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This specification establishes the ruggedness requirements for equipment used in Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) instrumentation, including devices used to detect or monitor for hazardous material. It defines for design and test purposes the environment in which HAZMAT equipment will likely be exposed during storage, transport, and field use. Passive personal protective equipment such as respirators and protective suits are not covered. The specification addresses materials and manufacture, physical and mechanical properties, performance and environmental requirements, dimensions, mass and permissible variations, workmanship, and finish and appearance. Definitions of terms specific to this standard are provided, including body-worn, hand-carried, mobile, portable, and transportable.
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1.1 This specification describes the ruggedness requirements for equipment used during Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) operations. The conditions defined by this specification include those related to equipment storage, transport, and field use.
1.2 This specification does not address passive personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators and protective suits.
1.3 The equipment addressed by this specification includes devices used to detect or monitor for hazardous material.
1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, 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. When using a HAZMAT instrument, follow the manufacturer’s guidance and appropriate safety practices for the threat expected or suspected in the environment where the instrument will be used.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ANSI StandardsNA42.32 American National Standard Performance Criteria for Alarming Personal Radiation Detectors for Homeland Security N42.33 American National Standard for Portable Radiation Detection Instrument for Homeland Security N42.34 American National Standard for Performance Criteria for Hand-Held Instruments for the Detection and Identification of Radionuclides N42.35 American National Standard for Evaluation and Performance of Radiation Detection Portal Monitors for Use in Homeland Security
IEC StandardsIEC 60068-1 Environmental Testing--Part 1: General and Guidance IEC 60068-2-18 Environmental Testing--Part 2-18: Tests--Test R and Guidance: Water IEC 60068-2-75 Environmental Testing--Part 2-75: Tests--Tests Eh: Hammer Tests. IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (International Protection Rating or IP Code) IEC 61000-4-1 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)--Part 4-1: Testing and Measurement Techniques--Overview of IEC 61000-4 Series IEC 61000-4-2 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)--Part 4-2: Testing and Measurement Techniques--Electrostatic Discharge Immunity Test IEC 61000-4-3 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)--Part 4-3: Testing and Measurement Techniques--Radiated, Radio-Frequency, Electromagnetic Field Immunity Test
Underwriters LaboratoriesUL 2075 Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors
Federal StandardMIL-Standard 810 Department of Defense Test Method Standard for Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
Code of Federal RegulationsCFR Telecommunications Chapter 1, Rule 15 Unintentional Radiators
NFPA StandardNational Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1994, Cold Temperature: -25C (-13F)
ICS Number Code 13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods)
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ASTM E2851 / E2851M-13, Standard Specification for Ruggedness Requirements for HAZMAT Instrumentation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top