|Proficiency Test on Crude
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Summary of this proficiency test:
On 8 February 2010, the proficiency test on Crude Oil (iis10R01) was finished. It started on 13 October 2010 (see message “Proficiency Test on Crude Oil started” on this website) when the samples were distributed.
In this international interlaboratory study 148 participants in 49 different countries have participated.
The participants were requested to determine TAN, BSW, Density , API Gravity, Light ends, Pour Point: Min./Max.auto, Salt, Sediment, Total Sulphur, Total Mercury , Viscosity @ 40ºC and Water.
The proficiency test report summarises per test, the test results, the analytical methods reported by the participants and the z-scores calculated by i.i.s. for each participant are tabulated. Also, for each test, the calculated summary (e.g. mean, standard deviation and reproducibility) is given.
In the report also an evaluation of the test results is given. Problems encountered in the analyses are mentioned and - where possible - suggestions for quality improvement are formulated. For each test a comparison is made between the results of the group of participants and the requirements given by the relevant standard (e.g. ISO, DIN, ASTM).
Interested parties can order a hard copy of the report; the price for non-participants is Euro 35.