Porous Load Autoclave Routine Testing

1 Day Live Online Training - Wednesday 6th March 2024

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Porous Load Autoclave Routine Testing

1 Day Live Online Training - Wednesday 6th March 2024

This course takes a deep dive into the additional routine testing performed on autoclaves.

The course looks at all of the routine testing performed by production, taking a close look at Leak Rate Tests and Bowie Dick Tests. Delegates will gain a detailed knowledge of these tests and understand the data they provide us with and how it can be used.

In our EN285 Thermometric Testing section we go through all of the tests showing how they can demonstrate value to your process. We will look at how air detectors work and then how to setup and then qualify them effectively. We also go through the dryness tests in EN285 and how we can use this to monitor trend and investigate wet load failures

The quality of the sterilant used in the autoclave is critical to an effective sterilisation process. We use steam quality testing to ensure the steam we use is suitable for sterilisation. In this course we go through all three tests which include Non Condensable Gases, Dryness and Superheat.

During the course we will be running our autoclave to demonstrate routine tests and failures. The course includes online modules, practical workshops and engaging demonstrations. We show you how tests are performed and why we perform them.

The course is aimed at delegates with a Validation, Engineering and Quality background.

All modules are recorded and will be available to re-watch here for 30 days after the course end date.

Course Modules

  • Routine Testing
    • Leak Rate Tests
    • Warm Up Cycle
    • Bowie Dick Test
    • Helix Test
  • Introduction to Air Detectors
    • Temperature Type Air Detector
    • Pressure Type Air Detector
    • How to Setup an Air Detector
  • EN285 Testing
    • Small and Full Load Thermometric Test
    • Small and Full Load Air Detector Performance Test
      • Using your worst case loads for the ADPT
    • Air Detector Function Test
    • Small and Full Load Dryness Textiles Test
    • Metal Load Dryness
  • Steam Quality Testing
    • Non Condensable Gases Test
    • Dryness Test
    • Superheat Test


Your Instructor


Chris Maughan
Chris Maughan

Chris Maughan, Managing Director and Founder of Thermal Compliance Ltd. (established 2007). His career within the life sciences sector spans over 20 years specialising in validation compliance, consultancy and training. He is a validation professional skilled in the Validation of Sterilisation processes and Thermal Mapping.

Throughout the course Chris is happy to answer any questions you may have, please leave comments or contact Chris directly by email [email protected]


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