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CSA C22.2 NO 61010-2-042

Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-042: Particular requirements for autoclaves and sterilizers using toxic gas for the treatment of medical materials, and for laboratory processes

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Organization: CSA
Publication Date: 1 July 1998
Status: active
Page Count: 73
ICS Code (Electrical and electronic testing): 19.080
scope:

Replacement:

This standard applies to AUTOCLAVES and STERILIZERS, including those with an automatic loading and unloading system, which incorporate a CHAMBER using toxic gas intended for the treatment of medical materials, and for laboratory processes, for example for sterilization.

NOTES

1 National and other regulations or codes apply for the safety of automatic loading and unloading systems.

2 In general it is considered that automatic control of the sterilization cycle is essential for the safe operation of equipment using toxic gases because a manual control system might present serious hazards (see 1.2) to the OPERATOR.

3 The principal sterilant gases in use are ethylene oxide and formaldehyde.

4 For some applications, the CHAMBER may be operated at a pressure above or below atmospheric pressure.

5 All pressures are specified in absolute terms. Atmospheric pressure (1 bar) ≥ 100 kPa.

6 The word AUTOCLAVES includes STERILIZERS unless Specifically stated otherwise.

Where an AUTOCLAVE incorporates a steam generator having its own PRESSURE VESSEL within the same enclosure for the purpose of humidifying the LOAD, the applicable safety requirements specified in this standard apply also to the steam generator.

Equipment excluded from the scope

Modification:

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except for an atmosphere created by the AUTOCLAVE itself (see 13.2.103.1).

Addition:

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- environmental cabinets.

NOTES

1 Since all AUTOCLAVES covered by this part 2 use toxic gas, other types using only steam or dry heat for sterilization are not included.

2 This standard does not deal with special requirements for washer disinfectors, nor with protection against high-risk microbiological hazards associated with the LOAD, nor with requirements for the design of the PRESSURE VESSEL itself.

Document History

CSA C22.2 NO 61010-2-042
July 1, 1998
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-042: Particular requirements for autoclaves and sterilizers using toxic gas for the treatment of medical materials, and for laboratory processes
Replacement: This standard applies to AUTOCLAVES and STERILIZERS, including those with an automatic loading and unloading system, which incorporate a CHAMBER using toxic gas intended for the...
Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use Part 2-042: Particular Requirements for Autoclaves and Sterilizers Using Toxic Gas for the Treatment of Medical Materials, and for Laboratory Processes
Scope and object This clause of part 1 is applicable except as follows: Scope Replacement: This standard applies to AUTOCLAVES and STERILIZERS, including those with an automatic loading and...

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