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AS 3547:2019


Breath alcohol testing devices

The objective of this Standard is to specify requirements for the performance, testing and marking of breath alcohol testing devices for uses such as, but not limited to, personal, workplace and medical screening purposes.
Published: 28/06/2019
Pages: 24
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Terms and definitions
2 Product specifications
2.1 Units of measurement
2.2 Sample requirements
2.2.1 Minimum volume
2.2.2 Continuity of sample
2.2.3 Flow rate
2.2.4 Maximum pressure required
2.3 Presentation of results
2.3.1 Number of digits
2.3.2 Units
2.3.3 Display time Type 2 devices All devices
2.4 Metrological requirements
2.4.1 Traceability
2.4.2 Range
2.4.3 Maximum permissible errors (MPEs)
2.4.4 Presentation of results
2.4.5 Frequency and recovery times
2.4.6 Memory affect
2.5 Physical requirements
2.5.1 Power source
2.5.2 Electrical safety for Type 3 devices
2.5.3 Environmental conditions
2.5.4 Interlocking function for Type 4 devices Activation of interlock function
2.5.5 Hygiene functions
2.5.6 Electrical disturbances
2.5.7 Shock and vibration
2.5.8 Data storage
2.5.9 Interfering substances
2.6 Information and markings
2.6.1 Information
2.6.2 Marking
2.7 Calibration requirements
3 Product testing
3.1 General
3.2 Sample requirements
3.2.1 Minimum volume
3.2.2 Continuity of flow
3.2.3 Flow rate
3.2.4 Maximum pressure required
3.3 Metrological requirements
3.3.1 Traceability
3.3.2 Range
3.3.3 Accuracy
3.3.4 Presentation of results
3.3.5 Recovery times
3.3.6 Memory effect
3.4 Physical requirements
3.4.1 Power source
3.4.2 Electrical safety of Type 3 devices
3.4.3 Environmental conditions Test at extremes of operating conditions Test at high humidity Tests at extremes of exposure conditions Damp heat cyclic
3.4.4 Interlock functions
3.4.5 Hygiene functions
3.4.6 Electrical disturbances
3.4.7 Shock and vibration
3.4.8 Data storage
3.4.9 Interfering substances
4 Periodic calibration
4.1 Calibration during use
4.2 Calibration method
4.2.1 General
4.2.2 Test records
4.2.3 Test certificate
4.2.4 Label
4.3 Calibration system
Appendix A
A.1 Scope
A.2 Principle
A.3 Reagents
A.3.1 Ethanol
A.3.2 Carrier gas
A.4 Apparatus
A.4.1 Expired air simulator
A.4.2 Flowmeter
A.4.3 Temperature measuring device
A.5 Procedure
A.6 Test report
Appendix B
B.1 Scope
B.2 Principle
B.3 Reagents
B.3.1 Ethanol
B.3.2 Carrier gas
B.3.3 Composition
B.4 Apparatus
B.4.1 Cylinder of breath alcohol standard gas
B.4.2 Flow regulator
B.4.3 Shut-off valve
B.4.4 Outlet tube
B.4.5 Temperature measuring device
B.5 Procedure
B.6 Test report
Amendment No. 1 (January 2021)
Revised Text Amendment
Amendment No. 2 (November 2022)
Revised Text Amendment
Amendment No. 3 (September 2023)
Correction Amendment
Cited references in this standard
General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
General requirements for the competence of reference material producers
Environmental testing, Part 2.78: Tests — Test Cab: Damp heat, steady state (IEC 60068-2-78:2012 (ED. 2.0) MOD)
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Part 4.3: Testing and measurement techniques — Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Part 4.2: Testing and measurement techniques — Electrostatic discharge immunity test
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