Validating destructive test methods

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The growing interest for RMMs leads to an increase of different systems available from different suppliers, offering choice to identify the most suitable system for the intended application.” Development targets for such new technologies are increased accuracy, reproducibility, sensitivity, with (possibly) automated, miniaturised and high-throughput processing. Installation Qualification (IQ) – in this case means establishing by objective evidence that all key aspects of the process equipment and ancillary system installation adhere to the approved specification.

Automation, in particular (e.g., with a LIMS system), allows for optimised data handling as well as easier analysis and the ability to follow trending of microbiological data. “Alternative Methods for Control of Microbial Quality” or USP chapter “Validation of Alternative Microbiological Methods” as well as state-of-the-art guidelines such as the PDA Technical Report 33 “Evaluation, Validation and Implementation of New Microbiological Testing Methods”. It also means that the recommendations of the supplier of the equipment are suitably considered.

By using Intertek for mechanical testing, you have the Total Quality Assurance that our service will meet your turnaround times and our test results will provide you with the necessary information to help you ensure the safe and reliable operation of your products or equipment and that your material selection conforms to national or international standards.

Non-destructive testing (NDT) of composites for flaws and failure potential in critical applications supporting an array of complex composite materials.

Tensile testing can measure yield strength, proof strength and ultimate tensile strength.

The choice of a new microbiological test method is particularly important for the suitability and successful implementation.For composite panels up to 13mm thickness we provide A-scan, B-scan, C-scan and Time of Flight Diffraction scans.Scans provided by NDT are particularly useful for understanding two aspects of composites: Intertek offers a singular, ‘one-stop’ solution to qualify composites materials for automotive, aerospace and other applications via effective NDT methods.The essential points that need to be considered here are: After the above mentioned validation of a selected method, its suitability for its current use must be proven.To this end, the test must show that the test sample does not interfere with the technology’s detection capacity or microbial recovery.

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