The Standard

In recent years work has been done by a working group of the VDE and IEC (International Electrotechnical Committee) on a new international standard for pumps and controllers. This world-wide recognised commission has completed the Norm IEC 60601-2-24 "Particular requirements for safety of infusion pumps and controllers", First edition 1998-02. In the same year the standard has been harmonised according to the European Directive on Medical Devices 93/42/EEC as EN 60601-2-24.

The changes to the first edition regarding accuracy measurement have been implemented into INFUSCALE 8. In the setup-menu the user can switch between the first and second edition of the standard.

The main task of INFUSCALE is to perform - together with the required hardware - and document accuracy measurements of infusion pumps according to the respective standard. In addition INFUSCALE is useful during the development of infusion pumps and the performance of periodic safety checks of these devices.