External Influences on Weighing Results and Cleaning a Balance: This course introduces you to the best practices to identify and analyze problems caused by external influences on balances, and how to counter them. It also describes the guidelines for proper location of the balance, as well as the proper methods for cleaning it.
Weighing on an analytical or microbalance is a precise and delicate task and
in order to weigh accurately in the milligram range (or less), the user needs to be aware not only of the characteristics of the sample to be weighed, but also of the external influences on weighing results.
Furthermore the risk of sample cross-contamination needs to be considered. This eLearning describes the 6 most common external influences on weighing results and suggests possible solutions to reduce their effects on a weighing process. It also suggests best practices for cleaning the balance, in order to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and/or user contamination. It also offers guidelines for the proper location of a balance in the lab, as well as proper methods for cleaning. During this course you will learn about:
- The effects of 6 typical external influences on weighing results
- Taking simple corrective measures to eliminate or at least reduce these problems
- Choose the proper location for a balance in your lab
- Best practices for cleaning your balance
Following successful completion of the final test, a qualification certificate will be automatically generated as a pdf file. This certificate can be printed and stored for internal training records.
Above eLearning will be of interest to:
- Laboratory technicians, research assistants, and supervisors
- Laboratory managers, directors, and department heads
- GMP and CMC Consultants, GLP Auditors, and quality consultants
- Anybody who is concerned with accurate weighing in the laboratory