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THE CORRECT TYPE OF AIR FOR ENDO SCOPY CLEAN ROOMS

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:30 PM
    Message # 7313064
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    Does anyone have a clean understanding of the quality of AIR to be suppled to endo scope clean rooms?


    I hear all kinds of talk with the words Medical Air (Med Air) & Instrument Air (IA).


    Both of these have defined meaning to me (i.e. NFPA 99 2012 Edition Definitions)


    FGI: Has a line item with the words ( Medical Air ).


    HOSPITAL STAFF: Are coming back from trade shows and educational seminars with the words ( Instrument Air ). 


    What is the requirement and by WHO ?

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:19 PM
    Reply # 7313163 on 7313064

    Al,

    I have been working with the endoscopy processing equipment manufacturers for a few years, and the quality of air that they need is “instrument grade air”, not to be confused with instrument air as described in NFPA 99.

    I am not near my office this week, where I have the exact description of instrument grade air.

    To summarize, less than 1 mg particulate, and less then 3 deg. C dew point.

    I will provide additional documentation when I have time. 

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 6:15 AM
    Reply # 7313889 on 7313064

    Endoscope drying air quality

    Air Connection:

    Quality: 

    ISO 8573-1:2010 class 1.4.1

    Maximum particle size is 1 micron

    Maximum dew point is +3 deg. C

    Maximum oil content is 0.01 mg/m3

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