This document specifies requirements and test methods for stationary, electrically powered central suction source equipment, including centrally located amalgam separators and air water separators.
It also specifies requirements for information to be supplied by the manufacturer on the performance, installation, operation and maintenance of the central suction source equipment as part of the complete dental suction system.
This document specifies requirements for central suction source equipment used to provide vacuum pressure and flow at the facility pipeline connection point.
This document does not apply to portable suction source equipment, air/water venturi suction source equipment, or to suction source equipment located in the treatment room. It also does not apply to suction source equipment used for life support or for scavenging halogenated anaesthetic gases.
This document does not include requirements for facility and exhaust piping systems or treatment room equipment.