Quality is a broad concept. Companies in different industries comply either by choice or by regulation. In the pharmaceutical industry, there are often comprehensive quality management systems with frequent in-depth audits.
If quality used to be primarily a question of accuracy, it is now increasingly associated to the concept of risk evaluation and management. It is the daily preoccupation of the quality managers in many different Industries.
Expertise put to work
METTLER TOLEDO puts decades of technical leadership and field experience into GWP® to provide customers:
- Guaranteed quality
- Reduced costs
- Safe audits
- Peace of mind
Customers will receive a printed GWP® recommendation describing:
- The appropriate scale recommendations for satisfying accuracy requirements from smallest net quantity to be weighed to maximal load.
- The documentation package requested along the applicable regulation
- All the required tests (calibration and routine user tests) and the recommended frequency
- The test weights to be used
- The standard operating procedures (SOP) for the routine tests
5 steps to Good Weighing Practice™
Step 1: Good evaluation
Evaluation of the process requirements from a metrological perspective.
- Weighing range
- Smallest net weight
- Process tolerance
- Applicable regulations
- Need for safety margin
This will lead to a variety of possible instruments fulfilling above requirements.
Step 2: Good selection
Selection of the scale fulfilling all the above requirements.
Step 3: Good installation
Documenting that the installation has taken place appropriately. Comprehensive quality documentation contains evidence that unpacking, installation, set-up, configuration, calibration, adjustment and training have taken place and that the installed equipment still fulfills the requirements it was selected for.
Step 4: Good calibration
A calibration will document the scale’s effective performance under the influence of environmental factors. Issuing a calibration certificate to the locally applicable regulations and documenting the performance of a scale at a regular interval is the task of a trained technician.
Step 5: Good operation
Establish a routine operation procedure and routine tests that will guarantee that at all times the quality criteria of the weighing process are fulfilled.