#2 Diesel Fuel

    2014 Annual Fee: $666.00

    Schedule: February, June, October

    Sample amount distributed each test cycle: Approximately 1 gallon



    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    ASTM’s #2 Diesel Fuel Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide.

    Conducted three times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program.

    Samples, test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 25 business days.

    For more information, contact us.


    WHY SHOULD YOUR LABORATORY PARTICIPATE?

    ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:

    • A useful and meaningful statistical quality assurance tool to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of your laboratory's performance in conducting testing.
    • The resource you need to satisfy proficiency testing elements of laboratory accreditation.
    • A periodic comparison of test results with other participating laboratories.

    TEST MATERIALS

    One gallon of #2 diesel fuel will be used in the program for each test cycle.


    TEST PARAMETERS

    D6217

    Particulate Contamination by Filtration

    D2887

    BP Distribution

    D482

    Ash

    D5291

    Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen

    D189, D524, D4530

    Carbon Residue

    D2500, D5771, D5772, D5773

    Cloud Point

    D974, D664

    Acid and Base Number

    D1500

    Color

    D6371

    Cold Filter Plugging Point

    D130

    Copper Corrosion

    D1298, D4052

    Density

    D86, D7345

    Distillation

    D93

    Flash Point

    D240

    Heat Content

    D1319, D5186, D6591

    Hydrocarbon Type

    D6079, D7688

    Lubricity (HFRR)

    D97, D5949, D5950

    Pour Point

    D2622, D4294, D5453, D7039

    Sulfur Content

    D445, D7042

    Vicosity, Kinematic

    D1796, D2709, D6304

    Water and Sediment

    D6468

    High Temp Stability

    NOTE: List of tests subject to change.


    DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES

    Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Labs in Jefferson Hills, PA. Program registration fees include the cost of shipping the test samples to U.S. participants or, for international participants, to a third-party shipping agent located in the U.S.

    IMPORTANT for International participants: You have the following options for receipt of samples:

    • Ship through a third party shipping agent - Provide ASTM International with the complete contact information of a designated Shipping Agent located in the U.S. who will be responsible for shipping samples from the U.S. to your facility. Participants are responsible for making financial and shipping arrangements directly with the shipping agent.
      • Please be advised that when samples are shipped, an e-mail is sent only to the contact of record on your ASTM PTP account. It is the customer’s responsibility to advise their designated shipper that the sample has been shipped.
      • We cannot permit shipping agents to pick up samples at our distributors’ warehouses.
    • Ship directly from the sample distributor via UPS, DHL, or FEDEX - Provide ASTM International with your shipping account number to cover shipping charges. Check that your carrier will deliver the test materials to your location. Materials classified as Hazardous may have restrictions.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Participation is on an annual fee basis and open to all laboratories. Registration fees must be paid in advance to participate. Testing must be performed within the participant's laboratory facilities. A laboratory does not need to perform all the program tests to participate.


    ABOUT ASTM INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE D02 ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND LUBRICANTS

    Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, consisting of over 1,500 members and developer of nearly 670 ASTM International standards, provides the technical direction for the program. Test information generated through the program is utilized by Committee D02 to determine if modifications to ASTM International methods or new methods are warranted and to analytically review program test results. (All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.)