Clinical Large Porous Load Steam Steriliser: Hollow Load Test

Testing Clinical Large Porous Load Steam Sterilisers

Hollow Load Test

This test is performed to ensure that the steam penetration of the process cycle is efficient when processing loads that include lumens.  

The test proves that steam penetrates the entire load rapidly and evenly, and that air and/or non-condensable gases have been removed sufficiently to not impair the sterilisation procedure. 

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

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
Hollow Load Test 2.81              
NI/CFPP/02 Hollow Load Test 2.81
CFPP 01-01
Part C
             
HTM 2010
Part 3: Validation & Verification
Not scheduled or referenced within this document N/A                  
SHTM 2010
Part 3: Validation & Verification
Not scheduled or referenced within this document N/A                  
WHTM
01-01
Part C
Hollow Load Test 2.86              
BS EN 285
TT/WT/IQ
BS EN ISO 17665
OQ/PQ/DWQY
Hollow Load Test

15
BS EN 285
A.2
BS EN ISO
17665:2