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    STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1990

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Committees responsible
    Specification
    1. Scope
    2. Definitions
    3. Testing for compliance
    4. Size, shape and designation of the chamber
    5. Vessel and its components
    6. Doors and their controls
    7. Control valves and over-pressure protection devices
    8. Hydraulic test
    9. Airborne noise emission
    10. Thermal insulation
    11. Electrical requirements
    12. Steam and water supply
    13. Instrumentation and controls
    14. Fault
    15. Air filters
    16. Load supporting and handling equipment
    17. Information to be supplied by the manufacturer
    18. Marking
    Appendices
    A. Information to be supplied by the purchaser
    B. Copper and copper alloy vessels
    C. Design of pressure vessels with rectangular section
    D. Determination of sound power levels
    E. Sterilizer performance and steam quality
    Tables
    1. British Standards for receivers, pipes and pipe
        fittings
    2. Copper and copper alloys: nominal design strength
        values
    3. Size of rounded indications in radiographic tests
    4. Classification of welds and joints
    5. Pitot tube diameters
    Figures
    1. Certificate of compliance form
    2. Unreinforced vessels
    3. Reinforced vessels
    4. Partially reinforced vessels
    5. Jacketed vessels
    6. Slot and plug welds
    7. Door with horizontal reinforcing members
    8. Design fatigue curves
    9. Fatigue strength of steel bolts
    10. Apparatus for the determination of the dryness
        value of steam
    11. Apparatus for the determination of non-condensable
        gases in steam
    Index

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Gives requirements for sterilizers, including disinfectors, comprising a pressure-tight vessel capable of operating up to a design pressure of 6.0 bar. These sterilizers and disinfectors are for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, veterinary and industrial or related purposes. Applies to all sterilizers and disinfectors except insofar as they may be modified or added to by a subsequent Part, in which case the requirements of the particular Part will apply. Covers definitions, size, shape and designation of the chamber, doors and their controls, control valves and over-pressure protection devices, hydraulic test, airborne noise emission, thermal insulation, electrical requirements, steam and water supply, instrumentation and controls fault air filters, load supporting, handling equipment & marking.

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    Committee LBI/35
    Development Note Supersedes BS 3970-1(1966) and 85/53987 DC (03/2003) Inactive for the new design. (01/2012)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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

    BS 7720(1994) : 1994 SPECIFICATION FOR NON BIOLOGICAL STERILIZATION INDICATOR SYSTEMS FOR USE IN THE BOWIE AND DICK TEST WITH ALTERNATIVE TEST LOADS
    BS 3970-4(1990) : 1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR TRANSPORTABLE STEAM STERILIZERS FOR UNWRAPPED INSTRUMENTS AND UTENSILS
    BS 5076:1974 SPECIFICATION FOR HOSPITAL STORAGE CABINETS FOR BOTTLED FLUIDS (ELECTRICALLY HEATED)
    BS 2646-1(1993) : 1993 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
    BS 3970-5(1990) : 1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR LOW TEMPERATURE STEAM DISINFECTORS
    BS 3970-6:1993 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR STERILIZERS USING LOW-TEMPERATURE STEAM WITH FORMALDEHYDE
    BS 3970-2(1991) : 1991 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR STEAM STERILIZERS FOR AQUEOUS FLUIDS IN SEALED RIGID CONTAINERS
    BS 7720(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR NON-BIOLOGICAL STERILIZATION INDICATORS EQUIVALENT TO THE BOWIE AND DICK TEST
    BS 2646-5(1993) : 1993 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - METHODS OF TEST FOR FUNCTION AND PERFORMANCE
    BS 3970-3(1990) : 1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR STEAM STERILIZERS FOR WRAPPED GOODS AND POROUS LOADS
    BS 2646-1:1993 AUTOCLAVES FOR STERILIZATION IN LABORATORIES - SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
    BS 3970-5:1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR LOW TEMPERATURE STEAM DISINFECTORS

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

    BS 2646(1955) : PD 5771 SPECIFICATION FOR COPPER LABORATORY AUTOCLAVES
    BS 604(1982) : 1982 SPECIFICATION FOR GRADUATED GLASS MEASURING CYLINDERS
    BS 6257(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR PAPER BAGS FOR STEAM STERILIZATION FOR MEDICAL USE
    BS 2915(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR BURSTING DISCS AND BURSTING DISC DEVICES
    BS 4937-4(1973) : 1973 INTERNATIONAL THERMOCOUPLE REFERENCE TABLES - NICKEL CHROMIUM NICKEL ALUMINIUM THERMOCOUPLES TYPE K
    BS 6254(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR CREPED STERILIZATION PAPER FOR MEDICAL USE
    BS 4206(1967) : 1967 METHODS OF TESTING FUSION WELDS IN COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
    BS 4099-1(1986) : 1986 COLOURS OF INDICATOR LIGHTS, PUSH-BUTTONS, ANNUNCIATORS AND DIGITAL READOUTS - SPECIFICATION FOR COLOURS OF INDICATOR LIGHTS AND PUSH-BUTTONS
    BS 3693(1986) : 1986 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF SCALES AND INDEXES ON ANALOGUE INDICATING INSTRUMENTS
    BS 5222-2:1976 SPECIFICATION FOR ALUMINIUM PIPING SYSTEMS - DESIGN
    BS 6871(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR HEAT-SEALABLE POUCHES AND TUBE MATERIAL CONVERTED FROM TRANSPARENT PLASTICS FILM AND PAPER FOR STEAM STERILIZATION FOR MEDICAL USE
    BS 5750-1(1987) : 1987 QUALITY SYSTEMS - SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTION INSTALLATION AND SERVICING
    BS 2745(1966) : 1966 SPECIFICATION FOR BED PAN AND URINE BOTTLE WASHERS
    BS 6581(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR STANDARDS
    BS 5076:1974 SPECIFICATION FOR HOSPITAL STORAGE CABINETS FOR BOTTLED FLUIDS (ELECTRICALLY HEATED)
    BS 1845(1984) : 1984 SPECIFICATION FOR FILLER METALS FOR BRAZING
    BS 1400(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR COPPER ALLOY INGOTS AND COPPER ALLOY HIGH CONDUCTIVITY COPPER CASTINGS
    BS 3281:1960 SPECIFICATION FOR RECTANGULAR METAL BOXES FOR USE IN HIGH VACUUM STEAM STERILIZERS
    BS 5164(1975) : 1975 SPECIFICATION FOR INDIRECT ACTING ELECTRICAL INDICATING AND RECORDING INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR ACCESSORIES
    BS 6667-3(1985) : 1985 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY FOR INDUSTRIAL PROCESS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT - METHOD OF EVALUATING SUSCEPTIBILITY TO RADIATED ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY
    BS 4865-1(1989) : 1989 DIMENSIONS OF GASKETS FOR FLANGES TO BS 4504 - SPECIFICATION FOR NON-METALLIC FLAT GASKETS (INCLUDING GASKETS FOR FLANGES TO BS 4772)
    BS 1965-1(1963) : 1963 SPECIFICATION FOR BUTT-WELDING PIPE FITTINGS FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES - CARBON STEEL
    BS 6700(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN INSTALLATION TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF SERVICES SUPPLYING WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE WITHIN BUILDINGS AND THEIR CURTILAGES
    BS 3601(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON STEEL PIPES AND TUBES WITH SPECIFIED ROOM TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES
    BS 5235:1975 (published 1975-08) Specification for dial-type expansion thermometers
    BS 4937-5(1974) : 1974 INTERNATIONAL THERMOCOUPLE REFERENCE TABLES - COPPER COPPER NICKEL THERMOCOUPLES TYPE T
    BS 1746(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR DOMESTIC PRESSURE COOKERS
    BS 5346:1976 Specification. ISO metric trapezoidal screw threads
    BS 7139:1989 GUIDE TO GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS FOR USE ON MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
    BS 1904(1984) : 1984 SPECIFICATION FOR INDUSTRIAL PLATINUM RESISTANCE THERMOMETER SENSORS
    BS 6759-1(1984) : 1984 SAFETY VALVES - SPECIFICATION FOR SAFETY VALVES FOR STEAM AND HOT WATER
    BS 2775(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR RUBBER STOPPERS AND TUBING FOR GENERAL LABORATORY USE
    BS 5222-1:1975 SPECIFICATION FOR ALUMINIUM PIPING SYSTEMS - DIMENSIONS MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION OF COMPONENTS
    BS 846(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR BURETTES
    BS 3604(1978) : AMD 5067 SPECIFICATION FOR STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES: FERRITIC ALLOY STEEL WITH SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES
    BS 3059-2(1990) : AMD 8707 STEEL BOILER AND SUPERHEATER TUBES - SPECIFICATION FOR CARBON, ALLOY AND AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL TUBES WITH SPECIFIED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES
    BS 2870(1980) : 1980 SPECIFICATION FOR ROLLED COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS: SHEET, STRIP AND FOIL
    BS 2779(1986) : 1986 SPECIFICATION FOR PIPE THREADS FOR TUBES AND FITTINGS WHERE PRESSURE-TIGHT JOINTS ARE NOT MADE ON THE THREADS (METRIC DIMENSIONS)
    BS 2904:1957 SPECIFICATION FOR HOSPITAL STERILIZERS (BOILING WATER TYPE)
    BS 2871-2(1972) : 1972 SPECIFICATION FOR COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - TUBES - PART 2: TUBES FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
    BS 1740-1(1971) : 1971 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT STEEL PIPE FITTINGS (SCREWED BS 21R - SERIES THREAD) - METRIC UNITS
    BS 3928(1969) : 1969 METHOD FOR SODIUM FLAME TEST FOR AIR FILTERS (OTHER THAN FOR AIR SUPPLY TO I.C. ENGINES AND COMPRESSORS)
    BS 1723-1(1986) : 1986 BRAZING - SPECIFICATION FOR BRAZING
    BS 3605(1973) : 1973 SPECIFICATION FOR SEAMLESS AND WELDED AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL PIPES AND TUBES FOR PRESSURE PURPOSES
    BS 5970(1981) : 1981 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THERMAL INSULATION OF PIPEWORK AND EQUIPMENT (IN THE TEMPERATURE RANGE 100-DEG C TO +870-DEG C)
    BS 6362(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR STAINLESS STEEL TUBES SUITABLE FOR SCREWING IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS 21 'PIPE THREADS FOR TUBES AND FITTINGS WHERE PRESSURE-TIGHT JOINTS ARE MADE ON THE THREADS'
    BS 1780(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR BOURDON TUBE PRESSURE AND VACUUM GAUGES
    BS 800(1988) : 1988 SPECIFICATION FOR LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT OF RADIO INTERFERENCE CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, PORTABLE TOOLS AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPARATUS
    BS 5500(1988) : AMD 6501 SPECIFICATION FOR UNFIRED FUSION WELDED PRESSURE VESSELS
    BS 6255(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR PLAIN STERILIZATION PAPER FOR MEDICAL USE
    BS 6698(1986) : AMD 8236 SPECIFICATION FOR INTEGRATING AVERAGING SOUND LEVEL METERS
    BS 3970-3(1990) : 1990 STERILIZING AND DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS - SPECIFICATION FOR STEAM STERILIZERS FOR WRAPPED GOODS AND POROUS LOADS
    BS 1387(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR SCREWED AND SOCKETED STEEL TUBES AND TUBULARS AND FOR PLAIN END STEEL TUBES SUITABLE FOR WELDING OR FOR SCREWING TO BS 21 PIPE THREADS
    BS 1306(1975) : 1975 SPECIFICATION FOR COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY PRESSURE PIPING SYSTEMS
    BS 4937-20(1983) : 1983 INTERNATIONAL THERMOCOUPLE REFERENCE TABLES - SPECIFICATION FOR THERMOCOUPLE TOLERANCES
    BS 5304(1988) : 1988 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY OF MACHINERY
    BS 5750-4(1990) : 1990 QUALITY SYSTEMS - GUIDE TO THE USE OF BS 5750 PART 1, 2 AND 3 (FORMERLY BS 5750 PARTS 4,5 AND 6)
    BS 5169(1975) : 1975 SPECIFICATION FOR FUSION WELDED STEEL AIR RECEIVERS
    BS 4504-2(1974) : 1974 SPECIFICATION FOR FLANGES AND BOLTING FOR PIPES VALVES AND FITTINGS METRIC SERIES - COPPER ALLOY AND COMPOSITE FLANGES
    BS 1723-4(1988) : 1988 BRAZING - METHODS FOR SPECIFYING BRAZING PROCEDURE AND OPERATOR APPROVAL TESTING
    BS 6256(1989) : 1989 SPECIFICATION FOR PAPER FOR STEAM STERILIZATION PAPER BAGS, POUCHES AND REELS FOR MEDICAL USE
    BS 4504-1(1969) : 1969 SPECIFICATION FOR FLANGES AND BOLTING FOR PIPES, VALVES AND FITTINGS - METRIC SERIES - FERROUS
    BS 5969(1981) : 1981 SPECIFICATION FOR SOUND LEVEL METERS
    BS 806(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FERROUS PIPING INSTALLATIONS FOR AND IN CONNECTION WITH LAND BOILERS
    BS 4196-6(1981) : 1981 SOUND POWER LEVELS OF NOISE SOURCES - SURVEY METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF SOUND POWER LEVELS OF NOISE SOURCES
    BS 4865-2(1989) : 1989 DIMENSIONS OF GASKETS FOR FLANGES TO BS 4504 - SPECIFICATION FOR SPIRAL WOUND GASKETS FOR USE WITH STEEL FLANGES
    BS 4937-8(1986) : 1986 INTERNATIONAL THERMOCOUPLE REFERENCE TABLES - NICKEL CHROMIUM SILICON NICKEL SILICON THERMOCOUPLES INCLUDING COMPOSITION TYPE N
    BS 3421:1961 SPECIFICATION FOR PERFORMANCE OF ELECTRICALLY HEATED STERILIZING OVENS
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