The ways of sampling
Sample: a small part or quantity showing what the whole is like.
Taking a sample implies the sample represents the whole. Getting reliable, trustworthy sampling results is the work of collecting the samples in a repeatable fashion. Reducing sampling error is a result of planned decision-making about the entire sampling discipline.
The importance of a proper sample is a lot higher than we imagine as the outcome is representative of the entire product batch. The consistency in which we sample and the way we sample will lead to a process of quality control and in the end with effort a better product.
Whether you are a process manager, operator or a laboratory assistant in a process line, the sampling process will impact your daily workflow. Making sure to streamline the sampling procedure one must know of the sample basics in which to ensure the best possible outcome. An outcome safer for the product and subsequently the consumer.
Sampling is not a simple matter
Every sample taken in a process line is a company cost, both in equipment but also in the time it takes personnel to learn and analyze the sample results. Bad results often result in more samples to take and therefore increasing cost and time. Improving the process of taking quality samples will lead to less downtime and better safety for the consumer.
Dedicating time and education to ensure a proper sampling setup is crucial in the continuous pressure of quality performance in the current market.
When the whole sampling procedure from a to z is established and implemented, the end results will often result in fewer samples to take and less contamination to the product.
Sampling is not a simple matter, nor is the setup to ensure quality and consistency. Align yourselves with knowhow and make sampling in process streamlined and optimized.
MARCH 2023 – KEOFITT