A Free, Configurable, Scalable Water LIMS for Wastewater and Drinking Water Testing Labs

It’s crucial to maintain the quality of water, a resource used for drinking, household chores, and industrial use. Understandably, water testing laboratories are required to conduct various tests such as tests for bacteria, minerals, toxicity, pH, and temperature to determine the suitability of water. Due to evolving regulations, laboratories may need to perform more stringent tests with accuracy to meet regulatory and customer requirements. Moreover, municipal laboratories need to conduct different types of tests and report results to meet their respective local, national, and international regulatory requirements. 

In addition to meeting regulatory requirements, challenges of water testing laboratories include meeting QA/QC standards, scheduling instrument calibration, maintaining analytical instruments, enforcing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), employing and training staff, maintaining records, and managing storage & transportation of samples. Failure to meet QA/QC standards and regulatory compliance eventually compromises the reliability of the laboratories and the test results reported by them.

FreeLIMS includes preconfigured capabilities for water sample management and testing with the goal of digitizing laboratory operations and simplifying regulatory reporting. With FreeLIMS–a free, secure, scalable, cloud-based LIMS–it’s easy to track a sample through its lifecycle, thus providing traceability.

Water LIMS Key Benefits

  • Manage data efficiently
  • Manage QA/QC processes
  • Meet regulatory guidelines and standards
  • Collaborate with your colleagues and clients in real-time

Water LIMS Software Features Include

  • Store sample data and sampling location details.
  • Automate sample tracking to minimize errors and increase efficiency and throughput.
  • Manage tests and their results. FreeLIMS maintains a test Chain of Custody (CoC) and tracks turnaround and hold times.
  • Manage the end-to-end flow of data, assuring data quality, validity, and integrity at all times.
  • Maintain a CoC and monitor the movement of water samples throughout their entire life cycle.
  • Generate personalized Certificates of Analysis (CoA) containing sample information, test details, test results, and client information for multiple analytes.
  • Streamline quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) processes. You can validate each test run by comparing the test results of QC samples with the test samples, helping laboratory managers identify analytical errors.
  • Seamlessly manage records of different types of clients. You can add client records manually or import them from a file. Furthermore, you can upload an image to each client record.