CENELEC - EN 50436-2
Alcohol interlocks - Test methods and performance requirements - Part 2: Instruments having a mouthpiece and measuring breath alcohol for general preventive use
|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
|ICS Code (Chemical analysis):||71.040.40|
|ICS Code (Electrical and electronic equipment):||43.040.10|
This European Standard specifies test methods and performance requirements for breath alcohol controlled alcohol interlocks having a mouthpiece. It covers alcohol interlocks intended for general preventive use.
This European Standard is directed at test laboratories and manufacturers of alcohol interlocks. It defines requirements and test procedures for type testing.
Several parameters (for example alcohol concentration or breath volume) are specified in this European Standard for the purpose of type testing according to this standard only. However, it may be necessary due to national regulations or depending on user requests to set the values of the prescribed parameters differently when the alcohol interlocks are in use.
This European Standard also applies to alcohol interlocks integrated into other control systems of the vehicle as well as to accessory devices connected to the alcohol interlock.
This European Standard does not apply to
- alcohol interlocks intended for use in traffic safety programmes for drink driving offenders (see EN 50436-1),
- instruments measuring the alcohol concentration in the ambient air in the vehicle,
- alcohol interlocks not having a mouthpiece,
- methods of installation and connections to the vehicle.