Precision Scales Plays Important Role in Waste Ash Testing

Precision Scales Plays Important Role in Waste Ash Testing

Precision Scales Plays Important Role in Waste Ash Testing

Precision scales have a myriad uses especially in the lab. Here is one such standard operating procedure (SOP) where it plays a critical role.  The Paint Filter Liquids Test is performed on samples of waste ash to find out if they contain free liquids and to assess adherence to specific CFR and EPA norms.  In the process of these tests measuring and weighing the mass of the ash is an important step which is where the precision scale comes in.  As we have stressed elsewhere on our blog, the SOP also notes the importance of keeping the balance in calibration and verifying it daily.

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About Bob Sandor

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 entrepreneur 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. Read More