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    ASTM C802 - 14

    Standard Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Test Program to Determine the Precision of Test Methods for Construction Materials

    Active Standard ASTM C802 | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.94

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice provides requirements for planning and conducting an interlaboratory study to obtain data to develop single-operator and multilaboratory precision statements for a test method. It includes methods to evaluate data consistency before carrying out the calculations to develop the precision statement. The procedures are compatible with those in Practice E691.

    4.2 The ILS data obtained from this practice are intended for developing the precision values for writing single-operator and multilaboratory precision statements in accordance with Practice C670.

    4.3 Appendix X1 provides an example to illustrate the calculations to obtain the precision values of the test method from the ILS data. This may be used to check a user-developed electronic spreadsheet for carrying out the calculations.

    4.4 Appendix X2 discusses the additional calculations required for an interlaboratory study of a test method that includes making test specimens as part of the procedure. In this case, batch-to-batch variability needs to be considered.

    4.5 Appendix X3 discusses the use of analysis of variance as an alternative approach to obtain the precision values from the ILS data.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes techniques for planning, conducting, and analyzing the results of an interlaboratory study (ILS) with the objective of developing the precision statement of a test method. It is designed to be used in conjunction with Practice C670. The methods used in this standard are consistent with those in Practice E691.

    1.2 This practice is not intended for use in programs whose purpose is to develop a test method or to assess the relative variability of two or more test methods. Refer to Practice C1067 for procedures to evaluate the ruggedness of a test method.

    1.3 The system of units for this practice has not been specified. Dimensional quantities in the practice are presented only in examples of calculations.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)

    C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    C1067 Practice for Conducting a Ruggedness Evaluation or Screening Program for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.01 (Construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81141500(Quality control)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0802-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C802-14, Standard Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Test Program to Determine the Precision of Test Methods for Construction Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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