EN 13312-3:2001

Biotechnology - Performance criteria for piping and instrumentation - Part 3: Sampling and inoculation devices

Publication date:   Dec 22, 2003

General information

90.20 Standard under periodical review   Jul 15, 2023


CEN/TC 233 Biotechnology

European Norm

07.080   Biology. Botany. Zoology | 07.100.01   Microbiology in general



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This European Standard specifies performance criteria for sampling and inoculation devices used in biotechnological processes with respect to the potential risks to the worker and the environment from microorganisms in use. This European Standard applies where the intended use of the sampling and inoculation device includes hazardous or potentially hazardous microorganisms used in biotechnological processes or where exposure of the worker or the environment to such microorganisms is restricted for reasons of safety.

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EN 13312-3:2001
90.20 Standard under periodical review
Jul 15, 2023