Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-020: Particular requirements for laboratory centrifuges

IEC 61010-2-020:2016 is available as IEC 61010-2-020:2016 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61010-2-020:2016 is applicable to electrically powered LABORATORY CENTRIFUGES. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006. It constitutes a technical revision and includes the following significant changes from the second edition:
a) This Part 2 is established on the basis of the third edition (2010) of IEC 61010-1. The changes listed in its foreword affect this Part 2, too.
b) The language has been updated to reflect current terminology for LABORATORY CENTRIFUGES used in the industry today.
It has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 61010-1:2010

Règles de sécurité pour appareils électriques de mesurage, de régulation et de laboratoire - Partie 2-020: Exigences particulières pour centrifugeuses de laboratoire

L'IEC 61010-2-020:2016 s'applique aux CENTRIFUGEUSES DE LABORATOIRE alimentées en énergie électrique. Cette troisième édition annule et remplace la deuxième édition parue en 2006. Cette édition constitue une révision technique et inclut les modifications majeures suivantes par rapport à la deuxième édition:
a) La présente Partie 2 est établie sur la base de la troisième édition (2010) de l'IEC 61010-1. Les modifications énumérées dans son Avant-propos affectent également la présente Partie 2.
b) Le langage a été mis à jour pour refléter la terminologie des CENTRIFUGEUSES DE LABORATOIRE utilisée actuellement dans l'industrie. Elle a le statut d'une publication groupée de sécurité conformément au Guide IEC 104.
Cette publication doit être lue conjointement avec la IEC 61010-1:2010

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IEC 61010-2-020
Edition 3.0 2016-05
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
GROUP SAFETY PUBLICATION
PUBLICATION GROUPÉE DE SÉCURITÉ
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and
laboratory use –
Part 2-020: Particular requirements for laboratory centrifuges
Exigences de sécurité pour appareils électriques de mesurage, de régulation et
de laboratoire –
Partie 2-020: Exigences particulières pour centrifugeuses de laboratoire
IEC 61010-2-020:2016-05(en-fr)
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IEC 61010-2-020
Edition 3.0 2016-05
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
GROUP SAFETY PUBLICATION
PUBLICATION GROUPÉE DE SÉCURITÉ
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and
laboratory use –
Part 2-020: Particular requirements for laboratory centrifuges
Exigences de sécurité pour appareils électriques de mesurage, de régulation et
de laboratoire –
Partie 2-020: Exigences particulières pour centrifugeuses de laboratoire
INTERNATIONAL
ELECTROTECHNICAL
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ......................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope and object ........................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references..................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................... 6

4 Tests ............................................................................................................................. 8

5 Marking and documentation ........................................................................................... 8

6 Protection against electric shock .................................................................................. 11

7 Protection against mechanical HAZARDS ........................................................................ 11

8 Mechanical resistance to shock and impact .................................................................. 17

9 Protection against the spread of fire ............................................................................. 17

10 Equipment temperature limits and resistance to heat .................................................... 17

11 Protection against HAZARDS from fluids ......................................................................... 17

12 Protection against radiation, including laser sources, and against sonic and

ultrasonic pressure ...................................................................................................... 19

13 Protection against liberated gases and substances, explosion and implosion ................ 19

14 Components ................................................................................................................ 19

15 Protection by interlocks ................................................................................................ 19

16 Hazards resulting from application ............................................................................... 19

17 Risk assessment ......................................................................................................... 19

Annexes ............................................................................................................................. 20

Annex L Index of defined terms .......................................................................................... 20

Annex AA (normative) Dynamic microbiological test method for BIOSEALS ............................ 21

Annex BB (informative) General guidance and rationale for particular subclauses ............... 24

Annex CC (informative) General guidance for an empirical method to determine the

kinetic energy of a ROTOR .................................................................................................... 28

Bibliography ....................................................................................................................... 30

Figure 101 – Rotor test setup .............................................................................................. 28

Table 101 – Time-temperature conditions ............................................................................ 18

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR
MEASUREMENT, CONTROL, AND LABORATORY USE –
Part 2-020: Particular requirements for LABORATORY CENTRIFUGES
FOREWORD

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International Standard IEC 61010-2-020 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 66:

Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006. It constitutes a

technical revision and includes the following significant changes from the second edition:

a) This Part 2 is established on the basis of the third edition (2010) of IEC 61010-1.The

changes listed in its foreword affect this Part 2, too.
b) The language has been updated to reflect current terminology for LABORATORY
CENTRIFUGES used in the industry today.

It has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.

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The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
CDV Report on voting
66/542/CDV 66/565A/RVC

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

This Part 2-020 is intended to be used in conjunction with IEC 61010-1. It was established on

the basis of the third edition (2010).

This Part 2-020 supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses in IEC 61010-1 so as to

LABORATORY
convert that publication into the IEC standard: Safety requirements for
CENTRIFUGES.

Where a particular subclause of Part 1 is not mentioned in this Part 2, that subclause applies

as far as is reasonable. Where this part states "addition", "modification" or "replacement", the

relevant requirement, test specification or note in Part 1 should be adapted accordingly.

In this standard:
1) the following print types are used:
– requirements: in roman type;
– NOTES: in small roman type;
– conformity and tests: in italic type;
– terms used throughout this standard which have been defined in Clause 3: SMALL
ROMAN CAPITALS.

2) subclauses, tables or figures which are additional to those in Part 1 are numbered starting

from 101; additional annexes are lettered AA, BB, etc.

A list of all parts of the IEC 61010 series, under the general title: Safety requirements for

electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use, may be found on the IEC

website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the stability date indicated on the IEC website under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data

related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR
MEASUREMENT, CONTROL, AND LABORATORY USE –
Part 2-020: Particular requirements for laboratory centrifuges
1 Scope and object
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows:
1.1.1 Scope
Replacement:
This Part 2 is applicable to electrically powered LABORATORY CENTRIFUGES.

This group safety publication is primarily intended to be used as a product safety standard for

the products mentioned in the scope, but shall also be used by technical committees in the

preparation of its publications for products similar to those mentioned in the scope of this

standard, in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and lSO/lEC Guide

51.

NOTE If all or part of the equipment falls within the scope of one or more other Part 2 standards of IEC 61010 as

well as within the scope of this standard, it will also need to meet the requirements of those other Part 2 standards.

1.1.2 Equipment excluded from scope
Addition:
Add the following new item:
aa) IEC 60034 (Rotating electrical machinery);
1.2 Object
1.2.1 Aspects included in scope
Addition:
Add the following new items:
aa) contact with moving parts (see 7.3);
LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE movement during any DISRUPTION (see 7.3.101);
bb)
cc) high energy chemical reaction after ROTOR DISRUPTION (see 7.7.2.2 l));
dd) ineffectiveness of BIOSEALS (see 13.101)
1.2.2 Aspects excluded from scope
Addition:
Add the following new items:

aa) additional precautions which may need to be observed when centrifuging materials

which are flammable or explosive (see 5.4.101);
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bb) additional precautions which may need to be observed when centrifuging materials that

could react chemically with sufficient vigour to cause a HAZARD (see 5.4.101).
1.4 Environmental conditions
1.4.1 Normal environmental conditions
Replacement:
Replace item c) by the following:
c) temperature 2 °C to 40 °C;
1.4.2 Extended environmental conditions
Replacement:
Replace item c) by the following:
c) ambient temperatures below 2 °C or above 40 °C;
2 Normative references
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows:
Addition:
ISO 3864 (all parts), Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs
3 Terms and definitions
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows:
3.1 Equipment and states of equipment
Addition:
Add the following new terms and definitions:
3.1.101
LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE

apparatus intended for laboratory use that applies a centrifuging effect to sample materials

3.1.102
CENTRIFUGE-ROTOR COMBINATION

LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE and ROTOR ASSEMBLY that are intended to operate together and which

have to be evaluated together
3.1.103
DISRUPTION

event in which the ROTOR ASSEMBLY, or part of it, fails or becomes detached during rotation

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3.2 Parts and accessories
Addition:
Add the following new terms and definitions:
3.2.101
CHAMBER

enclosed space within a LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE in which the ROTOR ASSEMBLY rotates

3.2.102
ROTOR

primary component of a LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE which holds the material to be subjected to

centrifugal force and which is rotated by the DRIVE SYSTEM
3.2.103
BUCKET
sub-assembly of a ROTOR designed to support one or more containers
3.2.104
PROTECTIVE CASING

casing which completely surrounds the ROTOR ASSEMBLY and which includes the LID and its

securing devices
3.2.105
LID
access cover of the CHAMBER
3.2.106
ROTOR ASSEMBLY
ROTOR carrying a combination of ROTOR accessories specified by the manufacturer

Note 1 to entry: In the context of a ROTOR ASSEMBLY, ROTOR accessories include all components used with or in

the CENTRIFUGE ROTOR for the purpose of holding samples, including adaptors, tubes and bottles.

3.2.107
DRIVE SYSTEM

all components of the CENTRIFUGE associated with the provision of torque to, or the rotational

support of, the ROTOR ASSEMBLY
3.2.108
BIOSEAL

device or mechanism additional to, or integral with, a ROTOR or BUCKET and a closure

assembly, and which is designed to prevent the escape of contents, for example micro-

biological material, during centrifuging
3.5 Safety terms
Addition:
Add the following new terms and definitions:
3.5.101
CLEARANCE ENVELOPE
space around a LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE which is needed for safety
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3.5.102
MCA
MAXIMUM CREDIBLE ACCIDENT

planned event chosen to represent worst-case conditions for a test that will evaluate the

inherent mechanical safety of a CENTRIFUGE-ROTOR COMBINATION (see 7.7 and Annex BB)

4 Tests
This clause of Part 1 is applicable.
5 Marking and documentation
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows.
5.1.2 Identification
Replacement:
Replace item b) by the following:

b) serial number or other means to identify the production batch of the equipment.

Addition:
Add the following new subclause:
5.1.101 ROTORS and accessories

All OPERATOR-replaceable ROTORS and ROTOR ASSEMBLIES, including ROTOR ACCESSORIES, shall

be marked with the manufacturer's or supplier's name or registered trade mark, and

identification code.(such as id code, serial number or batch number)

If components are too small, or are not suitable for such marking, the required information

shall be marked on the original packaging, as well as being stated in the documentation.

NOTE Packaging can be the outer box, an insert, etc.

If the manufacturer specifies that an individual part, for example a BUCKET, is to be fitted only

to a specific ROTOR or in specific ROTOR positions for balance or some other reason, each

BUCKET and ROTOR position should be identified by marking with corresponding numbers or

letters.
Conformity is checked by inspection.
5.4.2 Equipment ratings
Addition:
Add the following new items:

aa) a list of all ROTORS and ROTOR accessories specified for use with a LABORATORY

CENTRIFUGE, together with their RATED rotational frequencies;

bb) any restrictions by the manufacturer warning against the use of particular materials to

be centrifuged;

cc) density and volume limits for ROTOR ASSEMBLY loading and, if applicable, derating

instructions.
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5.4.3 Equipment installation
Addition:
Add, after item a), the following sub-items:

i) floor or bench area required for the CLEARANCE ENVELOPE for the intended use (see

7.4.101);
ii) total weight of the CENTRIFUGE;
iii) instructions for site preparation;
iv) methods for levelling of the CENTRIFUGE;
v) means for securing to the mounting surface.
5.4.4 Equipment operation
Addition:
Add the following new items:
aa) loading and balancing procedures;
bb) ROTOR changing procedure;

cc) any specific requirement for an OPERATOR to be present at stated phases of the

centrifuging procedure;

dd) necessary safeguards for personnel. Instructions shall include at least the following:

– not to lean on a LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE;

– not to stay within the CLEARANCE ENVELOPE longer than necessary for operational

reasons;

– not to deposit any potentially hazardous materials within the CLEARANCE ENVELOPE;

– methods for safe operation during open LID procedures (see 7.3.102.2);

ee) instructions for use of BIOSEALS and other biocontainment components, including the

proper closure techniques. These instructions shall indicate that BIOSEALS and related

components are intended to be part of biocontainment systems, as specified in

international and national biosafety guidelines. They are not to be relied on as the only

means of safeguarding workers and the environment when handling pathogenic micro-

organisms.
5.4.5 Equipment maintenance
Addition:
Add the following new paragraph:
Where applicable, the instructions shall specify:

aa) inspection of any means of fixing the equipment to the mounting surface and the

condition of the mounting surface itself;
bb) safeguards for the OPERATOR during cleaning;
cc) inspection of the PROTECTIVE CASING;
dd) inspection of the ROTOR ASSEMBLY, and safety considerations;
ee) checking the continuity of the PROTECTIVE BONDING;

ff) frequency of inspection, routine maintenance and the method of replacement of

BIOSEALS and other biocontainment components.
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Addition:
Add the following new subclauses:
5.4.101 Hazardous substances

The instructions for use shall state the precautions to be observed when the materials to be

used with a LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE are known to be toxic, radioactive, or contaminated with

pathogenic micro-organisms.

NOTE This information is relevant to the safety of both OPERATORS and service personnel.

The use within the LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE of the following materials shall be prohibited in

the instructions for use:
a) flammable or explosive materials;

b) materials which could react chemically with sufficient vigour to cause a HAZARD.

Conformity is checked by inspection.
5.4.102 Cleaning and decontamination
Documentation shall include:

a) a statement that, if hazardous material is spilt on or inside the equipment, the user has

responsibility for carrying out appropriate decontamination;

b) manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning and, where necessary, decontaminating,

together with the recognized generic names of recommended materials for cleaning and

decontaminating:
c) the following statement:

"Before using any cleaning or decontamination methods except those recommended by

the manufacturer, users should check with the manufacturer that the proposed method will

not damage the equipment”
d) the following statement:
Cleaning and decontamination may be necessary as a safeguard before LABORATORY

CENTRIFUGES, ROTORS, and any accessories are maintained, repaired, or transferred.

Manufacturers may provide a format for users to document that such treatment has been

carried out

NOTE Be advised, there are national guidelines and the internationally recognized "Laboratory Biosafety Manual",

published in 1993 by the Wor5ld Health Organization in Geneva, which gives information on decontaminants, their

use, dilutions, properties, and potential applications.
Conformity is checked by inspection.
5.4.103 Effects of chemicals and environmental influences

To ensure continued safe use of a LABORATORY CENTRIFUGE the documentation shall identify

damage which could result from, for example:
a) the effect of chemicals;

b) environmental influences, including natural ultra-violet radiation likely to be encountered;

c) corrosion, and other weakening of construction materials that are part of the PROTECTIVE

CASING or other protective components.

Conformity is checked by inspection of the documentation and the relevant data and/or

additional testing (if needed).
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6 Protection against electric shock
This clause of Part 1 is applicable.
7 Protection against mechanical HAZARDS
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows.
7.1 General
Addition:
Add the following new note:

NOTE 101 A DISRUPTION, resulting in damage to a part of the PROTECTIVE CASING, for example a LID-locking

mechanism, is considered to be a SINGLE FAULT CONDITION.
7.3 Moving parts
Addition:
Add the following new subclauses.
7.3.101 LID
7.3.101.1 Requirements

The LID shall be locked closed when the ROTOR drive is energized, and shall remain locked

until the circumferential velocity of the ROTOR ASSEMBLY is not more than 2 m/s (see

Annex BB).

In the event of a power failure, the LID-locking mechanism shall not release, and subsequent

release shall require the use of a TOOL.

The LID shall be held closed with sufficient strength to withstand the results of testing

according to 7.7.3. Fragments produced by any DISRUPTION shall be contained as specified in

item a) of 7.7.
CENTRIFUGE-ROTOR
To evaluate which of the following points are appropriate for the

COMBINATION under consideration, information shall be recorded showing the tests conducted

by the manufacturer or by a test facility:
a) mechanical abuse;
b) mislatching;
c) misalignment;
d) corrosion;
e) material degradation;
f) material defects;
g) vibration;
h) cleaning and decontamination;
i) environmental influences;
j) other considerations appropriate for the design.
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Conformity is checked by visual inspection; by the review of recorded information, by the tests

carried out under 7.7.3, and by any further tests considered appropriate for safety.

7.3.101.2 Exception

For LABORATORY CENTRIFUGES that satisfy all the following limitations, a device which merely

interrupts motor power may be used instead of an interlock mechanism (see Annex BB):

a) the LABORATORY C
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