Quality Control of Your Analytical Balance

Quality Control of Analytical Balances are Critical to Ensure Accurate Results

Quality Control of Analytical Balances are Critical to Ensure Accurate Results

Quality Control (QC) is an essential part of maintaining the reliability of an analytical balance.  This guide gives a good overview of the steps you must take to maintain your balance at optimal performance.  The key ingredients in QC includes daily calibration, verifying accuracy with external ASTM Class 1 weights monthly, maintaining log books, recertification of the Class 1 weights annually before the certification expires, and annual professional servicing.  The guide goes on to explain the steps you can take to verify the accuracy of the balance as well as corrective action to take in case it fails the accuracy test.  It also offers tips on handling Class 1 weights, certifiying and recertifiying the weights, and other similar pointers that will help you keep your balance working at peak performance.

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    Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrapreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science.