Internal check of BLM gas analysis procedures
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) underwent an internal check of our analysis procedures during the month of August 2012. As part of this procedure, the BLM ordered two (2) 12-component National Institute of Standard Technology (NIST) primary standards. The NIST primary standards were analyzed using the BLM’s Mass Spectrometer and at each gas chromatograph being used to deliver or accept crude helium along the Government’s pipeline.
The internal checks of the analysis procedures are on ongoing process.