Standard: 2009 TNI
Section: V1M2, Section 220.127.116.11 (e)
How encompassing is the universe of "volumetric dispensing devices (except Class A glassware and glass microliter syringes)" needing quarterly checks for accuracy? Specifically, do graduated cylinders, glass to-deliver pipets, and other garden-variety glassware, which are not Class A, need to be checked quarterly?
NELAC 18.104.22.168.1.e read, "Mechanical volumetric dispensing devices including burettes (except Class A glassware) shall be checked for accuracy on a least a quarterly use basis." The introductory paragraph to NELAC 22.214.171.124.1.e includes "...volumetric dispensing devices (such as Eppendorf or automatic dilutor/dispensing devices)." Both of these examples are mechanical volumetric dispensing devices and supported "mechanical" in NELAC 126.96.36.199.1.e.
TNI V1M2-188.8.131.52.e does not include the word "mechanical" which previously appeared in NELAC 184.108.40.206.1.e. However, the introductory paragraph to TNI V1M2-220.127.116.11 is identical to that in NELAC 18.104.22.168.1 (i.e., continues to includes two examples of mechanical volumetric dispensing devices).
TNI FINAL RESPONSE:
Yes graduated cylinders, glass to-deliver pipets, and other garden-variety glassware, which are not Class A, must be checked quarterly.