Inter-Laboratory Testing Program

The report of Inter Laboratory Proficiency Testing Schemes conducted during the year 2015 is published. Click the links for copy of the report  

Testing of Chemical parameters in Textile Material TC/ILTS/18/Chem-2/2015[PDF]1.25 MB and TC/ILTS/19/Chem-4/2015[PDF]800.09 KB

Testing of Mechanical parameters in Textile Material TC/ILTS/17/Mech-2/2015[PDF]881.16 KB

INTER-LABORATORY TESTING PROGRAM.

Inter Laboratory Comparison is defined as’ “Organization, performance and evaluation of tests on the same or similar test items by two or more laboratories in accordance with predetermined conditions.”   The goal of the Inter-laboratory Comparisons (ILC) is to provide verification of each participating laboratory’s technical capability by obtaining a measurement that agrees with all other Laboratories using different make & model of testing equipment and man-power.  The requirement for inter laboratory comparisons remains in place today, and has been further entrenched into metrology management systems by its incorporation in the requirements of IS0/IEC 17025.

The Laboratory, Textiles Committee at Mumbai conducts Inter Laboratory Proficiency Testing (ILPT) schemes for the benefit of Textile Testing laboratories as PT Provider. The national accreditation agency, NABL nominated Textiles Committee as nodal agency for two ILPT schemes.  The German Standards body, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany recognized the schemes conducted by Textiles Committee and sponsored some laboratories of SAARC countries under its Quality Infrastructure Development Project (QIDP) in SAARC countries. Apart from India, laboratories from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam also participate in the ILPT schemes conducted by Textiles Committee.

In order to offer ILPT schemes professionally as a PT Provider, the laboratory of Textiles Committee at Mumbai has implemented the Management System in accordance with the requirements stipulated in ISO/IEC 17043 : 2010.  The key personnel of PT Provider are given below.

Shri.  Kartikay Dhanda,

Director(Laboratories),

E-mail : tcptprovider[at]gmail[dot]com

PT-Coordinator

Dr. K.S. Muralidhara,

Joint Director(Laboratories)   

PT-Quality Manager

Shri.  M.S. Shyamsundar,

 Quality Assurance Officer (Laboratory)

PT-Technical Manager

The PT Provider has conducted 14 schemes since 2007. The details are given in Table

ILPT schemes conducted by the PT Provider

S.No.

Identity of the ILPT

Year

Field

PT items

No. of test parameters

No. of Labs participated

1

TC/ILTS/MECH/01/07

2007

Mechanical

Fibre,Yarn &Fabric

17

70

2

TC/ILTS/CHEM/02/07

2007

Chemical

Fabric

13

70

3

TC/ILTS/MECH/03/08

2008

Mechanical

Fabric

11

60

4

TC/ILTS/CHEM/04/08

2008

Chemical

Fabric

10

60

5

TC/ILTS/MECH/05/09

2009

Mechanical

Fabric

11

50

6

TC/ILTS/MECH/06/09

2009

Mechanical

Yarn

12

31

7

TC/ILTS/MECH/07/09

2009

Mechanical

Fibre

15

14

8

TC/ILTS/CHEM/08/09

2009

Chemical

Fabric

7

51

9

TC/ILTS/CHEM/09/09

2009

Chemical

Fabric

4

45

10

TC/ILTS/CHEM/10/09

2009

Chemical

Fabric

2

20

11

TC/ILTS/MECH/11/10-11

2010-11

Mechanical

Fabric

10

65

12

TC/ILTS/CHEM/12/10-11

2010-11

Chemical

Fabric

10

70

13

TC/ILTS/Mech-1/2012-13

2012-13

Mechanical

Yarn and Fabric

13

42

14

TC/ILTS/Chem-1/2012-13

2012-13

Chemical

Fabric and metal clothing accessory

12

56

15 TC/ILTS/15/MECH-2/2014 2014 Mechanical  Fabric  8 50
16 TC/ILTS/16/CHEM-2/2014 2014 Chemical  Fabric  8 45
17 TC/ILTS/17/Mech-3/2015 2015 Mechanical  Fabric  8 24
18 TC/ILTS/18/Chem-3/2015 2015 Chemical Fabric 9 51
19 TC/ILTS/19/Chem-4/2015 2015 Chemical  Fabric 2 30