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steam

(stēm) [AS. steam, vapor]
1. The invisible vapor into which water is converted at the boiling point.
2. The mist formed by condensation of water vapor.
3. Any vaporous exhalation.
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20% in PP, while the tensile-shearing force did not increase significantly for the EtO sterilization and increased by 11% during superheated steam sterilization. However, we observed no changes in PC after gamma and EtO sterilization, while the tensile-shearing force dropped by 5% during superheated steam sterilization.
Irradiation has been shown to have less effect on mechanical properties of wood than does steam sterilization (Hansen 1972), although at high dosage (such as 10 Mrad) effects may result in measurable weight loss (Smith and Sharman 1971).
A typical steam sterilization cycle consists of a heat-up period, in which the chamber pressure builds up; a sterilization period; and a vent period.
After the steam sterilization phase, the bottles are filled via short-tube filler of the new VP generation (incl.
The aluminum container system has the best thermo-conductivity for steam sterilization and the anodized surface provides maximum corrosion resistance over other brands contributing to a long useful fife.
The VEO system also features a tubular retractor made of Solvay's Radel[R] polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin for radiolucency and the ability to withstand repeated steam sterilization. TranS1 's use of Zeniva[R] PEEK and Radel[R] PPSU highlights the advantages of working with a supplier like Solvay that offers a broad range of materials for the healthcare industry.
The design of the cartridges provides exceptional mechanical strength as demonstrated through repeated steam sterilization in-situ at temperatures of up to 135 [degrees] C (275 [degrees] F) for 100 cycles at 20 minutes per cycle.
Westar Ready-to-Use (RU) steam-sterilized plungers can mitigate risk for chemical and physical deterioration of the component through an optimized steam sterilization cycle that, when compared to high-dose gamma irradiation, may: Minimize impact on the elastomers' physical characteristics, and on chemical oxidation and degradation during the plunger's shelf-life; decrease the numbers and lower the levels of extractables, with less potential for interaction between the plunger and the drug; and improve prefilled syringe functionality due to lower and more consistent break loose forces.
This advanced technology meets CDC Guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities (2008), ISO 11140 and 11607 standards for pouch performance, and AMSI/AAMI ST79 Comprehensive Guide to Steam Sterilization and Assurance in Health Care Facilities, When used in conjunction with weekly biological monitoring, Sure-Check pouches provide the highest level of sterility assurance.
The APTIV film was selected because of its excellent steam sterilization resistance at 134[degrees]C and its excellent resistance to aggressive media such as cleaning and disinfecting agents used in demanding laser surgery environments.
The nickel-plated mold area eliminates the chance of paint contamination and allows steam sterilization.