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Roll-out of the new PT programs "Flameproof Joints & Small Component Temperature - Test Round 2021"

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to inform you about the roll-out of our two new programs "Flameproof Joints (FJ) & Small Component Temperature (SCT) - Test Round 2021" of the PTB Ex Proficiency Testing Scheme. The roll-out paper is available for download in the respective program section of this website. Our policy for the scheme is to keep everything as simple as possible, but achieving consistent, reliable and valuable results.

The PT Team would be very happy to welcome IECEx test laboratories (IECEx ExTLs, IECEx Applicant ExTLs, IECEx Additional Testing Facilities (ATFs) and IECEx Applicant ATFs), ATEX Notified Bodies and other Ex laboratories which meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.  Each contribution is highly appreciated to collect experience for the programs and for the continuous improvement process of the whole scheme.

Please notice that in accordance with IECEx 02 Rules of Procedure, participation in the Proficiency Testing Scheme is mandatory for all IECEx test laboratories.

The interested laboratories will confirm their participation by completing the respective form enclosed as Annex B (which you can find in the roll-out paper and attached to this e-mail) and send it back to PTB in accordance with the schedule

before 2021-04-15.

The coordinator will confirm the receipt of the declaration of participation accordingly. The invoices will be sent out after registration of the laboratories. Payment will be confirmed together with the “Confirmation of Participation”. The programs are considered as two separate programs, so it is possible to participate in both programs or in just one of them.

You can find general information about the scheme and the programs on our updated website under:

All detailed information, specific descriptions and data for the performance of the new programs 2021/2022 will be uploaded on the website before the test samples are sent out.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any questions or need more information. All team members are looking forward to supporting you at any time during the programs.

Kind  regards

Your Ex Proficiency Testing Team