ASTM's Cetane and Proficiency Testing Program for Diesel Fuel 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. Cetane testing, measures diesel fuel characteristics related to combustion characteristics using ASTM International Standards. Cetane testing labs will measure diesel fuel samples from refineries, storage facilities, storage tanks and pipelines for cetane and derived cetane number and many other diesel fuel quality properties.
Cetane Testing is Conducted three times annually. This program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. The Cetane Expansion Program is an add-on program to Cetane Testing and is available to provide additional test cycles to enhance your laboratory's quality program. This add-on program is also offered three times annually, 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.
Samples, 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 25 business days.
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