Chemical analysis on ferrosilicon

Presentation for participants

 
Reference of the ILC: CA-X-FS
   
References of test methods: -                    
   
Frequency: For this ILC, 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.
   
   
Main characteristics: Si%, C%
   
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: For numerical results, the statistical computation will provide an assigned value with its attached uncertainty, values of standard deviations for repeatability and reproductibility, limits of alerts for bias and repeatability of the participant, indiviual values for uncertainty of results of participants.
Number of products submitted to tests: 1
Number of samples per participation: 3
Max number of operators per participation: 10 (For this CIL, the type of test and sample size allow to provide results determined by several different operators)
Product submitted to tests: Ferro-silicon
Type of samples: Powder (bags)
Approximate dimensions of samples: 0,5 kg
Specific preparation to be performed by the participant:  Grinding
                   
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