ASTM E2335 - 12

    Standard Guide for Laboratory Monitors

    Active Standard ASTM E2335 | Developed by Subcommittee: E05.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 These guidelines are intended to enable a laboratory monitor to perform onsite assessments of laboratory facilities. Accepted facilities will then participate in an interlaboratory test protocol to establish precision and bias for a particular ASTM standard.

    4.2 This assessment is intended to determine that all of the participants have the necessary equipment, an understanding of the test method, and the minimum level of skill necessary to gather data which are to be used to establish precision and bias for the particular standard.

    4.3 This guide is not intended to be used as a tool to qualify or accredit laboratories to perform any tests. Refer to ISO/IEC 17025 and to the A2LA R101 Document for further guidance on accreditation requirements.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides a general outline, for use by a laboratory monitor, to assess the qualifications of a laboratory which has requested to participate in a specific ASTM interlaboratory test.

    1.2 The preliminary assessment is based on observations made before initiation of any interlaboratory tests.

    1.3 The subcommittee, which appoints the laboratory monitor, specifies the minimum requirements which an organization should meet to qualify as a participant for the interlaboratory test. If a pretest is to be included, see details in Section 13.

    1.4 This fire standard can not be used to provide quantitative measures.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the 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 requirements 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

    E176 Terminology of Fire Standards

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    E1537 Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture

    E1822 Test Method for Fire Testing of Stacked Chairs

    E2653 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine Precision Estimates for a Fire Test Method with Fewer Than Six Participating Laboratories

    ISO Standards

    ISO/IEC17025 :2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories

    Other Standard

    A2LAR101 -General Requirements: Accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories (December 2011) Available from American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, 5301 Buckeytown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704; www.a21a.org


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.10 (Chemical laboratories. Laboratory equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41116203(Monitor or meter accessories)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2335-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2335-12, Standard Guide for Laboratory Monitors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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