Can the CPC™ quick disconnect fittings be sterilized?

Sterilization and Disinfection Methods for CPC™ Products

 

Disinfectants

 

Ethylene Oxide

Autoclave

E-Beam Irradiation

Gamma Irradiation

Dry Heat

 

Formalin

Isopropyl Alcohol

Ethyl Alcohol

 

 

5 Megarads

5 Megarads

250°F

Metals

302 SS

316 SS

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Polymers

ABS

Acetal

LDPE

Nylon

Polycarbonate

Polypropylene

 

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

N/A

Y

Y

N
Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

N

Y
N
N
Y
N

 

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

 

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

 

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Elastomers

Nitrile/Buna-N

Silicone

EPR/EPDM

FKM/Viton™

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

N

Y

Y
N

 

N

Y

Y

N

 

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Y

Y

N

Y

 

Y

Y
Y

Y

Y = excellent, recommended material for this sterilization method

N = No, not recommended

N/A = Not Applicable

 

Sterilization Methods

Disinfectants: 70°F (20°C), formalin, ethyl alcohol, etc. Sterilize coupled or uncoupled.

Ethylene Oxide, EtO: Four hours, 100% EtO @ 110°F (43°C), up to five repetitions, coupled or uncoupled.

Autoclavable: 250°F (121°C), 30 min. max., up to 10 repetitions. Sterilize uncoupled only. Contact CPC™ for specific material autoclaving capabilities

Electron Beam: Maximum cumulative exposure of 50 kilograys. Sterilize coupled or uncoupled.

Gamma: Maximum cumulative exposure of 50 kilograys. Sterilize coupled or uncoupled.

Dry Heat: 250°F (121°C), 12 hours, no pressure. Sterilize uncoupled only.

Article Title:
Can the CPC™ quick disconnect fittings be sterilized?
Article Summary:
Sterilization and Disinfection Methods for CPC™ Products
Article Date:
8/28/2009
Article ID:
835
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