Programme overview 2023


In 2023, we will regularly offer proficiency tests for the following parameter groups.


Detailed programme


Dispatch dates for Proficiency Testing of the Organizers IFA and UBA for the year 2023:

Major Ions Metals VHH
BTEX and MTBE
Herbicides and Pesticides
N165: 07.02.2023 (UBA)
N166: 06.03.2023 (IFA)
N167: 22.05.2023 (IFA)
N168: 04.09.2023 (IFA)
N169: 06.11.2023 (IFA)
M165: 07.02.2023 (UBA)
M166: 06.03.2023 (IFA)
M167: 22.05.2023 (IFA)
M168: 04.09.2023 (IFA)
M169: 06.11.2023 (IFA)
VHH:
C68:        27.02.2023 (IFA)
C69:        12.06.2023 (IFA)
C-CB10: 16.10.2023 (IFA)

BTEX and MTBE:
B13:        13.06.2023 (UBA)
B-CB10: 16.10.2023 (IFA)
H115: 21.02.2023 (UBA)
H116: 20.06.2023 (UBA)
H117: 10.10.2023 (UBA)


PAH Hydrocarbon Oil Index and Phenol Index Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Chemicals, Artificial Sweeteners PFAS1)
P24: 25.04.2023 (UBA)
SP08: 09.05.2023 (UBA)
AZ10: 21.03.2023 (UBA)
PF02:1) 07.11.2023 (UBA)
1)not accredited according to EN ISO 17043

Please note our current price list.

Information for 2023

  • You can freely choose, in which PT rounds you would like to participate and how many parameters you are going to determine.
  • At least 15 participants are required to ensure an evaluation of the ring tests with statistical relevance. Therefore, rounds with fewer registrations have to be cancelled.
  • In round N165 (major ions) the Environment Agency Austria will provide Ntot and pH as additional parameters.
  • In rounds N166 and N168 (major ions) the IFA Tulln will provide silicon and fluoride as additional parameters.
  • In rounds N167 and N169 (major ions) the IFA Tulln will provide KMnO4-Index as an additional parameter.
  • In round N168 (major ions) the IFA Tulln will provide easily liberatable cyanide as an additional parameter.
  • In round M167 (metals and trace elements), in addition to the usual scope, the parameters beryllium, cerium, cobalt, gadolinium, lithium, silver and vanadium will be included. Gadolinium and beryllium are not accredited according to EN ISO 17043.
  • In round M169 (metals and trace elements), in addition to the usual scope, the parameters antimony, barium, molybdenum, strontium and tin will be included. Strontium will be offered for the first time in 2023, but not in the accredited scope. Exceptionally, mercury is not included in this round.
  • In round CB10 the IFA Tulln offers the combination of the parameter groups VHH and BTEX&MTBE in the same interlaboratory comparison. The extent of participation is selectable (VHH, BTEX&MTBE or both). Evaluation of the round will be carried out in a joint report.
  • In round SP08 (sum parameters) the Environment Agency Austria offers the combination of hydrocarbon oil index and phenol index.
    It is also possible to select only the hydrocarbon oil index, selection of phenol index only is not possible. Evaluation of the round will be carried out in a joint report.
  • Our partner institute, the Environment Agency Austria, is planning another proficiency test rounds for pesticides in accordance with the Drinking Water Ordinance (PM05) and for VHH (C71) in the year 2024.