Moist heat sterilization
Dry heat sterilization
This article will examine these three types of sterilization in detail.
1. UV Sterilization
DNA nucleotides harbor the kinds of conjugated bonds that absorb UV light. UV sterilization generates an antimicrobial effect by the damage it causes to a microorganism’s DNA when aromatic nucleotides absorb high energy photons. This can make UV sterilization an effective solution to reduce contamination in an incubator chamber.
Plus, UV light is generally not effective in destroying endospores. Microorganisms which survive the UV decontamination process will potentially have the opportunity to form monocultures and increase their likelihood to reach quorum. This is unless UV sterilization is combined with other methods of incubator decontamination, such as a tear-down and washing of all surfaces, a dispersed chemical treatment, or an effective high-heat cycle.
2. Moist Heat Sterilization
Moist heat decontamination is often employed on incubators that are not designed to safely reach the high temperatures needed for an effective dry-heat sterilization regime. This may be due to a risk of damage to internal components or the risk of overheating the incubator’s outer body.
What are Drying Ovens Used for?
Despite the fact that most people associate the word oven with the benefits of baking, industrial models are present in food manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and even in painting processes.
Types of Industrial Drying Ovens
Keep in mind that even if there isn’t a standard design that suits your operation, a custom industrial oven is a great way to significantly improve your factory’s efficiency.
Conveyor dryers are used in processes that require continuous production of small and medium-sized products. They also make a great choice if your factory employs automated mass production as they fit perfectly in most production lines.
Convection Drying Ovens
Convection drying ovens rely on high temperatures to gently accelerate the dehydration process. These pieces of equipment make a great choice for pre-heating, aging, baking, sterilization, and thermal storage.
What is a Test Chamber?
Some of the other purposes for test chambers are:
Prepping a product for additional testing
Stand-alone testing for combinations of different materials
Stress screening to help identify product issues while still at the prototype stage
What are the Designs of Test Chambers?
Walk-in Test Chamber designs vary depending on the types of test they perform, which can be very complex and complicated or extremely simple. They come in various sizes to fit the manufacturer and the desired conditions to be tested such as a bench top for testing small items and room size to fit a car.
Though size and types of environments are a factor, modern test chambers have technological controls that can provide instantaneous data and read outs that give technicians the opportunity to adjust and change conditions in the middle of a process. In a steady test chamber, pictured below, a specific set of variables are programmed into the chamber and remain unchanged for extended periods.