A carton contains fifty pieces of the A4-size test sheet, each printed with a batch number and more information can be recorded on the reverse side. The ink is non-toxic and is applied by means of silk-screen printing. The sheet is laminated thus ensuring that the ink cannot migrate on the textile.
As mentioned in the European standard EN 285, one should run a daily steam penetration test in every autoclave. We offer variety of these products from PMS Medikal (Turkey) and Interster (The Netherlands) as under:
From PMS Medikal (Turkey) :
Air leaks in the sterilization chamber threaten the sterilization safety. Daily use of PMSSteriTest Bowie & Dick Test Sheets help to determine sterilizer malfunction at an early stage.
PMSSteriTest Bowie & Dick Test Sheets with DIN A4 dimension can be placed inside a pack made of dry towels according EN 285 standard. After steam sterilization at 134 C ñ 3.5 minutes, the reactive ink will show clear and accurate color change from blue to black. In case of sterilizer malfunction, the test sheet will show a non-uniform color development and possible failures can be interpreted easily by enclosed color change card. PMSSteriTest Bowie & Dick Test Sheets confrom to ISO 11140-1 and ISO 11140-3.
From Interster (The Netherlands):
The A4-size test sheet is the ideal aid for the daily testing of the autoclaves in the CSSD. It is the foundation for the original Bowie & Dick test as described in the EN 285. The test sheet is to be positioned in the middle of a textile package, in a preheated autoclave that has gone through an empty cycle first. The test sheet in compliance with EN-ISO 11140-1 (Type 2) and EN-ISO 11140-3, changes in colour from light blue to even dark and gives an outcome that is open to only one interpretation.
|Bowie And Dick Autoclave Testsheet A4
|Bowie & Dick Test Sheet