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EPTIS factsheet 154083 | Last revision 2017-10-26 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts154083 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts154083

PT provider
PT provider DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH
Based in Germany
Language(s) German/English
Remarks Sterilization is considered as a procedure for elimination of living microorganisms and their dormant states (e.g. spores) in objects and materials (e.g. foodstuffs). This proficiency testing is designed to qualitatively check the sterility of foodstuffs in packaging materials (e.g. tinned food).
Product groups Glass and ceramics
Testing fields Mechanics
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Flexible or semi-rigid container Seam thickness -
Burst test -
Glass, twist-off closure Security measurement -
Tinned food pH value -
Sterility testing -
Mesophilic Aerobic total count -
Thermophilic Aerobic total count -
Anaerobic, thermophilic spores -
Cans Simple descriptive testing -
profile testing -
Tinplate cans Double seam test: countersink depth -
Seam thickness -
Seam heigt -
Cover hook -
Body hook -
Overlap -
Body hook butting contact A and B -
Expansion measurements -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants all laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by DAkkS (Germany) on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee 350 - 357 Euro
Regularly operated Yes (several times p.a., dep. on sample and parameters)
Year of first operation 2013, 2017, 2018
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
DRRR - Deutsches Referenzbüro für Ringversuche und Referenzmaterialien GmbH
Bodmanstraße 4
87435 Kempten

Phone: +49 (0) 831/960 8780
Fax: +49 (0) 831/960 87899
Web: http://www.drrr.de http://www.drrr.de
Dr. Ulrich Leist
Phone: +49 (0) 831/960 87878
Fax: +49 (0) 831/960 87899
Email: info@drrr.de info@drrr.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: 1.21