STP1062

    Automation of Regional Data Validation

    Published: Jan 1990


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF Version (220K) 13 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (6.9M) 13 $64   ADD TO CART


    Abstract

    A computerized system has been developed to assist in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data validation studies of organic analytical data collected for hazardous waste site assessments. The Regional Automated Data Auditing System (RADAS) is a data evaluation and management computer program that provides data entry, file maintenance, data qualifying, and report generation for results from gas chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analyses. The RADAS system determines the validity of individual analyte concentrations reported by the laboratory. This determination is based on instrument calibration, sample holding time, blank contamination, and contract required detection limit. Delivery-ready reports are produced, including data tables, sample and calibration listings, and a documented summary of data validation. The system developed has been found to perform appropriately and its use represents a significant improvement in terms of turn-around time, completeness, and consistency of data validation studies.

    Keywords:

    quality assurance, data validation, data review, laboratory automation, Superfund, Contract Laboratory Program (CLP)


    Author Information:

    Shumann, CR
    ScientistSenior ScientistDirector of Corporate Quality AssuranceChief, Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Company (LESC)National Sanitation FoundationU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las VegasAnn ArborLas Vegas, NVMINV

    Olivero, RA
    ScientistSenior ScientistDirector of Corporate Quality AssuranceChief, Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Company (LESC)National Sanitation FoundationU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las VegasAnn ArborLas Vegas, NVMINV

    Homsher, MT
    ScientistSenior ScientistDirector of Corporate Quality AssuranceChief, Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Company (LESC)National Sanitation FoundationU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las VegasAnn ArborLas Vegas, NVMINV

    Petty, JD
    ScientistSenior ScientistDirector of Corporate Quality AssuranceChief, Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Company (LESC)National Sanitation FoundationU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las VegasAnn ArborLas Vegas, NVMINV


    Paper ID: STP18981S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18981S


    CrossRef ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.