An Overview of the IQ, OQ, & PQ Process for Cannabis Producers Posted on 26.11.2021 at 14:35. As a cannabis producer, it’s vital to familiarize yourself and your staff with the Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification, and Performance Qualification processes. Check out an overview of the IQ, OQ, and PQ process for cannabis producers. Installation Qualification The Installation Qualification process (IQ) is used to confirm whether new equipment is effective enough to perform properly to the design qualifications. Here is a breakdown of what this process tests. Whether the machine is in a safe and functional location with proper spacingThe power and other energy sources must meet the needs of the machineThe environment must be idealThe use of IQ stickers to tag different instruments Operational Qualification Once you’ve completed the Installation Qualification process, it’s time to start the process of Operational Qualification process (OQ). This process tests your equipment to ensure it performs consistently up to par with the operator’s regulations. Below is a brief overview of what the OQ tests. Ensures the LEDs function properlyChecks the temperature fluctuationsEnsures the functionality of the overheating and low-temperature protection itemsChecks the humidity controls Performance Qualification The last step of the process is the Performance Qualification process (PQ). This part of the process verifies and documents the equipment’s performance. Check out some of what the PQ process checks for. Tests for the limits of the equipmentEnsures the data catalogs record properly and analyze during testing processesConducts quality control checks at different parts of the production processEnsures there is a scientific method in place for decisions based on statistical data Bringing an overview of the IQ, OQ, and PQ process for cannabis producers along on your production journey is one of the best ways to ensure the quality and functionality of your facility. Check out our selection of products at Beaker and Wrench, such as a digital PID temperature controller.