Proficiency Test on PCB in Mineral Oil finished

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Download the report (iis16L10) of this Proficiency Test on PCB in Mineral Oil.

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Summary of this proficiency test:

On 23 January 2017, the proficiency test on PCB in Mineral Oil (iis16L10) was finished. It started on 2 November 2016 (see message "Proficiency Test on  PCB in Mineral Oil started" on this website) when the samples were distributed.

In this interlaboratory study 47 participants in 20 different countries have participated.

The proficiency test report summarises per test, the test results, the analytical methods reported by the participants and the z-scores calculated 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. EN, ISO, DIN, ASTM).