Proficiency Test on Fuel Oil started

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Download the report forms for iis010F01 here: report form

Download the report forms for iis10F01AlSi here: report form

Summary of this proficiency test:

On 20 January 2010 the proficiency test on Fuel Oil started with 75 participants from 34 different countries.

On that date, the samples (#1003 and #1004) were dispatched to the laboratories. Enclosed to the samples were the instructions to the participants for this proficiency test, forms for the reporting of the analysis results and the material safety data sheet (MSDS).

The samples can be analyzed on: Acid Number, Ash Content, Asphaltenes, Bromine number, Conradson Carbon Residue, Calc. Carbon Arom. Index, Flash Point PMcc, Heat of Combustion, gross, Heat of Combustion, net, Kinematic viscosity @ 50C, Kinematic viscosity @ 100C, Micro Carbon Residue, Total organic chlorides, Pour Point Lower, Pour Point Upper,Pour Point automated, Sediments by extraction, Potential total sediment, Accelerated total sediment, Total Sulphur Content, Nitrogen, Water by distillation, Al, Ni, K, Si, Na, V, Distillation , Total Carbon, Total Hydrogen, Total Nitrogen, Density at 15C, Al, Si and Sum Aluminium / Silicon.

The deadline for reporting results is set on 19 February 2010. A laboratory that sends in results after deadline will definitely not get direct feedback in case any of its results are suspect! So be in good time to get the most out of this proficiency test.