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Proposed proficiency testing programs

The 2019 ILC (interlaboratory comparisons) program includes chemical analyses of metals and ferroalloys, physical tests (metallography, decarburization and heat treatments, corrosion tests, determination of the roughness of a surface), tests on liquid paints and organic or inorganic coatings (viscosity, non volatile percentage and volumetric mass, thickness, gloss, colorimetry, cross-cut, pull-off test, aging tests), mechanical tests (Charpy impact test, Brinell, Rockwell and Vickers hardness tests, several types of tensile tests at ambient temperature or high temperature, bending test and rebend test, tube flattening test, fatigue test), tests of mechanics fracture, tests on welded joints, tests on bolts, tests on concrete steels and welded mesh shear test.
                     
From 2019, in order to reduce the number of samples to be processed at the same time by participants, the year is divided into two series:
Series
(see list of proposed ILCs)
Opening date of registrations Registration deadline Date of shipment of samples Start of the tests Deadline for carrying out the tests and providing the results Date of delivery of reports
1 15/12/2018 15/03/2019 20/05/2019 01/06/2019 15/07/2019 15/10/2019
1 (long-term tests) 15/12/2018 15/03/2019 20/05/2019 01/06/2019 31/10/2019 15/12/2019
2 15/12/2018 30/06/2019 05/09/2019 15/09/2019 31/10/2019 15/12/2019
                     
Note: After the deadline, registrations are only accepted within the limit of availability of samples
                     
                     
                     
In addition to the assessment of the bias and repeatability, the participation to ILC organised by CompaLab provides an individual estimate the uncertainties of your test results.
At last, for participants who need their results very quickly, some samples which properties are known through the results of former ILC are also available.
                     

ILC of the series 2

(registrations before 30/06/2019, tests to be carried out between 15/09/2019 and 31/10/2019)
                     

Chemical analysis

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
CA19HS Chemical analysis of a high alloyed steel -             350 280 1
CA19SS Chemical analysis of a stainless steel -             350 280 1
CA19AA Chemical analysis of an aluminium alloy -             350 280 1
CA19FC Chemical analysis of a ferro-chrome -             350 280 3
CA19FV Chemical analysis of a ferro-vanadium -             350 280 3
                     

Physical tests

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
ME19SS Determination of the grain size and of the content of non metallic inclusions of an austenitic stainless steel ISO 643  ASTM E112  ISO 4967  ASTM E45 Method A, D, E       300 240 7
ME19CI Graphite classification of cast irons ISO 945-1  ISO TR 945-2  ASTM A247         300 240 1
CE19LS Determination of the case hardening depth ISO 18203             350 280 2
QD19LS Hardenability test by end quenching (Jominy test) ISO 642  ASTM A255           300 240 5
                     
 
           
                     

Tests on liquid paints or organic coatings

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
G19FP Determination of properties of a liquid paint ISO 3251  ISO 2811-1  ISO 2811-2  ISO 2811-3  ISO 2811-4  ISO 2431   350 280 4
                     

Mechanical tests

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
CY19HE Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (high energy) ISO 148-1             250 200 2
CL19ME Charpy impact pendulum test at -50°C of a non alloyed steel ISO 148-1             300 240 2
HD19SM Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness tests of a metal (low hardness) ISO 6506-1   ISO 6507-1  ISO 6508-1         300 240 1
HD19HM Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness tests of a metal (high hardness) ISO 6506-1   ISO 6507-1  ISO 6508-1         300 240 1
TA19MP Tensile test of a machined test piece ISO 6892-1             300 240 5
TA19ASTM Tensile test of a machined test piece (ASTM) ASTM E8  ASTM E8M           300 240 5
TA19FS Tensile test of a flat steel ISO 6892-1             300 240 2
TH19NS Tensile test at 500°C of a non alloyed steel ISO 6892-2             350 280 10
RB19FS Reverse bend test on strips ISO 7799             350 280 5
FL19TU Flattening test of a metallic pipe ISO 8492             350 280 1
FA19MP Strain controlled axial fatigue test on steel ISO 12106             350 280 10
FM19NS Determination of K1c on non alloyed steel ISO 12135  ISO 12737  ASTM E399  ASTM E1820       300 240 5
GE19WJ Geometry of welded joint ISO 6520-1  ISO 5817           300 240 1
TA19WJ Transverse tensile test on welded joints ISO 4136             300 240 5
                     

Tests on steels for concrete

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
G19CRS Tensile test, geometry and linear mass of a cold rolled concrete reinforcing steel ISO 15630-1             350 280 5
ST19WF Determination of the shear force of a welded fabric ISO 15630-2             250 200 3
                     
                     

ILC of the series 1 (long lasting tests)

(registrations before 15/03/2019, tests to be carried out between 01/06/2019 and 15/10/2019)
                     

Physical tests

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
CO19SS2 Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (Huey test) ISO 3651-1  ASTM A262 Practice C          300 240 1
                     

Tests on liquid paints, on zinc coatings or on organic coatings

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
CO19FS Salt spray test of coated and non coated steels ISO 9227  ISO 10289  ISO 4628         300 240 2
HS19FS Sulfur dioxide test with condensation of moisture (Kesternich test) of coated and non coated steels ISO 6988  ISO 3231  ASTM G87         300 240 2
WI19PC Determination of resistance of a paint coating to water immersion ISO 2812-2             300 240 2
                     

Tests on steels for concrete

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
FA19RS Fatigue test of a concrete reinforcing steel ISO 15630-1             400 320 12
                     

ILC of the series 1

(registrations before 15/03/2019, tests to be carried out between 01/06/2019 and 15/07/2019)
                     

Chemical analysis

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
CA19NS Chemical analysis of a non alloyed steel -             350 280 1
CA19LS Chemical analysis of a low alloyed steel -             350 280 1
CA19CA Chemical analysis of a copper alloy -             350 280 1
CA19FM Chemical analysis of a ferro-manganese -             350 280 3
CA19FS Chemical analysis of a ferro-silicon -             350 280 3
                     

Physical tests

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
ME19NS Determination of the grain size and of the content of non metallic inclusions of a non alloyed steel ISO 643  ASTM E112  ISO 4967  ASTM E45 Method A, D, E       300 240 7
DC19LS Determination of decarburization depth ISO 3887  ASTM E1077           300 240 2
CO19SS1 Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (Streicher test) ISO 3651-2 Met. C ASTM A262 Practice B ASTM G28 Practice A        300 240 1
CO19SS3 Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (Strauss test) ISO 3651-2 Met. A ASTM A262 Practice E          300 240 1
CO19SS5 Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (ISO 3651-2 Met. B) ISO 3651-2 Met. B            300 240 1
RU19M Determination of the roughness parameters of a metallic surface ISO 4287  ISO 4288           300 240 1
                     
G19ZC Determination of thickness of a zinc coating ISO 1460  ISO 2178  ISO 3882         300 240 2
                     

Tests on liquid paints or organic coatings

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
G19PC Determination of thickness, gloss and colorimetric parameters of a paint coating ISO 2808  ISO 2813  ISO 7724-1  ISO 7724-2  ISO 7724-3  ISO 11664-4  ISO 11664-6 300 240 2
AC19PC Cross cut test of a paint coating ISO 2409             300 240 2
AP19PC Pull-off test for adhesion of a paint coating ISO 4624             300 240 5
CT19PC Cupping test of a paint coated metal ISO 1520             300 240 3
                     

Mechanical tests

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
CY19LE Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (low energy) ISO 148-1             250 200 2
CY19ME Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (medium energy) ISO 148-1             250 200 2
CY19ASTM Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (ASTM - medium energy) ASTM E23             250 200 2
HD19LC Low load Vickers hardness tests ISO 6507-1             300 240 1
TA19SS Tensile test of an austenitic stainless steel ISO 6892-1             350 280 5
TA19TU Tensile test of a pipe ISO 6892-1             350 280 3
TA19WR Tensile test of a wire rod ISO 6892-1             300 240 5
TA19BO Determination of mechanical properties of fasteners made of steel ISO 898-1             300 240 1
BE19FS Bending test of a flat steel ISO 7438             350 280 5
                     

Tests on steels for concrete

Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Price (€) (manual registration) Price (€) (registration and payment by internet) Approximate weight of the parcel (kg)
G19HRS Tensile test, geometry and linear mass of a hot rolled concrete reinforcing steel ISO 15630-1             350 280 12
                     
                     

ILC planned for the next years

                     
The program below is in addition to the usual annual program. It is provided for information purposes only and is subject to change at a later date.
Reference Title Standard(s) of reference Year
IT20PC Impact resistance testing of a paint coating ISO 6272-1             2020
UV20PC Determination of resistance of a paint coating to UV exposure ISO 16474-3             2020
TA20DW Tensile test of a wire ISO 6892-1             2020
FA20MP Axial fatigue test on steel ISO 1099             2020
G20PS Tensile test, geometry and linear mass of a concrete prestressing steel ISO 15630-3             2020
RE20PS Relaxation test of a concrete prestressing steel ISO 15630-3             2020
CO20PS Stress corrosion test of a concrete prestressing steel ISO 15630-3             2020
DT20PS Deflected tensile test of a concrete prestressing steel ISO 15630-3             2020
BE21PC Bending test (cylindrical mandrel) of a paint coating ISO 1519  ASTM D522           2021
HU21PC Determination of resistance to humidity of a paint coating ISO 6270-1  ISO 6270-2           2021
                     

Costs of transportation

Transportation costs are computed taking into account the approximate weight of the samples and the country where the samples must be delivered. 
Note: if two shipments are required (corresponding to Series 1 and Series 2), prices are calculated separately for each shipment and the amount due is the total of the two.
                     
Total weight (kg) France (métropole) Europe
(France excepted)
France (DOM-TOM),
Marocco,Turkey
Other country
1 10 20 20 30
2 15 25 30 45
5 20 35 45 80
10 25 50 70 150
20 30 70 100 250
40 60 140 200 500
60 90 210 300 750
80 120 280 400 1000
                     

Discount for multiple participation

A single manual registration of one or several laboratories or of a laboratory to several ILC enables a discount in accordance with the following conditions:
                     
    Total amount of the order, excepted transportation costs, before discount (€) Discount (%)    
    ≥ 1000 10    
    ≥ 2000 20    
                     
The discount does not apply on transportation costs.
Fees for registration by internet are 20% lower than for manual registration. No discount on these prices is then available.

Chemical analysis

Please find here after the presentations of the interlaboratory comparisons concerning chemical analysis, including properties submitted to comparison, products, dimensions of samples, statistical methods used:  

Physical tests

Please find here after the presentation of the interlaboratory comparisons - metallography, heat treatments, intergranular corrosion of stainless steels, roughness tests - including properties submitted to comparison, products, dimensions of samples, statistical ...

Tests on zinc coatings

Please find here after the presentations of the interlaboratory comparisons concerning tests on zinc coatings, including properties submitted to comparison, products, dimensions of samples, statistical methods used:

Tests on paints and paint coatings

Please find here after the presentation of the interlaboratory comparisons for tests of paint coatings, including properties submitted to comparison, products, dimensions of samples, statistical methods used:

Mechanical tests

Please find here after the presentations of the interlaboratory comparisons concerning mechanical tests, including properties submitted to comparison, products, dimensions of samples, statistical methods used:

Steels for concrete

Please find below the presentations of the interlaboratory comparisons concerning the tests on steel for concrete, the properties submitted for comparison, the products, the dimensions of the samples, the statistical methods used: