Lab Equipment Check

Checking your equipment has never been easier

View each tab below for instrument specific checklists to guide you in your routine benchtop equipment maintenance and performance check.

6 Steps to success

Insurance that your lab is performing consistently and reliably.

 

Equipment Type Recommended Test
  1. Performance 2. Accuracy 3. Uniformity 4. Sterility 5. Cleanliness 6. Electrical Safety*
Waterbaths X X X X X X
Dry Baths & Heat Blocks X X X   X X
Hotplates & Stirrers X X     X X
Rockers, Rotators & Vortex Mixers X       X X
pH Meters X X     X X
Dissolved Oxygen Meters X X     X X
Titrators X X     X X
Turbidimeters X X     X  
Colorimeters X X     X  
Recommended X  
 

 

WaterbathsWaterbaths

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your dissolved waterbaths are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Alarms: Functioning correctly

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing
accurate results.

  • Temperature: Verify calibration, test with suitable certified thermometer
  • Temperature Calibration: Adjust temperature setting

 

Uniformity

Confirm temperature distribution uniformity throughout waterbath.

  • Temperature uniformity: Verify temperature uniformity across the tank is
    within manufacturers’ specifications using a suitable certified thermometer

 

 

Sterility

Ensure you do not have bacterial or fungal growth.

  • Clean: Sterilise water bath
  • Microbiology: Swab and check for microbe and fungal growth

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Visual inspection: Check for signs of wear eg. Stains, rust spots, pitting, scale build up, cracked housing
  • Accessories: Drainage tube, clean and operational

 

 

Electrical Safety*

Recommended checks to ensure correct performance and safety

  • Certified: Current certificate of electrical safety
  • Power supply: Clean and undamaged
  • Electrical Cable: Undamaged and correct fitment

 

 

* Note: Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that all electrical safety checks are performed by a qualified electrician.

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific waterbath under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 2 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

Block Heaters and Dry BathsBlock Heaters & Dry Baths

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your block heaters and dry baths are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Warning light: Heat and warning light activated while activated
  • Icons: Functioning correctly, correct mode displayed

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing
accurate results.

  • Temperature: Verify calibration, test with suitable certified thermometer
  • Temperature Calibration: Adjust temperature setting to certify able to recalibrate

 

Uniformity

Confirm temperature distribution uniformity across block.

  • Temperature uniformity: Verify temperature uniformity across
    the block is with in manufacturers’ specifications using a suitable
    certified thermometer

 

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Block: Confirm each well is free from debris i.e. Dust, residue
  • Unit: Visual inspection free from dust and residues
  • Accessories: Clean and operational

     

Electrical Safety*

Recommended checks to ensure correct performance and safety

  • Certified: Current certificate of electrical safety
  • Power supply: Clean and undamaged
  • Electrical Cable: Undamaged and correct fitment

 

 

* Note: Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that all electrical safety checks are performed by a qualified electrician.

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific block heater or dry bath under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 2 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

Hotplates and StirrersHotplates & Stirrers

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your hotplates and stirrers are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Temperature: Able to adjust the temperature both up and down
  • Stirrer: Able to adjust the speed of the rotation both up and down
  • Warning light: Warning light activated while the plate is over 50oC
  • Stirrer: Rotates when the switch is activated
  • Icons: Function correctly, correct mode displayed

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing
accurate results.

  • Temperature: Verify calibration, test with suitable certified thermometer
  • Temperature Calibration: Adjust temperature setting to certify able to recalibrate

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Visual inspection: Check for signs of wear
    eg. Stains, rust spots, pitting, scale build up, cracked housing
  • Accessories: Clean and operational

 

 

Electrical Safety*

Recommended checks to ensure correct performance and safety

  • Certified: Current certificate of electrical safety
  • Electrical Cable: Undamaged and correct fitment

 

* Note: Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that all electrical safety checks are performed by a qualified electrician.

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific hotplate or stirrer under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 2 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

Rockers, Rotators & Vortex MixersRockers, Rotators & Vortex Mixers

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your rockers, rotators and vortex mixers are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Stirrer: Able to adjust the speed of the rotation both up and down
  • Accessories: Supplied accessories in functional condition. E.g. clamps, mats, tube adapters
  • Icons: Function correctly, correct mode displayed

 

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Visual inspection: Check for signs of wear
    eg. Stains, rust spots, pitting, scale build up, cracked housing
  • Accessories: Clean and operational

 

Electrical Safety*

Recommended checks to ensure correct performance and safety

  • Certified: Current certificate of electrical safety
  • Electrical Cable: Undamaged and correct fitment

 

* Note: Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that all electrical safety checks are performed by a qualified electrician.

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific rocker, rotator or vortex mixer under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 2 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

pH MeterspH Meters

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your pH meters are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Icons: Function correctly, correct mode displayed

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing accurate results.

  • Correct pH of reference buffer
  • Correct temperature adjustment
  • Acceptable calibration slope

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Meter: Free for residue and dust
  • Electrode + ATC: Clean and stored appropriately
  • Keypad: Clean and functions visible
  • Display: Clean and Unobstructed

 

 

Electrical Safety*

Recommended checks to ensure correct performance and safety

  • Certified: Current certificate of electrical safety
  • Power supply: Clean and undamaged
  • Electrical Cable: Undamaged and correct fitment

 

* Note: Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that all electrical safety checks are performed by a qualified electrician.

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific pH meter under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 3 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

Dissolved Oxygen MetersDissolved Oxygen Meters

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your dissolved oxygen meters are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Icons: Function correctly, correct mode displayed

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing accurate results.

  • Check Calibration with Reference Samples: Air
  • Air saturated water
  • Zero dissolved oxygen solution

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Meter: Free for residue and dust
  • Electrode: Clean and stored appropriately
  • Keypad: Clean and functions visible
  • Display: Clean and Unobstructed

 

 

Electrical Safety*

Recommended checks to ensure correct performance and safety

  • Certified: Current certificate of electrical safety
  • Power supply: Clean and undamaged
  • Electrical Cable: Undamaged and correct fitment

 

* Note: Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that all electrical safety checks are performed by a qualified electrician.

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific DO meter under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 3 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

TitratorsIon Titrator/Conductivity Meters

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your titrators are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Icons: Function correctly, correct mode displayed

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing accurate results.

  • Correct measurement of reference standard
  • Correct temperature adjustment
  • Acceptable calibration slope

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Meter: Free for residue and dust
  • Keypad: Clean and functions visible
  • Display: Clean and Unobstructed

 

 

Electrical Safety*

Recommended checks to ensure correct performance and safety

  • Certified: Current certificate of electrical safety
  • Power supply: Clean and undamaged
  • Electrical Cable: Undamaged and correct fitment

 

* Note: Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that all electrical safety checks are performed by a qualified electrician.

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific titrator/conductivity meter under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 1 year), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

TurbidimetersTurbidimeters

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your turbidimeters are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Icons: Function correctly, correct mode displayed
  • Calibration: Able to accept new calibration

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing accurate results.

  • Accurately measure standards correctly

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Meter: Free for residue and dust
  • Cell compartment: Free from moisture and dirt
  • Keypad: Clean and functions visible
  • Housing: Free from moisture and dirt

 

 

 

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific turbidimeter under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 3 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 

ColorimetersColorimeters

 

Equipment performing as it should, means accurate results.
Below is the checklist to ensure your colorimeters are working correctly.
Download and print the Lab Check sheet for your laboratory records.
Don’t forget to log your results for your certificate and Lab Check stickers to place on your instrument and remind you to perform these checks annually.

Download Lab Check Sheet   Register Results

 

     

Performance

Test to ensure full functionality of Instrument.

  • Display: Functioning correctly
  • Buttons: Working correctly
  • Icons: Function correctly, correct mode displayed

 

 

Accuracy

Calibration check to ensure that the instrument is providing accurate results.

  • Calibrated to verify standards correctly

 

Cleanliness

Routine instrument maintenance to ensure ongoing performance.

  • Meter: Free for residue and dust
  • Cell compartment: Free from moisture and dirt
  • Keypad: Clean and functions visible
  • Housing: Free from moisture and dirt

 

 

 

 

If your instrument fails the checks

For failed checks you can choose to either service your equipment or request a quote for a replacement instrument.
If you have a Thermo Fisher Scientific colorimeter under warranty (standard warranty for this product is 3 years), please contact us for your warranty service.

Service & Calibration   Request Quote

 
Lab Check is a voluntary lab based self-diagnostic and maintenance program. Interpretation on results can vary between users, as such Thermo Fisher Scientific does not certify the performance of any instrument checked under this program.

Once you confirm you have successfully completed the recommend checks and registered the results Thermo Fisher Scientific will provide you with sticker to be placed on the instrument that will provide a reminder that these maintenance steps and checks should be performed annually at a minimum for all of your bench top equipment, irrespective of the level of use.

Thermo Fisher Scientific will also provide you with a certificate of participation for your records.

Thermo Fisher Scientific recommends that you print and complete the checklists for each instrument. This document should be stored as evidence of your instrument performance as part of your instrument history, it also allows you to monitor drifts in performance.

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