The SmartCal reference substance,  from Mettler-Toledo, is designed to verify and document moisture analyser performance with a simple 10-minute moisture measurement test. The quality control check is based on a certified and traceable reference substance, and fulfills the quality management system requirements of the food sector (BRC, IFS), the pharmaceutical industry (GMP, USP <1058>) and also meets ISO 9001.

The SmartCal test is easy to perform – each single-use sachet contains 8.5g of the defined moisture content reference substance. The user simply places the contents of the sachet in the moisture analyser and presses start. A straightforward Pass/Fail notification confirms if the result is within the specified SmartCal control limits and the instrument is ready for use. The test is said to be simpler than calibration methods.