Inter Laboratory Quality Assurance Program
 
Deep Metallurgical services (DMS) an ISO 17025-05, T1335 & T1336 accredited by NABL for metallurgical testing laboratory, managed by a metallurgist having experience in research and development project activities in DRDO, has introduced first time in India for Inter Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (ILQAP) for metallography, corrosion, mechanical and chemical analysis test parameters followed by metallurgical training on all metallographic test parameters.

This program has been designed to comply the requirement of Clause 7.7.2.(b), participation in inter laboratory comparisons other than proficiency testing; Clause 7.2.2(e), inter laboratory comparison for validation of methods; Clause 6.2.5(c), training of personal and Clause 6.2.6(b), analysis of results including statement of conformity or opinions and interpretation of specifically metallographic test parameters as per ISO17025-17.
 
The ILQAP including training programs involve measurement or evaluation of metallographic, corrosion, mechanical and chemical test parameters using developed standard samples. These standard samples have necessary homogeneity and have been characterized employing standard method of characterization as per International and Indian standards.

These samples would be distributed to the participant accredited laboratory or non- accredited organization. The test results received from an individual laboratory are analyzed and compared with the performance of other laboratory and with the developed standard sample. Tested samples are required to be submitted along with the results. Final summaries of report include statistical analysis, Z score, comment on performance and certificate of training.
 
The ILQAP also involves one day training program for only metallographic test method or combinations of test methods using the standard sample provided to an individual laboratory. The Training would cover the basic metallurgical and analytical techniques and procedures for metallurgical examination, interpretation of results and validation of methods. The training would enhance the competence and capability of technical person for handling metallographic and metallurgical analysis and requirement as per Clauses Clause 6.2.5©, 6.2.6(b), 7.2.2(e) & 7.7.2 (b) of ISO17025-17.

All metallographic tested samples are further processed, etched and subsequently coated with optically transparent coating for retaining etched microstructure and for examining the sample again, ad infinitum, without destroying its usefulness for at least one year. All these samples can be kept as reference standard sample for future application. The program details with cost are given below :
 
Program Details
A. Metallography & Microstructure
ID No. Program name Method Price including training Tentative start  
Met 1 Prior austenitic grain size, hardened and tempered steel E112/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 2 Prior austenitic grain size, normalized  steel E112/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 3 Grain size , austenitic stainless steel E112/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 4 Prior austenitic grain size, martensitic stainless steel E112/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met A Combine programs Met1, Met 2, Met 3 & Met 4 E112/IS or any Rs 9500/ 1st  April 18
Met 5 Inclusion content in high sulphur plain carbon steel   E45/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 6 Inclusion content in steel E45/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 7 Inclusion content in high sulphur stainless steel E45/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met8 Inclusion content in stainless steel E45/IS or any    
Met B Combine programs Met 5, Met 6, Met 7 & Met 8 E45/IS or any Rs 9500/ 1st  April 18
Met 9 Carburized case depth <3mm ISO/IS Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 10 Nitrided case depth <0.5mm ISO/IS Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 11 Induction hardened case depth <3mm ISO/IS Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 12 Depth of decarburization E1077/IS or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met C Combine programs Met 9, Met 10, Met 11 & Met 12 E45/IS or any Rs 9500/ 1st  April 18
 
A1. Metallography & Microstructure
Met 13 Volume fraction ferrite in duplex stainless steel E562 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 14 Volume fraction delta ferrite in martenistic stainless steel E562 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 15 Volume fraction of retained austenite E562 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 16 Martensite volume fraction E562 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 17 Pearlite volume fraction E562 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met D Combine programs Met 13, Met 14, Met 15, Met 16 & Met 17 E562 or any Rs 11500/ 1st  April 18
Met 18 Spheroidized annealed structure as per SEP1520 SEP1520/ASM Vol9 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 19 Microstructure analysis of hardened and tempered steel ASM Vol. 9 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 20 Micro structure analysis of normalized and annealed steel ASM Vol. 9 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 22 Microstructure analysis of martensitic stainless steel ASM Vol. 9 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 23 Microstructure analysis of tool steel ASM Vol. 9 or any Rs 3300/ 1st  April 18
Met 24 Microstructure analysis of austenitic stainless steel ASM Vol. 9 or any Rs 4000/ 1st  April 18
Met E Combine programs Met 18, Met 19, Met 20, Met 21, Met 22, Met 23 & Met 24   E562 or any Rs 11500/ 1st  April 18
Met 25 IGC Practice A A262/ISO/IS Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Met 26 Onsite metallography E1351 or any Rs 6000/ 1st  April 18
Met 27 Detecting intermetallic compound in duplex stainless steel A923 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 2018
Met 28 Macrostructure welded joint E380/IS Rs 4000/ 1st  April 2018
Met F Combine programs Met 25, Met 26,Met 27, Met 28 ASTM/IS Rs 12800/ 1st April 18
 
B. Corrosion
ID No.        Program name Method Price including training Tentative start  
Corr. 1 IGC Practice A A262 or any Rs 3000/ 1st April 18
Corr. 2 IGC Practice B A262 or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
Corr. 3 IGC Practice C A262 or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
Corr. 4 IGC Practice E A262 or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
Corr. 5 Pitting corrosion Practice A G48 or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
Met G Combine programs Corr 1, Corr 2, Corr 3, Corr 4, Corr 5, A626 or G48 or any Rs 15200/ 1st April 18
 
C. Mechanical Test
ID No.        Program name Method Price including training Tentative start
Mech 1 Hardness 25-35 HRC, E18/IS1586 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 2 Hardness 45- 50HRC E18/IS1586 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 3 Hardness 55- 60HRC E18/IS1586 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 4 Hardness 85- 95HRB E18/IS1586 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 5 Hardness 400- 500HBW IS1500 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 6 Hardness 300- 350HBW IS1500 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 7 Hardness 160- 220HBW IS1500 or any Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 8 Hardness 550- 650 HV10 E384/IS1501 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 9 Hardness 450- 550HV20 E384/IS1501 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 10 Hardness 300- 450HV30 E384/IS1501 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 11 Hardness 550- 650 HV5 E384/IS1501 Rs 3000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 12 Hardness 400- 500 HV0.2 E384/IS1501 Rs 4000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 13 Hardness 300- 350HV0.5 E384/IS1501 Rs 4000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 14 Hardness 550- 650HV1 E384/IS1501 Rs 4000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 15 Portable  Hardness 50-60HRC A795or any Rs 12000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 16 Charpy  V notch ;80 - 100J at -200C E23/ISO/IS Rs 4000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 17 Flattening test – pipe A370/IS Rs 2000/ 1st  April 18
Mech 18 Bending test – plate A370/IS Rs 2000/ 1st  April 18
Met H Combine programs, all above mech test ASTM/IS/ISO Rs 19200/ 1st April 18
 
D. Chemical Analysis
ID No.        Program Name Method Price Including Training Tentative Start  
CA 1 Plain carbon steel E415/or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 2 Low alloy steel E415/or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 3 Stainless steel E1086 or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 4 Tool steel Any method Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 5 Precipitation hardened steel Any method Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 6 Duplex stainless steel Any method Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 7 Copper alloy IS1500 or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 8 Aluminum alloy IS1500 or any Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
CA 9 Nickel alloy E384/IS1501 Rs 4000/ 1st April 18
Met I Combine programs, all above Chem test including validation of new methods ASTM/IS/ISO Rs 25600/ 1st April 18
 
 
 
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