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PACE-PTS (Pan-African Cement Proficiency Testing Scheme)

EPTIS factsheet 150064 | Last revision 2020-10-13 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts150064 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts150064

PT provider
PT provider BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Based in Germany
Language(s) English
Product groups Building and construction
Civil engineering (roads etc)
Testing fields Materials evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Mortar Compressive strength Fracture load determination
Flexural strength Fracture load determination
Cement paste Soundness Volumetry
Standard consistence (Vicat) Needle penetration
Initial setting time (Vicat) Needle penetration
Final setting time (Vicat) Needle penetration
Rheology n/a
Cement Chloride Potentiometric
Loss on ignition Gravimetry
Sulfate Gravimetry
Residue, insoluble Gravimetry
Specific surface (Blaine) Permeatry
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Public and private laboratories involved in testing and quality control of cement and mineral binders. The focus geographial region is Africa.
Linked to specific legislation / standards EN 196-1:2010; EN 196-2:2013; EN 196-3:2005; EN 196-6:2010
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants 30-40
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Designated by PTB on the basis of Agreement

Operation is commissioned / requested by Organised in cooperation with the German Metrology Institute PTB and funded within the framework of the German Development Cooperation
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 100 USD for public / 300 USD for private labs. There is a subsidy for public labs from Africa to attend the evaluation workshop
Regularly operated Yes (bi-annually)
Year of first operation 2012/13
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Phone: +49-30-8104-0
Fax: +49-30-8112-029
Web: http://www.bam.de http://www.bam.de
Mr. Wolfram Schmidt
Phone: +49-30-8104-3210
Fax: +49-30-8104-1717
Email: cement-pt@bam.de cement-pt@bam.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5