This paper describes 13 steps for safe, accurate weighing in safety cabinets or other enclosures. more
Dr. Klaus Fritsch
Klaus Fritsch is Manager Compliance of the Global Business Area “Laboratory Weighing” within Mettler-Toledo. He has been with Mettler-Toledo since 2005, acting as senior metrologist and consulting the industry to achieve compliance with applicable regulations when using weighing instruments. He received his Ph.D. in Physics by the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 1997. Prior to joining Mettler-Toledo, he worked as a consultant for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, mainly focusing on risk management and process safety.
Fritsch is member of the USP Expert Panel responsible for the General Chapters 41 and 1251, the EURAMET technical committee responsible for the calibration guideline cg-18 on Non-automatic Weighing Instruments, and a working group of the ASTM International Committee E41 that targets balance calibration and testing. He is furthermore active in several ISO working groups, for example the ISO/TC48 subcommittee responsible for volumetric apparatus, thereby focusing on pipette calibration.
The objective of his work is to ensure that the metrological concepts and requirements stipulated by the various standards are sound but still easy to adapt by the industry. He is building a bridge between standard-setting organizations, national metrological institutes and the industries that are affected by the regulations.