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2018 Proficiency Test (PT) on Hydraulic Oil (fresh) 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 iis18L09 here: the letter of instructions and the report form here.


Summary of this proficiency test:


On 24 October 2018 the proficiency test on Hydraulic Oil (fresh) started with 36 participants from 28 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: Total Acid Number, Copper Strip 3hrs at 50°C, Density at 15°C, Flash Point PMcc, Foaming Characteristics, Kinematic viscosity at 40°C / 100°C, Viscosity Index, Viscosity Stabinger at 40°C / 100°C, Pour Point, Sulphur, Water, Water Separability, Ca, P and Zn


The deadline for reporting results is set on 30 November 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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