This program is accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17043: 2010 Conformity Assessment - General Requirements for Proficiency Testing, by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Certificate Number: 4209.01
Why Should Your Laboratory Participate?
About Astm International Committee D02 On Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, And Lubricants
ASTM’s Crude Oil 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.
Conducted three times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, data 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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ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:
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Two one liter containers of Crude Oil will be used in this program for each test cycle.
Acid Number - Total
D1298, D5002, D287
Density, Relative Density or API Gravity
High Temperature Simulated Distillation
D5708, D5863, D8252
Metals, (Vanadium, Nickel, Iron)
Micro Carbon Residue
D323, D5191, D6377
Reid Vapor Pressure
D4006, D4928, D4377, D4007
NOTE: List of tests subject to change.
Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by SGS North America 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.
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.)