General Information

The 2020 ILC (interlaboratory comparisons) program includes chemical analyses of metals and ferroalloys, physical tests (metallography, decarburization and heat treatments, intergranular corrosion tests, determination of the roughness of a surface), tests on liquid paints (viscosity, non volatile percentage and volumetric mass, infra-red spectrometry), test on organic or inorganic coatings (thickness, gloss, colorimetry, resistance of the film), aging tests (salt spray test, Kesternich test, water immersion, xenon lamp, UV), 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 steels for concrete, on welded mesh, prestressing steels for concrete, tests on plastic material, tests on admixtures for concrete, tests on sealants (properties and ageing).

 

Schedule 2020

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 providing the results

Date of delivery of reports

1

15/11/2019

15/03/2020

20/05/2020

01/06/2020

15/07/2020

15/10/2020

1 (long-term tests)

15/11/2019

15/03/2020

20/05/2020

01/06/2020

31/10/2020

15/12/2020

2

15/11/2019

30/06/2020

05/09/2020

15/09/2020

31/10/2020

15/12/2020

 

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.

 

 

First session

(registrations before 15/03/2020, tests to be carried out between 01/06/2020 and 15/07/2020)

Chemical analysis

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

CA20NS

Chemical analysis of a non alloyed steel

-

300

240

1

CA20LS

Chemical analysis of a low alloyed steel

-

300

240

1

CA20AA

Chemical analysis of an aluminium alloy

-

300

240

1

 
                                              
 

Physical tests​

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

ME20NS

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
 EN 10247

300

240

5

CO20SS1

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

CO20SS3

Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (Strauss test)

ISO 3651-2 Met. A ASTM A262 Practice E

300

240

1

CO20SS5

Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (ISO 3651-2 Met. B)

ISO 3651-2 Met. B

300

240

1

RU20M

Determination of the roughness parameters of a metallic surface

ISO 4287  ISO 4288

300

240

1

 
 

Tests on zinc coatings

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

G20ZC

Determination of thickness of a zinc coating

ISO 1460  ISO 1463  ISO 2178  ISO 3882
 ASTM B658

300

240

2

 

Tests on liquid paints or organic coatings

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

G20PC

Determination of thickness, gloss and colorimetric parameters of a paint coating

ISO 2808  ASTM B658  ASTM D1186  ISO 2813
 ISO 7724 Parts 1, 2 & 3 ISO 11664 Parts 1 & 4

350

280

2

AC20PC

Cross cut test of a paint coating

ISO 2409  ASTM D3359 Met. B

350

280

2

AP20PC

Pull-off test for adhesion of a paint coating

ISO 4624

400

320

10

 

Mechanical tests

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

HD20SM

Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness tests of a metal (low hardness)

ISO 6506-1   ISO 6507-1  ISO 6508-1  ASTM E10
 ASTM E92  ASTM E18   ASTM A370

300

240

1

HD20LC

Low load Vickers hardness tests

ISO 6507-1  ASTM E92  ASTM E384

300

240

1

TA20FS

Tensile test of a flat steel

ISO 6892-1

300

240

2

TA20SS

Tensile test of an austenitic stainless steel

ISO 6892-1

300

240

4

BE20FS

Bending test of a flat steel

ISO 7438  ASTM E290

350

280

7

 
 

Tests on steels for concrete

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

G20HRS

Tensile test, geometry and linear mass of a hot rolled concrete reinforcing steel

ISO 15630-1

350

280

12

 
 
 
 

First session (LT) - long lasting tests

(registrations before 15/03/2020, tests to be carried out between 01/06/2020 and 15/10/2020)

Physical tests

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

CO20SS2

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 (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

CO20FS

Salt spray test of coated and non coated steels

ISO 9227  ASTM B117  ISO 10289  ISO 4628
 ASTM D714  ASTM D1654

300

240

3

 

Tests on steels for concrete

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

FA20RS

Fatigue test of a concrete reinforcing steel

ISO 15630-1

400

320

20

 
 

Second session

(registrations before 30/06/2020, tests to be carried out between 15/09/2020 and 31/10/2020)

Chemical analysis

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

CA20HS

Chemical analysis of a high alloyed steel

-

300

240

1

CA20SS

Chemical analysis of a stainless steel

-

300

240

1

CA20CA

Chemical analysis of a copper alloy

-

300

240

1

 

 

 

Physical tests​

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

ME20SS

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
 EN 10247

350

280

5

ME20CI

Graphite classification of cast irons

ISO 945-1  ISO TR 945-2  ASTM A247

350

280

1

 
 

Mechanical tests

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

CY20ME

Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (medium energy)

ISO 148-1

250

200

2

CY20HE

Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (high energy)

ISO 148-1

250

200

2

CY20ASTM

Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (ASTM - medium energy)

ASTM E23  ASTM A370

250

200

2

CL20ME

Charpy impact pendulum test at -50°C of a non alloyed steel

ISO 148-1

300

240

2

HD20HM

Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell hardness tests of a metal (high hardness)

ISO 6506-1   ISO 6507-1  ISO 6508-1  ASTM E10
 ASTM E92  ASTM E18   ASTM A370

300

240

1

TA20MP

Tensile test of a machined test piece

ISO 6892-1

300

240

4

TA20ASTM

Tensile test of a machined test piece (ASTM)

ASTM E8  ASTM E8M  ASTM A370

300

240

4

TH20NS

Tensile test at 500°C of a non alloyed steel

ISO 6892-2  ASTM E21

350

280

4

 
 

Tests on steels for concrete

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

Price if online payment (€)

Approximate weight (kg)

G20CRS

Tensile test, geometry and linear mass of a cold rolled concrete reinforcing steel

ISO 15630-1

350

280

5

ST20WF

Determination of the shear force of a welded fabric

ISO 15630-2

300

240

3

 

 

ILC for which it is possible to pre-register without payment

 

For ILCs listed hereafter, there is a risk that the number of registrations is insufficient. So a pre-registration procedure is put in place, as follows:

1 - Participants interested in participating pre-register using the registration form. No invoicing is made for this pre-registration;
2 - When at least 10 potential participants have pre-registered, CompaLab asks each of these pre-registrees to confirm their willingness to participate and what are the characteristics for which they commit to provide results;
3 - If at least 8 participants confirm their intention to participate, the CIL organisation concerned is engaged.

 

Reference

Title

Standard(s) of reference

Price (€)

CA-X-FM

Chemical analysis of a ferro-manganese

-

400

CA-X-FS

Chemical analysis of a ferro-silicon

-

400

CA-X-FC

Chemical analysis of a ferro-chrome

-

400

CA-X-FT

Chemical analysis of a ferro-titanium

-

400

CA-X-FV

Chemical analysis of a ferro-vanadium

-

400

CA-X-FN

Chemical analysis of a ferro-niobium

-

400

ME-X-CA

Determination of the grain size and of the content of non metallic inclusions of a copper alloy

ISO 2624  ASTM E112

350

DC-X-LS

Determination of decarburization depth

ISO 3887  ASTM E1077

350

CE-X-LS

Determination of the case hardening depth

ISO 18203  ISO 2639

350

QD-X-LS

Hardenability test by end quenching (Jominy test)

ISO 642  ASTM A255

350

CO-X-SS4

Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (ASTM A262 Practice F)

ASTM A262 Practice F

300

CO-X-SS6

Test of resistance of a stainless steel to intergranular corrosion (ASTM G48 Met. A)

ASTM G48 Met. A

300

G-X-FP

Determination of properties of a liquid paint

ISO 3251  ISO 2811-1  ISO 2811-2  ISO 2811-3
 ISO 2811-4  ISO 2431   EN 1767  ASTM D2621

350

IT-X-PC

Impact resistance testing of a paint coating

ISO 6272-1

400

BE-X-PC

Bending test (cylindrical mandrel) of a paint coating

ISO 1519  ASTM D522

400

PD-X-PC

Pendulum damping test on a paint coating

ISO 1522

400

CT-X-PC

Cupping test of a paint coated metal

ISO 1520

400

HS-X-FS

Sulfur dioxide test with condensation of moisture (Kesternich test) of coated and non coated steels

ISO 6988  ISO 3231  ASTM G87  ISO 10289
 ISO 4628  ASTM D714   ASTM D1654

350

SI-X-PC

Stone chip impact resistance of a paint coating

ISO 20567-1 Met. C ISO 21227-2

400

WI-X-PC

Determination of resistance of a paint coating to water immersion

ISO 2812-2

400

HU-X-PC

Determination of resistance to humidity of a paint coating

ISO 6270-1  ISO 6270-2

400

XE-X-G

Determination of resistance of a paint coating to a xenon lamp exposure

ISO 4892-2  ISO 16474-2

400

UV-X-G

Determination of resistance of a paint coating to UV exposure

ISO 4892-3  ISO 16474-3  ISO 11507

400

CY-X-LE

Charpy impact pendulum test at ambient temperature (low energy)

ISO 148-1

250

TA-X-TU

Tensile test of a pipe

ISO 6892-1

350

TA-X-DW

Tensile test of a wire

ISO 6892-1

350

TA-X-WR

Tensile test of a wire rod

ISO 6892-1

350

TA-X-AA

Tensile test of a flat piece of aluminium alloy

ISO 6892-1

350

TA-X-BO

Tensile test of fasteners made of steel

ISO 898-1

400

TA-X-CB

Tensile test of a steel wire rope

ISO 3108  ASTM A931  EN 12385  ISO 12076

400

TL-X-NS

Tensile test at -150°C of a non alloyed steel

ISO 6892-3

400

RB-X-FS

Reverse bend test on strips

ISO 7799

400

FL-X-TU

Flattening test of a metallic pipe

ISO 8492

400

FA-X-MP1

Axial fatigue test on steel

ISO 1099

400

FA-X-MP2

Strain controlled axial fatigue test on steel

ISO 12106

400

FM-X-NS

Determination of K1c on non alloyed steel

ISO 12135  ISO 12737  ASTM E399  ASTM E1820

400

GE-X-WJ

Geometry of welded joint

ISO 6520-1  ISO 5817

400

TA-X-WJ

Transverse tensile test on welded joints

ISO 4136

400

G-X-PS

Tensile test, geometry and linear mass of a concrete prestressing steel

ISO 15630-3

500

RE-X-PS

Relaxation test of a concrete prestressing steel

ISO 15630-3

400

CO-X-PS

Stress corrosion test of a concrete prestressing steel

ISO 15630-3

400

DT-X-PS

Deflected tensile test of a concrete prestressing steel

ISO 15630-3

400

HD-X-PL

Hardness test on plastic material

ISO 868  ISO 7619-1  ISO 2039-2  ISO 2039-1
 ISO 2039-2  ASTM D2240   ASTM D785

300

TA-X-PL

Tensile test on plastic material

ISO 178  ASTM D790

300

FN-X-PL

Flexion test on plastic material

ISO 527-1  ISO 527-2  ISO 527-3  ASTM D638

300

G-X-AC

Tests on admixtures for concrete

EN 480-6  EN 1767  EN 480-8  EN 480-10
 EN 480-12

400

G-X-SE

Tests on sealants

ISO 1183-1, -2 & -3  ISO 11358-1  ISO 7390  ISO 10563
 ISO 2528  ISO 8339   ISO 8340  ISO 7389 ASTM C736  ISO 11432

400

AG-X-SE

Ageing tests on sealants

ISO 9046  ISO 9047  ISO 10590  ISO 10591
 ISO 11431

400

 

 

Additional information

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.

Note: If additional sendings are required (e. g. paper documents), these sendings must be handled by the participant.

 

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.