Steam Integrating Indicator Type 5 < Back to overview
After an intense development process Interster International B.V. has developed a Steam Integrating Indicator Type 5, which meets all the requirements of ISO 11140-1 for Type 5 Integrating indicators. The Steam Integrating Indicator Type 5 is a chemical indicator which checks all critical parameters of your sterilisation processes for sufficient steam exposure (steam, temperature and time) in the interior of trays or other selected locations. The specifications for this are based on the behaviour of biological indicators. It can be checked independently with different sterile barrier systems within a batch. The Steam Integrating Indicator Type 5 is particularly advantageous if you sterilise your reprocessed medical products at both 121 °C and 134 °C.
With sufficient steam exposure, the indicator changes colour from blue to light pink, it is indicated that all parameters (steam, temperature and time) are sufficient to approve the sterilization process. An incomplete colour change means a malfunction of the steriliser.