ASTM G122 - 20 - Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cleaning Agents and Processes

ASTM G122 - 20

Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cleaning Agents and Processes

Status : Current   Published : September 2020



1.1 This test method covers a procedure for evaluating the effectiveness and capability of cleaning agents to remove contamination to the desired level. This includes removing drug residues from manufacturing equipment and residues from medical devices (Guide E3106), as well as systems for oxygen service.

1.2 The test coupons/beakers described in this standard provide a representative surface to which contamination can be applied and tested for the ability of a cleaning agent to remove it.

1.3 This test method is a laboratory scale approximation and the actual effectiveness of a particular cleaning agent depends upon the method (temperature, agitation, concentration, etc.) in which it is used and the characteristics of the article being cleaned, such as size, shape, and material. Final evaluation of the cleaning agent should include testing of actual products and cleaning processes.

1.4  Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.5  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the safety of each compound on a case-by-case basis.

1.6  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM G122 - 20
TitleStandard Test Method for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cleaning Agents and Processes
Publication Date01 September 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors cleaning agents, cleaning evaluation, cleaning process, contaminant, oxygen, oxygen systems, reagent, solvent
File Size87 KB

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