BOWIE-DICK SIMULATION TEST
1. Chemical Indicators (steam sterilization processes)
1.1. Bowie-Dick Simulation Test (BDS-Test)
Used in vacuum steam sterilization processes checking leaks, non condensable gases (NCG) and/or insufficient air removal and to assure steam penetration. The BDS indicator strip is placed into the BDS test device and sterilized in an empty chamber at 121 °C, 15 min or 132 – 134 °C, 3-3.5 min (BD test program). Please refer to the gke colour reference chart. There are three different versions available.
1.1.1. Compact-PCD®, colour: blue (EU-Version + Hollow Load Test)
Air removal and steam penetration test. European Version simulating 7 kg cotton pack according to EN ISO 11140-4 and hollow load test according to EN 867-5.