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News dated 26. 03. 2021

For the year 2021 are announced the following programs:

  • program MT-06/2021/46 - MT method, welds sector - w already occupied,
  • program UT-03/2021/47 - UT method, welds sector - w,
  • program LT-07/2021/48 - LT method, general sector - MS,
  • program RT-02/2021/49 - RT method, castings sector - c.
  • Program PT-01/2021/50 – PT method, welds sector - w,
  • Program RT-02/2021/51 – RT method, welds sector - w,
  • Program MT-06/2021/52 - MT method, welds sector - w.

  • We are also preparing the following programs for this year:
  • LT leak testing technique measuring the pressure drop
  • Eddy current testing ET,
  • Visual Testing VT sector welds - w.

  • The Covid 19 pandemic adversely affects states, companies and the transport of test samples, and thus the actual date of the transfer of results of individual proficiency testing programs. With regard to these facts, we assume an extension of the deadline for the transfer of results by approximately 2 to 4 months.

    Current status of announced programs for 2020 and 2021:
    ProgramSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    MT-06/2021/52weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    RT-02/2021/51welds18.03.2021312signing up for participants31.03.2022
    PT-01/2021/50welds15.03.2021411signing up for participants31.03.2022
    RT-02/2021/49castings12.01.202178Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    LT-07/2021/48general7.01.2021411Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    UT-03/2021/47welds7.01.2021114Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    MT-06/2021/46welds1.10.202015occupiedDistribution of samples1.10.2021
    PT-01/2020/45welds4.06.202016occupiedDistribution of samples31.05.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19
    VT-04/2020/44welds + tubes23.06.2020141Distribution of samples30.06.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurement22.06.2020510Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.202015occupiedDistribution of samples31.03.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201915distribution terminatedevaluation31.03.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015terminateddistribution of results31.01.2021
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.202016occupiedDistribution of samples30.04.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19



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    News dated 25. 02. 2021

    For the year 2021 are announced the following programs:
  • program MT-06/2021/46 - MT method, welds sector - w,
  • program UT-03/2021/47 - UT method, welds sector - w,
  • program LT-07/2021/48 - LT method, general sector - MS,
  • program RT-02/2021/49 - RT method, castings sector - c.
  • Program PT-01/2021/50 – PT method, welds sector - w,
  • Program RT-02/2021/51 – RT method, welds sector - w.

  • In the near future, a new program for the MT method in the welds sector will be announced.

    At the beginning of the year, a new function was introduced within the " Proficiency Testing Provider ATG ", namely the function of Deputy Coordinator. Therefore, for these two programs, please always contact Ing. Forejtová, IWE (forejtova@atg.cz).

    This year, Ing. Lucie Forejtová, IWE will be fully in charge of coordinating the PT-01/2021/50 and MT-06/2021/52 programs.

    The Covid 19 pandemic adversely affects states, companies and the transport of test samples, and thus the actual date of the transfer of results of individual proficiency testing programs. With regard to these facts, we assume an extension of the deadline for the transfer of results by approximately 2 to 4 months. Current status of announced programs for 2020 and 2021: <
    ProgramSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    RT-02/2021/51weldsafter the third subscriber's apply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    PT-01/2021/50weldsafter the third subscriber's apply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    RT-02/2021/49castings12.01.2021510Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    LT-07/2021/48general7.01.2021312Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    UT-03/2021/47welds7.01.202187Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    MT-06/2021/46welds1.10.2020114Distribution of samples1.10.2021
    PT-01/2020/45welds4.06.202016occupiedDistribution of samples31.05.2021
    VT-04/2020/44welds + tubes23.06.2020114Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurement22.06.2020510Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.202015occupiedDistribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201915distribution terminatedevaluation31.03.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015terminateddistribution of results31.01.2021
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.202016occupiedDistribution of samples30.04.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19



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    News dated 15. 01. 2021

    For the year 2021 are announced the following programs

  • program MT-06/2021/46 - MT method, welds sector - w,
  • program UT-03/2021/47 - UT method, welds sector - w,
  • program LT-07/2021/48 - LT method, general sector - MS,
  • program RT-02/2021/49 - RT method, castings sector - c.

  • In the near future, new programs for MT, PT and RT methods in the welds sector will be announced.

    Current status of announced programs for 2020 and 2021:
    ProgramSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    RT-02/2021/49castings12.01.2021111Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    LT-07/2021/48general7.01.2021312Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    UT-03/2021/47welds7.01.2021015Distribution of samples31.01.2022
    MT-06/2021/46welds1.10.2020105Distribution of samples1.10.2021
    PT-01/2020/45welds4.06.202015occupiedDistribution of samples31.05.2021
    VT-04/2020/44welds + tubes23.06.202087Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurement22.06.2020510Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.202015occupiedDistribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201915occupiedDistribution of samples31.03.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015occupiedevaluation31.01.2021
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.202016occupiedDistribution of samples30.04.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19



    Older news:

    As of November 20, 2020

    For the year 2021 are announced the following programs

  • program MT-06/2021/46 - MT method, welds sector - w,
  • program UT-03/2021/47 - UT method, welds sector - w,
  • program LT-07/2021/48 - LT method, general sector - MS,
  • program RT-02/2021/49 - RT method, castings sector - c.

  • Depending on the requirements of the laboratories, other programs will be announced for standard NDT methods in the welds sector - w.

    ProgramSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    RT-02/2021/49castingsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    LT-07/2021/48generalafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    UT-03/2021/47weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    MT-06/2021/46welds1.10.202096Distribution of samples31.10.2021
    PT-01/2020/45welds4.06.2020123Distribution of samples31.05.2021
    VT-04/2020/44welds + tubes23.06.202069Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurement22.06.2020411Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.202013occupiedDistribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201915occupiedDistribution of samples31.03.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015occupiedevaluation31.01.2021
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.202016occupiedDistribution of samples30.04.2021 Postponement of the term affected by the Covid 19



    Older news | As of September 08, 2020

    Announcement of programs for 2020/21


    ProgramSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    MT-06/2021/46weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    PT-01/2020/45welds4.06.202069Distribution of samples31.05.2021
    VT-04/2020/44welds + tubes23.06.202069Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurement22.06.2020312Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.202096Distribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201915occupiedDistribution of samples31.12.2020
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015occupiedDistribution of samples31.01.2021
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.202015occupiedDistribution of samples28.02.2021



    Older news

    As of July 28, 2020

    Announcement of programs for 2020/21


    ProgramSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.202015occupiedDistribution of samples28.02.2021
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015occupiedDistribution of samples31.01.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.2019141Distribution of samples31.12.2020
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.202087Distribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurement22.06.2020312Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    VT-04/2020/44welds + tubes23.06.2020411Distribution of samples30.06.2021
    PT-01/2020/45welds4.06.2020510Distribution of samples31.05.2021
    MT-06/2021/46*weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    * This program will be announced in August 2020.


    Older news

    As of April 29, 2020

    Announcement of programs for 2020 - Appendix 4:


    The following programs are being prepared for 2020:
  • VT method in w-welds sector,
  • another for PT method in w-welds sector.
  • The newly announced program are listed at the bottom of the table
    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.2020114Distribution of samples28.02.2021
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015endedDistribution of samples31.01.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201978Distribution of samples31.12.2020
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.2020510Distribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurementafter the third subscriber's aplply114signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    VT-04/2020/44welds + tubesafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    PT-01/2020/45weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant



    Older news: as of April 15, 2020

    Announcement of programs for 2020 - Appendix 3:
    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.2020114Distribution of samples28.02.2021
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202015endedDistribution of samples31.01.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201978Distribution of samples31.12.2020
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.2020510Distribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurementafter the third subscriber's aplply114signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant



    Older news: March 9, 2020

    For 2020, we are preparing the following proficiency testing programs for NDT laboratories for these methods:
  • UT-T-03/2020/43 – Ultrasonic method, thickness measurement

  • Applications and other documents for the announced programs are available in the “Proficiency Testing Programs” section.

    The following programs are being prepared for 2020:
  • VT method in w-welds sector,
  • ET method.
  • Program Announcement Status for Year 2019:

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    MT-06/2020/39welds20.02.202087Distribution of samples28.02.2021
    PT-01/2020/40welds9.01.202096Distribution of samples31.01.2021
    UT-03/2020/41welds5.12.201969Distribution of samples31.12.2020
    RT-02/2020/42welds4.03.2020411Distribution of samples31.03.2021
    UT-T-03/2020/43thickness measurementafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant



    Older news: February 12, 2020

    We announce the following proficiency testing program:

    For 2020, we are preparing the following proficiency testing programs for NDT laboratories for these methods:
  • RT-02/2020/42 – Radiographic method, w-welds sector

  • Applications and other documents for the announced programs are available in the “Proficiency Testing Programs” section.

    The following programs are being prepared for 2020:
  • fVT method in w-welds sector,
  • UT thickness measurement,
  • ET method.
  • Program Announcement Status for Year 2019:

    The programSectorAmount of laboratoryPresumed end date Real end date
    VT-04/2019/33welds1531.01.20202.12.2019
    PT-01/2019/34welds931.01.20207.11.2019
    MT-06/2019/35welds1631.01.202021.01.2020
    RT-02/2019/36welds1229.02.202031.01.2020
    UT-03/2019/37welds1431.01.202014.02.2020



    Older news: November 12, 2019


    We announce the following proficiency testing programs:

    For 2020, we are preparing the following proficiency testing programs for NDT laboratories for these methods:
  • MT-06/2020/39 – magnetic method, w-welds sector
  • PT-01/2020/40 – penetrant method, w-welds sector
  • UT-03/2020/41 – ultrasonic method, w-welds sector

  • Applications and other documents for the announced programs are available in the “Proficiency Testing Programs” section.

    Other programs planned for 2020:
  • RT and VT methods in w-welds sector,
  • UT thickness measurement,
  • ET method.
  • will be announced no later than early next year.

    Program Announcement Status for Year 2019:

    The programSectorDistributionAmount of laboratoryPhase of actionPresumed end date Real end date
    VT-04/2019/33weldsTerminated15Evaluation31.01.2020 
    PT-01/2019/34weldsTerminated9Distribution of results31.01.20207.11.2019
    MT-06/2019/35weldsLast participant16Distribution of samples31.01.2020 
    RT-02/2019/36weldsLast participant12Distribution of samples29.02.2020 
    UT-03/2019/37weldsLast participant14Distribution of samples31.01.2020

    Older news: 03. 09. 2019


    Program Announcement Status for Year 2019

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    VT-04/2019/33welds30.01.201915Login has endedDistribution of samples31.01.2020
    PT-01/2019/34welds30.01.2019105 *)Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    MT-06/2019/35welds30.01.201915Login has endedDistribution of samples31.01.2020
    RT-02/2019/36welds6.02.2019123 *)Distribution of samples29.02.2020
    UT-03/2019/37welds30.01.2019141 *)Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    UT-03/2019/38 Phased ArrayweldsProgram is canceled due to lack of interest laboratories

    *) Applications can be submitted no later than 20 September2019.

    For 2020, we are preparing the following proficiency testing programs for NDT laboratories for these methods:
  • RT, UT, MT, PT and VT methods in w-welds sector
  • UT thickness measurement
  • ET method

  • Older news - 06. 08. 2019

    Program Announcement Status for Year 2019

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    VT-04/2019/33welds30.01.2019132Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    PT-01/2019/34welds30.01.201996Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    MT-06/2019/35welds30.01.2019123Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    RT-02/2019/36welds6.02.2019105Distribution of samples29.02.2020
    UT-03/2019/37welds30.01.2019123Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    UT-03/2019/38 Phased Arrayweldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant


    Older news from: 21.6.2019

    Program Announcement Status for Year 2019

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionPresumed end date
    VT-04/2019/33welds30.01.2019123Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    PT-01/2019/34welds30.01.201978Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    MT-06/2019/35welds30.01.2019105Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    RT-02/2019/36welds6.02.201996Distribution of samples29.02.2020
    UT-03/2019/37welds30.01.2019114Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    UT-03/2019/38 Phased Arrayweldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant

    All programs announced for 2018 have been completed (8 programs).
    77% of participating laboratories have already paid invoices and received results.


    Older news to: March 13, 2019


    Current information as of 14. 3. 2019

    Program Announcement Status for Year 2019

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    VT-04/2019/33welds30.01.201996Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    PT-01/2019/34welds30.01.2019312Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    MT-06/2019/35welds30.01.201978Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    RT-02/2019/36welds6.02.2019510Distribution of samples29.02.2020
    UT-03/2019/37welds30.01.201987Distribution of samples31.01.2020
    UT-03/2019/38 Phased Arrayweldsafter the third subscriber's apply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant

    Program Announcement Status for Year 2018

    The programLaunch of distributionNumber of participantsPhase of actionExpected end dateTrue end date
    UT-03/2018/256.12.201713Distribution of results31.01.201911.01.2019
    PT-01/2018/2620.02.20184Distribution of results28.02.201927.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/279.04.20184Distribution of results30.04.20198.03.2019
    RT-02/2018/282.05.20183Distribution of results30.04.2019 1)14.03.2019
    MT-06/2018/2921.05.201812Distribution of results31.05.201921.12.2018
    PT-01/2018/3027.03.201812Distribution of results31.03.201914.03.2019
    RT-02/2018/3116.04.201813Distribution of samples30.04.2019 1)?
    LT-07/2018/3215.08.20184Distribution of samples30.08.2019 ?
    1) ... for these programs occurred in one participant to restrain the test sample at 3 or 4 months. For this reason, the end date will be postponed to a later date

    Older news: from 24.1.2019


    Program Announcement Status for Year 2019

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    VT-04/2019/33weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    PT-01/2019/34weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply114signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    MT-06/2019/35weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply114signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    RT-02/2019/36weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    UT-03/2019/37weldsafter the third subscriber's aplply114signing up for participantsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant
    UT-03/2019/38 Phased Arrayweldsafter the third subscriber's aplply015Preparation of materialsapproximately 12 months from the date of registration of the third participant

    Program Announcement Status for Year2018

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.201713endedDistribution of samples31.01.2019
    PT-01/2018/26forgings5.02.20184endedEnd distribution28.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/27forgings9.04.20184endedEnd distribution30.04.2019
    RT-02/2018/28castings2.05.20183endedEnd distribution30.04.2019 *1)
    MT-06/2018/29welds + tubes21.05.201812endedDistribution of samples31.01.2019
    PT-01/2018/30welds + tubes27.03.201812endedEvaluation 31.03.2019
    RT-02/2018/31welds + tubes16.04.201813endedDistribution of samples30.04.2019 *1)
    LT-07/2018/32general15.08.2018312Distribution of samples30.08.2019
    1) ... for these programs occurred in one participant to restrain the test sample at 3 or 4 months. For this reason, the end date will be postponed to a later date.

    Older news

    Current information as of 5. 12. 2018

    State of implementation of announced and new proficiency testing programs in 2018

      The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
      UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.201713endedevaluation31.01.2019
      MT-06/2018/29welds + tubes21.05.201812endedevaluation31.01.2019
      PT-01/2018/30welds + tubes27.03.201812endedDistribution of samples31.03.2019
      RT-02/2018/31welds + tubes16.04.201813endedDistribution of samples30.04.2019 1)
      LT-07/2018/32general15.08.2018312Distribution of samples30.08.2019
      *1) ... for these programs occurred in one participant to restrain the test sample at 3 or 4 months. For this reason, the end date will be postponed to a later date.

      All programs announced for 2018 will be progressively evaluated and discontinued from the beginning of 2019.

      Program Announcement Status for Year 2019

      Code of progamSectorAnnouncement status
      VT-04/2019/33weldsJanuary 2019
      PT-01/2019/34weldsannounced
      MT-06/2019/35weldsannounced
      RT-02/2019/36weldsJanuary 2019
      UT-03/2019/37weldsannounced
      UT-03/2019/38 Phased ArrayweldsJanuary 2019

      Notice:
    • the following documents will be published on the date of the program announcement - "Entry" + "Application" + "Instructions"
    • the document – The "Program" with the expected end date of the program will be developed and published after the third participant signs
    • Please, check our site so you can log in to the programs you are interested in.

    • Comparison of performance of NDT laboratory staff

      Based on the interest of participants in the proficiency testing, an additional service is introduced to allow an independent and impartial comparison of the performance of NDT lab staff for the given method.

      This service is not covered under the accreditation by CAI (Czech Accreditation Institute) according to the code ČSN EN ISO/IEC 17043!

      The basic prerequisite for the use of this service is the registration and implementation of the participation in the given proficiency testing program (PTP) based on the standard application form. The principles, procedures, forms, evaluation, documentation and results, including the issue of certificates, are not affected by the newly established service.

      The execution of the test and the exposure of the proficiency testing protocols must be carried out after the performance and performance of test reports to compare the performance of the NDT laboratory staff. For evaluating the performance of NDT laboratory within the proficiency testing will be used only protocol on which has the code of program. Prices are according to valid price list.

      For an additional service to compare worker performance, the participant can log in using the standard application.
      If a participant logs in to this service, it will receive standard documentation for the execution of the PTP and protocols to perform a performance comparison. Performing tests and issuing protocols for benchmarking of workers must be performed prior to the execution and issue of the PTP test protocol.
      Part of the protocol for comparing employee performance is the NDT Laboratory's declaration of confidentiality about the test sample and the failure to pass the test to a third person. Evaluation of employee performance comparison protocols is done outside the PTP within the termination of the PTP program.
      The evaluation is done in the same way as for PTP. The originals of these protocols, including evaluation forms, will be sent back together with the evaluation of the PTP. The cost of providing employee performance comparisons for one worker is 2000, - CZK excluding VAT. The time for performing a benchmarking exercise per worker is one working day.


    News up to December 5th, 2018

    State of implementation of announced and new proficiency testing programs

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017130Distribution ended31.01.2019
    PT-01/2018/26forgings5.02.2018411Distribution of samples28.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/27forgings9.04.2018411Distribution of samples30.04.2019
    RT-02/2018/28castings 2.05.2018311Distribution of samples30.04.2019 1)
    MT-06/2018/29welds + tubes21.05.2018120Distribution ended31.05.2019
    PT-01/2018/30welds + tubes27.03.2018120Distribution of samples31.03.2019
    RT-02/2018/31welds + tubes16.04.2018130Distribution of samples30.04.2019 1)
    LT-07/2018/32general15.08.2018312Distribution of samples30.08.2019
    1) ... For these programs occurred in one participant to restrain the test sample at 3 or 4 months. For this reason, the end date will be postponed to a later date


    All programs announced for 2018 will be progressively evaluated and discontinued from the beginning of 2019. For the year 2019, the following programs will be announced:
  • Visual method - VT-04/2019/33 - welds
  • Penetrant method - PT-01/2019/34 - welds
  • Magnetic method - MT-06/2019/35 - welds
  • Radiographic method - RT-02/2019/36 - welds
  • Ultrasonic method - UT-03/2019/27 - welds
  • Ultrasonic method - UT-03/2019/38 - welds, Phased Array

  • Please check our site so you can log in to the programs you are interested in. If you are interested in these programs, please fill right now the "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.




    News up to 17.10.2018
    State of implementation of announced and new proficiency testing programs

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017123Distribution of samples31.12.2018
    PT-01/2018/26forgings5.02.2018411Distribution of samples28.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/27forgings9.04.2018510Distribution of samples30.04.2019
    RT-02/2018/28castings2.05.2018411Distribution of samples30.04.2019 1)
    MT-06/2018/29Welds + tubes21.05.2018114Distribution of samples31.05.2019
    PT-01/2018/30Welds + tubes27.03.2018123Distribution of samples31.03.2019
    RT-02/2018/31Welds + tubes16.04.2018132Distribution of samples30.04.2019 1)
    LT-07/2018/32general15.08.2018312Distribution of samples30.08.2019
    1) ... For these programs occurred in one participant to restrain the test sample at 3 or 4 months. For this reason, the end date will be postponed to a later date

    If you are interested in these programs, please fill right now the "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

    The results and statistics for the 2017 programs were published in the section "Results of proficiency testing programs" on 17.09.2018.


    News up to 05.09.2018


    State of implementation of announced and new proficiency testing programs

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    RT-02/2017/22welds13.04.201711- - -Distribution of certificates + results24.05.2018 1)
    MT-06/2017/23welds14.06.20177- - -Distribution of certificates + results16.05.2018 1)
    MT-06/2017/23Awelds15.03.20186- - -Distribution of certificates + results15.09.2018
    PT-01/2017/24welds21.07.201713- - -Distribution of certificates + results13.06.2018 1)
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017105Distribution of samples31.12.2018
    PT-01/2018/26forgings5.02.2018411Distribution of samples28.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/27forgings9.04.2018411Distribution of samples30.04.2019
    RT-02/2018/28casting2.05.2018411Distribution of samples30.04.2019 2)
    MT-06/2018/29welds + tubes21.05.201896Distribution of samples31.05.2019
    PT-01/2018/30welds + tubes27.03.2018105Distribution of samples31.03.2019
    RT-02/2018/31welds + tubes16.04.2018114Distribution of samples30.04.2019 2)
    LT-07/2018/32general15.08.2018312Distribution of samples30.08.2019
    1) ... Actual date of implementation
    2) ... For these programs occurred in one participant to restrain the test sample at 3 or 4 months. For this reason, the end date will be postponed to a later date

    If you are interested in these programs, please submit the filled "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

    Other programs to be announced in 2019:
  • standard NDT methods (MT, PT, RT, UT and VT) in the welding sector - w
  • ET method
  • UT - Phased Array method, sector welds - w

  • Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

    Older news - from 20.06.2018

    State of implementation of announced and new proficiency testing programs

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    UT-03/2017/20welds2.02.201716- - -Distribution of certificates + results12.03.2018 1)
    VT-04/2017/21welds11.04.20179- - -Distribution of certificates + results23.03.2018 1)
    RT-02/2017/22welds13.04.201711- - -Distribution of certificates + results24.05.2018 1)
    MT-06/2017/23welds14.06.20177- - -Distribution of certificates + results16.05.2018 1)
    MT-06/2017/23Awelds 7Registration closedDistribution of samples15.09.2018
    PT-01/2017/24welds21.07.201713 Distribution of certificates + results13.06.2018 1)
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017105Distribution of samples31.12.2018
    PT-01/2018/26forgings5.02.2018411Distribution of samples28.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/27forgings9.04.2018312Distribution of samples30.04.2019
    RT-02/2018/28casting2.05.2018411Distribution of samples30.04.2019
    MT-06/2018/29Welds + tubes21.05.201887Distribution of samples31.05.2019
    PT-01/2018/30Welds + tubes27.03.2018105Distribution of samples31.03.2019
    RT-02/2018/31Welds + tubes16.04.2018105Distribution of samples30.04.2019
    LT-07/2018/32general2)213 3)
    1) ... Actual date of implementation
    2) ... Distribution will begin on the 3rd subscriber's login date
    3) ... Approximately 12 months from the start date of the distribution

    We have announced these new programs:
  • LT method - general sector, helium leak detection, LT-0/2018/32 program

  • If you are interested in these new programs, please submit the filled "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

    Other programs to be announced in 2018:
  • standard NDT method (MT, PT, RT, UT and VT) in sector welds - w
  • ET method
  • UT - Phased Array method, sector welds - w

  • Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

    Older news

    Information as of 22.02.2018
    Current state of implementation of announced and new proficiency testing programs

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    UT-03/2017/20welds2.02.201716Registration closedEvaluation15.03.2018 1)
    VT-04/2017/21welds11.04.20179Registration closedSample distribution30.04.2018
    RT-02/2017/22welds13.04.201711Registration closedSample distribution30.04.2018 1)
    MT-06/2017/23welds14.06.201713Registration closedSample distribution30.06.2018 1)
    PT-01/2017/24welds21.07.201713Registration closedSample distribution31.07.2018 1)
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017411Sample distribution31.12.2018
    PT-01/2018/26forgings5.02.2018312Sample distribution28.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/27forgings2)015 3)
    MT-06/2018/29welds + tubes2)015 3)
    PT-01/2018/30welds + tubes2)015 3)
    RT-02/2018/28odlitky2)015 3)
    RT-02/2018/31welds + tubes2)015 3)
    1) ... Changing the term is due to the time-consuming transport of the sample
    2) ... Distribution will begin on the 3rd subscriber's login date
    3) ... Approximately 12 months from the start date of the distribution

    We have announced these new programs this week:
  • RT method - casting sector - t, program RT-02/2018/28
  • RT method - welding sector - w + tubes - t, program RT-02/2018/31

  • If you are interested in these new programs, please submit the filled "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

    Other programs to be announced in 2018:
  • LT C method - helium leak detection

  • Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

    Please note that the section "Basic information" of proficiency testing was updated.

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    Updating of expected deadlines for ending announced proficiency testing programs
    The current state of implementation of renowned proficiency testing programs

    The ProgramSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    UT-03/2017/20welds2.02.201716Registration closedEvaluation28.02.2018 1)
    VT-04/2017/21welds11.04.20179Registration closedSample distribution30.04.2018
    RT-02/2017/22welds13.04.201711Registration closedSample distribution30.04.2018 1)
    MT-06/2017/23welds14.06.201713Registration closedSample distribution30.06.2018 1)
    PT-01/2017/24welds21.07.201713Registration closedSample distribution31.07.2018 1)
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017411Sample distribution31.12.2018
    PT-01/2018/26forgings5.02.2018312Sample distribution28.02.2019
    MT-06/2018/27forgings2)015 3)
    MT-06/2018/29welds + tubes2)015 3)
    PT-01/2018/30welds + tubes2)015 3)
    1) ... Changing the term is due to the time-consuming transport of the sample
    2) ... Distribution will begin on the 3rd subscriber's login date
    3) ... Approximately 12 months from the start date of the distribution

    We announce these new programs:
  • MT method – sector welds - w + trubky - t, program MT-06/2018/29
  • PT method – sector welds - w + trubky - t, program PT-06/2018/30

  • If you are interested in these new programs, please submit the filled "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

    Other programs to be announced in 2018:
  • RT method – sector castings
  • RT and VT method in sector welds (or welds on tubes)
  • LT C method – detecting leakage by helium

  • Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

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    16. 01. 2018
    Updating of expected deadlines for ending announced proficiency testing programs
    The current state of implementation of renowned proficiency testing programs

    The programSectorLaunch of distributionAmount of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
    UT-03/2017/20welds2.02.201716registration closedEvaluation28.02.2018 1)
    VT-04/2017/21welds11.04.20179registration closedSample distribution30.04.2018
    RT-02/2017/22welds13.04.201711registration closedSample distribution30.04.2018 1)
    MT-06/2017/23welds14.06.201713registration closedSample distribution30.06.2018 1)
    PT-01/2017/24welds21.07.201713registration closedSample distribution31.07.2018 1)
    UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017411Sample distribution31.12.2018
    PT-01/2018/26forgings2)213 3)
    MT-06/2018/27forgings2)015 3)

    *) - Changing the term is due to the time-consuming transport of the sample
    **) - Distribution will begin on the 3rd subscriber's login date
    ***) - Approximately 12 months from the start date of the distribution

    We announce this new program:
  • MT method - forgings sector - MT-06/2018/27
  • If you are interested in these new programs, please submit the filled "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

  • Other programs to be announced in 2018:
  • RT method - castings sector
  • RT, MT, PT and VT methods in the welding sector (or pipe welds)
  • If you are interested in the ET method - a program for the pipe sector will be announced as well.

  • Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

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    8. 12. 2017
    Current status of the announced programs of proficiency testing
      The programSectorLaunch of distributionNumber of registeredCan still applyPhase of actionExpected end date
      UT-03/2017/20welds2.02.2017160Sample distribution28.02.2018 *)
      VT-04/2017/21welds11.04.201796Sample distribution30.04.2018
      RT-02/2017/22welds13.04.2017114Sample distribution31.03.2018
      MT-06/2017/23welds14.06.2017132Sample distribution31.05.2018
      PT-01/2017/24welds21.07.2017123Sample distribution30.06.2018
      UT-03/2018/25welds6.12.2017411Sample distribution30.11.2018
      PT-01/2018/26forgings**)015 ***)
      *) - Changing the term is due to the time-consuming transport of the sample
      **) - Distribution will begin on the 3rd subscriber's login date
      ***) - Approximately 12 months from the start date of the distribution

      If you are interested in these new programs, please submit the filled "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

      Other considered programs to announce:
    • MT method - casting or forging sector.
    • If you are interested in the ET method - a program for the pipe sector will be announced as well.

    • Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

      New programs for the sector welds in the methods of RT, MT, PT and VT will be announced only after the fulfillment of programs announced for the year 2017. For each announced programs will always be published specifications and application. Instructions - The rules for participants are the same for all programs and are therefore placed separately.

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      7. 11. 2017
      Updating the anticipated completion dates of proficiency testing schemes announced in 2017:
        The programSample shipment start dateThe number of registeredMay still log inPhase of activitiesExpected date of completion of the programme
        RT-02/2017/1726.09.2016150The program ended on 08.08.201731.10.2017
        MT-06/2017/185.12.2016150The program ended on 17.10.201731.10.2017
        PT-19/01/20172.12.2016150The program ended on 15.09.201731.10.2017
        UT-03/20/20172.02.2017160The distribution of the sample28.02.2018 *
        VT-04/2017/2111.04.201778The distribution of the sample30.04.2018
        RT-02/2017/2213.04.201796The distribution of the sample31.03.2018
        MT-06/2017/2314.06.2017114The distribution of the sample31.05.2018
        PT-24/01/201721.07.201796The distribution of the sample30.06.2018
        * - Changing the term is due to the time-consuming sample transport

        We announce these new programs:
      • UT method - welding sector - UT-03/2018/25 program.
      • PT method - forging sector - PT-01/2018/26 program.

      • If you are interested in these new programs, please submit the filled "Application form" to the e-mail: pitterj@atg.cz, thank you.

        Other programs under consideration for publication:
        - MT method - casting or forgings sector
        - ET method - if there is an interest for ET method we will announce the program for pipe sector.

        Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

        New programs for the welding sector in the RT, MT, PT and VT methods will be announced only after the programs announced for 2017 are met. In the individual announced programs will always be published specifications and application.

        Instructions - The rules for participants are the same for all programs and are therefore placed separately -
      • pdf fileInstructions  [318 kB]


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        10. 10. 2017
        Updating the anticipated completion dates of proficiency testing schemes announced in 2017:
          The programSample shipment start dateThe number of registeredMay still log inPhase of activitiesExpected date of completion of the programme
          RT-02/2017/1726.09.2016150The program ended on 08.08.201731.10.2017
          MT-06/2017/185.12.2016150The distribution of completed, evaluation31.10.2017
          PT-19/01/20172.12.2016150The program ended on 15.09.201731.10.2017
          UT-03/20/20172.02.2017160The distribution of the sample15.12.2017
          VT-04/2017/2111.04.201778The distribution of the sample30.04.2018
          RT-02/2017/2213.04.201796The distribution of the sample31.03.2018
          MT-06/2017/2314.06.2017114The distribution of the sample31.05.2018
          PT-24/01/201721.07.201796The distribution of the sample30.06.2018


          By the end of this year, the following new programs will be announced:
          UT method - welding sector,
          MT method - casting or forgings sector,
          PT method - casting or forging sector.
          ET method - if there is an interest for ET method we will announce the program for pipe sector.

          Potential candidates for these new programs, please send your request to the e-mail address pitterj@atg.cz filled form: Survey of interest .

          3. 8. 2017
          Terms completion of proficiency testing schemes announced in 2017:
          SchemeSending samples fromNr of registeredCan still apply StageEnd of programm
          RT-02/2017/1726.09.2016150Evaluated, writing messages and billing31.10.2017
          MT-06/2017/185.12.2016150Sample distribution31.10.2017
          PT-01/2017/192.12.2016150Distribution completed, evaluation31.10.2017
          UT-03/2017/202.02.2017141Sample distribution15.12.2017
          VT-04/2017/2111.04.201769Sample distribution30.04.2018
          RT-02/2017/2213.04.201769Sample distribution31.03.2018
          MT-06/2017/2314.06.201769Sample distribution31.05.2018
          PT-01/2017/2421.07.2017411Sample distribution30.06.2018


          12. 4. 2017
          Announced and published new 2 programs in MT and PT: The maximum capacities of the MT-06/2017/18 and PT-01/2017/19 scheme are already reached. For this reason, it is not possible to apply for this specific scheme.

          4. 4. 2017
          Coming soon: The new program MT-06/2017/23, which will be announced in about mid-June 2017.

          27. 1. 2017

          The maximum capacity of the RT scheme 2017 with designation RT-02/2017/17 is already reached. For this reason, it is not possible to apply for this specific scheme.

          Till the end of February 2017 there will be a new scheme announced for RT method, sector W – welds, with designation RT-02/2017/22.

          The change of invoicing policy for participants in the proficiency testing schemes in the PTP ATG
          Starting from February 1, 2017 the invoicing policy is changed as follows: invoices for participation that are in agreement with the official pricelist of PTP ATG shall be sent to the participants in the period of evaluation and closing of the given scheme. After the invoice is fully paid and the amount is received on the ATG bank account the results related with the evaluation (i.e. certificate, final report and summary final report) shall be sent within 5 working days to the participant.

          2. 1. 2017
          Based on successful re-audit acc. to the requirements of EN ISO 17043 we received new accreditation with validity from November 16, 2017 for the next 5 years.

          We announce the following new schemes:
          Distribution of samples was started for RT, MT a PT:
          For schemes for methods RT, MT, PT that have been started the 20th of Semptember 2016 we already started the distribution of samples for each of the participants.

          Schemes for the year 2016 (methods VT, PT and UT) are closed starting from December 31, 2017.
        Schemes for the year 2016 for methods MT and RT will be evaluated as soon as possible, latest till the March 31, 2017. The reason for delay was long transportation periods between participants and ATG..
        We appologize to all participants for the problems occured.

        The results for the year 2016 shall be announced till the April 30, 2017.

        20. 9. 2016

        The new Proficiency testing pricelist was announced and the new prices are valid from September 1, 2016 till official announcement of change. This pricelist is valid for programs announced for year 2017 and future years.

        We also announce 3 new programs for the following schemes:
        • method RT – scheme RT-02/2017/17
        • method MT – scheme MT-06/2017/18
        • method PT – scheme PT-01/2017/19
        Schemes for methods UT and VT for year 2017 shall be announced till the end of the year 2016, preferably for sector w-welds.

        Programs for other sectors (c-castings, f-forgings, t-tubes, wp –wrought products) and for methods ET and LT shall be announced based on interest of the laboratories.

        1. 9. 2016

        Starting from July 1, 2016 it is not possible to apply for participation of any of the proficiency testing schemes of the year 2016, which means:
        • MT-06/2016/10 – magnetic particle testing – 13 participants
        • PT-01/2016/11 – penetrant testing – 14 participants
        • RT-02/2016/12 – radiographic testing – 15 participants
        • UT-03/2016/13 – ultrasonic testing – 10 participants
        • VT-04/2016/14 – visual testing – 10 participants
        As well as for schemes with low interest of laboratories, that weren’t started:
        • ET-05/2016/15 – eddy current testing
        • LT-07/2016/16 – leak testing
        Programs for the year 2017 shall be announced till the end of the year for methods MT, PT, RT, UT a VT, preferably for the sector w-welds.

        Programs for other sectors (c-castings, f-forgings, t-tubes, wp –wrought products) and for methods ET and LT shall be announced based on interest of the laboratories.

        4. 1. 2016

        The new applications for all proficiency testing schemes of year 2016 were distributed today. Other documentation shall be provided in January 2016.

        History

        31.08. 2015

          Summary of year 2015:
        • Distribution of samples for all methods was closed on August 31, 2015
        • There was 7 programs performed for the following methods and sectors: RT/c, PT/w, VT/w, RT/w, UT/w, PT/c a MT/t
        • Program for MT/t was cancelled for lack of interest
        • Numbers of participanting organizations per programs
        --- RT/c PT/w VT/w RT/w UT/w PT/c Total
        Number of participanting organizations 6 9 14 9 12 8 58
        Number of paricipating states 2 2 2 3 5 2 6

        Plan for year 2016
        • Programs for the following methods shall be opened: RT, UT, MT, PT and VT in welds sector
        • In addition, ET and LT programs will be also opened
        • Start of distribution will be january/february 2016
        • If you would like to participate, please fill in the following Survey of interest and send it to ATG


        5. 5. 2015

        Because of lack of interest for the scheme for sector of tubes (in MT method) - the proficiency testing scheme no. MT-06-2015-08 have been cancelled. Based on the requests the next year there will be announced a new scheme for sector of welds.

        Full documentation of proficiency testing scheme of radiographic method - RT-02/2015/03 have been released. It can be found in the section proficiency testing schemes.


        9. 12. 2014

        For companies - laboratories with the office in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, there are announced the following schemes:
        • Scheme RT-02/2015/03
        • Scheme PT-01/2015/04
        • Scheme VT-04/2015/05
        For companies - laboratories with the office outside of the Czech Republic or Slovakia, there are announced the following schemes:
        • Scheme RT-02/2015/06
        • Scheme UT-03/2015/07
        • Scheme PT-01/2015/09
        Proficiency testing provider ATG reserves the right to include the participants to announced programs with no correlation to the office address of the company.

        For this date, we announce the following new schemes:
        • Scheme RT-02/2015/06
        • Scheme PT-01/2015/09
        The schemes not announced yet shall be officially announced latest till the mid of January 2015.

        In 2014 the following two schemes were realized:

        Scheme MT-06/2014/01 - Evaluation of results

        chart

        Scheme UT-03/2014/02 - Evaluation of results

        chart


        21. 11. 2013

        The proficiency testing schemes fro methods RT, MT, UT shall be announced during During December 2014. Your participation in the scheme may be reserved in the form Survey of interest.

        The proficiency testing scheme for UT with designation UT-03/2014/02 has been evaluated and closed. All participants have been provided with Certificate of participation in the given schemeon November 13, 2014. There were 10 laboratories participating in this scheme.

        The proficiency testing scheme for UT with designation MT-06/2014/01 has been evaluated and closed. All participants have been provided with Certificate of participation in the given schemeon September 24, 2014. There were 7 laboratories participating in this scheme.



        21. 11. 2013

        To be able to provide the testing schemes plan for next period, we notify the research of your kind requests. It is necessary, that the NDT laboratory, willing to take part on this testing, fill the form and send it to pitterj@atg.cz.


        21. 11. 2013

        In September 2013 two proficiency testing schemes for PT and RT methods were finished and evaluated. Four NDT laboratories participated.

        In October 2013 was accomplished the ČIA auditing for accreditation for providing the proficiency testing schemes for licensing for nondestructive testing in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17024.

        On 15. 11. 2013 Czech Accreditation Institute gave ATG s.r.o. certificate of accreditation No. 627 / 2013 for independent body “proficiency testing provider ATG“ No. 7012 (abb. PZZ ATG). Given accreditation applies to providing the proficiency schemes in NDT for methods ET, LT, MT, PT, RT, UT and VT. Accreditation was given under the rule of EN ISO/IEC 17043 requirements.

        For year 2014 two proficiency testing schemes are listed: It is necessary to sign up till 31. 01. 2014
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