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1 ASTM International 2002 Officers Conference Technical and Professional Training Proficiency / Interlaboratory Crosscheck Testing Programs Symposia/Seminars/Workshops

2 Technical and Professional Training F Started in mid 80s in response to market needs F Teaches the performance, use, and application of ASTM Standards, other standards, and standards-related issues. F 90 participants first year; more than 1500 per year now. F Public classes and on-site classes.

3 Petroleum Products F Aviation Fuel: Specification and Test Methods F Gasoline: Specifications, Testing, and Technology F Marine Fuels: Specifications, Purchase, Testing, and Use F Diesel Fuel and Engines Technology

4 The Environment F Risk Based Corrective Action for Petroleum Release Sites (RBCA) F Environmental Site Assessment for Commercial Real EstatePhase I and II F ISO 14000 for Auditors and Managers F Property Condition Assessments F Environmental Reg. Compliance Audits

5 Additional Courses Available F Major Testing Techniques for Plastics F Entry Into the European Union F Textiles: Quality and Performance F Flammability of General Wearing Apparel F Flammability of Childrens Sleepwear F Precision and Bias in Standards F Measuring Residual Stress in Glass

6 Additional Courses Available F Retroreflective Materials F Corrosion F Weathering and Durability F Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems F Oxygen Systems Operations and Maintenance F Transport Packaging

7 How Are Courses Developed? F Noticing a trend in inquiries or sales F Members approaching us directly F Proposal submitted and evaluated. F General committee agreement on content and instructor F Marketing efforts F Course launched

8 Proposal Process F Proposal to Technical and Professional Training Staff for review and evaluation. F Includes: target audience, suggested topics to be covered, lesson plan F General agreement from committee F Work with staff manager, marketing, PR F Need to demonstrate market for both public and private classes.

9 Development and Instruction F Course developers can be paid a consulting fee F Instructors are paid a daily fee plus all expenses F Doesnt have to be same person to develop as to teach

10 On-line Training F First electronic training product developed in 2000. –2-day live course converted to CD ROM. F Currently evaluating web-based applications for existing and new courses. –Condensed versions of live courses –Stand-alone segments from live courses. –Short tutorials on individual standards.

11 Take These Ideas Home with You F Could your committee sponsor a TPT? F Would there be a market need for training on any of your committees standards? F Are there any new activities going on with your committees that represent an opportunity for training? F We are always looking for new ideas…staff is here to support you!

12 Contact Information F Technical and Professional Training Presenter: Scott Murphy F Phone: (610) 832-9685 F Fax: (610) 832-9668 F Email: F Training web page:


14 Symposia/Seminars/Workshops Facilitator: Dorothy Fitzpatrick

15 Objectives: n Technical committee/industry needs n Well run, successful event n Timely, high-quality publication

16 Descriptions n Symposia, Workshops, and Seminars - Offer forums for technical info exchange n Symposia - Formal planning with stricter timetable, peer-reviewed papers in STP or journal n Seminars and Workshops - Planning and timing less strict, papers may or may not be published

17 Symposia n Benefits n Proposal guidelines n Executive subcommittee involvement n Symposium chairmans responsibilities n Keys to a successful event and publication

18 Benefits n Exchange of technical information n Publication (STP or journal) n Standards n New activity or new subcommittee n New industry trends/needs n Networking n New members n Awareness of ASTM

19 Symposia Proposal n General Guidelines: Committee approach/philosophyCommittee approach/philosophy Strong industry needsStrong industry needs Market potential - event and publicationMarket potential - event and publication

20 Symposia Proposal Specific Guidelines Specific Guidelines TopicTopic General PurposeGeneral Purpose Specific ObjectivesSpecific Objectives Target AudienceTarget Audience Market DemandMarket Demand Publication SelectionPublication Selection

21 Executive Subcommittee Involvement n Needs assessment Proposal n Chairman n Logistics n Publication n Fee n Time schedule n Follow-through

22 Symposium Chairmans Responsibilities n Communicate with staff n Develop a manageable plan n Follow Time Schedule and Procedures n Utilize co-chairman n Call for Papers n Publicity n Review abstracts n Develop program n Select reviewers n Deadlines

23 Keys to Successful Event and Publication n Topic selection n Effective chairman n Manageable project n Time schedule

24 Seminars/Workshops n Compared to Symposia: Fewer requirementsFewer requirements Less strict time scheduleLess strict time schedule Publishing optionsPublishing options

25 Seminars/Workshops n Executive Subcommittee Involvement: Determine topic needDetermine topic need Determine logisticsDetermine logistics Select chairmanSelect chairman Communicate with ASTM staffCommunicate with ASTM staff Approve fee, if appropriateApprove fee, if appropriate

26 Symposia/Seminars/Workshops Comments/Questions???


28 ASTM Proficiency Test Programs u Statistical quality assurance program u Preparation / Distribution of samples u Test instructions / Methods / Data report forms u Generation of summary reports u Confidentiality of participating labs (Examples of reports will be available) Overview

29 Objectives u Meet the needs of ASTM Committees and related industries u Provide participants with proficiency testing programs with focus on the use of ASTM methods and quality control u Provide data and related testing information to sponsoring ASTM Committee for methods review

30 Technical Directions u Selection of Test Materials u Sample Preparation Requirements/Protocols u Methods u Develop Test Instructions / Data Collection Forms u Statistically Treat Data u Publish Statistical Summary Reports

31 Administrative Functions u Financial Management u Market Surveys u Contract Negotiations u Database Management u Generation of Reports

32 Strengths of ASTM International PTP/ILCP Programs u Input encouraged from Committee and program participants u Neutrality of ASTM u Provide a CREDIBLE Industry Service by offering value-added Quality Assurance Programs

33 Use of Programs by Participants u Statistical QC program to monitor strengths and weaknesses of lab testing u Assess testing performance of lab technicians u Meet proficiency testing requirements of laboratory accreditation u Marketing tool

34 Use of Programs by ASTM Committees u Obtain valuable feedback on methods u Resource for increased membership u Database of laboratories for test method validation

35 Establishing New Programs u Concept approved by Executive Subcommittee u Program pre-proposal u Market study u Final program proposal

36 Current Programs u Committee D02 ILCPs: ä Engine Lube Oil (228) ä #2 Diesel Fuel (324) ä Aviation Turbine (Jet A) Fuel ( 245 ) ä Motor Gasoline ( 141 ) ä #6 Fuel Oil ( 221 ) ä Automotive Lubricant Additives ( 58 ) ä Gear Oil ( 31 ) ä Automatic Transmission Fluid ( 52 ) ä Industrial Gear Oil ( 30) ä Turbine Oil ( 72 ) ä Reformulated Gasoline ( 122 ) ä Lubricating Grease ( 46 )

37 Current Programs ILCPs (Cont.) uCommittee D02: ä Crude Oil (105) ä In-Service Oil Monitoring: Diesel Engine Oil (57) ä Base Oil (44) ä Wax (38) ä General Gas Oil (TBA)

38 Current Programs u Committee E-01 PTPs: ä Chemical Analysis of Plain Carbon ( 99) and Low Alloy Steel ä Chemical Analysis of Stainless Steel ( 42 ) ä Chemical Analysis of Aluminum ( 25 ) ä Chemical Analysis of Gold in Bullion ( 31 )

39 Current Programs u Committee D20: ä Polyethylene Testing (66) ä Multiplastic Mechanical Properties Testing Centrally Prepared Specimens (40) ä Polypropylene Mechanical Testing (Including Sample Preparation) (40) u Committee D13: ä Textiles Testing (61) u Committee D15: ä Engine Coolants (16) u Committee E28: ä Steel – Mechanical Properties Testing (22)

40 ASTM International Proficiency Test Programs ASTM International 100 Barr Harbor Drive West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959 David R. Bradley Phone: 610-832-9681 Fax: 610-832-9668 E-mail: Anne McKlindon Phone: 610-832-9688 Fax: 610-832-9668 E-mail:


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