ASTM's Biodiesel Blend Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide. The Biodiesel Blend program will provide a different biodiesel and diesel fuel blend, as described in ASTM D7467, Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oil Biodiesel Blend (B6 to B20).
Conducted three times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.
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 20 business days.
ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:
Should you have an issue with your published results, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your lab number and account number.
Each participating lab will receive a one (1) gallon can containing a blend of B100 biodiesel and diesel fuel for each of the three test cycles conducted during the year. The blend will vary between a 6% biodiesel blend (B6) and 20% biodiesel blend (B20).
D7371, D7861, EN14078
D2500, D5771, D5773, D7397, D7683
Cold Filter Plugging Point
D5185, EN 14538
Low Temperature Flow Test
D5949, D5950, D5985, D6749, D6892, D7346
D2622, D4294, D5453, D7220
Water and Sediment
D6304, D6428, E203
Water by KF
NOTE: List of tests subject to change.
Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by SGS North America in Deer Park, TX. 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:
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.(All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.)
About ASTM International COMMITTEE D02 ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, LIQUID FUELS AND LUBRICANTS 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.)
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