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Information about PT Activities

INFORMATION ABOUT PT ACTIVITIES

List of available PT schemes can be found in the EPTIS database. The portal http://www.eptis.bam.de offers, in addition to information about available PT schemes, information about the members of the EPTIS network, possible methods of having PT schemes listed in the EPTIS network, EPTIS calendar, and the questions to be emailed to eptis@bam.de.

We hereby inform all accredited calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation that they can, in accordance with their capabilities and plans, use both EPTIS database and the list of potential PT providers. The said provider list contains contact addresses and is attached as the Annex and can be found at: http://www.proficiency.org/Services/CurrentILCPTs/tabid/63/Default.aspx.

5th April 2017

PT scheme in the field of testing Radon

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that they can apply for a PT scheme for testing Radon in drinking water by accredited Finnish provider Institute for protection of the environment- Proftest SYKE and Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). Liquid scintillation counter or Radek technology will be used for this testing.

More information about this PT scheme can be found herе.

Application deadline: 21st April 2017

3rd April 2017

PT scheme in the field of construction products  

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that they can apply for a PT scheme of an accredited provider UCLSB/SSLSB http://ptprovider.sslsb.org/ for 2017. You can see the programme at https://www.eptis.bam.de/eptis/WebSearch/view/292426, as well as in the calender https://www.eptis.bam.de/en/calendar.htm of EPTIS database https://www.eptis.bam.de/en/documents/2017-uclsb-program.pdf .

Application deadline for MS scheme:  1st July 2017

9th September 2015

PT scheme in the field of physicochemical testing of water

ЕА LC WG ILC (Working Group of the Laboratory Committee for Inter-laboratory Comparisons of the European co-operation for Accreditation) usually uses the existing PT schemes in order to assess the comparability of the laboratories of the EA members.

AQS Baden-Württemberg will organise the following PT scheme: Proficiency test 9/15 "Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) with suspended solids in surface water".

All PT programme details can be found here.

All necessary application-related information and documentation can be obtained from Ms Danijela Antov Bozalo at danijela.antov_bozalo@ats.rs

Application deadline: 30th September 2015

27th October 2014

PT scheme in the field of plastic testing

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation about the new PT scheme in the field of plastic testing that will be organised by DRRR GmbH / Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid GmbH.

PT scheme title: Plastics - Determination of temperature and enthalpy of melting and crystallisation with Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) in accordance with ISO 11357-3

All necessary application-related information and documentation can be obtained from Ms Azra Redžepović at azra.redzepovic@ats.rs.

Application deadline: 20th February 2015

17th July 2014

PT scheme programme in the field of testing and calibration

We hereby inform all accredited testing and calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation about the new PT scheme programme of an accredited provider (Proficiency Testing Australia, PTA) for the period between July 2014 and June  2015.

PTA was accredited by the International Accreditation New Zealand as per ISO/IEC 17043:2010.

PTA pragrammes can be found at APLAC Proficiency Testing Directory (APLAC PT003 – available on www.aplac.org) and at http://www.pta.asn.au/pta_Schedules.html.

PT scheme in the field of water testing

The PT scheme entitled APLAC T092 Trace elements in drinking water (Nitrate and Chloride) will be organised by APLAC (Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation).

PT scheme title: APLAC T092 Trace elements in drinking water (Nitrate and Chloride).

All necessary application-related information and documentation can be obtained from Ms Azra Redžepović at azra.redzepovic@ats.rs.

Application deadline: 18th July 2014

11th June 2014

PT scheme in the field of  non-destructive testing (NDT)

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation about a PT scheme in the field of non-destructive testing that will be organised by the  ATG – Advanced Technology Group, ATG Cert.

For more information, please visit: www.atg.cz.

27th May 2014

PT scheme in the field of calibration of temperature measuring instruments to be organised by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation about a PT scheme in the field of non-contact thermometer measurements that the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, will organise in September 2014. All details can be found here, whereas all interested laboratories can send their applications by 30.06.2014 to the scheme coordinator, Igor Pušnik PhD, at: igor.pusnik@fe.uni-lj.si.

10th April 2014

PT scheme in the field of calibration to be organised by DMDM in 2014

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation about PT schemes in the field of calibration that the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals (DMDM) will organise in 2014.

DMDM posted on its internet page the information about inter-laboratory comparisons in different fields of calibration it will soon start organising: length, roughness, mass, pressure, optical quantities, temperature, volume, electrical quantities. The list of all PT schemes, comparisom status (those in progress or planned), and contact details of the DMDM staff are available at:

http://www.dmdm.gov.rs/PDF/PT_seme_2014_cirilica.pdf

9th April 2014

PT scheme in the field of material testing

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that CompaLab, an independent institute specialised in the organisation of inter-laboratory tests, is organising PT schemes in the field of material testing.

PT scheme title: tensile tests on wire rod (showing a ReH), on wire (showing a Rp0,2) against ISO 6892-1, chemical analysis, hardness tests against ISO 6506-1, ISO 6507-1 and/or ISO 6580-1, Charpy tests against ISO 148-1, tests on concrete reinforcing steels against ISO 15630-1 and on welded fabrics against ISO 15630-2

More detailed information about the PT scheme can be found at: www.compalab.org

Application deadline: 31st May 2014

27th March 2014

PT scheme in the field of food

ЕА LC WG ILC (Working Group of the Laboratory Committee for Inter-laboratory Comparisons of the European co-operation for Accreditation) usually uses the existing PT schemes in order to assess the comparability of the laboratories of the EA members.

Therefore, we recommend the following PT scheme "IMEP-118 Determination of total As, Cd, Pb, Hg, Sn and iAs in canned food" organised by IRMM.

For more information related to this scheme, please visit:

https://irmm.jrc.ec.europa.eu/EURLs/EURL_heavy_metals/interlaboratory_comparisons/Pages/IMEP-118DeterminationoftotalAs,Cd,Pb,Hg,SnandiAsincannedfood.aspx

Application deadline: 14th April 2014

11th March 2014

PT scheme in the field of material testing

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that IfEP (Institut für Eignungsprüfung GmbH) is organising a PT scheme in the field of material testing that was recommended by ЕА LC WG ILC ILC.

PT scheme title: No. 1411 Charpy impact testing (ISO 148-1 / ISO 148-2)

More detailed information about the PT scheme can be found at: www.ifep.eu.

All necessary application-related information and documentation can be obtained from Ms Azra Redžepović at azra.redzepovic@ats.rs.

Application deadline: 30th April 2014

PT scheme in the field of lubricant testing

APLAC (Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) will organise a PT scheme APLAC T091 Analysis of Lubricants (Kinematic Viscosity at 40oC, Kinematic Viscosity at 100°C - ASTM D 445; Total Base Number (TBN) - ASTM D 2896; Apparent Viscosity by Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS) - ASTM D 5293; Evaporation Loss (Noack Method) - ASTM D 5800).

PT scheme title: APLAC T091 Analysis of Lubricants

All necessary application-related information and documentation can be obtained from Ms Azra Redžepović azra.redzepovic@ats.rs.

Application deadline: 30th April 2014

PT scheme in the field of water

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that AQS Baden-Württemberg is organising a PT scheme in the field of water testing Proficiency test 9/14 Polybrominated diphenylether in surface water that was recommended by ЕА LC WG ILC ILC.

PT scheme title: Proficiency test 9/14 ”Polybrominated diphenylether in surface water” (2,4,4-Tribromodiphenylether (BDE 28); 2,2,4,4-Tetrabromodiphenylether (BDE 47); 2,2,4,4,5-Pentabromodiphenylether (BDE 99); 2,2,4,4,6-Pentabromodiphenylether (BDE 100); 2,2,4,4,5,5-Hexabromodiphenylether (BDE 153); 2,2,4,4,5,6-Hexabromodiphenylether (BDE 154))

All necessary application-related information and documentation can be obtained from Ms Azra Redžepović azra.redzepovic@ats.rs.

Application deadline: 30th June 2014

PT scheme in the field of clinical testing

ЕА LC WG ILC (Working Group of the Laboratory Committee for Inter-laboratory Comparisons of the European co-operation for Accreditation) usually uses the existing PT schemes in order to assess the comparability of the laboratories of the EA members.

Therefore, we recommend the following PT scheme: "Therapeutic Drugs TM 130" (Carbamazepine; CBZ-epoxide; Carbamazepine+CBZ-epoxide; Clonazepam; Digoxin; Ethosuximide; Lamotrigine; Lithium; Methotrexate; Phenobarbitone; Phenytoin; Primidone; Theophylline; Valproate; Caffeine; TD- Amikacin; TD-Gentamicin; TD-Tobramycin; TD-Vancomycin) organised by LGS Standard.

All necessary application-related information and documentation can be obtained from Ms Azra Redžepović azra.redzepovic@ats.rs.

Application deadline: 30th June 2014

14th February 2014

VSL scope of accreditation extended to include PT provider activities in keeping with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043

We hereby inform all accredited calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation that the Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) made a significant extension to its scope of accreditation to include PT provider activities in keeping with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043.

On 25th September 2013 VSL was granted accreditation by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) to include PT provider activities in almost all fields of calibration (Reg. No. R006). VSL PT provider scope of accreditation includes all calibration capabilities for all fields accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025 (Reg. No. К999).

For more information related to this scheme, please contact a VSL employee, Mr Peter van Otterloo (ComPass@vsl.nl).

Detailed information (certificate and extended scope) can be found at the following internet page: http://www.rva.nl/uri/?uri=AMGATE_10218_1_TICH_R8673395992201.

31st January 2014

PT scheme in the field of coal testing

We hereby inform all accredited calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation that they can apply for a coal testing PT scheme APLAC T090 - Analysis of Coal (ash content, volatile matter, total sulfur and calorific value) organised by APLAC (Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation).

Detailed information are attached hereto.

For any additional information, please contact Ms Azra Redžepović at azra.redzepovic@ats.rs.

20th September 2013

PT scheme in the field of calibration of filled-in-glass thermometers

We hereby inform all accredited calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation that you can apply for the participation in the following PT scheme:

Calibration of filled-in-glass thermometers that is organised by the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Thermometry Group.

Interested laboratories are encouraged to apply by 30.09.2013 at the latest by emailing the application to: office@dmdm.rs or snedic@dmdm.rs.

The Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals will, depending on the number of interested laboratories, determine the activity commencement date.

PT scheme in the field of calibration of dimensional quantities and acoustics

We hereby inform all accredited calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation that you can apply for the participation in the following PT schemes:

Calibration of gauge blocks by mechanical comparators (in the field of dimensional quantities) and

Calibration of acoustic calibrators and calibration of sound level measuring instruments (in the field of acoustics).

The said PT schemes are organised by the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals, Dimensional Quantities and Acoustics Group.

Interested laboratories from Serbia and the region are encouraged to apply by 31.10.2013 at the latest by emailing the application to: office@dmdm.rs or zelenika@dmdm.rs (in the field of dimensional quantities) and maja@dmdm.rs (in the field of acoustics).

The Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals will, depending on the number of interested laboratories, determine the activity commencement date.

5th September 2013

PT scheme in the field of air emission testing

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that there is the PT scheme available for air emission testing entitled “PROFICIENCY TESTING PROGRAMME FOR AIR EMISSION” that is organised by Talum Inštitut d.o.o (Kidričevo, Slovenia).

Information about the PT scheme can be found here.

31st May 2013

PT scheme in the field of testing and calibration

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that the accredited provider Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA) is organising a PT scheme in the period between July 2013 and June 2014.

PTA was accredited by the New Zealand Accreditation Body (IANZ) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043:2010.

PTA programmes are available in the APLAC Proficiency Testing Directory (APLAC PT003 – available on www.aplac.org), in EPTIS database – www.eptis.bam.de and on http://www.pta.asn.au/pta_Schedules.html.

20th May 2013

PT scheme in the field of water testing

ЕА LC WG ILC (Working Group of the Laboratory Committee for Inter-laboratory Comparisons of the European co-operation for Accreditation) usually uses the existing PT schemes in order to assess the comparability of the laboratories of the EA members.

Therefore, we recommend the following PT scheme organised by “Quality Consulta” (Rome, Italy) in cooperation with other PT providers: determination of priority analytes (pesticides, PAHs, PCBs) in river sediment. The title of the PT scheme is Joint Programme PT-WFD, “Selected Priority Substances in River Sediment” created to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

For more information related to this scheme, please visit: http://www.aqc.it/

20th May 2013

PT scheme in the field of food testing

ЕА LC WG ILC (Working Group of the Laboratory Committee for Inter-laboratory Comparisons of the European co-operation for Accreditation) usually uses the existing PT schemes in order to assess the comparability of the laboratories of the EA members.

Therefore, we recommend the following PT scheme organised by IRMM: IMEP 38 Heavy metals in compound feed.

For more information related to this scheme, please visit: http://irmm.jrc.ec.europa.eu/interlaboratory_comparisons/Pages/index.aspx

28th March 2013

PT scheme in the field of water and packaging material testing

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that they can apply for the following PT schemes:

Water quality - determination of the TON and the TFN of drinking water according to EN 1622:2006 and Global migration in plastic foil – organised by the Drrr Deutsches Referenbüro für Lebensmittel-Ringversuhe und Referenzmaterialien. This scheme was recommended by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA).

The deadline for the registration in case of the former one is 3rd May 2013, while the deadline for the latter is 27th September 2013.

Detailed information about the schemes and registration forms can be found in the following documents:

short_describtion_PT_water_quality

short_describtion_PT_global migration

registration_form_PT_2013

DRRR_company_portrait

25th March 2013

PT scheme in the field of clinical testing

ЕА LC WG ILC (Working Group of the Laboratory Committee for Inter-laboratory Comparisons of the European co-operation for Accreditation) usually uses the existing PT schemes in order to assess the comparability of the laboratories of the EA members.

Therefore, we recommend the following PT scheme organised by LGS Standard: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (Carbamazepine (CBZ), CBZ-epoxide, Clonazepam, Lamotrigine, Phenytoin).

For more information related to this scheme, please visit: http://www.lgcpt.com/productviewnarrow.aspx?SchemeID=162

25th March 2013

PT scheme in the field of material testing

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that the IfEP Institut für Eignungsprüfung GmbH is organising PT schemes in the field of mechanical and metallographic material testing.

For more information related to this scheme, please visit: www.ifep.eu.

Title of the PT scheme: Nr. 1305 Charpy Impact Test “small pendulum” – EN ISO 148-1:2010

Deadline for submission of applications is April 2013.

15th October 2012

PT scheme in the field of calibration

We hereby inform all accredited calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation that the information about the available PT schemes can be found at http://www.intercomparison.org/statcontent/home.aspx (Centre for intercomparisons).

24th August 2012

PT scheme in the field of air emission

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that a stack emission proficiency testing (PT) scheme is organised by an accredited provider - LGC Standards.

Information about the scheme is available at the following address: http://www.lgcpt.com/productviewnarrow.aspx?SchemeID=137

20th July 2012

PT scheme in the field of water testing

ЕА LC WG ILC (Working Group of the Laboratory Committee for Inter-laboratory Comparisons of the European co-operation for Accreditation) usually uses the existing PT schemes in order to assess the comparability of the laboratories of the EA members.

Therefore, the following PT scheme is recommended:
Priority pesticides in surface water (AQS Baden-Württemberg) PT 6/12 WFD

All the necessary information related to this scheme and the application form can be found at the following address:
http://www.iswa.uni-stuttgart.de/ch/aqs/pdf/ank_612_en.pdf

Final deadline for submission of applications is 17.08.2012.

On-line application link is as follows

http://www.iswa.uni-stuttgart.de/ch/aqs/rv/anm_612.en.html

21st June 2012

PT scheme in the field of cosmetic products

We hereby inform all accredited testing laboratories and those seeking accreditation that application for IMEP-35 scheme is in progress: determination of total lead in lipstick is organised by the IRMM (Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements). Delegates can use methods of their own choice.

Deadline for registration is 30.06.2012.

Detailed information can be found at:
http://irmm.jrc.ec.europa.eu/interlaboratory_comparisons/Pages/IMEP-35Totalleadinlipstick.aspx

5th March 2012

PT scheme in the field of calibration

We hereby inform all existing calibration laboratories and those seeking accreditation to apply for, in accordance with their PT Programme and Plan, a PT scheme of an accredited PT provider from Slovenia. Detailed information are attached hereto.

13th February 2012

PT scheme in the field of material and food testing

The EA LC WG ILC in Testing is using existing PT schemes in order to evaluate the comparability of laboratories throughout EA membership. If the evaluation of the PT data demonstrates comparability of results from laboratories accredited by different MLA member ABs, then this can provide confidence that the MLA is operating effectively.

Having in mind the aforementioned, EA LC (Laboratory Committee of the European co-operation for Accreditation) recommends the following PT schemes:

1. IfEP Institut für Eignungsprüfung GmbH

- Vickers Hardness according to EN ISO 6507, part 1, HV 1, HV 10/HV 30 and

- Tensile Testing of flat steel specimen according to EN ISO 6892-1

All participants must use the said standards for determining the said parameters.

Laboratories can use the attached application form. More information about this scheme can be found at: www.ifep.eu.

The deadline for application is 30.03.2012.

2. FAPAS® 19135 Pesticide residues in Tomato Purée

(Participants are obliged to quantitatively mark the selected pesticides.)

More information about this scheme can be found at: www.fapas.com.

Laboratories can apply via the following link: http://fapas.com/prog.cfm?currsch=fapas&ny=1.

Deadline for the application is 14.05.2012.

Sample shipment date is 28.05.2012.

Number of participants per country is 1-2.

3. LGC Quality in Microbiological Scheme (QMS)

Sample 16 D in round no. 194

PT scheme participants are requested to determine the following parameters in skimmed milk powder:

  • Total aerobic mesophilic count;
  • Enumeration of coliforms;
  • Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae;
  • Enumeration of E. coli.

More information about this scheme and the necessary documentation can be found at: www.lgcpt.com.

Laboratories can apply via the following link:
http://www.lgcpt.com/productviewnarrow.aspx?SchemeID=68

Deadline for application is 14.05.2012.

Sample shipment date is 11.06.2012.

12th July 2011

PT scheme in the field of water testing

We hereby inform the users that they can, in accordance with their capabilities and PT activities implementation plans, become involved in activities of the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark as part of NEXT IV Programme. Please read the Annex.

11th May 2011

PT scheme in the field of testing

We hereby inform the users that they can, in accordance with their capabilities and PT activities implementation plans, become involved in activities of the following provider Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA): PT Scheme Plan for the period between July 2011 and June 2012 - Proficiency Testing Australia (PTA).

15th April 2011

PT scheme in the field of testing

We hereby inform the users that they can, in accordance with their capabilities and PT activities implementation plans, become involved in the activities of the following provider ILT-Interlaboratory Test: http://www.ptinterlaboratory.com/programs.html