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What is CompaLab ?

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CompaLab organises inter laboratory comparisons, also named proficiency tests or round robin tests, to evaluate the capacity of the participants to perform identified tests, in accordance ISO 13528 and ISO/IEC 17043 standards. The scope of these proficiency testings programs is the tests on metals (steels / ferrous materials / ferro-alloys / metal coatings).

CompaLab is an Institute totally independent from the laboratories and their customers. It relies on a network of experts and on the return of experience to enforce its competence in the fields it is operating.

CompaLab was established by Louis-Jean Hollebecq, who has been during more than 20 years the general manager of a French product certification body dedicated to steels. Formerly, he had been in charge of the statistical handling of the data from interlaboratory comparisons concerning cements, during 3 years. During the last 30 years, he participated to several French, European and international standardisation committees concerning different constructional products and related test methods.


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CompaLab organises proficiency tests - inter laboratory comparisons - round robin tests on metals (steels / ferrous materials / ferro-alloys / coatings of metals), Photos taken by CompaLab with courtesy of Cerema - Direction territoriale Est - Laboratoire de Nancy


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