Guide to balance cleaning: 8 simple steps

How to clean a laboratory balance and how to keep it clean

A clean analytical balance or precision balance is the first step towards safe and accurate weighing. Cleaning increases user safety and reduces the risk of cross-contamination, and is the most important action to prolonged instrument life.

Cleaning of a laboratory balance can be fast and easy, if you know how to do it right. In this reference guide you will get answers to the following frequently asked questions:

  • When should I clean my balance?
  • What material do I need and which cleaning agents should I use?
  • How do I clean different parts of my balance?
  • Can I move my balance to clean around it?
  • What do I need to do after I have finished cleaning?

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