IEC 60601-2-24:2012 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of infusion pumps and volumetric infusion controllers. This standard applies to administration sets insofar as their characteristics influence the basic safety or essential performance of infusion pumps and volumetric infusion controllers. However this standard does not specify requirements or tests for other aspects of administration sets. This particular standard specifies the requirements for enteral nutrition pumps, infusion pumps, infusion pumps for ambulatory use, syringe or container pumps, volumetric infusion controllers and volumetric infusion pumps. This particular standard does not apply to the following: devices specifically intended for diagnostic or similar use; devices for extracorporeal circulation of blood; implantable devices; equipment specifically intended for diagnostic use within urodynamics; equipment specifically intended for diagnostic use within male impotence testing; and devices covered by ISO 28620. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60601-2-24. This edition constitutes a technical revision according to IEC 60601-1:2005+A1:2012 with new clause numbering, including usability and alarms.