All in one Helix PCD (RRS 14-11280) is used to monitor a set of devices and packages in a steam sterilizer.
The RRS All in one Helix PCD has a hollow cylindrical chamber. The RRS indicator and PCD are placed in a cylindrical chamber.
Instructions for RRS All-in-One Helix PCD
- The 4-dot test strip should bend in the middle. the part with the indicator is placed inwards.
- Insert the bent part into the groove of the plastic piece. Close the cap of the metal container. Place the Bowie-Dick containing the indicator in the surgical towels.
How does an autoclave work?
At the beginning of the sterilization period, the vacuum created by the device evacuates the air inside the device and the helical tube. In the second stage, with the entry of sterilizing agents (steam) into the spiral tube and then the chamber, the 4-dots indicator inside the chamber or test pack changes color. At the end of the sterilization cycle, the color of the indicator strip is evaluated.
The yellow color of the indicator has to turn black, fully to make sure of the sterilizer’s accurate function. If the color does not change or brown spots are observed, the device must be controlled in terms of the mentioned parameters (steam, humidity, and temperature).
The Evaluated parameters
- Air leakage
- Incompatible gases
- Insufficient Airflow
- Vapor penetration into the interior surfaces of equipment such as narrow pipes, pipes, and perforated fittings
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