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Australian Standard
AS 27661997

Petri dishesPlastic For single use

This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee CH/1, Laboratory Glassware and Related Apparatus. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 9 May 1997 and published on 5 July 1997.

The following interests are represented on Committee CH/1: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australian Government Analytical Laboratories
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Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Environment Protection Authority, N.S.W. National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia National Standards Commission N.S.W. Agriculture Royal Australian Chemical Institute Royal College of Pathologists of Australia Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Scientific Suppliers Association of Australia State Chamber of Commerce, N.S.W. University of New South Wales University of Sydney

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This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 96378.

AS 27661997

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Australian Standard
Petri dishesPlastic For single use

Originated as AS 27661985. Second edition 1997.

PUBLISHED BY STANDARDS AUSTRALIA (STANDARDS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA) 1 THE CRESCENT, HOMEBUSH, NSW 2140
ISBN 0 7337 1230 4

AS 2766 1997

PREFACE
This Standard was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee CH/1, Laboratory Glassware and Related Apparatus, to supersede AS 2766 1985, Petri dishes Plastics For single use. The objective of this Standard is to provide specifications for single-use plastic Petri dishes that are used in the laboratory. This Standard differs from the previous edition in that clauses dealing with packaging, marking and sterility have been modified and the range of dishes has been extended to include a 140 mm diameter and a 100 mm square dish. The terms normative and informative have been used in this Standard to define the application of the appendix to which they apply. A normative appendix is an integral part of a Standard, whereas an informative appendix is only for information and guidance.

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AS 2766 1997

CONTENTS
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REFERENCED DOCUMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONSTRUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREEDOM FROM CONTAMINANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELECTION OF SPECIMENS FOR TESTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PACKAGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IDENTIFICATION AND MARKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 8 8 8

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APPENDICES A METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE MICROBIOLOGICAL INERTNESS OF A PLASTIC PETRI DISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF FLATNESS OF A PETRI DISH . . . C METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF RIGIDITY OF A PLASTIC PETRI DISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF DISH RESISTANCE TO PERMANENT DEFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE STABILITY WHEN STACKED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE RESISTANCE TO THERMAL DISTORTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE RESISTANCE OF A SEALED PACKAGE OF PETRI DISHES TO RUPTURE WHEN SUBJECTED TO MECHANICAL SHOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H MEANS FOR DEMONSTRATING COMPLIANCE WITH THIS STANDA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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AS 2766 1997

STANDARDS AUSTRALIA Australian Standard Petri dishesPlasticFor single use


1 SCOPE This Standard specifies requirements for plastic Petri dishes intended for single use in microbiological testing. 2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS The following documents are referred to in this Standard:
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AS 1199 1399

Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes Guide to AS 1199 Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes

AS/NZS ISO 9000 Quality management and quality assurance standards ISO 9000.1 Part 1: Guidelines for selection and use ISO 9002 Quality systems Model for quality assurance in production, installation and servicing

ISO 9004 Quality management and quality system elements ISO 9004.1 Part 1: Guidelines SAA HB18 HB18.28 EN 46002 Guidelines for third-party certification and accreditation Guide 28 General rules for a model third-party certification scheme for products Quality systems Medical application of ISO 9002 devices Particular requirements for the

3 DEFINITIONS For the purpose of this Standard, the definitions below apply (see also Figure 1). 3.1 Base the component of the Petri dish with the lesser diameter (for round dishes) or width dimension (for square dishes). 3.2 Lid the component of the Petri dish with the greater diameter (for round dishes) or width dimension (for square dishes). 3.3 Petri dish the complete article comprising both lid and base. 3.4 Stacking rim protrusion(s) on the outside edge of the base of the dish, designed to prevent direct contact between the flat outside face of the base and the surface on which it rests.

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