Clinical Large Porous Load Steam Steriliser: Thermometric Test for a Small Load

Testing Clinical Large Porous Load Steam Sterilisers

Thermometric Test for a Small Load

This test is performed to identify that both the chamber and load, after air removal, are achieving the sterilisation conditions of the appropriate sterilisation band, using a small process load.

This test should only be undertaken by a competent and trained person.

The test is carried out by using a standard test pack and monitoring conditions within the load and chamber using calibrated measurement equipment.

Document Specific Test Schedule

Factory
Testing
Installation
& Commissioning
Periodic
Testing
Document Specific Title Reference TT WT IQ OQ PQ D W Q Y
CFPP
01-01
Part C
Thermometric Test
for a Small Load 1
2.73        
NI/CFPP/02 Thermometric Test
for a Small Load
 1
2.73
CFPP 01-01
Part C
       
HTM 2010
Part 3: Validation & Verification
Thermometric Test
for a Small Load
 1  2
13.7         
SHTM 2010
Part 3: Validation & Verification
Thermometric Test
for a Small Load
 1  2
13.7         
WHTM
01-01
Part C
Thermometric Test
for a Small Load
 1
2.73        
BS EN 285
TT/WT/IQ
BS EN ISO 17665
OQ/PQ/DWQY
Thermometric Tests
Small Load
16.1
BS EN 285
A.4.1
BS EN ISO
17665:2
         
1: Type Test requirement as stated in BS EN 285:2006 - Ref: Table 4 (BS EN 285:2006).
2: This test is performed twice during commissioning - Ref: Table 2a (HTM 2010 Part 3) and Table 2a (SHTM 2010 Part 3).