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Scope

Standardization of devices and apparatus for laboratory purposes, with respect to principles and to materials of construction, performance, dimensions and testing, as well as the terms and definitions used in connection therewith. The relative emphasis to be placed on standards of performance and on dimensional standards is to be decided by the committee, either generally or separately for each item.

Apparatus and devices constructed for personal safety aspects are excluded from the scope of TC 48.

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109

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 72 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 48

14

Participating members

31

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 48/SC 3 Thermometers Sub committee
ISO/TC 48/SC 4 Density measuring instruments Sub committee
ISO/TC 48/SC 5 Quality of glassware [STANDBY] Sub committee
ISO/TC 48/WG 3 Micro process engineering Working group *
ISO/TC 48/WG 4 Piston-operated instruments Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 48

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 48 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 10/SC 6 Mechanical engineering documentation ISO
ISO/TC 28/SC 2 Measurement of petroleum and related products ISO
ISO/TC 47 Chemistry ISO
ISO/TC 63 Glass containers ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 48

ISO/TC 48 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 10/SC 6 Mechanical engineering documentation ISO
ISO/TC 27 Solid mineral fuels ISO
ISO/TC 28/SC 2 Measurement of petroleum and related products ISO
ISO/TC 47 Chemistry ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
EURAMET European Association of National Metrology Institutes A
ICG International Commission on Glass A
WHO World Health Organization A
WCO World Customs Organization B
WMO World Meteorological Organization B
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
16-19 October 2017 Berlin (Germany) ISO/TC 48  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 48 - Secretariat

DIN Germany
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstrasse 6
D-10787 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31

Secretariat direct:
Mrs Anika Katzfuß
Tel: +49 30 2601-2497
Fax: +49 30 2601-42497