CUSTOMER:
REFERENCE:
400 HC & 500 HC SERIES
GRAVITY & VACUUM/GRAVITY
STEAM STERILIZERS FOR
HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
PRODUCT
Both the 400HC Series and 500HC Series Sterilizers consist of
two models. The 422HC and 522HC Gravity Steam Sterilizers
employ gravity/downward displacement with positive pulse
conditioning and the 433HC and 533HC Vacuum/Gravity
Steam Sterilizers employ both gravity/downward displacement with positive pulse conditioning and pressure/vacuum
pulsing for dynamic air removal. Up to 22 cycles can be easily
accessed in two easy steps. Custom cycle names can be designated for each cycle during installation. All cycle phases are
sequenced and monitored by the control system, providing
both audible and visual notification of deviation from certain
operating parameters.
APPLICATION
For general-purpose gravity or vacuum steam sterilization of
hospital instruments and supplies. The selectable temperature
range is from 230°F to 275°F (110°C to 135°C) and from 219°F
to 275°F (104°C to 135°C) for liquid cycles. Typical applications include wrapped and unwrapped porous and nonporous hard goods, gowns or towel packs and liquids in selfventing or unsealed containers. The liquid exhaust is
microcomputer controlled for linear and consistent liquid cool
down, programmable within a specified range.
MODEL SELECTION
400HC Series 17.5'' (445 mm) x 17.5'' (445 mm) x 26''
(660 mm), 4.6 Cu Ft (130 L)
422HC Gravity Steam
433HC Gravity and Vacuum Steam
500HC Series 21'' (532 mm) x 21'' (532 mm) x 38''
(965 mm), 9.7 Cu Ft (275 L)
522HC Gravity Steam
533HC Gravity and Vacuum Steam
DOOR SELECTION
Manual
Power (400 Series Double Door, Special Order)
SINGLE DOOR MOUNTING
Recessed
Cabinet
DOUBLE DOOR MOUNTING
Cabinet, recessed one end
Recessed both ends (500HC Series Only)
CONTROL PANEL LOCATION
On Unit
Wall Mounted, vertically
STEAM SOURCE
House steam
30 kW integral steam boiler with an automatic feed water
pump as standard (not available with double door 400HC
Series Models)
208V 3 Ph
240V 3 Ph
480V 3 Ph
380/415V 50 Hz 3 Ph
600V 3 Ph
LANGUAGE (Select one)
English
French
Spanish
OPTIONS
Boiler Control and Safety Device (CSD-1). Satisfies state
ASME requirements for secondary low water cut-off per
local jurisdiction.
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). Provides 115V power
for up to 30 minutes to complete a cycle in process.
Automatic Steam Boiler Blowdown
ASME Blowdown Separator
T-DOC Digital data-logging software
INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
Rack with two shelves
Extra third shelf – 400HC Series
Extra third shelf – 500HC Series
500HC Series Loading Car, with interior track
500HC Series Transfer Carriage
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QUALITY STATEMENT
Confidence in the Getinge Group is the most important quality
criterion. This must be the hallmark of all our external and internal commitments, activities and products. Products and services supplied by Getinge must conform to the agreed terms
and expectations to ensure recommendations for further business. The achievement of these quality goals is the basis for a
continued competitive and successful enterprise.
STANDARDS AND CODES
The sterilizer shall comply with or meet the requirements of:
• ASME (Section VIII, Division 1) Code for Pressure Vessels
• Canadian Registration Number (CRN) Pressure Vessel
Design
• Uniform Plumbing Code
• ETL Listed to UL 61010A-1 and UL 61010A-2-041
• ETL Listed to IEC 61010-1 and IEC 61010-2-041
• cETL Listed to CSA C22.2 Nos. 1010.1 and 61010.2.041
• Seismic Anchoring Requirements per California Building
Code (2001)
• Cycle Performance Validated to ANSI/AAMI ST8 & ST37
STANDARD SAFETY FEATURES
• Steam Interlock Door Switch prevents steam from entering
the chamber when the door is not sealed.
• Steam Safety Valve(s)—There are Steam Safety Relief
valve(s) which ensures that the pressure in the chamber and
or jacket do not overpressurize.
• Door obstruction shut-off. If the automatic door encounters
an obstacle, a safety clutch stops the door movement and
after a short time-out the motor is shut down.
• Analog chamber gauges. Two needle-style gauges give
real-time pressure readings in the chamber and jacket even
in the event of micro-computer control system outage.
• Program check. The control system validates all userprogrammed cycle parameters against safe effective cycle
recommendations. A warning appears if user’s attempt to
program a cycle beyond recommended parameters.
• Supervisor password. A supervisor password is required to
change cycle names or parameters.
• Abort alert. Aborted cycles result in a warning message that
requires operator intervention before the chamber can be
reopened.
• Gasket retract valve. In the event emergency access to the
chamber becomes necessary the gasket may be retraceted
manually.
• Door safety baffle. In the unlikely event of a catastrophic
door failure, gasket will blow out and a baffle at the chamber mouth directs steam away from areas where operators
might be working.
• Heat guards and insulation. Insulation and heat guards are
built in on all surfaces where operators routinely come into
contact, particularly near the door, and chamber openings.
• Water alarm. High water levels in the drain that cannot be
corrected automatically result in an audible alert.
MICROCOMPUTER CONTROLS
Getinge Sterilizers employ a Hitachi 20 MHz microprocessor
on a dedicated controller (CPU) with 8 MB of RAM. The control panel consists of an operator interface panel (called OP30),
a thermal printer, mechanical chamber and jacket pressure
gauges, status indicators, active touch sensitive switches, and
controls On/Off switch.
Controls are located above the door for convenience. An internal deflection barrier routes steam vapor and moisture away
from the door and behind the electronic controls to maintain
temperatures at or below temperature limits. If specified, the
control panel can be located remotely from the sterilizer with
up to 32.8 feet (10 m) of cable. An RS 232 port is provided for
serial communications for central data collection or remote
service analysis and is ready for T-DOC ® connection. The
OP30 operator interface panel is a durable 1/4 VGA 5.7 inch
diagonal color screen with 320 x 240 pixels. Below the screen
are five soft keys to access other screens or displays and to
make changes to cycle parameters.
A screen saver extends the life of the backlit LCD. Touching
any key illuminates and reactivates the display. Push-button
switches, with international symbols and descriptive words,
provide door seal and unseal or, if a power door is furnished,
vertical movement of the door. Audible and visible operator
feedback is provided when a selection is made or a fault message is displayed. Temperature can be set, controlled and displayed in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit and pressure in psia,
bar or kPa. Double door models have one printer and a complete OP30 Operator Interface at both ends of the sterilizer for
full control capabilities at either door.
The temperature of the discharge water is controlled by a temperature device to be less than 140°F (60°C). This switch also
conserves water usage. The chamber drain is continuously
monitored for the presence of water during a cycle. If water is
detected and cannot be automatically corrected, a high water
alarm alerts the operator.
CYCLE DOCUMENTATION
The printer documents cycle performance using special thermal paper for a permanent record. Thermal printing allows for
quiet operation. At cycle completion, a cycle performance
record is printed. Paper is replaced by a “drop in and quick
feed” method and the printed strips can be either accumulated on an automatic take-up reel, or torn off for individual cycle
storage. A last cycle duplicate print and paper feed switch is
provided. The printer is located on the control panel and documents the following on a 200-dpi dot matrix printer (1.88''
[47.6 mm] wide print width):
• Process start time and date, sterilizer name and number,
daily cycle number and total cycle count
• Cycle selected with time and temperature, with other
adjustable parameters identified
• Cycle phase transition points, temperature, pressure and
total cycle time
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• Process fault information messages with time of occurrence
• Parameter Check provides a calculated, numeric process
lethality.
• Summary verification of time at selected temperature
(min/max exposure values)
• Cycle verification signature line
OP30 Operator Interface Features
The OP30 color screen is divided into specific sections to display selection and performance information in a consistent
manner. The top section identifies the time and temperature
selected for the cycle. Below that is the type of cycle selected.
The middle portion provides a choice of three screens to view
actual, real time cycle information. “Pop-up” dialog boxes to
change values appear within parameter selection screens to
implement changes. Parameter Check feature is used to verify selected exposure time and exposure temperature settings
are within an allowable range. If time and temperature is selected below factory recommended values, a message will be displayed. Parameters are password protected.
The three screens are:
◆
Detail. Displays real time process information in text form.
00:03:00
275.0 F
Exposure Time
00:20:00
Exposure Temp
Drying Time
P1 vac PREVAC1
01 STANDBY
00:00:00
01:12:44
Chamber Temp
84.4 F
Cham Press/PSIG
0.00 PSI
Jacket Temp
274.9 F
Atmosphere PSIA
14.25 PSI
Chamber PSIA
14.25 PSI
Steam Table Diff
-13.28 PSI
Exp. Temp Max
275.6 F
SELECT
CYCLE
SETUP
◆
PARAMETER
UNSEAL
Plot Graph. Displays cycle temperature and pressure in
colored graph during a cycle.
00:10:00
135.0 C
Exposure Time
00:20:00
Exposure Temp
Drying Time
P8 grv GRAVITY1
02 DRYING
00:38:15
00:15:00
Chamber Temp
Chamber PSIA
87.4
0.34
C
PSI
◆
Bar Graph. Displays temperature and pressure in a bar
graph, with a large, easy to read, time remaining to the end of
the cycle (averages the last three cycles for each cycle type).
00:03:00
275.0 F
Exposure Time
00:00:10
Exposure Temp
Drying Time
P14 f 3 FLASH3+
02 EXPOSURE
00:06:46
00:02:00
Chamber Temp
Chamber PSIA
275.5 F
46.02 PSI
2
REMAINING TIME
SETUP
SELECT
CYCLE
PARAMETER
MORE
The lower portion of the screen provides text alarm messages
and non-critical system messages, both using color displays,
and soft key identifications. Navigating the various screens is
accomplished by use of soft keys, directional arrows to move
the cursor and change values, and the Enter key. Up to 22 factory recommended cycles are available. Time and temperature
can be changed using a quick edit feature. Each change
prompts operator acceptance by the use of a Yes/No
acknowledgement and a “Save” soft key.
For Supervisor access, an alpha-numeric display provides levels of access for individual operators and service. Using the
soft key labeled “Setup” provides the ability to:
• select operating screens
• print the last cycle (a printer function)
• adjust system menu for setting the calendar and to establish
users
• establish passwords for each operator
• access the “about” selection to identify the model and system software number
• choose language, date format, and temperature and pressure measurement
• adjust parameters through password access
The supervisor can also select a Utilities Control feature, which
provides a seven-day timer for programmed startup and shutdown of the sterilizer. The Utilities Control System shuts off
water and steam to the unit to conserve energy (including the
integrated steam generator). Cycles running beyond the programmed shutoff time will be completed. Finally, an optional
Automatic Steam Boiler Blowdown System can be programmed to blow down the steam boiler automatically once a
day, while cooling hot condensate through internal piping. This
is typically scheduled during off-peak time.
TIME
00:50
SETUP
SELECT
CYCLE
PARAMETER
MORE
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The factory recommended cycles are:
MODELS 422HC and 522HC (14 total cycles)
• 3 Gravity cycles of 30 minutes exposure at 250°F (121°C)
with 30 minutes dry time
• 3 Gravity cycles of 10 minutes exposure at 275°F (135°C)
with 30 minutes dry time
• 4 Gravity Flash* cycles for non-porous items of 3 minutes
exposure at 275°F (135°C) with 10 seconds dry time
• 2 Gravity Flash* cycles for porous and non-porous items of
10 minutes exposure at 275°F (135°C) with 10 seconds dry
time
• 2 Liquid** cycles at 250°F (121°C), with one for 30 minutes
exposure, and one at 45 minutes
PERFORMANCE
When installed and connected to specified utility services, the
system provides accurate and repeatable performance. During
the timed exposure phase, the temperature will be controlled
by the chamber sensor at 0.9°F (0.5°C) above the set point
(±0.2°C). Temperature selectivity is in 0.1°F (0.1°C) increments.
Timing functions are selectable in one-second increments, and
accuracy is within 0.04%. Temperature is controlled by a time
proportioning continuous algorithm, called Proportional
Integral (PI). A battery with a 10 year life holds programmed
cycle values in memory. In the event of a power interruption,
current cycle status is stored for up to 1 minute.
CYCLE PROGRESSION
MODELS 433HC and 533HC (22 total cycles)
• 3 Gravity cycles of 30 minutes exposure at 250°F (121°C)
with 30 minutes dry time
• 3 Gravity cycles of 10 minutes exposure at 275°F (135°C)
with 30 minutes dry time
• 6 Pre-Vacuum cycles of 3 minutes exposure at 275°F
(135°C), with the following applications:
• Zero dry time for unwrapped porous or non-porous items
• 3 minutes minimum dry time for single wrap instruments
or a load of linen
• 16 minutes minimum dry time for mixed loads of wrapped
instruments and linens
• 4 Gravity Flash* cycles for non-porous items of 3 minutes
exposure at 275°F (135°C) with 10 seconds minimum dry
time
• 2 Gravity Flash* cycles for porous and non-porous items of
10 minutes exposure at 275°F (135°C) with 10 seconds dry
time
• 1 Bowie-Dick Test cycle of 3.5 minutes exposure at 273°F
(134°C) with zero dry time
• 1 Vacuum Leak Test cycle run at 268°F (131°C).
• 2 Liquid** cycles at 250°F (121°C), with one for 30 minutes
exposure, and one at 45 minutes
Note: Selection of time and temperatures other than factory
recommendations require operator verification of the cycle
efficacy. Factory recommended cycles were validated to
ANSI/AAMI ST8 and ST37.
*Steam sterilization by the unwrapped (Flash) method is employed
when time does not permit the use of the preferable, wrapped sterilization procedure. Implantables should never be sterilized by the
unwrapped method.
**The liquid cycle, if used, is not intended for the sterilization of liquids
used directly for patient contact.
• Gravity/Wrapped Goods (pressure pulse pre-conditioning)
a. Conditioning—steam flows into the chamber for a timed
period, followed by a series of positive pressure pulses to
remove chamber air.
b. Heat-Up—to selected temperature.
c. Exposure—selected chamber temperature is attained
and timed.
d. Exhaust—chamber vented to atmospheric pressure.
e. Dry—filtered air is drawn through chamber for the duration of time selected. (Either Gravity or Vacuum Dry is
selectable; Vacuum Dry is recommended.)
f. Cycle Complete—signaled by a tone, display message
and light.
• Prevac/Wrapped Goods (vacuum/pressure pulsing preconditioning)
a. Conditioning—steam flows into the chamber for a timed
period, followed by a series of pressure/vacuum pulses to
remove chamber air.
b. Heat-Up—to selected temperature.
c. Exposure—selected chamber temperature is attained
and timed.
d. Exhaust—chamber vented to below atmospheric pressure.
e. Dry—a vacuum is created for the duration of the time
selected. Filtered air is admitted at the end of the drying
time, chamber to atmospheric pressure.
f. Cycle Complete—signaled by a tone, light and display
message.
• Prevac/Unwrapped Goods (vacuum/pressure pulsing
pre-conditioning)
a. Conditioning—steam flows into the chamber for a timed
period, followed by a series of pressure/vacuum pulses to
remove chamber air.
b. Heat-Up—to selected temperature.
c. Exposure—selected chamber temperature is attained
and timed.
d. Exhaust—chamber vented to below atmospheric pressure.
e. Dry—typically, not required for the unwrapped vacuum
cycle.
f. Cycle Complete—signaled by a tone, light and display
message.
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• Gravity/Unwrapped Goods (3 minutes for nonporous
items or 10 minutes for porous items)
a. Conditioning—steam flows into chamber for a timed
period to remove air. The 10-minute Flash cycle for porous
items has a series of positive pulses for dynamic air
removal.
b. Heat-Up—to selected temperature.
c. Exposure—selected chamber temperature is attained
and timed.
d. Exhaust—chamber vented to atmospheric pressure.
e. Dry—filtered air is drawn through chamber for the duration of time selected.
f. Cycle Complete—signaled by a tone, light and display
message.
• Liquids—
a. Conditioning—steam flows into chamber for a timed
period to remove air.
b. Heat-Up—to selected temperature.
c. Exposure—selected chamber temperature is attained
and timed.
d. Exhaust—an adjustable linear exhaust.
e. Cycle Complete—signaled by a tone, light and display
message.
CONSTRUCTION
The chamber is constructed of an inner shell reinforced by a
series of “U” channels that form the outer jacket of the chamber. The gasket ring and backhead (on single door models) are
formed and welded to the chamber body. Chamber, door, and
jacket material is constructed of stainless steel, 316. The interior chamber finish is polished to a high luster finish. All pressure vessel construction meets ASME code requirements for
working pressures up to 45 psig (310 kPa). The gasket ring
holds a continuous, one-piece silicone gasket, 0.63'' (16 mm)
in diameter. The body assembly is thermally insulated with 1.5''
fiberglass insulation and is double thick between the jacket
“U” channels.
A steam baffle is provided to prevent condensation from wetting the load. An extra threaded opening permits passage of
thermocouple leads to monitor interior and load temperatures.
Steam connection to the chamber and jacket is 316 material.
A manual gasket retract valve is provided for emergency
chamber access. When rack and shelves are supplied, shelf
adjustments will be approximately every 2.5'' (63.5 mm).
Individual rack supports and shelves are easy to remove for
cleaning.
VERTI-GLIDE DOOR
The vertical sliding door is counterbalanced for ease of operation. When open, it is totally out of the way, allowing safe and
complete access to the chamber. Opening or closing the manual door requires only gentle upward or downward hand pressure. The optional Power Door is operated by a foot switch,
and the door will stop automatically if an obstruction is
encountered. If the foot switch is actuated while the door is
opening or closing, the direction will be reversed. The Power
Door can be opened or closed manually. At the beginning of
the cycle, steam pressure behind the gasket automatically
seals the door and retracts automatically at the end of the
cycle. Sealing is positive and consistent. The gasket is
recessed for added protection and long life. Once the cycle
begins and the chamber is pressurized, the door cannot be
opened. A safety switch prevents steam from entering the
chamber when the door is not in the sealed position. The door
is insulated with fiberglass insulation and covered with a stainless steel panel.
PANELING
The front paneling is constructed of nominal 0.050'' (1.27 mm)
300 series #3 brushed finished stainless steel and is hinged
for easy access to components, the manual gasket retract
valve and, if specified, the electric steam boiler. The trim panels are built-in to fit within a recessed wall or optional cabinet.
When specified, the cabinet model will be made of the same
material.
INTEGRAL STEAM BOILER
The steam boiler will have a 30 kW capacity at standard voltages, and be integral with an automatic fill valve to ensure the
correct water level at all times. The sterilizer control on/off
switch controls the boiler control power (115V). The steam
boiler is automatically controlled to generate and maintain a
supply of steam to the sterilizer at minimum of 40 psig (3.72
bar). An automatic feedwater pump is provided as standard.
STEAM BOILER CONTROLS AND FEATURES
The integral steam boiler heating system includes:
11. On-off selector switch with power light. Control power will
be removed from the steam boiler when “control off” is
selected.
12. An adjustable pressure control.
13. Adjustable over-pressure cutoff.
14. Automatic fill valve to maintain the correct water levels at
all times.
15. An ASME, UV rated 100-psi pressure relief valve.
16. Magnetic contactors for heater circuit, visible water level
gauge, safety relief valve and manual drain blowdown
valve.
17. A high-water cutoff safety feature prevents water from
entering the sterilizer.
18. Full-size, stainless steel drip pan with leak detection and
automatic system shutdown.
19. During the blowdown function for either manual or automatic operation, hot condensate flows through the lower
piping condenser and is condensed by cold water.
OPTIONS
10. Low water kit to meet ASME CSD-1 requirements per local
jurisdictions.
11. An automatic blowdown that incorporates a motorized ball
(shutoff) valve that automatically uses steam pressure to
minimize mineral accumulation in the steam boiler. The
seven-day timer allows the user to select a time each day
to schedule the blowdown function.
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WARRANTY
Getinge USA, Inc. warrants that each sterilizer is carefully tested, inspected and leaves the factory in proper working condition, free from visible defects. Sterilizers are warranted for one
year from the start of the warranty, including parts and labor
(excluding expendable parts). The ASME pressure vessel is
further warranted to the original owner against structural failure
for a period of 15 years from the date of initial operation. See
warranty pamphlet for complete details.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Getinge steam sterilizers are designed and constructed with
our environment in mind. To aid in the conservation of natural
resources, and in recognition of prevailing Environmental
Policies, in particular ISO 14001, Getinge steam sterilizers are
more than 90% (by weight) recyclable.
Under normal operation, Getinge steam sterilizers produce no
harmful byproducts. The Getinge steam sterilization process,
in and of itself, produces nothing more dangerous than hot
drain water.
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