This document specifies the methodology for the application of precision estimates of a test method
derived from ISO 4259-1. In particular, it defines the procedures for setting the property specification
limits based upon test method precision where the property is determined using a specific test method,
and in determining the specification conformance status when there are conflicting results between
supplier and receiver. Other applications of this test method precision are briefly described in principle
without the associated procedures.
The procedures in this document have been designed specifically for petroleum and petroleum-related
products, which are normally homogeneous. However, the procedures described in this document can
also be applied to other types of homogeneous products. Careful investigations are necessary before
applying this document to products for which the assumption of homogeneity can be questioned.