Autoclave Validation

Autoclave Validation

Autoclave Validation has become an essential part of every day laboratory operation. The National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC now referred to as TNI) and MN Rules Chapter 4740.2100 subp. 11 covering accredited environmental laboratories in Minnesota require that autoclave maintenance, either internally or by service contract, must be performed annually and must include a pressure check and calibration of the temperature device. Records of the maintenance must be maintained in equipment logs.

To help laboratories comply with these requirements, BME has developed a comprehensive autoclave validation test that utilizes multiple wireless pressure and temperature data loggers placed in the autoclave. Temperature and pressure readings are recorded every minute throughout the cycle. These reading are then documented and graphed in an easy to read report that provides clients with all the information needed to determine how effectively the autoclave is performing and provides much more than the minimum single temperature and pressure reading required by auditors. Needless to say, your auditor will be very impressed with this comprehensive report. Click here to view a sample report.