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 In-Service Oil Monitoring Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods against other laboratories worldwide.
As a program participant you will receive for each test cycle, a different sample (a representative used or in-service hydraulic fluid or oil), electronic interactive web-based data report forms and test instructions. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM program methods.
Those reports include:
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:
Should you have an issue with your published results, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your lab number and account number.
Used or in-service hydraulic fluids or oils to be used in the program will be obtained from a single but source for each test cycle. A 250 ml bottle of used or in-service sample material will be provided to each participant each test cycle along with the appropriate instructions necessary to submit data.
D664, D974 - other methods
D7647, Any Method
D95, D1744, D6304 A,C, "Crackle Test"
NOTE: Use of other methods is permitted.
Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Labs in Jefferson Hills, PA. 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.)