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Accreditation and Quality Assurance

, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp 265–274 | Cite as

The development and application of guidance on equipment qualification of analytical instruments

  • P. Bedson
  • M. Sargent
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Abstract

 This paper describes the development of guidance for the equipment qualification (EQ) of analytical instruments. EQ is a formal process that provides documented evidence that an instrument is fit for its intended purpose and kept in a state of maintenance and calibration consistent with its use.

Key words Equipment qualification (EQ) Design qualification (DQ) Installation qualification (IQ) Operational qualification (OQ) Performance qualification (PQ) 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bedson
    • 1
  • M. Sargent
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of the Government Chemist Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0LY United KingdomGB

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