As an Equipment Monitor, the 3M Comply Bowie-Dick Test Pack #1233 is designed to monitor the performance of vacuum-assisted 132C-134C steam sterilizers each day. Test packs will reproducibly detect residual air in the sterilizer chamber due to air leaks, air removal failures and inadequate vacuum - any of which can compromise sterility. Complies to ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11140-5:2007 Class 2.
A Bowie-Dick test should be run daily on each sterilizer. Should also be used to check sterilizer performance after a major repair.