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.