Autoclaves and Sterilizers
Advanced Technical Services Ltd
Advanced Technical Services Ltd (ATS) provide specilised services for bench top steam sterilisers and autoclaves including installation, repair, servicing, validations to AS/NZS 4815 and AS/NZS 4187. We provide a comprehensive service including the provision of loan autoclaves for use whilst we carry out the required service on your machine. For specific information about the our services for the following autoclaves please click on the inks below.
What is a hollow instrument?
To ensure that medical devices and instruments are properly sterilised, it is important to first determine their hollow classification so that the correct type of steriliser / steriliser cycle can be selected for the process.
Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4815:2006 outlines the definitions for the different types of hollows. These definitions are based on the definitions in the European Standard EN 13060. There are three definitions outlined in the standard.
1. Objects which are not hollow 2. Hollow B objects 3. Hollow A objects
1. Objects which are not hollow
Some objects, although having similar characteristics, are not subjected to the classification of a hollow object. In simple terms, objects are not hollow if the ratio of the length of the cavity to diameter is less than 1
2. Hollow B objects
AS/NZS 4815:2006 An object whose ratio of length of cavity to diameter is greater than 1 and greater than 5
3. Hollow A objects:
AS/NZS 4815:2006 An object whose ratio of length of cavity to diameter is greater than 1 and less than 5
Phone: +64 3 377
4793 Fax: +64 3 377 4794
Physical Address: 20 Brisbane Street, Sydenham, Christchurch New Zealand
Postal Address: PO Box 13740 Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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