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2018 Proficiency Test (PT) on Grease 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.


Please download the instructions for the PT iis18L08 here: the letter of instructions and the report form here.


Summary of this proficiency test:


On 5 September 2018 the proficiency test on Grease started with 17 participants from 13 different countries. On that date, the samples were 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.


The samples can be analyzed on: Cone Penetration, Copper Corrossion, Dropping Point, Extreme-Pressure Properties (four-ball method), Leakage amount, Oil separation, Oxidation Stability (100hr), PQ index, Roll Stability ¼ scale penetrometer and ½ scale penetrometer, Water by KF, Water Spray-off, Water Washout at 79°C, Wear Preventative Characteristics, Elemental Analysis Al, Sb, Ba, Ca, Fe, Li, Mg, Mo, P, Si, Na, S and Z.


The deadline for reporting results is set on 12 October 2018. 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





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