The IP index protection device proficiency scheme consists on checking whether testing items conform to IP protection indexes or not, with any accredited laboratories or in accreditation processbeing eligible to participate.
The test should be performed on the testing items received, and evaluate whether or not they conform to the IP x5 and IP 4x Protection ratings. The participating laboratory will have the option to perform the test only for the entry of liquids (IP x5), solids only (IP 4x) or, if you prefer, both tests. The participant should proceed as in their practical routine.
The statistical model used on this program will be: Direct comparison with the mode of the group of at least 75% of consensus from accredited laboratories only.
This is one of CGCRE's program, organized and constant at SCT de Instalações Elétricas e Baixa Tensão da CT08 (Eletronics Technical Committee of CGCRE), also this program meet the requirements of NIE CGCRE 045's standard.
The use of Qualabor's provider is exclusively for comparisons and chosen by SCT de Instalações Elétricas e Baixa Tensão da CT08. The usage of Qualabor does not ensure the acceptance of that provider as a constant proficiency testing provider of CGCRE.
Qualabor guarantees that the identity of the proficiency testing program participant is confidential and only known by the people involved into the proficiency testing program operation, unless the participant disclaims its confidentiality. Qualabor guarantees that all information given by participants is treated as confidential.
The activities of Qualabor as proficiency testing provider are done with impartiality and are structured and managed to guarantee the impartiality, Qualabor also guarantee that commercial, financial and other types of pressure will not compromise Qualabor’s impartiality. This is guaranteed through the acknowledgment and agreement term, signed by Qualabor collaborators who affect the quality of proficiency testing.
(Certificate Number: AP-2654, ANSI National Accreditation Board - USA)
Qualabor's QMS is implemented and effectively maintained according ISO/IEC 17043.
EPTIS helps you find a suitable proficiency testing (PT) scheme for your laboratory (a PT scheme is a coherent series of single rounds). For a large number of schemes we have produced data sheets and collected them in the EPTIS database. What is not included in the database is topical information on next PT rounds. When is the next round, and what is the matrix material this time? This information is too dynamic as to be included in the database. But you can find such details for a selection of schemes in our PT calendar.
At present, a listing on the database is only open to PT providers from countries that are covered by our so-called coordinators. They check the plausibility of the data sheet submissions and decide on their publication. They speak the language and are ideally familiar with local PT providers and cultural peculiarities. This helps to safeguard a reasonable level of database quality. There is no cost for PT providers who follow this basic mechanism.