Clinical Large Porous Load Steam Steriliser: Load Dryness Test for a Metal Load

Testing Clinical Large Porous Load Steam Sterilisers

Load Dryness - Metal Load

This test is performed to ensure that the increase in moisture of processed metal loads during sterilisation is acceptable.

The test is carried out by weighing a metal load, processing through a sterilisation cycle, weighing once more and obtaining the percentage difference in mass. 

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
Load Dryness - Metal 2.78              
NI/CFPP/02 Load Dryness - Metal 2.78
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
Load Dryness Test for a Metal Load 2.82              
BS EN 285
TT/WT/IQ
BS EN ISO 17665
OQ/PQ/DWQY
Load Dryness - Metal

20.3
BS EN 285
A.8
BS EN ISO
17665:2