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Troubleshooting surface stains on instruments after steam sterilization

Healthcare Purchasing News- The December 2013 issue reviews troubleshooting steps to take when stains occur on instruments after steam sterilization.
by Walter T. Deacon

Steamed Up - Revised AAMI Sterilization Standard

Healthcare Facilities Management - The April 2012 issue reviews the steam quality requirements of the new AAMI Standard ST-79, written from the facility engineers point of view.
by Walter T. Deacon

How to Spot Trouble in Steam Sterilization

Materials Management in Healthcare - The June 2007 issue features questions and answers about steam quality, wet packs, and specks, in the feature section "Infection Control Hotline".
by Walter T. Deacon

Noncondensible gases:
Undesirable contaminants in your steam supply

Healthcare Purchasing News - Noncondensible gases are one of the causes of failing Bowie-Dick type tests. Where do the gases come from? Why do they end up in the sterilizer? What problems do they cause with the sterilization process? How can they be eliminated?
by Walter T. Deacon

Troubleshooting Steam System Problems:
Locating and Eliminating Sources of Wet Steam and Water Hammer

Heating, Piping, Air Conditioning Engineering Magazine - This article focuses on wet steam, steam quality and sterilizer problems. It explains how an 8 inch steam line can fill with water in only nine hours. It spells out basic troubleshooting steps for solving wet steam problems.
by Walter T. Deacon

Successful Steam System Operation Strategies

ASHRAE Transactions - The Alliance to Save Energy called this a "seminal article". (We had to look it up. Seminal = Highly influential in an original way.) This article presents actual energy and performance improvements, and HOW they were accomplished. Not just the technical, but the "people" side as well.
by Walter T. Deacon

Steam in Distribution and Use: Steam Quality Redefined

Energy Engineering Journal - This article studies the traditional meaning of steam quality and applies to the steam user. If steam arrives at the user all wet, perfect steam from the boiler becomes meaningless. Why does steam get dirty and wet, and how to find the sources of poor quality.
by Walter T. Deacon

The Dangers of Uncontrolled Gases in Steam Systems

Chemical Processing Magazine - Air and non-condensible gases in steam behave in peculiar ways. They are heavier than steam, but steam velocity can push them around. Trapping and venting large AUTOCLAVES has to take this behavior into account, or poor temperature control will result.
by Walter T. Deacon

Testing Traps pays Dividends

Plant Services Magazine - Temperature, sound, and visual methods of steam trap testing have varying effectiveness. For example, temperature can tell when a trap is failed closed, but NOT when it is failed open. All methods need experience to get around each shortfall, and they work best in COMBINATION.
by Walter T. Deacon

Preventing Frozen Steam Coils

Contracting Business Magazine - Frozen steam coils, water hammer, and poor temperature control are annual headaches. Airflow, piping, and drainage pressures all matter. How to spot the problem is tricky, then solving it is simple.
by Walter T. Deacon

Where's the Steam Coming From?

Contracting Business Magazine - Frozen steam coils, water hammer, and poor temperature control are annual headaches. Airflow, piping, and drainage pressures all matter. How to spot the problem is tricky, then solving it is simple.
by Walter T. Deacon

Important Considerations in Computer Room Humidification

ASHRAE Transactions - This article applies to any humidifier moisture problems. It explains how a humidifer can cause wet spots on the air side alone. Two good solutions presented can also be applied to operating rooms, animal research areas, or any air stream with typical 55F temperatures.
by Walter T. Deacon

THERMO DIAGNOSTICS

RECOVER STEAM FLOW AND SAVE ENERGY


This steam flow can often be recovered to save energy and the environment.

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