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A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance
Duration 1:27:49

 

 

Presented here is a recording of the webinar that was broadcast live on November 12, 2014, by TechNation.

This presentation provides the history, current state of, and theory of operation of table top steam sterilization with focus on the Midmark UltraClave®, as well as important information on the operation, repair, and maintenance of some of the most common sterilizers.

Neil Blagman, one of RPI’s Product Engineers with more than 25 years hands-on experience in the biomedical field, led this webinar that includes photographs and animation that demonstrates and highlights troubleshooting tips, service and repair techniques, and preventative maintenance tips.

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The following videos are topical excerpts from the above presentation "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance:"

An Introduction to Tabletop Sterilizers (6:15)

An Introduction to Tabletop Sterilizers (6:15)

Learn the history of tabletop sterilizers and the basics of steam sterilization including the three parameters that are necessary for steam sterilization to be effective. This is an excerpt from the RPI webinar, "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance."

 

Saturated vs. Superheated Steam Sterilization (4:35)

Saturated vs. Superheated Steam Sterilization (4:35)

Learn the difference between saturated and superheated steam and discover why saturated steam is the preferred method for sterilization in tabletop sterilizers. This is an excerpt from the RPI webinar, "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance."

Different Styles of Mechanical Bellows (3:19)

Different Styles of Mechanical Bellows (3:19)

Discover the three main styles of mechanical bellows and understand the function of a bellows or steam trap in the process of steam sterilization. This is an excerpt from the RPI webinar, "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance."

Automatic vs. Manual Sterilizers (11:50)

Automatic vs. Manual Sterilizers (11:50)

Explore the similarities and differences between automatic and manual tabletop sterilizers. This is an excerpt from the RPI webinar, "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance."

The Disassembly of the Midmark® M9 & M11 Fill/Vent Solenoid Valve (7:06)

The Disassembly of the Midmark® M9 & M11 Fill/Vent Solenoid Valve (7:06)

This is a step by step demonstration on how to disassemble the main valve block on newer style Midmark® M9 & M11 Tabletop sterilizers. Learn the different parts of the solenoid block, and see how using the right tools can help make servicing the block quick and easy. This is an excerpt from the RPI webinar, "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance."

The Four Phases of the Run Cycle on Newer Midmark® M9 & M11 Tabletop Sterilizers (18:32)

The Four Phases of the Run Cycle on Newer Midmark® M9 & M11 Tabletop Sterilizers (18:32)

Take a detailed look at the four phases of a typical run cycle on the newer style Midmark® M9 & M11 tabletop sterilizers. See and hear what goes on outside of the sterilizer as well as discover what is happening inside the machine during each of the four phases. Plus, find out how to distinguish between the older and newer style Midmark® M9 & M11 tabletop sterilizers. This is an excerpt from the RPI webinar, "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance."

Troubleshooting Tips for Midmark® M9 & M11 Tabletop Sterilizers (33:34)

Troubleshooting Tips for Midmark® M9 & M11 Tabletop Sterilizers (33:34)

Learn helpful troubleshooting tips for working with Midmark® M9 & M11 tabletop sterilizers. Find out what to look for when repairing or diagnosing problems with the heating element, PC board, valve assembly, door gasket, door switch, door spring, chamber filters, water lever sensor, temperature sensor, and more. This is an excerpt from the RPI webinar, "A Primer on Tabletop Sterilizer Repair and Maintenance."


 

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