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 IMB.
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.
Our team of specialists regularly retrofit and set up air detectors for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers across Europe, Asia and the USA.
This setting up of Air Detectors for our clients forms part of our comprehensive support package for all pharmaceutical process relying on quality critical utilities including validation and maintenance.
The 'setting up' of an air detector involves a knowledge of air removal principles, cycle design and European Standards. Honeyman Group have utilised this knowledge to 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.
Once set up, thermometric tests are carried out to ensure the air detector and cycle perform to the requirements of HTM 2010/EN 285. Using regulatory compliant data logging equipment allows us to present the results of these tests to clients in a clear and user friendly format.
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