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Coal and Coke Committee Preparing Competence of Laboratories Standard
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 April 2006 Tech News

Coal and Coke Committee Preparing Competence of Laboratories Standard

ASTM Committee D05 on Coal and Coke is currently developing a proposed new standard, WK10380, Practice for Establishing the Competence of Laboratories Using ASTM Procedures in the Sampling and Analysis of Coal and Coke. The proposed standard will specify requirements for establishing, operating and evaluating a laboratory that provides services in the areas of sample collection and preparation and testing of coal, coke or combustion residues using ASTM Committee D05 standards.

The proposed new standard, which is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D05.30 on Quality Assurance, is governed by American National Standard/International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission 17025, a document recognized by ASTM International as the official standard for specifying general requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the further development of WK10380. “Our job within D05 is to complete the quality assurance bridge from coal-specific requirements to the general requirements cited in ANS/ISO/IEC 17025,” says Lou Janke, president, Quality Associates International Canada Ltd. “We are well-equipped to do this but would welcome external input as to the approach we are employing.” //

Technical Information: Louis Janke, Quality Associates International Canada Ltd., Douglas, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 613/649-2111

ASTM staff: Scott Orthey
Phone: 610/832-9730

Upcoming Meeting: May 14-17, May Committee Week, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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