In-Service Oil Monitoring Hydraulic Fluids & Oils

    2014 Annual Fee: $675.00

    Schedule: May, August, November

    Sample amount distributed each cycle: approx 250ml



    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    ASTM’s In-Service Oil Monitoring Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods against other laboratories worldwide.

    As a program participant you will receive for each test cycle, a different sample (a representative used or in-service hydraulic fluid or oil), electronic interactive web-based data report forms and test instructions. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM program methods.

    Those reports include:

    • Coded laboratory test results
    • Statistical analyses of test data
    • Charts plotting test results versus laboratory code

    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

    Used or in-service hydraulic fluids or oils to be used in the program will be obtained from a single but source for each test cycle. A 250 ml bottle of used or in-service sample material will be provided to each participant each test cycle along with the appropriate instructions necessary to submit data.


    TEST PARAMETERS

    D664, D974 - other methods

    Acid Number

    D974, D4739

    Base Number

    D92, D93

    Flash Point

    D2982, D4291

    Glycol Detection

    Any Method, D7647

    Particle Count

    D95, D1744, D6304 A,C, "The Crackle Test"

    Water Content

    D5185, D6595

    Metal/Wear Contaminants

    D445

    Viscosity, Kinematic

    NOTE: Use of other methods is permitted.


    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.)