Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F29 on Anesthetic and Respiratory Equipment, this specification was withdrawn in January 2008 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This specification covers anesthesia breathing tubes, integrally attached end fittings, and integrally attached components for use with anesthesia breathing systems. Excluded are similar tubes for specific other purposes, such as those used with some breathing machines, pediatric anesthesia circuits, and gas scavenging tubes.
1.2 The following subjects are covered: terminology, dimensions, labeling and marking, selected performance requirements, and test methods to substantiate compliance with the requirements. Alternative test methods may be employed provided that they can be shown to be equivalent or better. Note 1-This specification supersedes ANSI Standard Z79.6-1975.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Anesthesia; Compliance; Flow and flow rate-anesthesia equipment; Leak testing-anesthesia equipment; Pressure testing-medical equipment; Pressure-volume relationship (compliance); Resistance-flow; Water test; anesthesia breathing tubes, spec;
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