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
ASTM International’s In-Service Lubricating Grease Proficiency Testing Program for used Lubricating Grease 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 commercially available sample of in-service lubricating grease, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the ISLG analyses using the published ASTM standard practice 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:
500 g of in-service lubricating grease will be used in the program for each cycle.
|D217, D1403||Cone Penetration|
|D95, Crackle Test||Water|
|D5706||Extreme Pressure Properties|
|FTIR||Base Fluid Characteristics|
|AA, ICP, SES, XRF, EDXRF||Elemental Analyses|
NOTE: This list of methods is subject to change, especially if new methods are developed.
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. (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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