Proficiency Testing – PT


Inspeed Global is implementing ISO/IEC 17043 PT Program Schemes for Test Laboratories that have (or plan to have) the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Scope of Accreditation. Our PT programs cover the scope of construction material testing labs and metallurgical testing labs . What Is Proficiency Testing  - PT? Proficiency testing - PT is an important way of meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 in the area of quality assurance of laboratory results. It is also mandated by accreditation bodies that laboratories participate in proficiency testing - PT programs for all types of analyses undertaken in that laboratory, when suitable programs exist. Proficiency testing - PT involves a group of laboratories or analysts performing the same analyses on the same samples and comparing results. The key requirements of such comparisons are that the samples are homogenous and stable, and also that the set of samples analyzed are appropriate to test and display similarities and differences in results. Benefits of Proficiency Tests
  • By participating, the company as a whole will meet the requirements of ISO 17025 in the area of proficiency testing - PT, from both inter-laboratory and intra-laboratory standpoints.
  • The lab will have assurance of the good performance and capabilities of it's analytical staff.
  • The lab will have information that can assist in future planning for equipment upgrades and staff training.
  • By encouraging participation in these programs, and acknowledging staff performance and cooperation, the company has a valuable opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to laboratory staff as an integral part in the production of quality products and services.
  • Over a period of time, laboratory staff will gain satisfaction in the knowledge that they have improved or maintained a level of competence comparable with their colleagues.
  •  Overall, laboratory staff will have the knowledge that they are playing a valuable part amongst the company group to ensure product quality and safety, which boosts teamwork both in and beyond the laboratory environment.

IG, is a worldwide company that has international offices in different countries to deliver the services of conformity assessment that includes; Proficiency Testing according to ISO/IEC 17043 for testing and calibration Laboratories that implement ISO/IEC 17025 Scope of Accreditation. Our PT programs cover the scope of: Construction // Metallurgy // Calibration // Food & Environmental Chemistry // Fertilizers // Pharmaceutical
Construction Material

PT program No.MonthMaterialTestTest MethodPrice
USD
Samples
Dispatch
date
Final PT
report date
PT-CON-19-101AugustSoilDetermination of dry density/moisture content relationshipASTM D 1557-12e1 BS 1377:part 4:1990,
CL3.5
300$26/08/201906/10/2019
PT-CON-19-102SeptemberAggregateStandard Test Method for Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse AggregateASTM C 127-15
BS 812 P2-1995
300$23/09/201904/11/2019
PT-CON-19-106SeptemberSoil- ChemicalDetermination of pH Value of SoilBS 1377:1990 Part 3 Amd. 9028- 96 Cl. 9300$23/09/201904/11/2019
PT-CON-19-107SeptemberSoil- ChemicalDetermination of the Sulphate Content of Soil (Acid Extract)BS 1377:1990 Part 3 Amd. 9028- 96 Cl. 5.3/5.5300$23/09/201904/11/2019
PT-CON-19-103OctoberConcreteMethod for determination of compressive strength of concrete cubes
BS 1881 Part 116 BS EN-12390-3:2009300$28/10/201909/12/2019
PT-MET-19-104OctoberSteel - metallic materialmetallic material- Tensile testing at ambient temperatureASTM E8/E8M
ASTM A370
BS EN ISO 15630
ISO 6892
AS 1391
BS 4449:2005
275$28/10/201909/12/2019
PT-MET-19-105OctoberSteel - metallic materialTest method-Bend testASTM E190
ASTM E290
ASTM A370
275$28/10/201909/12/2019
PT-CON-19-104NovemberSoilStandard Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine
Aggregate
ASTM D2419-14300$25/11/201906/01/2020
PT-CON-19-108NovemberDetermination of the Chloride
Content of Ground Water
BS 1377:1990 Part 3 Amd. 9028- 96 Cl. 7.2AggregateASTM D2419-14300$25/11/201906/01/2020
PT-CON-19-109NovemberDetermination of the Sulphate
Content of Ground Water
BS 1377:1990 Part 3Amd. 9028- 96 Cl. 5.4AggregateASTM D2419-14300$25/11/201906/01/2020
PT-CON-19-105DecemberAsphaltStandard Test Method for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Bituminous Paving MixturesASTM D2041/D2041M-11 300$23/12/201903/02/2020
Metallurgical

PT program No.MonthMaterialTestTest MethodPrice
USD
Samples
Dispatch
date
Final PT
report date
PT-MET-19-101Julymetallic materialMetallic materials - Vickers hardness testASTM E92
BS EN ISO 6507
275$04/07/201919/08/2019
PT-MET-19-102Augustmetallic materialMetallic materials - Rockwell hardness test (HRC&HRB)ASTM E18
BS EN ISO 6508
275$17/08/201930/09/2019
PT-MET-19-103Septembermetallic materialMetallic materials - Brinell hardness testASTM E10
BS EN ISO 6506
275$08/09/201920/10/2019
PT-MET-19-104OctoberSteel- metallic materialmetallic material- Tensile testing at ambient temperature ASTM E8/E8M
ASTM A370
BS EN ISO 15630
ISO 6892
AS 1391
300$28/10/201909/12/2019
PT-MET-19-105OctoberSteel- metallic materialTest method-Bend testASTM E190
ASTM E290
ASTM A370
275$28/10/201909/12/2019
PT-MET-19-108Octobermetallic materialMetallic materials - Vickers hardness testASTM E92
BS EN ISO 6507
275$
PT-MET-19-106Novembermetallic materialStandard Test Methods for Notched Bar Impact Testing of Metallic MaterialsASTM E23
ASTM A370
BS EN ISO 148
AS 1544
300$3/11/201915/12/2019
PT-MET-19-107NovemberCarbon steel, Low alloy steel, stainless steel, Duplex steel, super Duplex Steel Nickel alloys, Cast Iron, Aluminum alloys
& Cupper alloys
Determination of chemical composition of using Spark optical Emission MethodASTM E1086 ASTM E3047
ASTM 415
ASTM 1999
ASTM 1251
BS EN ISO 15079
300$17/11/201930/12/2019
PT-MET-19-109Novembermetallic materialMetallic materials - Rockwell hardness test (HRC &HRB)ASTM E18
BS EN ISO 6508
275$17/11/201930/12/2019
PT-MET-19-110Decembermetallic materialMetallic materials - Brinell hardness testASTM E10
BS EN ISO 6506
275$23/12/201903/02/2020
Food & Environmental Chemistry

PT program No.MonthMaterialTestPrice
USD
Samples Dispatch dateFinal PT report date
PT-FOD-19-101OctoberReal Drinking WaterpH, EC, Turbidity
Nitrate
Nitrite
275 $28/10/201909/12/2019
PT-FOD-19-102NovemberWheat FlourMoisture
Ash
Nitrogen
275 $24/11/201907/01/2020
PT-FOD-19-103DecemberOlive OilPeroxide
Acidity
Iodine Value
275 $8/12/201920/01/2020
PT-FOD-19-104DecemberApple JuiceBrix, pH
Total acidity
Calcium
Magnesium
Potassium
300 $22/12/201909/02/2020
Fertilizers

PT program No.MonthMaterialTestPrice
USD
Samples Dispatch dateFinal PT report date
PT-FOD-19-105DecemberFertilizersTotal P2O5, Calcium, Water soluble P2O5, Sulfur, Available citrate, Total nitrogen, Insoluble citrate, Moisture, Sodium, Acidity, Potassium, Ash, Chloride, Metals (Participants do not require performance of all tests)375$19/12/201917/01/2020

Customized inter-lab comparisons Programs

 A laboratory with a particular proficiency testing - PT/calibration need can approach us about designing a custom program for their use. Inspeed Global already has on hand a wide variety of products that could be combined to produce a PT/ inter- lab comparison program exactly fitting the needs and budget of many laboratories.

Examples of inter- lab comparison programs

Sample/ Artifact Properties measuredProgram
PT-100 (platinum resistance Thermometer)TemperatureCalibration of PT-100 Thermometer with Indicator
MicrometerDimensionCalibration of outside micrometer
BalanceWeightCalibration of balance
Set of massMassCalibration of mass
Pressure gaugePressureCalibration of Hydraulic/ Pneumatic Pressure gauge
Digital MultimeterDC volt, DC current, AC volt, AC current& resistanceCalibration of Digital multimeter

Proficiency Testing – PT

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