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This specification covers general workmanship aspects of hemostatic forceps fabricated from stainless steel and intended for reuse in surgery. All of the component parts of the instruments shall be made of martensitic stainless steel of Type 410, 410X, 416, 416MOD, 420A, or 420B. Materials shall be tested and the individual grades shall conform to physical requirements such as heat treatment, hardness, and passivation; performance requirements such as finger rings, jaw serrations and teeth, box lock, clearance, ratchets, jaw and rachet setting, elasticity, and corrosion resistance. Workmanship, finish, and appearance, are also detailed.
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1.1 This specification covers general workmanship aspects of hemostatic forceps fabricated from stainless steel and intended for reuse in surgery.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E92 Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials
E140 Hardness Conversion Tables for Metals Relationship Among Brinell Hardness, Vickers Hardness, Rockwell Hardness, Superficial Hardness, Knoop Hardness, and Scleroscope Hardness
F899 Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments
F921 Terminology Relating to Hemostatic Forceps
ICS Number Code 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)
UNSPSC Code 42142001(Floor grade forceps or hemostats)