Preconditioning chambers ensure that the sterilization load reaches a homogeneous temperature and humidity, as required by ISO 11135:2014. This creates ideal prerequisite conditions for an effective sterilization process.
After vacuum sterilization with ethylene oxide (EO), residual gas emissions are still on the devices. These post-conditioning chambers are used to achieve allowable EO residue value in the device. Air circulation and supply of fresh air in degassing chambers ensures that the gas residue value is reduced below the limit specified by ISO EN 10993-7. This process is carried out in accordance with EN 11135:2014.