Daily Test of the mechanical function of the steriliser to ensure rapid and even steam penetration into a small porous load. Diagnostic capabilities: air removal, wet steam, super heated steam or presence of non-condensable gases. Clear and accurate colour change; pink to brown or darker Fulfills the requirements of both EN 285 and EN 17665.
- Conforms to EN ISO 11140–4
- Independently validated to mirror the performance of the original Towel pack
- Diagnostic capabilities: – air removal – wet steam – super heated steam or presence of non-condensable gases
- Clear and accurate colour change
- Easy to interpret – easy to record
- Non-toxic, single use, disposable
- Lead free
Use this test at the beginning of each working shift in every vacuum assisted steam sterilizer to ensure rapid and even steam penetration into a small porous load. This non-toxic test is not a test of sterility but a test of the mechanical function of the steriliser to ensure rapid and even steam penetration into a small porous load. Time 3 to 3.5min.
EN ISO 17665; 12.1.6 Process control and monitoring: “If the sterilization process relies on the removal of air from the sterilizer chamber in order to achieve rapid and even penetration of steam into the sterilizer load, a steam penetration test shall be carried out each day before the sterilizer is used.”
EN ISO 17665; A.6.2 Routine monitoring and testing: “An alternative test pack may be used providing the challenge to the sterilization process has been demonstrated to be equal to or greater than the challenge from the standard test pack described in A.3.”
Packing: Each box contains 20 test packs.