By Randy C. Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA
Continuous analyzers are routinely employed to monitor water and steam cycles in industries such as power generation, municipal water and waste water, pharmaceutical, and microelectronics. The chemists and operators rely on these analyzers to:
Continuous analyzers are an integral part of the process to maintain quality, ensure compliance, and protect the assets. Therefore it is imperative to ensure the analyzers are functioning properly and provide accurate and reliable data. This requires validation of the data provided by the analyzer on a routine basis. The frequency may be determined by the standard operating procedures (SOP) established by the organization or by federal and state regulatory agencies.