ASTM International - ASTM E667-98(2017)
Standard Specification for Mercury-in-Glass, Maximum Self-Registering Clinical Thermometers
|Publication Date:||15 December 2017|
|ICS Code (Properties of surfaces):||17.040.20|
1.1 This specification covers mercury-in-glass, reusable maximum self-registering clinical thermometers of the types commonly used for measuring body temperatures of humans and of animals. Requirements are given for bulb and stem glasses, mercury, legibility and permanency of markings, dimensions, temperature scale ranges, and graduations, as well as for thermometer stability, ease of resetting, retention of temperature indication, and for accuracy of scale reading. Appropriate methods of testing to determine compliance are provided. Also included is a glossary of terms used in the standard and an appendix with additional information on thermometer glasses and stability.
1.2 All values of temperature in this standard are with reference to the International Temperature Scale of 1990.
1.3 This specification was developed to provide nationally recognized marketing classifications and quality requirements for mercury-in-glass, maximum self-registering clinical thermometers. It is also intended to provide producers, distributors, and users with a common understanding of the characteristics of this product.
1.4 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test method portion, Section 6 of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
This specification covers mercury-in-glass, reusable maximum self-registering clinical thermometers of the types commonly used for measuring body temperatures of humans and of animals. Clinical... View More
This specification covers mercury-in-glass, reusable maximum self-registering clinical thermometers of the types commonly used for measuring body temperatures of humans and of animals. Clinical thermometers shall be classified as follows: basal metabolism or ovulation; multi-use with stubby bulb; oral; rectal; veterinary; and veterinary (heavy duty). The following tests shall be performed to conform to the specified requirements: retention of colorant; accuracy test; ease of resetting; temperature retention; fire cracks; and precision and bias.View Less