Steam sterilization is a popular choice for a reason. It is a dependable, non-toxic, and affordable solution that will meet your sterilization needs. However, according to the CDC, steam sterilization can have deleterious effects on some materials. In our article “Why You Need to Contact a Sterilizer Equipment Expert“, we proved to you that we are the premier sterilizer equipment experts. In this article, we will answer the question, “Should I use a steam sterilizer?” (more…)
Here are some additional bullet points:
- Electronic controls and LCD display
- Digital data printer and recorder
- Programable cycles and parameters
- Programable exhaust either fast or slow
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A door of an autoclave recently (October 31st 2013) blew off the hinges, and killed a woman who wasn’t too far from the autoclave. This accident didn’t happen in a dental, medical, veterinary setting, but it could easily happen. Please make sure you maintain your autoclave regularly. I will post later all of the sterilizer manufacturers recommendations as to how often the sterilizer each one of their sterilizer needs to be checked.
Click here Autoclave blew off the hinges to view the report in WBS-TV Atlanta Ch 2
If you work in the medical, dental, veterinary, or podiatry field, there’s a good chance that you need a sterilizer. We know that not just any sterilizer will do, so contact a sterilizer equipment expert to get free information about autoclaves and sterilizers.
If you determine that it is important for you to make sure that your Market Forge STME or STME-L sterilizer is working properly in your laboratory, then you have three (3) options:
1. Temperature Recorder:
This pressure sensitive recorder is specifically
made for use with the Market Forge Sterilmatic
Sterilizer (autoclave). Its use is for monitoring
and recording the sterilizers operating temperature
throughout its sterilizing cycles. One recording
chart can be used for a full 24 hour period.
This is a regular thermometer that can withstand the heat as high as 500f. You place it inside the chamber, run your cycle, and when it is done, you can see the highest temperature that the chamber achieved. Very reliable, and excellent as a proof that your temperature gauge shows the right temperature.
3. Spore testing:
a. Bowie-Dick test card to monitor pre-vacuum steam sterilizer to detect air leaks or inadequate steam penetration.
b. Spore testing to be done away form your location
c. Do it yourself kit
The exhaust condenser is used for condensing exhausted steam from the sterilizer when unit cannot be vented to the outside.
With the sterilizer exhaust condenser kit you can use your sterilizer anywhere without having to worry about direct venting access.
If the answer is yes, be aware.
Be aware of the fact that the majority of the autoclaves that you will find have been around for a while, and most likely, the chamber might cracked.
It takes time for these chambers to develop a crack. But when they do, the process from the time it begins to loose pressure until the time you are ready to throw the towel from frustration can be months or even a year or two, but the chamber eventually will need to be replaced.
If you would like to know more what needs to be done to avoid any issue now, and not to spend lots of money, call me for free consultation. Or better yet, fill out this form, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
If your sterilizer is broken, or doesn’t heat up, or pressure is building up way above the 28psi, or the sterilizer won’t pass a spore test, and … you need help … we can help you. You may click on Local Sterilizer Repairs Near You.
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I have been reading some very interesting articles in Pharmaceutical Technology regarding new sterilizers.
They all deal with a similar subject of sterilization methods and validation.
While in most cases the traditional methods of steam or dry heat sterilization work well, there are circumstances where these or even EO sterilization fails to meet the requirements.
Materials may be degraded or they are too sensitive to be exposed to moisture.
With this thought in mind there seems to be a few new methods on the horizon for solving the current issues.
These include but are not limited to:
- Vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide
- Nitrogen dioxide gas
- Chlorine dioxide gas
- Carbon dioxide
All four are explained in detail in the article i have attached for reference.
What is important is that we continue to search for new methods to sterilize safely and effectively and have a method to prove the process.