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1.1 This guide offers direction on the handling of data from interlaboratory tests for wear or erosion. It describes a format for entering data and for subsequently reporting results on measures of precision in a Committee G02 standard. It indicates methods for calculation of the needed statistical quantities.
1.2 The document offers guidance based on a Committee G02 consensus, and exists for the purpose of emphasizing the need to use established statistical practices, and to introduce more uniformity in reporting interlaboratory test results in Committee G02 standards.
1.3 An example of how the methods described in this guide may be applied is available in personal computer format (DOS type system) on floppy disk as a spreadsheet (LOTUS, rel. 4) file. The purpose is to facilitate use of the methods in this guide. The example file contains all needed equations in the recommended format and can be edited to accept new data. ASTM Headquarters or the Chairman of G02 should be contacted for a copy of that computer file. The user must have spreadsheet software (for example, LOTUS or compatible) available.
1.4 The methods used in this document are consistent with Practices E 691 and E 177, and with the PC version of Practice E 691.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
G65 Test Method for Measuring Abrasion Using the Dry Sand/Rubber Wheel Apparatus
G76 Test Method for Conducting Erosion Tests by Solid Particle Impingement Using Gas Jets
G77 Test Method for Ranking Resistance of Materials to Sliding Wear Using Block-on-Ring Wear Test
ICS Number Code 17.040.20 (Properties of surfaces); 19.060 (Mechanical testing)