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The Dual Steam Emulating Indicator is a new, non-toxic and leadfree indicator, designed to evaluate the sterilization parameters on the location and to give instant read-out. The indicator is laminated to prevent contact of the ink with the contents of the tray.
The indicator will turn from light blue to dark if the process has been correct, taken into consideration saturated steam, time and temperature. The performance of the chemical indicators is based on a chemical reaction which results in a colour change.
The reaction speed is controlled by the exact chemical composition and is strongly influenced by temperature. The ink consists of six different components, resulting into a very accurate and gradual colour change during the sterilization process.
The Dual Steam Emulating Indicator has a perforation in the middle. When separated, one part can be stored in the patient file and the other part of the strip can be returned to the CSSD to complete the sterilization file. This type 6 indicator complies with EN ISO 11140-1.