Liquid Leakage Under Pressure – Catheter Hub Assembly

Catheter hubs are checked for leaks by applying constant pressure.



Test Procedure

Catheters are connected to a filled syringe with a known amount of water to the nominal capacity of the syringe. A minimum pressure is applied and maintained for 30 seconds. The catheter hubs are inspected for any liquid leakage forming.


  • Syringe
  • Calibrated Manometer
  • Calibrated Timing device
  • Fixture support for syringe

Service Levels

Applicable Standards

  • ISO 10555-1:2013
    Intravascular catheters — Sterile and single-use catheters — Part 1: General requirements


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