BS EN 16442:2015 - Controlled environment storage cabinet for processed thermolabile endoscopes
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BS EN 16442:2015

Controlled environment storage cabinet for processed thermolabile endoscopes

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : March 2015



This European Standard specifies the performance requirements applying to cabinets designed to store, or store and dry, thermolabile endoscopes following automated or manual processing. The storage cabinets are designed to provide a controlled environment for storage of endoscope(s), with or without channels, and when necessary drying of the endoscope(s), including the endoscope(s) channels. The controlled environment provided by the storage cabinet ensures that during storage there is no deterioration of the microbiological quality of the endoscope. The drying function is intended to supplement, if necessary, any drying provided as part of the automated or manual processing cycle. This European Standard specifies storage cabinets which flush the channels and the external surfaces of endoscopes with air. NOTE 1 The storage cabinet is one of the means that can allow the safe use of the endoscope for an extended period from the time of processing and improve availability for emergency use. NOTE 2 Thorough drying of an endoscope in a washer-disinfector can require a prolonged cycle time; the use of a storage cabinet including a drying function can enhance throughput of the endoscopes. The cabinet is not intended to provide any cleaning or disinfection function. This European Standard does not include the use of other chemicals for drying and maintaining the quality of endoscopes during storage

Standard NumberBS EN 16442:2015
TitleControlled environment storage cabinet for processed thermolabile endoscopes
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 March 2015
Confirm Date19 November 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60751:2008, ISO 14644-3:2005, IEC 60751:2008, IEC 60584-1:2013, EN ISO 14644-3:2005, EN 60584-1:2013
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14644-1, ISO 8573-1, EN ISO 15883-4:2009, ISO 11737-1:2006, EN ISO 11737-1:2006, EN ISO 15883-1:2009, ISO 15883-4:2008, ISO 15883-1:2006, EN ISO 14971, EN ISO 14644-1, EN 1822-1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 16442:2015
Draft Superseded By12/30248648 DC
DescriptorsMicrobiological analysis, Autoclaves, Sterilizers, Endoscopic apparatus, Quality, Disinfectants, Storage equipment
Title in FrenchEnceinte de stockage à atmosphère contrôlée pour endoscopes thermosensibles traités
Title in GermanLagerungsschrank mit geregelten Umgebungsbedingungen für aufbereitete, thermolabile Endoskope
ISBN978 0 580 75809 6
File Size1.35 MB

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