If you work in a lab, then there’s a chance you’ve come across IQ OQ PQ and Thermal Validation. You likely know that it’s a requirement for your autoclave, but you might be wondering exactly what all those letters mean.
IQ OQ PQ is actually a comprehensive set of three separate tests that are conducted on an autoclave. These tests are time consuming and very meticulous, but they are extremely important to ensure that your lab’s autoclave is working perfectly.
On the other hand, Themal Validation is also an essential test to ensure your autoclave and its surroundings steadily maintain required temperatures.
Ensures that your autoclave was installed the way it was designed to be installed.
Some of the items that are checked as part of IQ might include voltage and proper leveling.
These items ar essential to ensure that your autoclave is ready to operate.
Your autoclave’s features are tested.
Some tested features includes switches, alarms, pH units, a control panel, temperature units, and centrifuge.
Ensure that each one operates the way they were designed and your equipment is operating normally.
The actual performance is checked to ensure that it’s meeting your needs.
PQ is specific to every customer.
Make sure your autoclave is offering optimal performance for your lab.
During this process your equipment is validated together with storage facilities qualified. The purpose is to prove that they will create and maintain the temperatures they are designed for.
If your have any question about these independent and documented procedures, contact us and we will gladly help you.
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