Replace Drying Ovens in August with New White Paper

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When considering loss-on-drying (LOD) moisture determination, a common question is whether a drying oven can be replaced with fast halogen moisture analysis. Learn how halogen moisture analysis offers similar results in less time by downloading the free METTLER TOLEDO white paper on this important topic in August.

Learn how halogen moisture analysis offers similar results in less time by downloading the free METTLER TOLEDO white paper on this important topic in August.

Learn how halogen moisture analysis offers similar results in less time by downloading the free METTLER TOLEDO white paper on this important topic in August.

The white paper provides practical guidance on demonstrating the equivalence of HMA and drying-oven LOD based on both specific process requirements and statistical data analysis.

When considering loss-on-drying (LOD) moisture determination, a common question is whether a drying oven can be replaced with fast halogen moisture analysis. Learn how halogen moisture analysis offers similar results in less time by downloading the free METTLER TOLEDO white paper on this important topic in August.

Moisture content is a key quality parameter in most industries, including food, chemical, and pharmaceutical, impacting aspects such as quality and cost. However, as important as these analyses are, modern processing techniques mean they must be carried out quickly or risk costly production delays.

Halogen moisture analysis (HMA) offers a reliable alternative to traditional, time-consuming oven-based LOD. But operators must demonstrate that results are equivalent within tolerance for this method to be workable.

The white paper “Drying Oven vs. Halogen Moisture Analysis” guides analysts through this process, explaining the key decision criteria surrounding method choices. It also provides practical guidance on demonstrating the equivalence of HMA and drying-oven LOD based on both specific process requirements and statistical data analysis.

HMA can reduce standard test time from 2-4 hours to just 15-20 minutes. Typically, 20 measurements—roughly one day’s work—are required to document evidence that HMA provides comparable results. However, the amount of time saved long-term both in test-time reduction and ease-of-use makes this initial effort worthwhile.

To learn more, download “Drying Oven vs. Halogen Moisture Analysis” in August and see how an organization can reduce testing time and enhance production efforts with easy, fast HMA technology.

Future installments of METTLER TOLEDO’s 2016 eCalendar will provide additional information that can optimize lab processes.

About METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at http://www.mt.com.

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