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.