This part of ISO 8655 specifies general requirements for piston-operated volumetric apparatus (POVA). It is applicable to pipettes, burettes, dilutors, dispensers and manually operated precision laboratory syringes. It furthermore defines terms for the use of piston-operated volumetric apparatus and gives user recommendations.
ISO 8655 is not applicable to medical products intended for use on humans, e.g. for medical syringes.
NOTE For the metrological requirements, maximum permissible errors, requirements for marking and information to be provided for users of piston-operated volumetric apparatus, see ISO 8655-2 for pipettes, see ISO 8655-3 for burettes, see ISO 8655-4 for dilutors, see ISO 8655-5 for dispensers, and see ISO 8655-9 for manually operated precision laboratory syringes. The gravimetric reference measurement procedure for the determination of volume is given in ISO 8655-6. The photometric reference measurement procedure for the determination of volume is given in ISO 8655-8. Alternative measurement procedures for the determination of volume are described in ISO 8655-7.