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    AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - METHODS OF TEST FOR FUNCTION AND PERFORMANCE

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1993

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Committees responsible
    Foreword
    Methods
    Section 1. General
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 References
    1.3 Definitions
    1.4 Test instruments and gauges
    Section 2. Tests for safe function
    2.1 Safety valves
    2.2 Tests on door interlocks
    2.3 Tests on discharge of chamber contents
    2.4 Tests on double door autoclaves
    Section 3. Tests for performance
    3.1 Instrument accuracy, steady state and operating
         cycle controls: performance tests
    3.2 Liquids sterilization: performance test
    3.3 Make-safe: performance tests
    3.4 Equipment and glassware sterilization performance
         tests
    List of references

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    Describes methods of test used to verify compliance with the requirements for design, construction, safety and performance of autoclaves. Covers laboratory autoclaves for the sterilisation of goods and material which could be infected with organisms categorised as Hazard Group 1, 2, 3. Does not deal with autoclaves for use with material infected with organisms in Hazard Group 4. Does not apply to sterilisers or disinfectors used for dental, medical, pharmaceutical or veterinary purposes which are directly concerned with patient care, or those for fabrics subjected to sterilisation which are required to be dry at the end of the cycle. Coverage includes definitions, safety valves, test on door interlocks, and tests on discharge of chamber contents.

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    Committee LBI/35
    Development Note Supersedes 91/53016 DC. (06/2005) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, December 2011. (11/2011)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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

    BS 2646-3(1993) : 1993 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - GUIDE TO SAFE USE AND OPERATION
    BS 2646-1:1993 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS 3970-5:1968 ELECTRICALLY HEATED STEAM GENERATORS FOR USE WITH HOSPITAL STERILIZERS
    BS 4937-4(1973) : 1973 INTERNATIONAL THERMOCOUPLE REFERENCE TABLES - NICKEL CHROMIUM NICKEL ALUMINIUM THERMOCOUPLES TYPE K
    BS 3970-4(1990) : 1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR TRANSPORTABLE STEAM STERILIZERS FOR UNWRAPPED INSTRUMENTS AND UTENSILS
    BS 5928(1980) : 1980 SPECIFICATION FOR BOTTLES FOR LABORATORY USE
    BS 4937-5(1973) : LATEST
    BS 5235:1975 (published 1975-08) Specification for dial-type expansion thermometers
    BS 6253-1(1982) : 1982 ELECTRICAL MEASURING TRANSDUCERS FOR CONVERTING A.C. ELECTRICAL QUANTITIES INTO D.C. ELECTRICAL QUANTITIES - METHOD FOR SPECIFYING GENERAL PURPOSE TRANSDUCERS
    BS 2646-3(1993) : 1993 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - GUIDE TO SAFE USE AND OPERATION
    BS 2646-2(1990) : 1990 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - GUIDE TO PLANNING AND INSTALLATION
    BS 3970-3(1990) : 1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR STEAM STERILIZERS FOR WRAPPED GOODS AND POROUS LOADS
    BS 2646-4(1991) : 1991 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - GUIDE TO MAINTENANCE
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