chromatogram Report.
Auto: Make the largest peak on any page of the report approximately full scale.
The scale is fixed to the same value for all pages of the report.
Scale Divisor: Amplify the scale by the entered value so smaller peaks can be
seen in presence of a larger one (such as the internal standard).
Fixed Count Value: Scale the display to entered value, regardless of the size of
the peaks.
Close
Click Close to close the Chromatogram Report form.
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Report Options
This section defines the report options.
Check Boxes
Include COD (r2) in Initial Calibration Reports:
If selected, the COD (r2) results are printed on the ICC report.
The calculated COD (r2) is based on the parameters selected in the “Calculation”
section of the compound table in the data handling method (*.mth). The selection
of curve fitting, handling of the origin and regression weighting parameters
influence the values of the COD.
NOTE: the COD calculated is the unweighted Coefficient of Determination.
SPCC/CCC Limit Test:
SPCC/CCC System Performance Check Compound and Calibration Check
Compound) Limit test.
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The options are "Don't Print", "PASS or FAIL", "<Blank>", or *". This applies to
the rightmost columns of the Initial Calibration, Continuing Calibration and SPCC
reports as follows:
Initial Calibration:
SPCC fails if the average response factor is less than the
Minimum RF.
CCC fails if the relative standard deviation of the relative
response factor is not less than the Maximum RSD.
Continuing Calibration report
SPCC fails if the RRF is less than the Minimum RRF.
CCC fails if the drift based on RRF is greater than the
Max%Drift.
SPCC Report
SPCC fails if the RRF is less than the Minimum RRF.
CCC fails if the drift in concentration value between the
measured and the known concentration is greater than the
Max%Drift.
Concentration Limit Test:
"PASS/FAIL" or "<blank>/*" .Applies to Control Sample Report.
TIC Sort Order:
The order of TIC compounds in the reports is based as follows:
Use Concentration to list the TICs in order of their descending
concentrations. The list starts with the largest peak.
Use Retention time to list the TICs on their retention time, starting
with the shortest retention time.
Show minimum amount limits:
True or False. If True, the minimum concentration report limit is shown on the
right edge of reports. This applies to the following report types; Control Sample
Report, General Quantitation Report, Analysis Data Sheet Report
Include compounds not found:
True or False. If True, compounds not labeled as "Identified" are reported. This
parameter is active if the MS data system parameters were set to write
compounds not found into the data file. If Include Compounds Not Found is
selected, analytes are listed in the text reports, but the TAR reports are not
generated for analytes not identified.
This applies to the following report types; Control Sample Report, General
Quantitation Report, Analysis Data Sheet Report, Compound Limit Report,
Labeled Chromatogram Report, Report 1, Report 2, Report 3, Report 4, Report
5, and Report 6.
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Include compounds outside limits:
The options are:
Minimum concentration True/False
Maximum Concentration True/False
Minimum Area True/False,
Minimum Integration Search Fit True/False, or
Minimum S/N True/False.
If "Include Compounds outside limits" is True, then the reports contain all
compounds. If false, then compounds outside the specific limits set True in the
USE LIMITS group are reported in the Compound Limit Report, but not the other
reports. The specific limit values tested are in the Analysis Report Inclusion
Limits group of the Compound Edit form on an individual compound basis.
This applies to the following report types; Control Sample Report, General
Quantitation Report, Analysis Data Sheet Report, Compound Limit Report,
Labeled Chromatogram Report, Report 1, Report 2, Report 3, Report 4, Report
5, Report 6.
Max Concentration:
Select to test the compound concentration against the Analysis Report Inclusion
Limits: Concentration Limit: High value for the compound entered on the
Compound Edit form.
Min Concentration:
Select to test the compound concentration against the Analysis Report Inclusion
Limits: Concentration Limit: Low value for the compound entered on the
Compound Edit form.
Min Area:
Select to test the compound area against the Analysis Report Inclusion Limits:
Minimum Area value for the compound entered on the Compound Edit form.
Min S/N:
Select to test the compound S/N value against the Analysis Report Inclusion
Limits: Minimum S/N value for the compound entered on the Compound Edit.
Min Fit:
Select to test the compound Fit value against the Analysis Report Inclusion
Limits: Minimum Integration Search Fit value for the compound entered on the
Compound Edit form.
Include CLP like letter codes:
True/False. If True the following letter codes may be appended to reported
concentrations:
"D" if the sample table shows a dilution factor that is not unity.
"B" if the compound was quantitated in the file whose sample type is
"B". (NOTE: This code is not reported for TIC compounds.)
"J" if the concentration is less than the Low Quantitation Report
Limit, adjusted for dilution and Moisture if either or both of these
factors are used in the Sample Correction Factor. (NOTE: %Dry
Weight does not affect this calculation.)
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"E" if the concentration exceeds the High Quantitation Report Limit.
"U" if the compound was not found during quantitation. The
concentration reported in this case is the Quantitation Low Report
Limit, adjusted for Dilution and Moisture if shown on the Sample Edit
form for the method and sample. (Dry Weight entries do not affect
the concentration calculation).
"JN" if compound was quantitated as a Tentatively Identified
Compound".
"S" if peak concentration is not consistent with sample parameters
reported in the header. This may happen when:
The Sample Correction Factor option on the Sample List form is
set to "Compute" for this sample and the multiplier/divisor ratio
read from the file is not 1, or
The Sample Correction Factor option on the Sample List form is
set to the text box for this sample and the mismatch between the
multiplier/divisor ratio from the data file and the Sample
Correction Factor for this sample is greater than 1%.
NOTE: The "Below MDL" and "Not Found" messages take precedence over CLP
like Qualifier codes if "Use Text for Below MDL and "Not Found" is True.
This applies to the following report types; Control Sample Report, General
Quantitation Report, Analysis Data Sheet Report, Labeled Chromatogram
Report, Report 1, Report 2, CLP TIC Report, General TIC Report.
Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not Found":
True/False. If true, "Below MDL" is substituted for the measured concentration if
the concentration is less than the amount entered in the MDL field of the
compound form. If the compound was not quantitated, and the compound record
is included in the quantitation file, the concentration field is reported as "Not
Found".
This applies to the following report types; Control Sample Report, General
Quantitation Report, Analysis Data Sheet Report, Labeled Chromatogram
Report, Report 1, Report 2.
Include Surrogate Compounds:
True/False. If True, Surrogate compounds are included in the specified reports. If
false, Surrogate compounds are excluded. Surrogate compounds are
compounds for which the Surrogate box is selected in compound records.
This applies to the following report types; Control Sample Report, General
Quantitation Report, Analysis Data Sheet Report, Compound Limit Report,
Labeled Chromatogram Report, Report 1, Report 2, Report 3, Report 4, Report
5, Report 6, Internal Standard Area and RTg Summary Report, MDL and RSD
Summary Report, QC Recovery Report
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Internal Standard Area and RT Summary
RT Window (sec): Specify the acceptable RT shifts for Internal Standards,
expressed in seconds.
IS Response Acceptance Limits: %Low- or %High+. Specify the acceptable
area count variation of the internal standards in percent. The acceptable low and
high values can be specified from the methodology requirements.
Maximum number of TIC to report: Number, Specify the maximum number of
tentatively identified compounds to report. The TIC must be quantitated and
saved into the quantitation file outside EnviroPro to be reported, regardless of the
value of this parameter. This applies to the following report types; CLP TIC,
General TIC Reports.
Minimum TIC peak threshold to report: Number. This defines the percentage
of the amount of the assigned internal standard peak of the TIC that the TIC peak
must exceed to be reported. This parameter is not useful when external standard
calibration is used. This applies to the following report types; CLP TIC, General
TIC Reports
Saturated data indicated below AGC: Number. This applies to the Labeled
Chromatogram Report. If the AGC Ionization time at the peak apex is less than
this number, the peak is marked “failing”. If the option “Include Compounds Not
Found” is true, target compounds that were not located appear in the report.
These compounds have an AGC value of "?" and are marked as failing this test
unless the value of this parameter is 0.
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Report Types
This section provides detailed information about the various report types.
Calibration Reports
The four calibration reports are:
Initial
Continuing
SPCC
Control Sample
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Initial
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE ORGANICS INITIAL CALIBRATION DATA
Description: Summarizes (relative) response factors for up to 30 calibration
entries. Reports average and percent relative standard deviations for all
calibrated compounds.
Source file: Initial Calibration File.
Report Option controls: SPCC/CCC (System Performance Check Compound
and Calibration Check Compound) Limit Test, COD report.
NOTE: Average %RSD is included with the ICC report.
Compound Parameters: Maximum RSD, Minimum RF.
Continuing
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE CONTINUING CALIBRATION CHECK
Description: Shows Average RRF (from ICC), the RRF is from the file, minimum
RRF, % Drift, Maximum allowable drift for all calibrated compounds.
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Source file: The Current File when previewing individual reports, or during batch
processing all Sample Types which are specified to be reporting in the "select
reports" section.
Report Option Controls: SPCC/CCC Limit Test
Compound Parameters: Minimum RF, Maximum Drift, and Continuing
Calibration Amount
NOTE: Appropriate for methods 524, 525, and CLP.
SPCC
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE CONTINUING CALIBRATION CHECK
Description: Summarizes file RRF, minimum RRF, the known concentration, the
analyzed concentration, the % Drift, and the maximum allowed drift for all
compounds.
Source file: Current File or during batch processing all Sample Types which are
specified to be reported in the "select reports" section.
Report Option controls: SPCC/CCC Limit Test
Compound parameters: Continuing Calibration Amount, Maximum Drift
NOTE: Appropriate for methods 8240, 8260, 8250, and 8270
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Control Sample
Title: LABORATORY CONTROL SAMPLE REPORT
Description: Reports analysis of samples of known concentration. Shows
determined amount, known amount, % accuracy, allowed accuracy range, and
pass/fail status.
Source file: Current File
Report Option Controls: Concentration Limit Test, Show minimum amount
limits, Include compounds not found, Include compounds outside limits, Include
CLP like letter codes, Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not found", Include
Surrogate compounds.
Compound parameters: Quality Control Amount, Percent Recovery Limits Low
& High, Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogates.
Quantitation Reports
The four quantitation reports are:
Data Sheet
General
Compound Limit
Labeled C'gram
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Data Sheet
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE ORGANICS ANALYSIS DATA SHEET
Description: Show target compound concentrations of samples on unknown
composition. Shows CAS number, compound name, concentration and
concentration units.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Show minimum amount limits, Include compounds
outside limits, Include CLP like letter codes, Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not
Found", Include Surrogate compounds, Apply sample concentration factor to
surrogates
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate.
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General
Title: GENERAL QUANTITATION REPORT
Description: Summarizes the target compound analysis for one sample. The
Fields reported are compound name, retention time, apex scan number, ion(s)
used to quantitate, peak area or height, concentration, units, peak identification fit
result, and response factor.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Show minimum amount limits, Include compounds not
found, Include compounds outside limits (all limits), Include CLP like letter codes,
Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not Found", Include Surrogate compounds, Apply
sample concentration factor to surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits (all items), Surrogate.
Compound Limit
Title: COMPOUND LIMIT REPORT
Description: Shows the limits set in the compound table (for minimum and
maximum concentration, minimum area, minimum signal to noise, and minimum
fit), the compound values for these items, and flags showing the violated limit(s).
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds not found, Include compounds
outside limits, Include Surrogate Compounds, Apply sample correction factors to
surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
NOTE: If Include Compounds Outside Limits is set True, then compounds are
shown in this report whether or not they are outside limits.
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Labeled C'gram
Title: LABELED CHROMATOGRAM REPORT
Description: Shows the chromatogram with peak labels on all identified and
failed peaks. The body of the report shows compound name, scan #,
concentration, units, retention time, and AGC ionization time for each included
compound.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds not found, Include compounds
outside limits, Include CLP like letter codes, Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not
Found", Include Surrogate Compounds, Apply sample correction factors to
surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
TIC Reports
The four TIC reports are:
CLP Datasheet
General
Labeled C'gram
Analysis
The Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs or non-target analytes) are reported
when this report option is selected.
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TIC reports are available only if the *.mth method is set up properly. In the MS
Data handling section of the method the Calculation setup section must be set to
Report Unknown peaks and the appropriate library and library search parameters
must be identified, as in the following figure. In the Report Option section of
EnviroPro the maximum number of TICs reported and their reporting threshold
(intensity) must be specified for proper reporting.
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CLP Datasheet
Title: TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED COMPOUNDS (SEMI)VOLATILE ORGANICS
DATASHEET
Description: Shows CAS Number, Compound Name, Retention Time and
Estimated Concentration for all TIC peak records that meet the acceptance
criteria.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include CLP like letter codes, Maximum number of TIC
to report, and Minimum TIC peak threshold (percent)
Compound parameters: None
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General
Title: TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED COMPOUNDS (SEMI)VOLATILE ORGANICS
DATASHEET
Description: Shows for each internal standard and TIC meeting the report
criteria, the fields Compound Name, RT, Scan #, Estimated Concentration (with
units), peak area or height, and internal standard reference, if applicable.
Source file: Current File or during batch process, all Sample Types that were
specified to be reported in the "Select reports" section.
Report Option controls: Include CLP like letter codes, Maximum number of TIC
to report, Minimum TIC peak threshold (percent), Order of TIC compounds
(concentration or retention time).
Compound parameters: None
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Labeled C'gram
Title: TIC DATA SHEET REPORT
Description: Shows Internal Standard Reference number (if appropriate),
Compound Name, Scan #, Peak Area or Height, Retention Time, AGC Ionization
time, and Amount with units. The chromatogram trace is included, and it is
annotated by the retention times of tentatively identified compounds. (The format
is specified in the "Chromatogram" page.)
Source file: Current File or during batch process all Sample Types which are
specified to be reported in the "Select reports" section.
Report Option controls: Include CLP like letter codes, Maximum number of TIC
to report, Minimum TIC peak threshold (percent), and Order of TIC compounds
(concentration or retention time).
Compound parameters: None
Analysis
When EnviroPro is run interactively, click the TIC Reports Analysis button to
display the "Select TIC for Analysis Report" dialog. Select the TIC record for the
report. This screen has options for selecting background correction and the mass
range for the TIC's spectum plot. Click the Preview Report button to display the
TIC Analysis Report.
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Title: TIC ANALYSIS REPORT
Description: Shows the spectrum (background corrected or unaltered, as
specified by the user) of each TIC and the three (or fewer) best library matches
from the library the user identified in the *.mth method.
Source file: Current File or during batch process all Sample Types which are
specified for this reporting in the "Select reports" section.
Report Option controls: Maximum number of TICs to report, Minimum TIC
peak threshold (percent). Order of TIC compounds (concentration or retention
time).
Compound parameters: None
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Chromatogram Report
Click the Chromatogram button to open the Chromatogram Report form. Use this
to configure the annotations and the number of pages. Also you can preview the
individual pages.
Target Compound Reports
Click the Target button to open the Preview Target Compound Reports form.
Select a specific compound and preview any of the six target compound
confirmation reports for that compound.
Preview Target Compound Reports
To preview a target compound report:
1. Select the compound record to report.
2. Click the Report button of the desired report.
To see a summary of the Compound table and Report Option variables that
control a report, refer to the topics Report 1 through Report 6. The TAR reports
are not available if the analyte is not identified/missing.
NOTE: All compounds may be previewed and printed individually, but only the
ones selected for TAR1-TAR6 printing in the “Compound Information” section are
printed during batch processing.
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Buttons: Preview Target Compound Reports
Report 1
Title: TARGET COMPOUND CONFIRMATION REPORT 1
Description: For the selected compound, the quantitation ion(s) profile for the
internal standard peak and the target compound peak are displayed. Also shows
the target compound peak apex spectrum, the method reference spectrum, and
their difference
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds outside limits, Include CLP like
letter codes, Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not Found", Include Surrogate
Compounds, Apply sample correction factors to surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
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Report 2
Title: TARGET COMPOUND CONFIRMATION REPORT 2
Description: Shows the quantitation ion(s) profile for the selected peak with a
drawn baseline.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds not found, Include compounds
outside limits, Include CLP like letter codes, Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not
Found", Include Surrogate Compounds, Apply sample correction factors to
surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
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Report 3
Title: TARGET COMPOUND CONFIRMATION REPORT 3
Description: Shows the target compound standard spectrum, the sample
background corrected spectrum, the sample raw spectrum, the quan ion(s) peak
profile, the base ion peak profile, and the RIC peak profile.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds not found, Include compounds
outside limits, Include Surrogate Compounds, Apply sample Correction factors to
surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
Report 4
Title: TARGET COMPOUND CONFIRMATION REPORT 4
Description: Shows overlaid and individual target compound peak profile plots
of quan ion(s), base ion, and RIC.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds not found, Include compounds
outside limits, Include Surrogate Compounds, Apply sample correction factors to
surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
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Report 5
Title: TARGET COMPOUND CONFIRMATION REPORT 5
Description: Shows the standard spectrum, background corrected spectrum,
and raw spectrum of target compound peak apex. Shows separate and overlaid
plots of the quan ion(s), base peak, and RIC peak profile of the target compound.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds not found, Include compounds
outside limits, Include Surrogate Compounds, Apply sample correction factors to
surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
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Report 6
Title: TARGET COMPOUND CONFIRMATION REPORT 6
Description: Shows the standard spectrum, background corrected spectrum,
and raw spectrum of target compound peak apex, and separate and overlaid
plots of the quan ion(s), base peak, and RIC peak profile of the target compound,
and the quan ion(s) peak profile with integration baseline.
Source file: Current File
Report Option controls: Include compounds not found, Include compounds
outside limits, Include CLP like letter codes, Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not
Found", Include Surrogate Compounds, Apply sample correction factors to
surrogates.
Compound parameters: Analysis Report Inclusion Limits - all items, Surrogate
Close
Close: Click to close the form.
Fields: Preview Target Compound Reports
#(Calibration Record Number) is the index number of the compound in the
method (*.mth) used to quantitate the data file at the time the data file was
quantitated.
Result Type describes the result of target compound peak identification. The
allowed values are Identified (target compound peak was located and met the
peak identification criteria in the method), Failed (target compound peak was
located, but did not meet the peak identification criteria), or Missing (target
compound peak could not be located.)
B (Blank): Checked if this compound was detected in the Method Blank sample.
S (Surrogate): Checked if this compound has been designated as a Surrogate
Compound in the EnviroPro compound table.
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T (Compound Type) specifies the type of quantitation used to compute the
Amount. The types are as follows:
A (analyte quantitated by internal standard method),
E (analyte quantitated by external standard method), and
I (internal standard peak of known concentration).
Compound Name for this peak that is in the method that quantitated the data
file.
Actual RT (Actual Retention Time) is the time (in minutes) of the apex of the
identified peak in the profile of integration mass abundance vs. time.
Calib. RT is the calibration retention time (in minutes) reported in the data file for
this compound.
Fit is a measure of the similarity between the compound spectrum stored in the
method used to quantitate this data file and the apex spectrum of the reported
peak.
Peak Area reports the peak area, measured in counts, which was read from the
data file.
Peak Height reports the peak height, measured in counts, which was read from
the data file.
Amount shows either the analyte concentration in the sample or an error
message. If the analyte concentration was computed without a detected error,
the field contains the numerical concentration.
If the following Report Options are set, numerical field may be modified as
follows:
Report Option: Include CLP like letter codes: True/False. If True the following
letter codes may be appended to reported concentrations:
"D" if the sample table shows a dilution factor that is not unity.
"B" if the compound was found in the method blank.
"J" if the concentration is less than the Low Quantitation Report
Limit, adjusted for dilution and Moisture if either or both of these
factors is used in the Sample Correction Factor. (NOTE: %Dry
Weight does not affect this calculation.)
"E" if the concentration exceeds the High Quantitation Report Limit.
"U" if the compound was not found during quantitation. The
concentration reported in this case is the Quantitation Low Report
Limit, adjusted for Dilution and Moisture if shown on the Sample Edit
form for the method and sample. (Dry Weight entries do not affect
the concentration calculation).
"JN" if compound was quantitated as a Tentatively Identified
Compound".
"S" if peak concentration is not consistent with sample parameters
reported in the header. This can happen for one of two reasons:
Either the Sample Correction Factor option on the Sample List form
is set to "Compute" for this sample and the multiplier/divisor ratio
read from the file is not 1; -or- the Sample Correction Factor option
on the Sample List form is set to the text box for this sample and the
mismatch between the multiplier/divisor ratio read from the data file
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and the Sample Correction Factor computed from the entries made
in the Sample List for this sample is greater than 1%.
NOTE: The "Below MDL" and "Not Found" messages take precedence over CLP
like Qualifier codes if the "Use Text for Below MDL and Not Found" is True.
Report Option: Use text for "Below MDL" and "Not Found". True/False
If true, "Below MDL" is substituted for the measured concentration if the
concentration is less than the amount entered in the MDL field of the compound
form. If the compound was not quantitated, but the compound record is included
in the data file, the concentration field is reported as "Not Found".
Report Options
Click the Report Options button to open the Report Options form. This form
configures the optional information on reports and the criteria for including peaks
in the reports.
Summary Reports
The following summary reports are available:
Initial Calibration
Method Tune
Method Blank
Surrogate
IS Area & RT
Control Sample
MDL&RSD
MS/MSD
MS Recovery
QC Recovery
Initial Calibration
Same report as in the individual setup.
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Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE ORGANICS INITIAL CALIBRATION DATA
Description: Summarizes (relative) response factors for up to 30 calibration
entries. Reports average and percent relative standard deviation for all calibrated
compounds.
Source file: Initial Calibration File
Report Option controls: SPCC/CCC (System Performance Check Compound
and Calibration Check Compound) Limit Test
Compound parameters: Maximum RSD, Minimum RF
Method Tune
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE ORGANICS INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE CHECK
Description: Compares the selected spectrum from the current tune file to the
currently selected tune criteria. A summary of the sample list follows.
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Source file: Current Tune File
Report Option controls: None
Compound parameters: None
NOTE: To select tune criteria, tune file, or tune spectrum, return to the main form
and click the Select Method button. Select the method criteria set by selecting
the appropriate EPA Method radio button, and then click the Tune Report Setup
button. Selecting the tune file name and click the open button. Click the Tune
Report Setup form to select the tune spectrum. Click the Tune Report 2 button to
displays the data shown in the top half of this report. If the CCC file is used for
tune file select the "Use CCC as tune file" button. The tune file does not need to
be specified; the CCC file automatically becomes the tune file.
Method Blank
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE METHOD BLANK SUMMARY
Description: The header has laboratory information and information about the
first sample of sample type "B" in the sample list. The body of the report has a
summary of the sample list, in the order of acquisition date and time.
Source files: Files in sample list. First sample list entry of sample type "B" is
source of header information.
Report Option controls: None
Compound parameters: None
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Surrogate
Title: {WATER|SOIL}(SEMI)VOLATILE SURROGATE RECOVERY
Description: Summarizes surrogate recoveries for up to 20 surrogate
compounds for the sample list files. Surrogate compounds are marked as
surrogates in the EnviroPro compound table.
Source files: Files in sample list.
Report Option controls: None
Compound parameters: Surrogate, Quality Control Amount, Percent Recovery
Limits Low & High
IS Area & RT
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE INTERNAL STANDARD AND RT SUMMARY
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Description: Summarizes Area and RT of Internal Standards and optionally
Surrogate compounds versus the Continuing Calibration Check (CCC) sample
Source files: Files in Sample List. The file of sample type "C" is used as the
reference file.
Report Option controls: Include Surrogate compounds and RT window (in
seconds) and Area precision (%).
Compound parameters: Surrogate
Control Sample
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE CONTROL SAMPLE SUMMARY
Description: Shows the Continuing Calibration Check sample in the header,
followed by a summary of the sample list.
Source files: Files in the Sample List. The file of sample type "C" is used as the
Continuing Calibration Check sample.
Report Option controls: None
Compound parameters: None
MDL&RSD
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Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE MDL AND RSD SUMMARY
Description: Summarizes concentrations of target compounds by sample for up
to 30 samples. Shows average, RSD and MDL (minimum detection level). This
summarizes replicate analyses of samples of known composition, which are
coded as QC samples (Sample Type "Q") in the sample list.
Source files: Sample list entries of sample type "Q"
Report Option controls: Include Surrogate Compounds
Compound parameters: Surrogate
NOTE: MDL is computed as Standard Deviation * Student t test value for 0.01
tail area probability and (replicates - 1) degrees of freedom.
MS/MSD
Title: (WATER or SOIL)(SEMI)VOLATILE MATRIX SPIKE, MATRIX SPIKE
DUPLICATE RECOVERY
Description: Reports recovery of spike and spike duplicate amounts of
compounds from a sample matrix. Compounds are only included if the
Compound parameters Matrix Spike Amount and Amount Duplicate are not zero.
Source files: Sample list entries of sample type "S" (Sample Matrix), "1" (Matrix
Spike) and "2" (Matrix Spike Duplicate). There should be only one sample of
each of type present in the sample list.
Report Option controls: None
Compound parameters: Matrix Spike Amount, Amount Duplicate, RPD Limit,
Quality Control Percent Recovery Limits Low & High
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NOTE: Column label units are determined by the sample matrix and may not
agree with the units reported by other quantitation reports, in which the units
were determined by the Workstation method and quantitation.
MS Recovery
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE MATRIX SPIKE RECOVERY SUMMARY
Description: Summarizes matrix spike recovery for up to 30 samples for each
compound if the parameter Matrix Spike Amount is not zero. The average
recovery, standard deviation, and computed control limits are also shown.
Control limits are calculated as the average recovery +/- 2*Relative Standard
Deviation.
Source files: Sample list entries of sample type "1" (Matrix Spike), maximum of
one sample of sample type "S" (Sample Matrix).
Report Option controls: None
Compound parameters: Matrix Spike Amount, Quality Control Percent
Recovery Limits Low & High
QC Recovery
Title: (SEMI)VOLATILE QC SAMPLE RECOVERY SUMMARY
Description: Summarizes concentrations of target compounds for up to 30
samples, the average, standard deviation, maximum allowed standard deviation,
and Quality Control Average Recovery Limits - Low and High. Average and
standard deviation values that are out of limits are flagged.
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Source files: Sample list entries of sample type "Q"
Report Option controls: Include Surrogate Compounds
Compound parameters: Quality Control Maximum SD, Average Recovery
Limits- Low & High, Surrogate
Select Reports
Click to open the Select Reports form. This form configures reports to be printed
for each sample type and configures the summary report set. It can print the
selected report set for one file or for all files in the sample list. This form also
configures the report set to be printed when a data file goes to this application for
printing from a MS Workstation Toolbar button or from System Control through
an AutoLink call during Sample List or Recalc List processing.
Use the two red arrows in the upper right corner of the page allow to select a
different current file from the sample list. Right arrow moves down, left arrow
moves up from the current "current sample" position in the sample list.
Apply sample correction factor to surrogates. True or False: This parameter
is effective only for the samples with the "Compute" option set to "Sample
Correction Factor". If true, all analyte concentrations are multiplied by the sample
correction factor derived from sample table entries. If False, concentrations of
compounds, which have the Surrogate box checked are not multiplied by the
sample correction factor.
Close: Click to close the form.
Fields: Setup/Preview/Print Reports
Method Title: An editable string printed as a subtitle on most reports. It defaults
to the EPA Method number currently in use.
Calibration: The full path name of the MS data file from which calibration data is
read. The Initial Calibration Report uses data from this file.
CCC: The first sample list entry with sample type "C". This is the continuing
calibration check/system performance check sample.
Blank: The first sample list entry with sample type "B". This should be a method
blank. The file is reported as the Method Blank on the Method Blank Summary
Report. Compounds that are detected in this file are tagged with a "B" on all
quantitation report concentration fields, if the "Include CLP like letter codes"
option is selected on the Report Options form.
Current File: This is the file selected on the Main form before this form is
opened. It is the file which is reported by all reports which can be previewed
using the buttons on this form, except for initial calibration and summary reports.
Matrix: This is the first sample list entry with sample type "S". It is the file that is
reported as the Matrix in the Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate report. It is also
used by the Matrix Spike Recovery report. The concentrations of compounds in
this file are subtracted from the corresponding compound concentrations in the
Matrix Spike files (Sample Type 1 and 2) when Matrix Spike Recovery reports
are computed.
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Matrix Spike: This is the first sample table entry with sample type "1", and is
reported as the matrix spike sample in the Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate
report.
MSD: The file that is reported as the Matrix Spike Duplicate in the Matrix
Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate report is the first file in the sample table with the
sample type coded as "2".
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Select Reports
Use Select Reports to configure reporting profiles for each sample type. When a
file is reported, EnviroPro checks the Sample List to determine the sample type.
All reports of this sample type are then generated in sequence order. The
sequence order and selected reports by type are set in the left side of this form.
Use this form to generate a sequence of reports based on the EnviroPro sample
list and selected "Current File". Summary reports are based on all files currently
in the sample list and their sample types. They are produced at the end of the
reporting sequence. Summary reports are not produced when an individual file
report set is generated by AutoLink call, MS Workstation Toolbar command, or
the Report Current Sample button.
Summary Reports Check Boxes
Select the types of summary reports that are printed in the summary report.
Initial Calibration: Check to generate the "Initial Calibration Data" report.
Method Tune: Check to generate the "Instrument Performance Check
Summary" report.
Method Blank: Check to generate the "Method Blank Summary" report.
Surrogate: Check to generate the "Surrogate Recovery" report.
IS Amount & RT: Check to generate the "Internal Standard Area and RT
Summary" report.
Control Sample: Check to generate the "Control Sample Summary" report.
MDL & RSD: Check to generate the "MDL and RSD Summary" report.
MS/MSD: Check to generate the "Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate Recovery"
report.
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MS Recovery: Check to generate the "Matrix Spike Recovery" report.
QC Recovery: Check to generate the "QC Sample Recovery" report.
Output Reports: Check Boxes
System Printer: Check to print reports to the system default printer. Select the
system default printer on the Start-Settings-Printer menu. The printer must
support graphics and True Type fonts.
ASCII File: Check to have an ASCII file written to disk in the same directory as
the data file. The file name is the same as the data file being processed with an
extension that reflects the type of report, as shown. Summary reports are stored
under the Initial Calibration file name.
1A1
CLP Data Sheet
1A2
General Quantitation Report
1A3
Compound Limit Report
1A4
Labeled Chromatogram Report
1E1
CLP TIC Report
1E2
General TIC Report
1E3
TIC Data Sheet Report
2A1
Surrogate Recovery Summary
3A1
Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike Duplicate Recovery
3A2
Matrix Spike Recovery Summary
3B1
QC Recovery Summary
4A1
Method Blank Summary
4A2
Control Sample Summary
5A1
Instrument Performance Check
5B1
Instrument Performance Check Summary Report
6A1
Initial Calibration Data Report
7A1
Continuing Calibration Check (CCC)
7A2
Continuing Calibration Check (SPCC)
7A3
Laboratory Control Sample Report
8A1
Internal Standard Area & RT Summary
Buttons: Select Reports
Report for Whole Sample List: Click to process the EnviroPro sample list file by
file. For each file, the reports selected for the file Sample Type are produced.
When completed, the selected summary reports are produced.
Report Current Sample: Click to produce the reports selected for the sample
type of the current file. No summary reports are generated.
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Report from Current Sample to End: Click to produce the selected reports for
the sample types of each file from the current file to the end of the sample list.
The selected summary reports are generated.
Two Arrows to Allow Current Sample Selection: The two red arrows in the
upper right corner of the page allow the selection of a different "current file" from
the sample list. Right arrow moves down, left arrow moves up from the current
"current sample" position in the sample list.
Close: Click to close the form.
Sample Reports Fields
Sample Reports: The name of one of the reports that may be printed when a
data file is printed.
Order #: The order in which per sample reports are generated and printed. When
a Target Compound report is printed, one page for each reportable compound in
the sample is printed consecutively before another report type is processed.
A: Generate the report named in the row for each sample list entry
processed with a sample type of "A" (Analysis).
C: Generate the report named in the row for each sample list entry
processed with a sample type of "C" (Continuing Calibration Check).
B: Generate the report named in the row for each sample list entry
processed with a sample type of "B" (Method Blank).
Q: Generate the report named in the row for each sample list entry
processed with a sample type of "Q" (Quality Control).
S: Generate the report named in the row for each sample list entry
processed with a sample type of "S" (Sample Matrix).
1: Generate the report named in the row for each sample list entry
processed with a sample type of "1" (Matrix Spike).
2: Generate the report named in the row for each sample list entry.
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Automation
Before online reporting occurs, the reporting template (*.swt) must be completed.
The Laboratory information, Method setup, Compound Information, Sample List
and Reporting specifications must be entered. The name of the completed
EnviroPro template (*.swt) is used in the Auto Link field of the Sample List of the
core MS software.
EnviroPro reports may be generated immediately after the file acquisition is
completed. If this is the desired report generation format, the sample list used in
system control to execute data acquisition and the Sample List in EnviroPro must
be coordinated.
System Control Sample List
The Sample List is the of injections to be executed by System Control.
Complete the Sample List for data acquisition and specify unique sample names.
In the Auto Link field enter the name of the EnviroPro template to use for
reporting after the acquisition is completed.
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Sample List in EnviroPro
The sample list in the *.swt method (used in the Auto Link) must be completed to
generate complete reports. The "Sample Name" specified in the automation
sample list file must be entered into the "Sample ID" field (will be displayed in the
"Lab Sample ID" field) in the EnviroPro sample list. This is the link between the
data files to be acquired and the reporting specifications for them. The other
sample parameters (EPA sample number, date received on the form shown
above) also must be entered for each sample.
Sample ID
This field identifies sample parameters during the AutoLink invocation of
EnviroPro reports during System Control processing of Sample Lists. When a file
is sent to EnviroPro by a MS Workstation Toolbar print button or a System
Control AutoLink call, EnviroPro searches for a Sample ID that matches the data
file Sample Name, and, if found, uses that sample list entry. If no match is found,
parameters from the first sample entry in the list are used to create a new entry.
As long as each Sample ID is unique in the sample list, and only one file with
each Sample ID is processed, the EnviroPro sample list may be set up before
data files are acquired. EnviroPro generates the reports immediately after data
acquisition. If a Sample Name is duplicated, EnviroPro overwrite the Sample List
Entry of the first Sample ID found which matches the file Sample Name.
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Appendix A
EPA Methods
The following is a lists of EPA methods.
524.2 Revision 3, 1989
“Measurement of Purgeable Organic Compounds in Water by Capillary Column
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry”
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
9.2.2 Initial Calibration
Tune Reports
9.2.4 Initial Calibration
Chromatogram Report
9.2.6 Initial Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
9.3.1 Continuing Calibration
Check
Tune Reports
9.3.3 Continuing Calibration
Check
Chromatogram Report
9.3.4 Continuing Calibration
Check
Internal Standard Area and RT
Summary
9.3.5 Continuing Calibration
Check
Continuing Calibration Report
10.3.2 – 10.3.3 Quality Control
MS Recovery, MDL and RSD
Summary Reports
12 Calculations
Quantitation Reports
Sample Correction factor = 1
624 July 1982
“Purgeables”
Method Section and Title
EnviroPro Report
7.4.3 Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
8.2.3 Quality Control
Matrix Spike Recovery
8.3.1 Quality Control
Surrogate Recovery
10.3 Daily GC/MS Performance Tests
Tune Reports
13. Calculations
Quantitation Reports
14 Method Performance
MDL and RSD Summary
Sample Correction factor =1
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NOTE: 624 Method accuracy is defined as R+/-s. Method Accuracy is reported in
the Matrix Spike Recovery report as R+/- 2s.
8240B Revision 2, September 1994
“Volatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
(GC/MS)”
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
7.2.7-7.2.9 Initial Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
7.3.1 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Tune Reports
7.3.3 –7.3.4 Daily GC/MS
Calibration
SPCC Report
7.3.5 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Internal Standard Area & RT
Summary
7.4.1.4 GC/MS analysis
Tune Reports
7.5 Data Interpretation
Quantitation and Compound
Graphical Reports
8.3 Quality Control
Graphical Compound Reports
(TAR1-TAR6)
8.4.1 Quality Control
Tune Reports
8.5.4 Quality Control
QC Recovery Report
8.6-8.8 Quality Control
MS Recovery Report
8.9 Quality Control
Surrogate Recovery
Relationship of 8240 method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List form and
Report Headers:
8240
Sample List form
Report Header
Vt = Volume of total
extract( L)
Extract Vol
Soil Extract
Volume( L)
Vo = volume of water
purged, taking into
consideration any
dilutions made
Sample wt/vol, Units : mL Sample wt/vol
(mL)
Vi= Volume of extract Injection Vol
added for purging( L)
Soil Aliquot
Volume( L)
D = % dry weight/100
or 1 for wet weight
basis
% Dry Weight
% Dry Weight
Ws = Weight of
sample extracted or
purged(g)
Sample wt/vol, Units g
Sample wt/vol (g)
Water:
Sample Correction factor = 1/(Sample wt/vol)
Soil:
Sample Correction factor = (Extract Vol))/((Injection Vol)(Sample wt/vol)(Dry
Weight fraction))
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8260A Revision 2, September 1994
“Volatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
(GC/MS): Capillary Column Technique”
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
7.3 Initial Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
7.4.1 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Tune Reports
7.4.2 –7.4.4 Daily GC/MS
Calibration
SPCC Report
7.4.5 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Internal Standard Area & RT
Summary
7.6 Data Interpretation
Quantitation and Compound
Graphical Reports
8.3.4 Quality Control
QC Recovery
Relationship between 8260 method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List form
and Report Headers:
8260
Sample List form
Report Header
Vt = Volume of total
extract( L)
Extract Vol
Soil Extract
Volume( L)
Vo = volume of water
purged, taking into
consideration any
dilutions made
Sample wt/vol , Units :
mL
Sample wt/vol (mL)
Vi= Volume of extract
added for purging
( L)
Injection Vol
Soil Aliquot
Volume( L)
D = % dry weight/100
or 1 for wet weight
basis
% Dry Weight
% Dry Weight
Ws = Weight of
sample extracted or
purged(g)
Sample wt/vol, Units g
Sample wt/vol (g)
Water:
Sample Correction factor = 1/(Sample wt/vol)
Soil:
Sample Correction factor = (Extract Vol))/((Injection Vol)(Sample wt/vol)(Dry
Weight fraction))
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CLP- VOA
“USEPA CONTRACT LABORATORY PROGRAM, STATEMENT OF WORK
FOR ORGANICS ANALYSIS”, IFB DU0043R1, ATTACHMENT A, GV/MS
ANALYSIS OF VOLATILES
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
6.4.4 – 6.4.5 Instrument
Operating Conditions
Tune Reports
7 Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
7.4.7 Calibration
Continuing Calibration Report
7.4.8
Internal Standard Area & RT
Summary
10 Quantitative Analysis
Quantitation and Compound
Graphical Reports
10.8 Quantitative Analysis
Surrogate Recovery
10.9 Quantitative Analysis
MS/MSD Report
Relationship between CLP-VOA method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List
form and Report Headers:
CLP-VOA
Sample List form
Report Header
Vt = Total Volume of
methanol extract(mL)
Extract Vol (enter in L)
Soil Extract
Volume( L)
Vo = volume of water
purged, in mL
Sample wt/vol , Units :
mL
Sample wt/vol (mL)
Va= Volume of the
aliquot of methanol
extract added to
reagent water for
purging( L)
Injection Vol (enter in
L)
Soil Aliquot
Volume( L)
% moisture
% Moisture
% Moisture
Df = Dilution Factor
Dilution Factor
Dilution Factor
Ws = Weight of soil
extracted (g)
Sample wt/vol, Units g
Sample wt/vol (g)
Water:
Sample Correction factor = (Dilution Factor)/ (Sample wt/vol)
Low Soil:
Sample Correction factor = 1/ ((Sample wt/vol) (0.01*(100 -% Moisture)))
Medium Soil (CAUTION- enter Extract Vol in L)
Sample Correction factor = (Extract Vol) (Dilution Factor) /
((Injection Vol) (Sample wt/vol) (0.01*(100-% Moisture)))
NOTE: EnviroPro reports are not designed for compliance with submission
requirements for the EPA Contract Laboratory Program.
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525.1 Revision 2.2, May 1991
“Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by Liquid-Solid
Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry”
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
9.2.2 Initial Calibration
Tune Reports
9.2.4 Initial Calibration
Graphical Compound Reports
9.2.6.1 Initial Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
9.3 .1 Continuing Calibration
Check
Tune Reports
9.3.3 Continuing Calibration
Check
Graphical Compound Reports
9.3.4 Continuing Calibration
Check
Internal Standard Area and RT
Summary
9.3.5 Continuing Calibration
Check
Continuing Calibration Report
10.3.2 – 10.3.3, 10.7 Quality
Control
MS Recovery, MDL and RSD
Summary Reports
12 Calculations
Quantitation Reports
Relationship between 525.1 method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List form
and Report Headers:
525.1
V = original water
sample volume in L
Sample List form
Sample wt/vol , Units : L
Report
Header
Sample wt/vol (L)
Water:
Sample Correction factor = 1/ (Sample wt/vol)
625 July 1982
“Base/Neutrals and Acids”
Method Section and title
EnviroPro Report
7.3.2 Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
8.2.3 Quality Control
Matrix Spike Recovery
8.3.1 Quality Control
Surrogate Recovery
12.3 Daily GC/MS Performance
Tests
Tune Reports
15.2. Calculations
Quantitation Reports
16 Method Performance
MDL and RSD Summary
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Relationship between 625 method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List form
and Report Headers:
625
Sample List form
Report Header
Vo = volume of water
extracted (L)
Sample wt/vol, Units: L
Sample wt/vol (L)
Water:
Sample Correction factor = 1/(Sample wt/vol)
NOTE: 625 Method accuracy is defined as R+/-s. Method Accuracy is reported in
the Matrix Spike Recovery report as R+/- 2s.
8250A Revision 1, September 1994
“Semivolatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
(GC/MS)”
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
7.3 Initial Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
7.4.1 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Tune Reports
7.4.2 –7.4.4 Daily GC/MS
Calibration
SPCC Report
7.4.5 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Internal Standard Area & RT
Summary
7.6 Data Interpretation
Quantitation and Compound
Graphical Reports
8.5 Quality Control
QC Recovery
8.6-8.8 Quality Control
MS Recovery
8.9 Quality Control
Surrogate Recovery Report
Relationship between 8250 method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List form
and Report Headers:
8250
Sample List form
Report Header
Vex = extract volume
(mL)
Extract Vol
Concentrated
Extract Volume
Vo = volume of liquid
extracted, (L)
Sample wt/vol, Units : L
Sample wt/vol
Ws = Sample
Weight(kg)
Sample wt/vol, Units kg
Sample wt/vol
Sample Correction factor = (Extract Vol)/(Sample wt/vol)
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8270 Revision 2, September, 1994
“Semivolatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
(GC/MS): Capillary Column Technique”
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
7.3 Initial Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
7.4.1 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Tune Reports
7.4.2 –7.4.4 Daily GC/MS
Calibration
SPCC Report
7.4.5 Daily GC/MS Calibration
Internal Standard Area & RT
Summary
7.6 Data Interpretation
Quantitation and Compound
Graphical Reports
8.5 Quality Control
QC Recovery
8.6-8.8 Quality Control
MS Recovery
8.9 Quality Control
Surrogate Recovery Report
Relationship between 8270 method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List form
and Report Headers:
8270
Sample List form
Report Header
Vex = extract volume
(mL)
Extract Vol
Concentrated Extract
Volume
Vo = volume of liquid
extracted, (L)
Sample wt/vol , Units
:L
Sample wt/vol
Ws = Sample
Weight(kg)
Sample wt/vol, Units
kg
Sample wt/vol
Sample Correction factor = (Extract Vol)/(Sample wt/vol)
CLP-SV
“USEPA CONTRACT LABORATORY PROGRAM, STATEMENT OF WORK
FOR ORGANICS ANALYSIS”, IFB DU0043R1, ATTACHMENT A, GC/MS
ANALYSIS OF SEMIVOLATILES
Method Section & Title
EnviroPro Report
4.3.3 Instrument Operating
Conditions
Tune Reports
5.4-5.6 Calibration
Initial Calibration Report
5.7 Calibration
Continuing Calibration Report
5.8 & 8.1 Calibration
Internal Standard Area & RT
Summary
8.2 Quantitative Analysis
Quantitation and Compound
Graphical Reports
8.5 Quantitative Analysis
Surrogate Recovery
8.6 Quantitative Analysis
MS/MSD Report
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Relationship between CLP-SV method terminology and EnviroPro Sample List
form and Report Headers:
CLP-SV
Sample List Form
Report Header
Vt = Total Volume of
methanol extract ( L)
Extract Vol
Concentrated Extract
Volume ( L)
Vo = volume of water
extracted in mL
Sample wt/vol , Units
: mL
Sample wt/vol (mL)
Vi= Volume of extract Injection Vol
injected ( L)
Injection Volume ( L)
% moisture
% Moisture
% Moisture
Df = Dilution Factor
Dilution Factor
Dilution Factor
Ws = Weight of soil
extracted (g)
Sample wt/vol, Units
g
Sample wt/vol (g)
Water:
Sample Correction factor = ((Extract Vol) (Dilution Factor)) / ((Sample wt/vol)
(Injection Vol))
Soil
Sample Correction factor = (Extract Vol) (Dilution Factor) /
((Injection Vol) (Sample wt/vol) (0.01*(100-% Moisture)))
NOTE: EnviroPro reports are not designed for compliance with submission
requirements for the EPA Contract Laboratory Program.
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