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Annual schemes: Proficiency tests and intercomparisons

On this page the proficiency tests and intercomparison planned to be organized in 2021 are listed. For each scheme the sample delivery time is informed. Approximately 2 months prior that, more information for the test will be available and also the registration opens. More information is given on page Current proficiency tests, you may also contact us: proftest@syke.fi. Measurements/schemes marked with asterisk (*) are not included in the accreditation scope.

Program for 2022 will be published in October-November 2021 and it will be then available on this page.

Program for 2020.

Annual program 2021

Sustainable use of water resources  |  Built environment  |   Hazardous substances  |  Circular economy

Sustainable use of water resources

Natural water

  • Natural water I
    Test ID: NW 02/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 7
    Analysis: Chlorophyll a, colour, conductivity, NNH4, NNO2+NO3, Ntot, PPO4, Ptot, pH, turbidity

Waste water

  • Waste water I
    Test ID: WW 03/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 11
    Analysis: Waste water: BOD7, CODCr, CODMn, Ca, K, Mg, Na, suspended solids, TOC
    Natural water: BOD7, CODMn
     
  • Waste water II
    Test ID: WW 14/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 47
    Analysis: Chloride, colour, conductivity, NNH4, NNO2+NO3, Ntot, PPO4,  Ptot, pH, sulphate

Drinking water

  • Radon in ground water
    Test ID: RAD 06/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 19
    Cooperation: STUK
     
  • Drinking water
    Test ID: DW 08/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 37
    Analysis: Alkalinity, Ca, K, Mg, Na, Fe, Mn, chloride, fluoride, sulphate, conductivity, NNO2, NNO3, NNH4, pH, turbidity, TOC

Field measurement intercomparison* (Oulu) 

  • Test ID: KMV 11/2021
    Timing: October 2021
    Analysis: Conductivity, oxygen, pH, temperature, turbidity

Built environment

Swimming pool water

  • Test ID: SPW 01/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 5
    Analysis: Combined, free and total chlorine, KMnO4, nitrate, pH, turbidity, urea
    Cooperation: Eurofins Testing Finland Oy, Lahti

Calorific value of fuels

  • Test ID: CAL 07/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 35
    Analysis: Gross and net calorific value, C, H, N, S, moisture and ash content, volatile matter
    Cooperation: FTF Fuel Testing Finland Oy

Asbestos in building material samples*

  • Test ID: ABS 09/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 38
    Analysis and identification of asbestos
    Cooperation: FIOH

Mikrobiological analyses used in housing and health studies*

  • Timing: January-February 2021
    Provider: THL

Hazardous substances

Metals

  • Metals in natural water
    Test ID: MET 05/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 16
    Analysis: Al, As, B, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Sr, Ti, V, Zn and Ca, K, Mg, Na
     
  • Metals in waste water and soil
    Test ID: MET 10/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 40
    Analysis: Al, As, B, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, S, Sb, Se, Ti, V, Zn and Ca, K, Mg, Na
    From soil also: N and P

Bacterial toxicity test *

  • Test ID: BTOX 12/2021
    Sample delivery: October 2021
    Ecotoxicity test using Aliivibrio fischeri
    Clear and coloured liquid sample

Oil hydrocarbons in water and soil

  • Test ID: OIL 13/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 45
    Analysis: C5–C10, >C10–C40

Circular economy

 Leaching test: Up-flow percolation test

  • Test ID: LT 04/2021
    Sample delivery: Week 12
    Analysis: Metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, V, Zn) and Cl-, F-, SO42-, conductivity, pH, DOC
    Cooperation: KVVY Tutkimus Oy

2020

Sustainable use of water resources  |  Built environment  |   Hazardous substances 

Sustainable use of water resources

Waste water

  • Waste water II
    Test ID: WW 16/2020
    Sample delivery: Week 48
    Analysis: Alkalinity, colour, conductivity, NNH4, NNO2+NO3, Ntot, pH, PPO4,  Ptot

Drinking water

  • Test ID: DW 08/2020
    Sample delivery: Week 38
    Analysis: Chloride, CODMn, conductivity, fluoride, hardness, pH, NNO2, NNO3, NNH4, Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, sulphate

Zoobenthos*

  • Test ID: ZOO 10/2020
    Timing: November 2020

Phytoplankton identification and calculation of phytoplankton species

  • Test ID: PHYTO 14/2020
    Timing: October-November 2020

Built environment

Asbestos in building material samples*

  • Test ID: ABS 09/2020
    Sample delivery: Week 39

 Indoorair VOC measurement*

  • Test ID: IAVOC 11/2020
    Sample delivery: Week 40

Hazardous substances

Metal

  • Metals in waste water and sludge
    Test ID: MET 12/2020
    Sample delivery: Week 41
    Analysis: Al, As, B, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, S, Sb, Se, Sn, Sr, Ti, U, V, Zn
    From sludge also: Drw, Ntot, Ptot

Volatile organic compounds in water and soil

  • Test ID: VOC 15/2020
    Sample delivery: Week 46
Published 2013-04-24 at 8:35, updated 2021-01-05 at 8:41