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DIN Standards Committee Laboratory Devices and Installations

About FNLa

The DIN Standards Committee Laboratory Devices and Installations (FNLa) develops standards for chemical, physical, biological and medical laboratories.

  • These standards cover subjects such as:
  • accuracy of instruments,
  • compatibility of laboratory devices and furniture,
  • national (German) and international terminology,
  • function, safety and testing of lab equipment.

Through involvement in current research projects we are able to introduce innovative technologies in our standards. The FNLa holds the secretariats for CEN/TC 332 "Laboratory equipment" and ISO/TC 48 "Laboratory equipment", thus representing German interests at European and international level as well.

How is FNLa composed?


DIN e. V.

Volker Seibicke

Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN EN ISO 8655-9 2018-05-18 Piston-operated volumetric apparatus - Part 9: Manually operated precision laboratory syringes More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 8655-8 2018-05-18 Piston-operated volumetric apparatus - Part 8: A photometric reference measurement procedure for the determination of volume More  Comment 
DIN EN ISO 8655-4 rev 2018-04-25 Piston-operated volumetric apparatus - Part 4: Dilutors More  Comment 

All projects  

Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN CEN/TR 16589; DIN SPEC 12040:2014-02 2014-02 Technical Report Laboratory installations - Capture devices with articulated extract arm; German version CEN/TR 16589:2013 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN SPEC 12981 2013-05 VN Micro process engineering - Testing of micro process components with explosible gas mixtures More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 14175-5 2007-04 VN Fume cupboards - Part 5: Recommendations for installation and maintenance; English version CEN/TS 14175-5:2006 More  Order from Beuth Verlag


New standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 12980 2017-05 Laboratory installations - Safety cabinets and glove boxes for cytotoxic substances and other CMR drugs More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 4796-1 2016-11 Laboratory glassware - Bottles - Part 1: Screw-neck bottles (ISO 4796-1:2016); German version EN ISO 4796-1:2016 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 16496 2016-10 Laboratory glassware - Vacuum-jacketed vessels for heat insulation (ISO 16496:2016); German version EN ISO 16496:2016 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

All standards  

Documents withdrawn without replacement
Document number Deadline for comments Title
DIN 12912 2018-06-30 Laboratory furniture; ceramic tiles for laboratory bench tops More  Comment 

All withdrawals