ASTM International has released a new standard practice that provides guidelines for testing and calibration across the lifespan of a balance or scale. This standard practice builds on the base of EURAMET cg-18, but it gives clearer descriptions of the calibration procedures and contains a section with essential definitions that helps the user understand the purpose and execution of a calibration.
Compliance with this standard practice can help businesses achieve the goals of their weighing quality programs and increase profitability while reducing risks. Following the standard can also make suppliers more marketable to their customers who may prefer their business partners to conform to ASTM standards.
As a contributing member of the ASTM subcommittee, METTLER TOLEDO used our industry-leading expertise in the science of weighing to ensure this new standard contributes to a robust weighing quality management program. Our expertise in weighing and calibration as well as our detailed knowledge of this standard make us the perfect partner to assist in compliance.