ASTM International’s Transportable Moisture Limit of Coal (TMLC) 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 industry standard test methods with other laboratories worldwide. TML testing, measures the limit of transportable moisture for solid, bulk cargo in ocean vessels.
Conducted two times annually, this program provides a commercially available reconstituted sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the TML analyses using the available standard testing 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 30 business days.
ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:
The sample supplied will be 30 kg of reconstituted coal in accordance with IMBSC Code Appendix 2, Section 1.5, Method 2, shipped in 5 gallon plastic pails. In this process, particles above 25 mm are removed from the sample and replaced by an equivalent mass of particles in the range of 16 mm to 25 mm.
|Modified Proctor Fagerberg Test Procedure for Coal|
|ASTM D854||Specific Gravity of Soil Solids by Water Pycnometer|
|ASTM D3302||Total Moisture in Coal|
|AS 1218.104.22.168:2006||Methods of testing soils for engineering purposes, Method 3.5.1: Soil classification tests - Determination of the soil particle density of a soil - Standard method|
|ISO 589:2008||Hard Coal – Determination of Total Moisture|
Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by SGS Laboratory Quality Services International (LQSi) in South Holland, IL. Program registration fees do not include the cost of shipping.
For ALL participants: You have the following options for delivery of samples to your laboratory:
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.)
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