Customer sent this question:
“One of our professors wants to know if the metal guides that hold the shelves inside the Market Forge model we currently have, can be removed since we don’t use any racks other than the one in the very bottom (which doesn’t sit on the metal guide). I see in the back of the chamber that the guide is somewhat attached to the damper? I am guessing that is what it is. It kind of curves in the back upper portion of the chamber, as if it may direct steam/condensation toward the very back of the chamber?”

Answer:
All the metal pieces inside the Market Forge sterilizer chamber are there for a purpose. Without these pieces you can’t insure proper sterilizing.

The triangular shaped piece (baffle) located in the back top (supported by the wire racks) is there for two reasons. It helps keep the flow of steam where it should be and secondly it prevents any condensation coming off the probe(s) located in the top of the unit from dripping down on to the media being sterilized.

The bottom perforated metal piece (with the non-concentric holes) is known as the Perforated Water Baffle. Its purpose is to keep the boiling water from splashing up on to the media being sterilized while also allowing the steam to pass through those holes to get the maximum amount of steam circulating throughout the chamber. Therefore, that Perforated Water Baffle SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SHELF. These holes should not be covered up.

 

And that’s the second reason for the wire racks (tray supports) on the sides. These are used to support the 12” x 20” (perforated or wire) trays so these trays do not sit on top of the Perforated Water Baffle and cover up the holes. This attached link attached a page from the Owners Manual that may help clarify this points.

Sterilizer Manual – Pan Support and Baffle Install Only

Sincerely,
Shlomo Savyon
sterilizers.com

 

The recommended distance the condenser coil can be located away from the sterilizer itself should be no different than the recommended length of the steam exhaust vent line when exhausting to the outdoors, without a condenser.

This text is from the sterilizer spec sheet:

The overall height and length of the steam exhaust vent line
should not rise more than 4’ (1.2 meters) above the unit and
exceed 15’ (4.5 meters) with a minimum of bends. The steam exhaust line
should slope downward toward the condenser after leaving the sterilizer in order to
ensure condensate drainage.

As you can see, the general rule of thumb, under the proper conditions, is 15 ft.

Need to purchase the Condenser Coil For Market Forge?

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Shlomo Savyon – Sterilizers.com

What is the volume of cooling water required per use for a typical STME autoclave?

As per the manufacturer, there are two answers:

1) If the sterilizer exhaust steam is vented to the outdoors then there is no cooling water except for the excess water remaining in the chamber at the end of the day. This can be no more than 6 quarts of water if it is full at the end of the day. More likely, it’s even less.
 
2) If the unit cannot be vented to the outdoors than they will be using the optional cold water condensing unit. This is used to mix the exhausted steam with cold water to then send down the drain.
 
When using the condenserduring a normal 30 minute sterilization cycle, you can expect to use anywhere from 15 to 20 gallons of water.

 

An interesting article was posted in the Chattanoogan web site about the truth about ‘Pedicure‘.  The only common I have to make in regards to the paragraph of autoclaving implements, is that the implements needs to be put into an Ultrasonic Cleaners, then put into a bag (Bags), and then put into the autoclave.  Also, monitoring the autoclave is important.  We recommend.  How elese would you know if the autoclave is working or not?

Call me if you have any further questions.
Thanks,

Shlomo
1-800-762-1586
ext 215

 

p.s. this is the paragraph in the article I was referring to:

Is it clean?

Sanitation is, first and foremost, the most important thing to look for in your salon. Do you see tools being used that have obviously been used on someone else? Do you see the pedicure chairs being washed, rinsed and cleaned with a product that will kill viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens between each client? Do you see thick filings and clippings from other clients lying on tables, floors or pedicure chairs? Please do not have services here. If your salon is touting  “sterile” implements which have been autoclaved, that does not necessarily mean the salon is clean. Autoclaving instruments really does nothing in a non-sterile field. Some salons throw instruments right into the autoclave without even cleaning them first with soap and water, and the autoclave is improperly maintained. If you see nail dust covering floors and/or work surfaces, you are being exposed to anything the prior clients might be carrying. Find yourself a clean and well maintained salon, with or without an autoclave, as long as the instruments used are being correctly sanitized or they are being disposed of after each client. And don’t be afraid to ask.  A true professional is proud of their sanitation methods and is happy to show you the lengths to which they go to protect you.

A dentist license recently temporarily was suspended because he allegedly did no disinfect surgical instruments in his office.  Also, no evidence that the office was sending out for spore testing which is against CDC recommendation of weekly testing the autoclave.

The easiest and least expensive way to spore test, is to to this …Click To Purchase, you get the result at the end of the cycle.  No need to mail it out, immediate feedback.

Go to this url address to see more of the suspended dentist.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/06/suspended_dentist_examined_but.html

Thank you,
Shlomo Savyon
516-283-5535

 

 

To All Market Forge Autoclave Users,
 
The most common way to test and see the temperature inside your sterilizer’s chamber is to insert a thermometer.  However, as you may know, the sales and use of mercury has been outlawed in the state of Indiana.  If you are currently using a mercury thermometer to test the temperature in your autoclave, you will need to change to another method.  A copy of Indiana’s mercury guidelines can be found by clicking on this link to PDF guidelines
We are offering a 6″ Chart Recorder (Model M100170) as an alternative to traditional mercury thermometers.  The Market Forge 6” Chart Recorder is used for monitoring and recording the sterilizer’s operating temperature throughout the sterilizing cycle.
·         One 6″ recording chart can be used for a full 24-hour period.
·         Inherent reliability and precision assure accurate results.
·         The recorder can be wall mounted or surface mounted.
·         Works on all Market Forge models.
For a limited time, the Market Forge 6” Chart Recorder is available to you for $2,499.00 plus shipping.  To place an order, please click here or call us at 1-800-801-9934.  For more detailed information on the M100170, please follow this link.

 

You can hard wire connect the Market Forge sterilizer, or via plug.
How Via Plug?
Go to HomeDepot
1) buy 3 phase 208~240V/30A wire

2) buy 3 phase 208~240V/30A plug

Back to machine

3) Open the small wire connection window.

4) Connect the wires.

All set

 

A Canadian hospital  was not able to sterilize their instruments due to rust-colored stains found surrounding the surgical tools they were using. It was detected that the steam which was generated by two huge boilers (which they heat hospital and provide heat for the sterilizers) were the cause.

A few factors could have caused staining:

1) The autoclave’s steam trap, which collects excess steam, failed, which sent moisture into the sterilizer.
2) Ironically, laundry detergent is a culprit. The surgical tools are wrapped in clean linen; if the detergent hasn’t been 100-per-cent rinsed, it can cause a teatype stain when subjected to the temperatures and pressure in the autoclave.
3) The boiler’s chemicals, designed to prevent corrosion, can carry over into the steam and cause staining.

More on this issue could be found here:

http://www.leadergost.com/health/Science+steaming/9703278/story.html

IQ OQ PQ – What is it?
It’s a factory documentation package which is available upon request when you order a machine with IQ/OQ/PQ

IQ – Preliminary Installation Qualifications

OQ – Preliminary Operation Qualifications

PQ – Preliminary Performance Qualifications

These documents are produces and prepared during the production and the testing.

There is a fee for that.  Each manufacturer has different fee for each of their products.

 

How clean is your dental office?  A great article written by Ashley Pero who has worked for ‘Dental Staffing Inc.’

http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/02/how-clean-is-your-dental-office.html

 

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