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Significance and Use
This practice provides guidelines to be followed by an individual or an accrediting body in evaluating a laboratory’capability to perform those functions only for which the laboratory claims competence. A laboratory for the purpose of this practice may be considered as any facility capable of carrying out one or more of the following functions relevant to coal or coke, or both:
3.1.2 Sample preparation,
3.1.3 Chemical analysis, and
3.1.4 Physical testing.
1.1 This practice is limited to the evaluation of laboratories using ASTM procedures that are under the jurisdiction of Committee D05 on Coal and Coke. They may be used to evaluate a laboratory's capability to perform the functions for which it has been established. It is not the intention that this practice be used to evaluate capabilities beyond those specifically claimed by the laboratory.
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