The AB100 has been specifically designed and tested to confirm that steam penetration into both porous and hollow devices is rapid and even and by implication, that air and other non condensable gases have been effectively removed.
Conforms to ISO 11140-4 Class 2
EN ISO 17665-1
Requires that a steam penetration test is to be conducted every day that the sterilizer is used.
There are two types of steam penetration test available, the Hollow Load Test (i.e. a Helix) and the Porous Load Test (i.e. a Bowie Dick test pack). They are sometimes collectively referred to as Process Challenge Devices (PCDs). Both of these tests (PCDs) are designed to test the steam penetration (air removal) ability of the sterilizer, by creating a challenge for it’s air removal system.
The unique patented concept of the AB100 incorporates both these challenges in one device – a Porous Load Test and Hollow Load test.