Pipette calibration services play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of liquid measurements in laboratories. These services are essential for various industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical device, biotech and healthcare. In this article, we will discuss pipette calibration services, including LotusWorks’ calibration services, and how they help maintain accurate measurements in manufacturing facilities and cleanroom laboratories.
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The Importance of Pipette Calibration
Pipette calibration is the process of verifying the accuracy of pipettes, which are used to dispense liquids accurately in laboratories. This process involves comparing the volume of liquid dispensed by the pipette against a known standard, such as a volumetric flask. Ensuring the accuracy of pipettes is critical for obtaining precise and reliable results in experiments and tests, reducing the risk of errors and improving overall efficiency.
LotusWorks Calibration Services
LotusWorks is a reputable provider of pipette calibration services, offering a range of services to meet the needs of various industries.
ISO 17025 Accreditation
LotusWorks’ calibration services are ISO 17025 accredited, which means they adhere to the highest standards of quality and technical competence. This accreditation ensures that the calibration services provided by LotusWorks are reliable and accurate
Scope of Services
LotusWorks offers a comprehensive range of calibration services, including calibration for single-channel pipettes. The company also provide repair services and preventive maintenance programs to help prolong the life of clients pipettes and ensure consistent performance and service delivery.
Types of Pipette Calibration Services
There are different types of pipette calibration services available, depending on the specific needs of your laboratory.
Single Channel Pipettes
Single-channel pipettes are used for dispensing individual liquid samples. Calibration services for single-channel pipettes ensure that the pipette dispenses the correct volume of liquid each time, reducing the risk of errors in experiments and tests.
At LotusWork we employ the gravimetric method for calibrating pipettes, using balances as a critical component of the process. This method involves measuring the weight of a liquid dispensed from the pipette onto the balance. The weight is then compared to the expected weight of the liquid, which is determined based on the density and volume of the liquid. By comparing the measured weight to the expected weight, LotusWorks can determine if the pipette is dispensing the correct volume of liquid. The balances used in this process must be precise and accurate, with a high resolution and sensitivity to small changes in weight. LotusWorks carefully selects and maintains these balances to ensure that they meet the strict requirements of the gravimetric pipette calibration process.
Accredited Calibration Services
Accredited calibration services, like those provided by LotusWorks, adhere to stringent quality standards and are recognised for their technical competence.
ISO 17025 Accredited Services
ISO 17025 accreditation is the international standard for calibration laboratories, ensuring that they follow best practices and maintain the highest levels of accuracy and precision. Choosing an ISO 17025 accredited calibration service provider guarantees that your pipettes will be calibrated to the highest possible standards.
Benefits of Accreditation
Working with an accredited calibration service offers several benefits, including:
Improved accuracy and reliability of measurements
Enhanced confidence in the calibration process
Compliance with industry regulations and standards
Reduced risk of errors in experiments and tests
Pipette Calibration Process
The pipette calibration process typically involves the following steps:
Cleaning and inspecting the pipette for any damage or wear
Calibrating the pipette using a known standard, such as a volumetric flask or gravimetric method
Recording the calibration results, including any deviations from the expected values
Adjusting the pipette as necessary to correct for any inaccuracies
Verifying the accuracy of the pipette after adjustments have been made
Preventive maintenance is essential for maintaining the accuracy and reliability of your pipettes over time.
Preventative Maintenance Benefits
Some benefits of implementing a preventive maintenance programme for your pipettes include:
Prolonged lifespan of pipettes
Reduced risk of pipette failure during critical experiments
Improved accuracy and consistency of measurements
Compliance with industry standards and regulations
Scheduling Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance should be scheduled based on factors such as the frequency of use, the type of samples being dispensed, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Regularly scheduled maintenance helps ensure that your pipettes continue to perform optimally.
Calibration Date and Its Importance
The calibration date is a critical aspect of pipette calibration, as it indicates when the pipette was last calibrated and when the next calibration is due. Regular calibration ensures that your pipettes maintain their accuracy and reliability over time, preventing errors and inaccuracies in your experiments and tests.
Tips for Choosing a Pipette Calibration Service Provider
When selecting a pipette calibration service provider, consider the following factors:
Accreditation: Look for providers with ISO 17025 accreditation, as this ensures high-quality services and technical competence.
Experience: Choose a provider with experience in calibrating your specific pipette brand and type.
Services offered: Make sure the provider offers the calibration services you need, including repair services and preventive maintenance programs.
Customer service: Select a provider with a reputation for excellent customer service and support.
Pipette calibration services are essential for maintaining the accuracy and reliability of your laboratory’s pipettes. By choosing an accredited calibration service provider like LotusWorks, you can be confident that your pipettes will be calibrated to the highest possible standards, ensuring precise and reliable measurements in your experiments and tests.
Pipette calibration is the process of verifying the accuracy of pipettes by comparing the volume of liquid dispensed against a known standard.
Pipette calibration ensures the accuracy and reliability of measurements, reducing the risk of errors in experiments and tests.
An ISO 17025 accredited calibration service follows the international standard for calibration laboratories, guaranteeing adherence to best practices and the highest levels of accuracy and precision.
Preventive maintenance is a proactive approach to maintaining the performance and accuracy of pipettes, involving regular inspection, cleaning, and calibration to ensure optimal performance and reduce the risk of failure.
The calibration frequency depends on factors such as usage, sample types, and manufacturer recommendations. Regular calibration is essential to maintain accuracy and reliability.