Team ASI Blog

Sharing our best and latest insights for reference standards to the petroleum, crude oil, lube oil, and polymers industries.

The Top 5 Problems with Reference Materials (& How to Fix Them)

Have you ever received a product in the mail that wasn't what you thought it was going to be?  Perhaps the fit wasn't right or it didn't work as you expected?  No matter where you order from or... read more

Thank you for a great 2017!

Happy New Year Folks!  2017 was one of our best years ever and we cannot thank our customers enough. It feels really good to say that considering 2016 was one of our worst years ever.   We... read more

5 Reasons Traceability Matters: #4 Especially!

It may seem daunting, but understanding traceability should not be hard.   No matter what industry you are in - it could be beverage, food, apparel, oil & gas, etc. - traceability matters.... read more

Join Team ASI at Houston's ASTM Meeting!

    Coming this December Team ASI will be attending the D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants ASTM Meeting in Houston! We invite you to visit our hospitality suite at the Marriott Marquis Houston... read more

6 Things You Have to Know About Calibration Standards

Throughout life we complete many tedious but necessary tasks.  Brush our teeth, eat our broccoli, limit our coffee intake to about 4 cups a day (you too?).  But rarely do we ask why?  What are we... read more

5 Reasons Why You Need Check Samples in Your Quality Control

Why check samples? What do we mean by this? To check your measurement system means to have a certain level of quality assurance in your business. Using check samples to monitor your quality... read more

Burning Question #4: What Happens If I Violate A Run Rule?

Welcome back to our ongoing  EPA Tier 3 Informational Series. Stay knowledgable with our previous Burning Questions related to;   Ongoing Precision SQC Accuracy Requirements EPA Tier 3... read more

Key Terms in ASTM D6299

Your Study Guide to ASTM D6299 Terminology   When it comes to ASTM D6299, it's important that we speak the same language. ASTM D6299 is a critical piece of the EPA Tier 3 qualification process. read more

EPA Tier 3 or ASTM D6299?

Welcome back! It's time for question #3 of our ongoing EPA Tier 3 informational series. While today's question and answer may be the shortest in the series, it may be the most important of the... read more

EPA Tier 3 Burning Question #2: What are the accuracy SQC requirements?

Welcome back to our ongoing discussion of EPA Tier 3. For today's discussion we will be looking at: read more