When performing automated decontamination cycles using hydrogen peroxide vapour, user safety is of the utmost importance. To ensure this, it is important that any low-level hydrogen peroxide sensor, used to determine the end of a decontamination cycle, is accurate. Doing so also helps optimise cycle time. Testing and experience have shown that inaccuracies can unnecessarily prolong decontamination cycles by 20%.
A new paper overviews how Bioquell now have a calibration capability able to expose these sensors to a 1ppm hydrogen peroxide vapour concentration verified accurately using the published OSHA 1019 Method. By ensuring that the concentration of a room or enclosure has reached its Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL), also known as Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL), the area can be safely released and the cycle time is optimised. Testing and experience have shown that many instruments read higher concentration values than the true value, thus leading to cycle times that are longer than necessary.
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