The assurance that a product is correctly sterilized in the medical or pharmaceutical industry 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
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment
- The disinfection process is a key component prior to sterilizing medical surgical instruments.
- If disinfection is not completed successfully, 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 approximately 60 seconds in order to kill surface germs.
The products remain in the chamber for a short period of time in order to evaporate 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 robust data loggers, easy to use 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 accessory attachement retaining clamps
- Data loggers with small batteries – can be placed in the ideal locations