Superior process control for porous load sterilisers
Air Detectors are used to simulate the air removal of porous load autoclaves. These 'in process' monitoring devices are detailed in HTM 2010 and EN 285, and are a current requirement of the MHRA and HPRA.
Correctly set, an air detector will provide confidence in the air removal of an autoclave. Incorrectly set, an air detector can become a source of nuisance failures, or more alarmingly give false assurance on the sterility of the load being sterilised.
In our experience it is not uncommon for autoclave manufacturers to fail to understand the fundamental principles behind the air detector or the tests defined in EN285 to set the air detector up.
Our team of specialists regularly retrofit and set up air detectors for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers across Europe, Asia and the USA.
- Air detector setup
- Air detector retro-fitting
- Consultancy and Training
Honeyman Validation has set-up both pressure and temperature type air detectors on most major manufacturers including Fedegari, Steris, and Getinge. We also have experience in the fitting of bespoke air detectors on older units, when manufacturers upgrades are not feasible.
For more information on how Honeyman can support you with your air-detector set-up, please contact us with your details and a brief introduction, so we can arrange a call back at a time convenient to you.
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