Superior Reporting We believe we offer the best and most useful quality control reports available for coal laboratories.
Each report includes (click the title to view a sample report in pdf format):
Report of Laboratory Performance The Report of Laboratory Performance shows your laboratories performance for Within Lab performance (repeatability) and Between Lab performance (reproducibility) based on ASTM standards. Individual laboratory performance is measured against the median for each parameter and a score from 1 to 5 is given.
Summary of Submitted Data The Summary of Submitted Data shows all of the average values reported for each parameter. Additionally, the median, mean, standard deviation, and count are calculated.
Trend Chart The Trend Chart shows a line graph of the last 12 months between laboratory variability. The user friendly graph lets technicians immediately see trends affecting laboratory results.
We compile the results and email reports within one week of the deadline for result submittal, providing timely information on each laboratory's performance.
Experience The Interlab programs have been administered by the same leadership for since 1986.
All sample preparation, distribution, data collection, date compilation, and report preparation are handled by the same personnel every day, with a combined experience of 20 years.
Quality The samples are meticulously prepared, using special equipment, so that each participating laboratory may be confident that their test sample is representative of the entire lot of test coal.
The large number and broad range of monthly participants decrease the risk that a laboratory's performance will be judged against a small, possibly biased, special interest group.
Laboratory confidentiality is rigorously maintained. Each laboratory is assigned a code number, which solely identifies its results. Reports and laboratory results are only submitted to authorized personnel.
Flexibility Each laboratory may choose which parameters have the greatest interest and submit single or duplicate results.
Each laboratory may choose their participation. Interlab's customers can participate monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, even months, whatever suits your needs.
We offer the same flexibility in billing. Customers may pay yearly with a discount, monthly, by check, or by credit card.