Replace Drying Ovens in August with New White Paper
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.