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Guidance

Decontamination - Clean steam for sterilization (SHTM 2031 Part 1) v2.0

Published on 04 June 2001

From: Health Facilities Scotland

This SHTM discusses the nature, effects and sources of chemical and biochemical contaminants in steam.

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This SHTM discusses the nature, effects and sources of chemical and biochemical contaminants in steam, and proposes a readily achievable purity specification for “clean steam” to be used for sterilization. The specification is designed to meet regulatory requirements for medicinal products and medical devices without incurring excessive expenditure.

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