This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 26722, Water treatment equipment for haemodialysis applications and related therapies, which is an adoption, without modification, of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 26722 (first edition, 2009-04-15). Together with CAN/CSA-ISO 11663 and CAN/CSA-ISO 13959, it replaces CSA Z364.2.2-03, Water Treatment Equipment and Water Quality Requirements for Hemodialysis.
This International Standard is addressed to the manufacturer and/or supplier of water treatment systems and/or devices used for the express purpose of providing water for haemodialysis or related therapies.
This International Standard covers devices used to treat water intended for use in the delivery of haemodialysis and related therapies. Included in the scope of this International Standard is water used for:
(1) the preparation of concentrates from powder or other highly concentrated media at a dialysis facility;
(2) the preparation of dialysis fluid that may be used for the preparation of substitution fluid;
(3) the reprocessing of dialysers for multiple uses.
Included within the scope of this International Standard are all devices, piping and fittings between the point at which potable water is delivered to the water treatment system and the point of use of the dialysis water.
Examples of devices included within the scope of this International Standard are water purification devices, online water quality monitors (such as conductivity monitors), and piping systems for the distribution of dialysis water.
Excluded from the scope of this International Standard are dialysis fluid supply systems that proportion water and concentrates to produce dialysis fluid, sorbent dialysis fluid regeneration systems that regenerate and recirculate small volumes of the dialysis fluid, dialysis concentrates, haemodiafiltration systems, haemofiltration systems, systems that process dialysers for multiple uses, and peritoneal dialysis systems. Some of these devices, such as dialysis fluid delivery systems and concentrates, are addressed in other International Standards. Also excluded from the scope of this International Standard are requirements for the ongoing monitoring of the purity of water used for dialysis fluid, concentrate preparation or dialyser reprocessing.