Proficiency Test on Fuel Oil 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 iis17F01 here: The letter of instructions and the report form here.

Download for the sample of iis17F01M here: The letter of instructions and the report form here.

Summary of this proficiency test:

On 31 May 2017 the proficiency tests on Fuel Oil starts with 170 participants from 65 different countries.

On that date, the samples will be dispatched to the laboratories. Enclosed to the sample is 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.

Sample #17105 can be analyzed on: Acid Number, API Gravity, Ash Content, Asphaltenes, Calc.Carbon Aromaticity Index, Carbon Residue, Density at 15°C , Flash Point PMcc, Heat of Combustion, Kinematic viscosity at 50°C/100°C, Viscosity Stabinger at 50°C/ 100°C, Nitrogen content, Pour Point, Sediment by extraction, Total sediment,  Total Sulphur Content, Water by distillation, Water & Sediment, Distillation ASTM D1160 performed at 10 mmHg and CHN-Analyser.

Sample #17106 can be analyzed on: Several Metals.

The deadline for reporting results is set on 7 July 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