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CAN/CSA-ISO 10079-1:16 - Medical suction equipment - Part 1: Electrically powered suction equipment (Adopted ISO 10079-1:2016, third edition, 2015-11-01)

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  • 2016

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  • CSA

CSA Preface

This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 10079-1, Medical suction equipment ó Part 1: Electrically powered suction equipment, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 10079-1 (third edition, 2015-11-01). It supersedes the previous edition published in 2003 as CAN/CSA-Z10079-1 (adopted ISO 10079-1:1999). For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as "CAN/CSA-ISO 10079-1" throughout.


This part of ISO 10079 specifies safety and performance requirements for electrically powered medical and surgical suction equipment. It applies to equipment used in health care facilities such as hospitals, for domiciliary care of patients and for field and transport use.

This part of ISO 10079 does not apply to the following:

a) central power supply (by vacuum/compressed air generation), piping systems of vehicles and buildings, and wall connectors;

b) end-pieces such as suction catheters, drains, curettes, Yankauer suckers and suction tips;

c) syringes;

d) dental suction equipment;

e) anaesthetic gas scavenging systems;

f) laboratory suction;

g) autotransfusion systems;

h) mucus extractors including neonatal mucus extractors;

i) suction equipment where the collection container is downstream of the vacuum pump;

j) ventouse (obstetric) equipment;

k) suction equipment marked for endoscopic use only;

l) plume evacuation systems.

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