Thermal Disinfection Bands

Disinfection guidance documents reference known temperature bands used in decontamination. There are three bands that are identified across the standards and guidance documents available.

Thermal Disinfection Bands

Listed below are the disinfection temperature bands provided for decontamination in a healthcare environment, across all guidance documents.

As well as the disinfection temperature requirements, detailed information regarding which document referes to the particular band is also provided, along with useful measurement information.

Disinfection temperature bands listed are:

 


Thermal Disinfection Band: 70°C to 75°C

Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature Disinfection Time
70°C 75°C 100 minutes
 
Referenced In Document Location
CFPP 01-01: Part D - Washer Disinfectors Section 1.16
HTM 2030: Validation & Verification Section 6.41
BS EN ISO 15883: Part 1 Annex B Table B.1
 
Temperature Lethality
°C °F A0 Value
70.00 158.00 600
71.00 159.80
72.00 161.60
73.00 163.40
74.00 165.20
75.00 167.00
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Thermal Disinfection Band: 80°C to 85°C

Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature Disinfection Time
80°C 85°C 10 minutes
 
Referenced In Document Location
CFPP 01-01: Part D - Washer Disinfectors Section 1.16
HTM 01-05 Section 3.14
HTM 2030: Validation & Verification Section 6.41
BS EN ISO 15883: Part 1 Annex B Table B.1
 
Temperature Lethality
°C °F A0 Value
80.00 176.00 600
81.00 177.80
82.00 179.60
83.00 181.40
84.00 183.20
85.00 185.00
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Thermal Disinfection Band: 90°C to 95°C

Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature Disinfection Time
90°C 95°C 1 minute
 
Referenced In Document Location
CFPP 01-01: Part D - Washer Disinfectors Section 1.16
HTM 01-05 Section 3.14
HTM 2030: Validation & Verification Section 6.41
BS EN ISO 15883: Part 1 Annex B Table B.1
 
Temperature Lethality
°C °F A0 Value
90.00 194.00 600
91.00 195.80
92.00 197.60
93.00 199.40
94.00 201.20
95.00 203.00
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