Inter Laboratory Crosscheck Program

Spectrum Quality Standards is pleased to offer an Inter Laboratory Crosscheck Program (ILCP) and Check Standards for use by ILCP participants to meet the EPA TIER III §80.47 specified accuracy demonstration requirement. ILCP structure is outlined below:

*DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MULTIPLE INSTRUMENTS, CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION!*

Frequency: Quarterly (four times per year)

Test Methods and ILCP Test Samples:

*Group A: EPA TIER III §80.47 (See Table 1) Designated Methods

1 – Dedicated 8 oz bottle for RVP [D5191] ONLY
1 – Dedicated 16 oz bottle for all other test methods

*Group B: Selected Alternate ASTM Methods for the method-defined properties (See Table 2)

1 – Dedicated 16 oz bottle for all test methods

*D86 Method

1 – Dedicated 4 oz bottle for D86 ONLY

*Sulfur Standards Methods

1 – Dedicated 20 ml ampoule of Gravimetric Standard WITH ETHANOL [For use on?Instruments that use Ethanol in their Calibration Curve, such as X-Ray]

1 – Dedicated 20 ml ampoule of Gravimetric Standard WITHOUT ETHANOL [For use on?Instruments that do not use Ethanol in their Calibration Curve]

1 – Dedicated 4 oz bottle of Commercial Gasoline]

 

ILCP Deliverables: Summary Statistics Report for each property with at least 25 non-outlying results. Specifically, the following statistics will be reported:

  • Outlier(s) identified in accordance with ASTM D7915 (GESD technique)
  • Average
  • Standard Deviation
  • Standard Error (Uncertainty)
  • D6299 compliant Normality Assessment (Anderson-Darling)
  • Individual participant’s Z-score for current ILCP
  • Running Average of Individual participant’s Z-score over multiple ILCP’s

Table 1
Group A =>EPA Designated Method

Property

ASTM Method Number

Olefins

ASTM D1319-13

Aromatics

ASTM D5769-10

Oxygenates

ASTM D5599-10

Benzene

ASTM D3606-10

VP

ASTM D5191-13 (EPA Equation)

Table 2
Group B =>Selected ASTM Alternate Method

Property

ASTM Method Number

Olefins

ASTM D6839-13 (GC-FID)

Olefins

ASTM D6550-10 (SFC)

Aromatics

ASTM D1319-13 (FIA)

Aromatics

ASTM D5580-13 (GC-FID)

Oxygenates

ASTM D4815-13 (GC-TCD or FID)

Benzene

ASTM D5580-13 (GC-FID)

Benzene

ASTM D5769-10 (GC-MS)

ASTM Method D 86

Property

ASTM Method Number

Distillation

ASTM D86

EPA Designated Sulfur Standards

Property

ASTM Method Number

Sulfur

ASTM D2622

Sulfur

ASTM D5453

Sulfur

ASTM D7039

Spectrum offers the following options for the 2016 EPA TIER III ILCP Membership:

EPA TIER III ILCP MEMBERSHIP [Table 1] – $1000

Table-1: Includes the following:
1 – D5191 ILCP Testing Sample – 8 oz bottle
1 – Multiple Method ILCP Testing Sample – 16 oz bottle [Not applicable to D5191]
1 – Report – issued electronically

Upon completion of report after closing date, should the statistics qualify, members will receive the following Check Standards [labelled with ARV and Uncertainty]

1 – D5191 Standard – 8 oz bottle
1 – Multiple Method Standard – 16 oz bottle [Not applicable to D5191]

*Additional Accuracy Standards Available to Members

EPA TIER III ILCP MEMBERSHIP [Table 2] – $1000

Table-2: Includes the following:

1 – Multiple Method Testing Sample – 16 oz bottle
1 – Report – issued electronically

Upon completion of report after closing date, should the statistics qualify, members will receive the following Check Standards [labelled with ARV and Uncertainty]

1 – Multiple Method Standard – 16 oz bottle

*Additional Accuracy Standards Available to Members

EPA TIER III ILCP MEMBERSHIP [D86] – $500

D86: Includes the following:

1 – D86 Testing Sample – 4 oz bottle

1 – Report – issued electronically

Upon completion of report after closing date, should the statistics qualify, members will receive the following Check Standards [labelled with ARV and Uncertainty]

1 – D86 Standard – 4 oz bottle

*Additional Accuracy Standards Available to Members

EPA TIER III ILCP MEMBERSHIP [Sulfur Standards] – $ 200
Sulfur Standards: Includes the following:

1 – Gravimetric Testing Sample – 1 x 20 ml ampoule

1 – Commercial Gasoline Testing Sample – 4 oz bottle 1 – Report – issued electronically

Upon completion of report after closing date, should the statistics qualify, members will receive the following Check Standards [labelled with ARV and Uncertainty]

1 – Gravimetric Standard – 1 x 20 ml ampoule

1 – Commercial Gas Standard – 4 oz bottle

*Additional Accuracy Standards Available to Members

EPA TIER III ILCP MEMBERSHIP [ALL TABLES] – $2400.00

Complete Set of Tables 1, 2, D86 & Sulfur – Includes the following:

1 – D5191 Testing Sample – 8 oz bottle

1 – Table 1-Multiple Method Testing Sample – 16 oz bottle [Not applicable to D5191]

1 – Table 2-Multiple Method Testing Sample – 16 oz bottle

1 – D86 Testing Sample – 4 oz bottle

1 – Sulfur – Gravimetric Testing Sample – 1 x 20 ml ampoule 1 – Sulfur – Commercial Gas Testing Sample – 4 oz bottle

1 – Report for each Table – issued electronically

Upon completion of report after closing date, should the statistics qualify, members will receive the following Check Standards [labelled with ARV and Uncertainty]

1 – D5191 Standard – 8 oz bottle

1 – Table 1-Multiple Method Standard – 16 oz bottle [Not applicable to D5191]

1 – Table 2-Multiple Method Standard – 16 oz bottle

1 – D86 Standard – 4 oz bottle

1 – Sulfur – Gravimetric Standard – 1 x 20 ml ampoule

1 – Sulfur – Commercial Gas Standard – 4 oz bottle

*Additional Accuracy Standards Available to Members

*Discounts available for multiple INSTRUMENTS – call for details

Additional TIER III Accuracy Check Standards [available to members prior to non-members, post-report, while supplies are available]

1 – D5191 Sample & Standard – ? ?8 oz bottle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? $100.00

1 – Table 1 Sample & Standard – ?16 oz bottle [Not applicable to D5191] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? $150.00

1 – Table 2 Sample & Standard – 16 oz bottle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?$150.00

1 – D86 Sample & Standard – ? ? ? 4 oz bottle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? $100.00

1 – Sulfur Sample & Standard Set [GRAV & COMM GAS] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?$100.00

includes:

-1 x 20 ml ampoules Gravimetric Standard

-4 oz bottle Commercial Gas Standard

NOTE: Separate dedicated D5191 & D86 Testing Samples are sent independently as per Test Method requirements.