Proficiency Test on Gear Oil (Used) started

The letter of instructions can be downloaded here as a pdf document. To download a document, please click the right mouse button and choose the "save as" option.

Download the instuctions for iis17L02 here: The letter of instructions and the  report form.

Summary of this proficiency test:

On 15 March 2017 the proficiency test on Gear Oil (Used) started with 16 participants from 12 different countries.

On that date, the sample was dispatched to the laboratories. Enclosed to the sample was the material safety data sheet (MSDS).

Please confirm sample receipt as soon as you have received and checked the contents of the sample package via Please enter the date of receipt and press the "save date" button.

The sample can be analyzed on: Total Acid Number, Density @ 15°C, Flash Point PMcc, Kinematic viscosity @ 40°C, Kinematic viscosity @ 100°C, Membrane Filtration, Viscosity Index, Level of Contamination Measurement, Water, Al, Sb, Ba, B, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, K, Na, Si, Ag, Sn, Ti, V, Ca, P and Zn.

The deadline for reporting results is set on 21 April 2017. A laboratory that reports test results after the 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.

The test results should be reported via our internet based results reporting platform. A login and a password can be requested via email to