Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – Part 2-081: Particular requirements for automatic and semi-automatic laboratory equipment for analysis and other purposes
|Publication Date:||1 August 2009|
|ICS Code (Laboratory ware and related apparatus):||71.040.20|
|ICS Code (Electrical and electronic testing):||19.080|
This part 2 applies to automatic and semi-automatic laboratory equipment for analysis and other purposes.
Automatic and semi-automatic laboratory equipment consists of instruments or systems for measuring or modifying one or more characteristics or parameters of samples, performing the complete process or parts of the process without manual intervention. Equipment forming part of such a system is within the scope of this standard.
Examples of equipment within the scope of this standard include:
• analytical equipment;
• automatic sampler (pipettor, aliquoter);
• equipment for sample replication and amplification.
NOTE 1 In the case of analytical equipment the complete process usually includes the following steps:
• taking a specific quantity of the sample;
• preparing the sample by chemical, thermal, mechanical or other means;
• display, transmission or printing of the results of measurement.
NOTE 2 If all or part of the equipment falls within the scope of one or more other part 2 standards of IEC 61010 as well as within the scope of this standard, it will also need to meet the requirements of those other parts 2 standards