BS EN 16280:2012 - Breath alcohol test devices for general public. Requirements and test methods

BS EN 16280:2012

Breath alcohol test devices for general public. Requirements and test methods

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : November 2012



This European Standard applies to breath alcohol test devices which measure the concentration of alcohol contained in an exhaled breath sample, designed and intended to be used as a self tester for the general public and to provide a reliable indication of the breath alcohol concentration at the time of the test. This European Standard specifies requirements for basic safety and performance, test methods and requirements for marking, labelling and operating instructions. This European Standard gives guidelines for compliance testing procedures consisting of a number of technical performance tests. It is not intended that the results of these devices should be used to rebut the results of evidential breath alcohol analysers covered by OIML R 126:1998, or breath alcohol test devices used in professional applications covered by EN 15964 or similar national regulations. Therefore, the results of measurements need to be displayed so as to protect, as far as it is practicable, the user from underestimating his alcohol concentration based on measurement uncertainties, intrinsic in every measurement.

Standard NumberBS EN 16280:2012
TitleBreath alcohol test devices for general public. Requirements and test methods
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 November 2012
Confirm Date06 February 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60068-2-1, EN 60068-2-32, EN 60068-2-2, EN 60068-2-30, IEC 60068-2-30, EN 60335-2-29, EN 60068-2-1, IEC 60335-2-29, IEC 60068-2-32, IEC 60068-2-2:1974
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 15964, IEC 60068-1, EN ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001, EN 60068-2-7, EN ISO 9001, IEC 60068-2-7, EN 60068-1, 89/336/EEC, ISO/IEC 17025, 2004/108/EC
International RelationshipsEN 16280:2012
Draft Superseded By11/30243902 DC
DescriptorsTesting, Electronic equipment and components, Road vehicles, Regulations, Measuring instruments, Alcoholometers, Electrical equipment
Title in FrenchEthylotests pour le grand public. Exigences et methods d'essais
Title in GermanAtemalkoholtestgeräte für den allgemeinen Gebrauch
ISBN978 0 580 74900 1
File Size947 KB

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