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1 ASTM International Proficiency Test Programs and Interlaboratory Studies Program Presenters: Anne McKlindon and Phillip Godorov September 2010

2 ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs Designed to provide participating laboratories with a statistical quality control tool enabling laboratories to assess their performance in conducting an ASTM test or series of tests. It is a testing program where uniform samples are sent to participating labs where they are analyzed using standard test methods and results reported for statistical treatment September 2008

3 ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs ASTM provides management and administrative support to the program including program registration, contract negotiations, data collection and generation of statistical summary reports ASTM coordinates the preparation and distribution of test samples ASTM provides test data reporting instructions and electronic data report forms for recording data Participation registration fees are assessed to each PTP program. September 2008

4 ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs September 2008 ASTM statistical summary reports include: Listing of all lab data Charts and graphs Lab data coded to maintain lab confidentiality. Final summary reports are provided electronically to participants and appropriate Committee contacts.

5 September 2008 Lab data coded to maintain lab confidentiality ASTM Motor Gasoline Sample ID: MG0805 Sulfur – D5453 Lab Result Rob. Dev. Z-Score Notes **85 Rejected ,2,3 No. Valid Results 57 Robust Mean61.55 Robust Std. Dev Reproducibility ASTM Standard12.74 Reproducibility These Test Data18.14 Anderson Darling 0.70 TPI 0.70 Note Column: 1 = Test result outside 3 sigma range for these test data 2 = Test range outside 3 sigma range ASTM reproducibility 3 = Z-score outside range of -2 to 2

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7 ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs Globally recognized programs: Over 2,900 laboratories participating Over 50% participation outside continental U. S. September 2008


9 Metals Testing: (E28 and E01) Steel: Mechanical Properties Testing Plain Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel (Chemical Analysis) Stainless Steel (Chemical Analysis) Aluminum (Chemical Analysis) Determination of Gold in Bullion Ores / Metals Environmental Testing Plastics Testing: (D20) Polyethylene Plastics Testing Multiple Plastics: Mechanical Properties Testing Polypropylene Mechanical Properties Testing Flammability Plastics Testing Thermal & Elemental Analyses of Plastics Textiles :(D13) Light, Medium, Heavy Fabric Testing Yarns and Threads ASTM PROGRAMS September 2008

10 Aromatic Hydrocarbons Testing (D16) Engine Coolants Testing (D15) Electrical Insulating Liquids: (D27) Insulating Fluid Quality Dissolved Gas Analyses of In-Service Insulating Fluid ASTM's Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) ASTM Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Aggregates sponsor the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL). CCRL is located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a cooperative program between ASTM and NIST. CCRL operates proficiency sample programs in the following construction materials areas: portland cement, blended cement, masonry cement, hydraulic cement concrete, pozzolans, concrete masonry units, and masonry mortar. Visit the CCRL web site on ASTM web page for more information. ASTM PROGRAMS September 2008

11 Petroleum Products and Lubricants (D02) Engine Oil Lubricants #2 Diesel Fuel Aviation Turbine (Jet A) Fuel Motor Gasoline #6 Fuel Oil Automatic Transmission Fluid Gear Oil Reformulated Gasoline Hydraulic Fluids & Oils Lube Additives Industrial Gear Oil Turbine Oil Lubricating Grease Crude Oil In-Service Diesel Oil & Hydraulic Fluids & Oils Base Oils Wax General Gas Oils Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Ethanol Biodiesel(B100) Fuel ASTM PROGRAMS September 2006

12 Provides labs with a QA tool to compare their performance versus other labs worldwide Provides data for monitoring lab strengths and weaknesses Offers ability to compare results among several test methods measuring the same parameter (e.g., 5 test methods for sulfur) Residual material from these programs along with the published statistical data can provide useful internal QA samples Participation helps satisfy lab accreditation requirements Satisfactory performance can demonstrate testing capability to customers Results and associated statistics helps ASTM validate test method performance under real world conditions September 2008 ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs

13 Use of Programs by ASTM Committees Obtain valuable feedback on methods Resource for increased membership Database of laboratories for test method validation September 2008

14 Establishing New Programs Concept approved by Executive Subcommittee Program pre-proposal Market research Final program proposal Promote & Launch ASTM staff can provide guidelines and assistance. September 2008

15 The programs are open to all companies and industry test professionals. September 2008

16 ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs For more information please contact: Anne McKlindon ASTM Proficiency Testing Phone: (610) Until a measurement is in a state of statistical control, it can not be believed in any logical sense that it's measuring anything at all." Dr. Churchill Eisenhart September 2008

17 ASTM International Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) Presenter: Phillip Godorov August 2010

18 ASTM ILS Program u Strengthen the perceived quality of ASTM Test Methods u Produce data that will be used to develop Precision & Bias statements and Research Reports u Provide administrative support to the committees u Provide financial support to the committees u Help ensure the confidentiality of participating labs Objectives August 2010

19 Administrative Support u Review of Experimental Design u Assistance identifying volunteer laboratories u Identification of sample vendors u Coordination of sample distribution u Data collection u Statistical processing u Generation of reports August 2010

20 Strengths of the ASTM Interlaboratory Study Program u Input encouraged from active Committee volunteers, as well as non-members, broadening the range and diversity of the study participants, allowing the study to most accurately demonstrate expected real-world precision u Scientific neutrality of ASTM in reviewing test data u Provides value-added Quality Assurance Programs to participating laboratories August 2010

21 Potential Benefits of Participation u Statistical program to monitor strengths and weaknesses of lab testing when compared to peers u Assess testing performance and adherence to written procedures by lab technicians u May help meet the interlaboratory testing requirements of accreditation programs u Recognition in the final Research Report and on the Committees webpage August 2010

22 Benefits to the Committees u Obtain valuable feedback on methods, leading to the correction of errors and omissions, as well as highlighting the need for technical updates u Resource for increased membership u Database of laboratories for test method validation u Database of suppliers for common study materials August 2010

23 Establishing New Programs u Concept registered as a Work Item u Program registered online as an ILS u Initial conference call, with the a technical contact from the committee, to establish the basic study parameters u Experimental design (with input from the committees statistical support person, if available) u Identification of study materials, suppliers, a distributor, and volunteer laboratories August 2010

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29 Administering Programs u Conference Calls or Virtual Meetings with the participants to discuss specific study instructions u Coordination of acquisition and distribution of study material u Physical u Electronic u Collection of data u Analysis of data u Compilation of Precision Statement and Draft Research Report (from registered information) August 2010

30 Research Reports A draft can be made available to committee members while the associated precision statement is on ballot Research Reports contain: The names of participants The instructions used for the study All of the raw data (lab names hidden) RR numbers assigned after ballot approved August 2010

31 Examples of Active Programs u Committee C24 u C1519, Standard Practice for Evaluating Durability of Building Construction Sealants by Laboratory Accelerated Weathering Procedures u Committee D02 u D892, Standard Test Method for Foaming Characteristics of Lubricating Oils u Committee E08 u E1921, Standard Test Method for Determination of Reference Temperature, for Ferritic Steels in the Transition Range August 2010

32 Examples of Completed Programs u Committee E15 u E1064, Standard Test Method for Water in Organic Liquids by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration u Committee D02 u D1662, Standard Test Method for Active Sulfur in Cutting Oils u Committee C07 u C110, Standard Test Methods for Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone u Committee D01 u D4446, Standard Test Method for Anti-Swelling Effectiveness of Water-Repellent Formulations and Differential Swelling of Untreated Wood When Exposed to Liquid Water Environments August 2010

33 Some of the 79 Committees Currently Participating in the ILS Program uA01 uA05 uA06 uB07 uC01 uC07 uC08 uC09 uC11 uC14 uC16 uD11 uD12 uD13 uD14 uD15 uD16 uD18 uD19 uD20 uD22 uD27 uD30 uD31 uD32 uD34 uD35 uE01 uE04 uE06 uE08 uE12 uE15 uF02 uF03 uF04 uF06 uF08 uF11 uF15 uF17 uF23 uF40 uG01 August 2010 uC21 uC24 uD01 uD02 uD03 uD04 uD05 uD07 uD08 uD09 uD10 uE18 uE20 uE28 uE29 uE33 uE34 uE35 uE37 uE42 uE56 uF01

34 ASTM International Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) Phillip Godorov Director, Interlaboratory Study Program ASTM International 100 Barr Harbor Drive West Conshohocken, PA Phone: Fax: August 2010

35 Thank you for attending the ASTM International 2010 Officers Conference Proficiency / Interlaboratory Crosscheck Testing Programs Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) August 2010

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