Chemical indicators

For sterilization monitoring Purposes Bowie-Dick Test

With reference to the European Standard EN 285, the Bowie & Dick Test is a mandatory test for steam sterilizers. This functionality test for steam sterilizers needs to be done at the beginning of the working day. After a successful pass of the Bowie & Dick Test the steam sterilizer can be released for use.

The type of Bowie & Dick Test that is required depends on the configuration of your load. As a manufacturer Famos offers both types of tests:  the Bowie & Dick Test Pack (for porous loads) as well as the Bowie & Dick Test Set including Helix test device (for hollow loads). Compared to the BD Test Pack (porous loads) the  Bowie & Dick Test Set simulates a hollow instrument and generates a bigger challenge for the steam sterilizer and the steam sterilization process.
The Bowie & Dick Test Pack and Bowie & Dick
Test Set comply to EN ISO 11140-1 (type 2) as well as EN ISO 11140-4.