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2020 Proficiency Test (PT) on  Methanol 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 iis20C06 here: the letter of instructions and the report form here

Download the instuctions for iis20C06UV here: letter of instructions for UV and the report form here


Summary of this proficiency test:


On 26 August the proficiency test on Methanol started with 91 participants from 33 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: Acidity, Appearance, Carbonisable substances, Chloride, Color Pt/Co, Density at 20°C, Specific Gravity 20/20°C, Distillation, Iron, Miscibility (water), Nonvolatile matter, Permanganate Time Test at 15°C, Purity, Acetone, Benzene, Ethanol, Toluene, Sulphur, Trimethylamine, Water and UV Absorbance. 


The deadline for reporting results is set on 2 October 2020. 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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