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Pipette Calibration & ISO 8655 - No NIST Standard(s) Traceability

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mguilbert

#1
Good Afternoon,

During an internal audit to iso 9001, we came upon newly purchased pipettes that were calibrated using iso-8655. Looking at the calibration Report (from supplier) we could not find anything with NIST. ie item used and its calibration due date. Does this standard ISO-8655 not require NIST?

Thanks in advance,
 
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Stijloor

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#2
Good Afternoon,

During an internal audit to iso 9001, we came upon newly purchased pipettes that were calibrated using iso-8655. Looking at the calibration Report (from supplier) we could not find anything with NIST. ie item used and its calibration due date. Does this standard ISO-8655 not require NIST?

Thanks in advance,
A quick bump!

Can someone with calibration expertise help?

Thank you very much!!

Stijloor.
 

Stijloor

Staff member
Super Moderator
#3
Good Afternoon,

During an internal audit to iso 9001, we came upon newly purchased pipettes that were calibrated using iso-8655. Looking at the calibration Report (from supplier) we could not find anything with NIST. ie item used and its calibration due date. Does this standard ISO-8655 not require NIST?

Thanks in advance,
Another quick bump.

Can someone help?

Thank you!!

Stijloor.
 

Ajit Basrur

Staff member
Admin
#4
Good Afternoon,

During an internal audit to iso 9001, we came upon newly purchased pipettes that were calibrated using iso-8655. Looking at the calibration Report (from supplier) we could not find anything with NIST. ie item used and its calibration due date. Does this standard ISO-8655 not require NIST?

Thanks in advance,
Did you check with the supplier ? Most good pipettes have this data on the calibration certificate. I am suggesting just in case these details were missed out.

Its a fundamental rule in all calibrations that the master calibrators should be traceable to national standards. This is to support GLP (Good laboratory Practices).

while, ISO 8655 gives specific technical requirements needed for calibrating pipettes, dilutors and dispensers.

You may read another interesting thread that we had earlier - Pipettes - Using ISO 8655 standard tolerances instead of manufacturer's tolerance

Pls let us know if you have additional questions.
 
M

mguilbert

#5
Thanks all I have contacted the supplier. The supplier stated "the balance is calibrated to a NIST tracebale balance" I just wish they put this on the "calibration" form they send with new purchases.
 

BradM

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#6
Thanks all I have contacted the supplier. The supplier stated "the balance is calibrated to a NIST tracebale balance" I just wish they put this on the "calibration" form they send with new purchases.
I would be finding a new supplier. They should have at least listed the mass standards used when verifying the pipette.

Like Ajit suggested, traceability to a national standard is pretty much a must when performing calibrations. The pipette calibration source needs to provide to you evidence of an unbroken chain to a national standard, and any other considerations necessary to replicate that calibration.
 
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