1.1 This Standard specifies minimum safety and performance requirements for vacuum devices (see Figure 1). Equipment may be driven by centrally powered piped vacuum systems, fluids, electricity, or manually powered for a variety of applications (see Figure 1).
Excluded from the Standard are
(a) central power supply(by vacuum/compressed air generation), piping systems of vehicles and buildings, and wall connectors;
(b) catheters, drains, curettes, and suction tips;
(d) anaesthetic gas scavenging systems;
(e) laboratory suction(see CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z305.1);
(f) autotransfusion systems;
(g) passive urinary drainage;
(h) closed systems for wound drainage;
(i) gravity gastric drainage;
(j) orally operated mucous extractors;
(k) peristaltic pumps(where collection device is upstream of the pump); and
(l) breast pumps.
1.2 Equipment specified by this Standard may be used for various procedures including the following applications:
(b) naso-gastric drainage;
(c) oral-nasal suction;
(d) thoracic drainage; and
(e) uterine aspiration.
1.3 The values given in SI(metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.