Solving all your chemical analysis needs

Unparalleled chemical analysis, research and development

Using state-of-the-art testing methods

Precise testing identifies hazards accurately and quickly

Backed by thousands of successful tests

Identify trace chemicals in petroleum, gas, and other applications

The Right Choice

Leaders in Trace Metal analysis in Petroleum, Catalysts, Plastics

Petrochemical Analysis

Identify Mercury, Arsenic, and Sulfur and other hazards in hydrocarbon feedstocks at low levels. Mercury and Arsenic are generally at 1 PPB detection limit or less.

Catalyst Analysis

Identify all catalysts and other precious metals, as well as metal contaminants which may cause catalyst failure.

Resin Road Reflective Bead analysis

Test the safety and efficacy of reflective resin beads used on highways and roads to satisfy state contracting requirements.

Gas Analysis

Identify Mercury, Arsenic, and Sulfur and other hazards in LPG, Propane, Natural Gas, Methane, and others, at low levels. Mercury and Arsenic are generally at 1 PPB detection limit or less.

We cater to all industries

Our analytics tools and skills identify a complete chemical profile for any application.

One-Stop Solution

ACS labs work with other labs in the surrounding area to provide a complete range of analytic techniques, including all types of spectography and chromatography.

Leaders in trace level metal detection

Analytical Consulting Services (ACS Labs) has been in Houston for over 30 years. We cater to individuals, small companies and global enterprises looking for responsive and accurate laboratory results. ACS is dedicated to serving the trace metals industry by providing trace metals testing to the chemical, hydrocarbon, catalyst, alloys and other markets.

If you have a need for reliable analytical trace metals testing, call us or email us to inquire about our services. We offer the highest quality testing and prompt personal attention to every customer.

To Fortune 1000 companies

We offer Special Projects management services as well as top quality results to determine metal content of your products:

  • Trace Metal analysis in Petroleum, Catalysts, Plastics, etc.
  • Precious Metals Assay (through our partnering consultant)
  • API Mineral Pattern (cations and anions)
  • Low level Mercury testing (DL=0.01 PPB WT) by DMA80, ASTM5954, ASTM 6350
  • Glass Bead Analysis for Roads, Asphalt by EPA 3052 and ICP 6010

MARS 6 Microwave Reaction System

MARS 6 Microwave Reaction System for sample prep brings a remarkable intelligence and ease of use to microwave sample preparation. The MARS 6 has an impressive list of features and capabilities, and was developed to make microwave sample preparation virtually effortless.


ACS Labs has also acquired a Milestone DMA80 Tri-Cell Direct Mercury analyzer. Milestone's DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer is redefining mercury analysis. The DMA-80 requires no sample preparation and delivers results, comparable to those obtained on CVAA and ICP-MS, in as little as 5 minutes.

The DMA-80 system enables the operator to analyze for mercury in virtually any sample matrix - liquids, solids, and even gases - without the need for any sample preparation. An integrated, removable autosampler accommodates up to 40 samples for unattended operation. It's 21 CFR Part 11 compliant.

This DMA-80 allows ACS to run fuel gas mercury analysis using ASTM 6350 and ASTM D5954 which is listed in the Boiler MACT regulations.