2013 Annual Fee: $669.00
Schedule: April, August, December
Sample amount distributed each test cycle: approx 1 liter.
ASTM's Fuel Ethanol Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories who need a statistical quality assurance tool that will enable them to improve, and maintain a high level of performance in conducting routine ASTM tests by comparing their results with other laboratories worldwide.
As a program participant, you will receive a one liter sample supply of commercial grade ethanol. This ethanol will be a denatured fuel ethanol intended to be blended with gasolines at 1-10 volume % for use as a spark-ignition automotive engine fuel. You will also receive detailed test instructions for each test cycle and the appropriate data reporting email links essential to on-line data entry of your data for each trail.
NOTE: Participation is not contingent upon performing all program tests.
Upon completion of testing, each laboratory submits their own data on-line, electronically to ASTM for use in generating electronic statistical summary reports that contain:
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.
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ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:
Each participating lab will receive a one (1) liter sample can containing a D4806 commercial grade ethanol each test cycle for testing.
NOTE: List of Methods Subject to Change. Participation is not contingent upon performing all program tests.
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:
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.
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.)