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Specialized Infusion Pump testing

Specialized Infusion Pump testing
March 3, 2020

A while back we started testing on a customer sample for micro infusion accuracy test and were getting fairly consistent and expected results.However, during one of the tests we noticed a wide deviation from the average.Since there was such a large discrepancy, we decided to investigate the cause and provide more detail to the customer, not just the results. We looked for obvious reasons but were not able to find any. There were no leaks in the system and the pump previously provided accurate results. As we viewed lab temperature and humidity results, we began to research scale characteristics and other factors that could affect the test. Through comparing results, we were able to figure out that a storm had moved through the area during the test and changing atmospheric conditions produced a major error in the results. These in-depth investigations and experiments lead us to understand the importance of infusion pump testing equipment.This prompted an investment into a major update to the our Minneapolis, MN facility, acquiring new state-of-the-art scales, and the production of a heavily requested white paper. As these are highly complicated devices with very strict requirements and very accurate results, needed we want to make sure data provided to customers is accurate.

Below is a list of some of the special infusion pump and testing capabilities at the Fremont facility:

Special Capabilities:

  • Infusion Pump testing (IEC 60601-2-24)
    • Volume 0-11g/0-52g (6-place resolution; 0.000001g)
    • Volume 0-220g (5-place resolution; 0.00001g)
    • Volume 0-2100g (2-place resolution; 0.01g)
  • Altitude Chamber
    • 24" x 24" x 24" internal dimensions
    • Range 100mBar to 1200mBar
  • ECG/EEG testing (IEC 60601-2-25, -2-26, -2-27, -2-47)
  • Alarms (IEC 60601-1-8)
  • Walk-in environmental chamber, 1000 sq ft interior
  • Low humidity capability 15%RH (IEC 60601-1-11)
  • Pulse Oximeters (ISO 80601-2-61)
  • External Cardiac Pacemakers (IEC 60601-2-31)
  • CPAP & Humidification (ISO 80601-2-70, ISO 80601-2-74)
  • Refrigeration (IEC 61010-2-011)
  • Water Ingress testing IPX1-IPX4 (IEC 60529)

The Minneapolis facility offers numerous events throughout the year to showcase its unique testing and certification capabilities, the most recent being March 3-4, 2020 in Minneapolis.

To keep up-to-date on events at the Fremont campus, infusion pump testing and UL Healthcare and Life sciences, you can contact one of our experts and follow us on LinkedIn.

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