Analytical Balance Requirements in Public Drinking Water Labs

Analytical Balances in Water Analysis Labs Should Be Calibrated and Certified

Analytical Balances in Water Analysis Labs Should Be Calibrated and Certified

Microbiological analysis of public drinking water is a critical task.  The health and even the lives of millions of people depend on the purity of the water.  Consequently labs and analysts that work at these facilities have stringent EPA certification and approval requirements as spelt out in this manual.  One of the critical pieces of equipment in an analytical lab is the analytical balance.  The manual clearly details the care, use, and maintenance of the balance: annual service contracts are compulsory; monthly calibration checks with certified calibration weights are mandatory.  Also, the certified weights should comply to appropriate ASTM or NIST standards with supporting documentation.

For further information visit www.epa.ohio.gov.

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