Press the Zero button - machine will come out of standby mode orange light will go off and readout should read 0. Moisture, grease and dirt on you fingers will affect the weight of the objects.
Before using triple beam balance, the scale pointer should be at zero. The hundred rider should be initially adjusted and follow by the tens rider. For example if you are taking crucibles to constant weight.
There are two types of balances available to you in this course: Top-loading balances Located in the room adjacent to the laboratory.
Already own an analytical balance? Mettler digital analytical balance with 0. Many professors of Quantitative Analysis do not allow them to be placed in the same room where the analytical balances are kept because students often use them to save time when they ought to be using the analytical balances.
Adherence to these rules will, at the same time, prevent damage to the balance.