reference lot

reference lot

[′ref·rəns ‚lät]
(industrial engineering)
A lot of select components, used as a standard.
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When done they are tested against a reference lot. If a particular batch does not fall within the specifications for a specific powder name or number the manufacturers are able to blend with lots that may be a little slower or faster to get a lot of powder that falls within specifications.