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Calibrating Piston Pipettes

Technical Guide 30

This technical guide describes a method for calibrating both fixed volume and variable volume piston pipettes with volumes from below 1 ┬ÁL to above 10 mL. The guide covers the necessary equipment, the method and how it relates to ISO Standards for piston pipettes, the necessary calculations and the measurement uncertainties. It also addresses the method uncertainty associated with calibrating pipettes to ISO 8655.

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