Proficiency Test on MEG 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 iis17C13 here: The letter of instructions and the report form here.

Summary of this proficiency test:

On 4 October 2017 the proficiency test on MEG starts with 64 participants from 25 different countries. 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.

The sample can be analyzed on: Acidity as acetic acid, Aldehydes as acetaldehyde, Ash, Appearance, Colour Pt/Co, Chloride, Diethylene Glycol, Iron, water, Purity, Density at 20 °C, Miscibility with Water, Specific Gravity 20/20°C, Distillation and UV transmittance.

The deadline for reporting results is set on 10 November 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