The Penetrating Liquid Proficiency Testing (PEP) Program consists of the identification and classification by the discontinuity inspection body (rounded pores and linear cracks) of the inspection item which is a metal plate with a weld bead and is eligible to participate in the program any accredited participant or in the accreditation process.
Participants should check for relevant surface discontinuities, separating pores and cracks. The participant must follow his routine during the inspection and the Instruction Manual previously sent by Qualabor.
In this program will be used Classification or ordering statistics as a statistical model to evaluate the result. The reference value will be obtained through N3 inspectors approved by ABENDI, making a direct comparison of the characterization of relevant discontinuities (rounded pores and linear cracks).
Qualabor's activities as a proficiency test provider are performed impartially, structured and managed to ensure this feature. Qualabor guarantees that the identity of the participants of each program is confidential and only known to those involved in its operation. Qualabor also warrants that all information provided by participants will be treated as confidential.
(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.