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  • AS 2182-1998

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    Sterilizers - Steam - Benchtop

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Withdrawn date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1998

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies requirements for benchtop electrically heated sterilizers that generate saturated steam within the unit at selected temperatures up to and including 136 degrees Celsius. These sterilizers are intended for use in health care facilities, generally for the sterilization of instruments and utensils (wrapped and unwrapped). They are not suitable for the sterilization of fluids, unless the sterilizer also complies with the relevant requirements of AS 2192 for the sterilization of fluids. Guidance on information that should be supplied with enquiries and orders is given in an appendix.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for benchtop electrically heated sterilizers that generate saturated steam within the unit at selected temperatures up to and including 136°C.These sterilizers are intended for use in health care facilities, generally for the sterilization of instruments and utensils (wrapped and unwrapped).NOTES:1 Sterilizers complying with this Standard-(a) are not suitable for the sterilization of fluids, unless the sterilizer also complies with the relevant requirements of AS 2192 for the sterilization of fluids (see Appendix A);(b) if not provided with a drying stage, should not be used for the sterilization of wrapped instruments and porous loads (see Appendix B);(c) if provided with a drying stage, are suitable for the sterilization of wrapped instruments and porous loads;(d) should not be installed in any location where flammable anaesthetics or volatile liquids may be used (see AS 1169); and(e) have a water supply reservoir that is manually filled and does not require connection to mains plumbing.2 There are difficulties in sterilizing lubricated devices. In such cases, advice should be sought from AS 4187.3 General information on design capabilities is given in Appendix B.4 Guidance on quality of feed water for steam generation is given in Appendix C.5 Guidance on information that should be supplied with enquires and orders is given in Appendix D.6 Standards for machines that wash, sterilize or dry medical equipment in health care facilities are listed in Appendix E.

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    Committee ME-003
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Withdrawn 30-01-2017.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Withdrawn
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS T56-1971.
    Revised and redesignated AS 2182-1978.
    Second edition 1981.
    Third edition 1994.
    Fourth edition 1998. First published as AS T56-1971. Revised and redesignated AS 2182-1978. Second edition 1981. Third edition 1994. Fourth edition 1998.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1722.1-1975 Pipe threads of Whitworth form Sealing pipe threads (metric units)
    AS 2717.2-1988 Welding - Electrodes - Gas metal arc Aluminium and aluminium alloy
    AS 4260-1997 High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters - Classification, construction and performance (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2971-1987 Serially produced pressure vessels
    AS 1858.1-2003 Electrodes and fluxes for submerged-arc welding Carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels
    AS 1858.1-1986 Electrodes and fluxes for submerged-arc welding - Carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels
    AS 1553.2-1987 Covered electrodes for welding - Low and intermediate alloy steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and low and intermediate alloy steels
    AS 1627.5-1994 Metal finishing - Preparation and pretreatment of surfaces - Pickling, descaling and oxide removal
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS 1210-1989 Unfired Pressure Vessels (known as the SAA Unfired Pressure Vessels Code)
    AS/NZS 2717.1:1996 Welding - Electrodes - Gas metal arc - Ferritic steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 1553.1:1995 Covered electrodes for welding - Low carbon steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels
    AS 1079.4-1988 Packaging of items (sterile) for patient care - Flexible packaging systems - For single use in hospitals
    AS 2192-1991 Sterilizers - Steam - Downward displacement
    AS 1192-2004 Electroplated coatings - Nickel and chromium (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3947.5.1:2000 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear Control circuit devices and switching elements - Electromechanical control circuit devices
    AS/NZS 3100:2002 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 1553.2:1999 Covered electrodes for welding - Low and intermediate alloy steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and low and intermediate alloy steels
    AS 1169-1982 Minimizing of combustion hazards arising from the medical use of flammable anaesthetic agents
    HB 18.28-2005 Conformity assessment - Guidance on a third-party certification system for products
    AS 3789.6-1996 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions Fabric specifications
    AS 2203.1-1990 Cored electrodes for arc-welding - Ferritic steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 4187:2003 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
    AS 4187-1998 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
    AS 2162.1-1996 Verification and use of volumetric apparatus - General - Volumetric glassware
    AS 3100-1990 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS 1271-2003 Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels
    AS 1192-1982 Electroplated coatings - Nickel and chromium
    AS 2971-2007 Serially produced pressure vessels
    AS 3947.5.1-1995 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Control circuit devices and switching elements - Electromechanical control circuit devices
    AS 1349-1986 Bourdon tube pressure and vacuum gauges (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2192-2002 Sterilizers - Steam - Downward-displacement
    AS 1627.5-2003 Metal finishing - Preparation and pretreatment of surfaces Pickling
    AS 1858.2-1989 Electrodes and fluxes for submerged-arc welding - Low and intermediate alloy steels
    AS 1167.1-1993 Welding and brazing - Filler metals - Filler metal for brazing and braze welding
    AS 1167.2-1986 Welding and brazing - Filler metals - Filler metal for welding
    AS 1271-1997 Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges, and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels
    AS 1650-1989 Hot-dipped galvanized coatings on ferrous articles
    AS/NZS 2064:1997 Limits and methods of measurement of electromagnetic disturbance characteristics of industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radiofrequency equipment
    AS 1449-1994 Wrought alloy steels - Stainless and heat-resisting steel plate, sheet and strip
    AS/NZS 1167.1:2005 Welding and brazing - Filler metals Filler metal for brazing and braze welding
    AS 3789.2-1991 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions Theatre linen and pre-packs
    AS/NZS 1167.2:1999 Welding and brazing - Filler metals Filler metal for welding

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    AS/NZS 4187:2003 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
    AS 4276.1-1995 Water microbiology - General information and procedures
    AS 1766.1.1-1991 Food microbiology - General procedures and techniques - Samples, materials, equipment, laboratory practice
    AS/NZS 1200:2000 Pressure equipment
    AS 4037-1992 Boilers and pressure vessels - Examination and testing
    AS/NZS 4815:2001 Office-based health care facilities not involved in complex patient procedures and processes - Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment
    AS 4187-1994 Code of practice for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
    AS/NZS 1200:1994 Pressure equipment
    AS 4187-1998 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
    AS 1079.1-1993 Packaging of items (sterile) for patient care - Selection of packaging materials for goods undergoing sterilization
    AS/NZS 4815:2006 Office-based health care facilities - Reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment
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