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Chemical analysis on ferrosilicon

 

CA18FS
Chemical analysis of a ferro-silicon
Presentation for participants
                   
 
Reference of the ILC: CA18FS
References of test methods: -
Frequency: Each 3 years
Main characteristics Si%
Other characteristics All other chemical elements existing in the ferro-alloy
Caution: The number of determinations may be low for the secundary characteristics, what may make inefficient the comparison between laboratories
                   
Determination of the assigned values (“true values” for each characteristic):
By statistical computation of the totality of the results with possible selection on competence criteria (accreditation, validation by a reference body, quantity of tests performed in the year), test to detect possible collusion, merging of results not obtained in reproductibility conditions, suppression of technically unvalid results.
Type of statistical computation:
Results are numerical. For each characteristic selected by the participant, 2 results shall be provided for each sample. The statistical computation will provide an assigned value with its attached uncertainty, values of standard deviations for repeatability, for reproductibility and for inter-sample homogeneity, limits of alerts for bias and repeatability of the participant, indiviual values for uncertainty of results of participants.
Number of samples per participant: 3
Product submitted to tests: Ferro-silicon
Type of samples: Powder (bags)
Approximate dimensions of samples: 1 kg
Specific preparation to be performed by the participant:  None (other than possible necessity to adapt dimensions of the test specimen to the equipment of the participant)
                   
Special notice for this ILC: All methods may be used. All chemical elements may be determined by the participating laboratory. However, a statistical computation is performed only if a sufficient quantity of results is received.
Note: Chemical analysis on metal products is covered by a large number of international standards, see http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_tc_browse.htm?commid=46250&published=on