The assurance that a product is correctly sterilized in the medical or pharmaceutical field usually depends on optimum cleaning or disinfection prior to sterilization. Poor cleaning or disinfection before sterilization can significantly impact the result.
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment: What you need to know
- The disinfection process is a key component prior to sterilizing surgical instruments, for example
- If disinfection is poor quality, sterilization may be severely impaired
- Disinfection is sufficient for some products such as bedpans or catheters
The cleaning and disinfecting equipment increases the temperature to 90 °C, for example, inside the chamber by adding water (usually via spraying systems).
The defined temperature is maintained for a period of approx. 60 seconds in order to kill surface germs.
The products remain in the chamber for a short time in order to lose most of the residual water.
- Placement of the data logger measuring tips on the surfaces of the products
- Measurement must be reproducible
- The user must be able to prove whether the degree of disinfection (A0 value) has been reached or not
- DIN EN ISO 15883
- testo 190 CFR data logger system consisting of data loggers, software and multifunction case
- Measuring range of the waterproof data loggers up to +140 °C
- Optimal placement of the logger with the aid of the retaining clamps
- Data logger with small battery – can be placed in the ideal location