With the introduction of the new DIN 13277 standard in May 2022, the previously valid DIN 58345 for medical refrigerators and blood plasma freezers as well as DIN 58371 for blood bank refrigerators have been replaced. In the past, the different DIN standards had repeatedly caused problems in procurement.
The introduction of this DIN standard now sets a uniform standard that defines minimum requirements for laboratory refrigerators and laboratory freezers for the storage of samples and medicinal products in laboratories or research.
The new DIN 13227 applies to:
Refrigerated and frozen storage appliances equipped with a refrigeration device and operated for the following storage applications:
a) Blood bank refrigerators
Blood storage refrigerators for the storage of refrigerated blood (blood and blood component preparations) for transfusion purposes in a set point temperature range of 4 °C;
(b) Laboratory/medical refrigerators
Refrigerators for medicinal products and laboratory use for the storage of medicinal products requiring refrigeration, vaccines or products for laboratory use in a setpoint temperature range of +2 °C to +16 °C;
(c) Laboratory freezers
Freezers for laboratory use for the storage of frozen vaccines or products for laboratory use in a set point temperature range of -45 °C to -10 °C;
(d) Blood plasma freezers
Plasma storage freezers for the storage of already frozen plasma for transfusion in a set point temperature range of -45 °C to -30 °C;
(e) Laboratory ultra-deep freezers
Ultra-low temperature freezers for the storage of frozen products for pharmaceutical and laboratory use in a set point temperature range of -90 °C to -20 °C;
(f) cryogenic freezers
for the storage of frozen products at cryogenic temperatures in a set point temperature range from -150 °C to -90 °C.
The new DIN 13277 does not apply to:
- cooled incubators according to DIN 12880;
- refrigerated cells or refrigerated containers over 2000 l;
- refrigeration during transport.
What has been changed with the new DIN 13277
With regard to the replaced DIN standards, mainly adaptations, revisions, mergers and updates to the latest state of science and technology have taken place. Therefore, DIN 13277 now offers assistance in procurement. The user can be sure that his chosen unit meets the technical requirements and special know-how on performance features and equipment standards is not necessary.
Cooling and climatic products by tritec® with DIN 13277
Our blood storage refrigerators, laboratory and medication refrigerators, laboratory freezers, blood plasma freezers as well as laboratory ultra-low freezers meet the new requirements.
If you need further details or have general questions about our products, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.