Standard Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias Data for Use in Test Methods for Petroleum Products and Lubricants
|Publication Date:||10 November 1999|
This practice covers the necessary preparations and planning for the conduct of interlaboratory programs for the development of estimates of precision (determinability, repeatability, and reproducibility) and of bias (absolute and relative), and further presents the standard phraseology for incorporating such information into standard test methods.
This practice is generally limited to homogeneous products with which serious sampling problems do not normally arise.
This practice may not be suitable for solid or semisolid products such as petroleum coke, industrial pitches, paraffin waxes, greases, or solid lubricants when the heterogeneous properties of the substances create sampling problems. In such instances, use Practice E 691 or consult a trained statistician.