16-Mar-2012

SmartCal verifies document moisture analyser performance

SmartCal test your moisture analyser in just 10 minutes

Mettler-Toledo, a global supplier of precision instruments and services, has launched the SmartCal reference substance, which is used to verify and document moisture analyser performance with a simple 10-minute test.

SmartCal fulfils the quality management system requirements of the food sector (BRC, IFS), the pharmaceutical industry (GMP, USP <1058>) and also meets ISO 9001.

The SmartCal test is easy to perform. Each single-use sachet contains 8.5g of the defined moisture content reference substance. The user simply places the contents of the sachet in the moisture analyser and presses start. A straightforward pass/fail notification confirms if the result is within the specified SmartCal control limits and the instrument is ready for use. SmartCal is the easier and simpler alternative to the traditional method for testing moisture analysers that involves using a weight for balance calibration and performing temperature calibration with a thermometer.

Mettler Toledo says regular moisture analyser monitoring with SmartCal ensures that instrument performance is in accordance with specifications. Maintaining a control chart of test results provides audit-ready documentation on instrument performance, avoiding any auditor issues.

Certified SmartCal (cSmartCal) is supplied with a Certificate of Analysis issued by the independent German Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing in Berlin.

Instrument specifications, recommended test frequencies, testing SOPs and control limits are all included in the SmartCal package.

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