2013 Annual Fee: $643.00
Schedule: April, August, November
Sample Amount Distributed Each Test Cycle: Approx 1 gallon
ASTM's Biodiesel Proficiency Testing in cooperation with AOCS (www.aocs.org), 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 biodiesel analyses by comparing their results with those of other laboratories worldwide.
As a program participant, you will receive a sample of biodiesel and all the necessary instructions for the test cycle. Your laboratory will perform the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program.
Upon completion of the tests, each laboratory will electronically submit data to ASTM via a secure website. The statistical summary report for each test cycle will be delivered electronically to each participant. Reports 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) gallon can containing of biodiesel for each of the three test cycles conducted during the year.
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.)