Reliable moisture results depend on a variety of factors. One of them is the correct functioning of a measuring instrument. In order to avoid result uncertainties and re-work, it is recommended to regularly test your moisture analyzer. To find out which tests need to be performed and how often to run them, refer to our white paper below. It contains everything you need to know about moisture analyzer routine testing and taking care of your instrument, so that you can be sure your moisture results are reliable, remain within tolerance and meet your accuracy requirements.
To run measurement equipment and analytical instruments in a quality system, industry specific regulatory requirements often have to be followed: “Measuring equipment shall be calibrated and/or verified at specified intervals […] against measurement standards traceable to international or national measurement standards.” (ISO 9001:2008, 7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Devices)
“Apparatus used in a study should be periodically inspected, cleaned, maintained, and calibrated according to Standard Operating Procedures. It is the responsibility of test facility management to ensure that instruments are adequate and functioning according to their intended use.” (OECD Principles of GLP, 4.2 Use, Calibration, and Maintenance of Equipment
Questions such as “how often should I test my instrument?”, emerge in situations where guidance is needed to design standard operating procedures that are reasonable and appropriate. This means they should neither be too exhaustive, and thus costly and/or time consuming, nor too loose, and thus not adequate to assure the proper functioning of an instrument.
Learn more about moisture analyzer routine testing from this white paper.