e. Summary of Safety Precautions. Observe the following
calibration/verification safety precautions to ensure safe operation of the sterilizer.
(1) Do not use the door latch to support the weight of the door. Support the
door by placing blocking under it before repair.
(2) When you adjust the door, ensure that the door lug bolts are secure. If
they are loose, apply Lock-tite 242 to the bolts and torque to 75 foot pounds to ensure
integrity of the door, maintain a sealed system, and prevent steam burns.
(3) When you adjust the jacket pressure gauge, use care with the dial glass.
The dial glass is not fastened to the rim. When the rim is unscrewed, the dial glass
could drop out.
Section IV. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Now that you know how to operate and calibrate the sterilizer, you are ready to
perform PMCS. You must conduct periodic PMCS on the sterilizer to ensure its
continued operation. You need the following tools and equipment.
a. Sterilizer, Surgical Dressing, Castle 3333.
1-12. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES PROCEDURES
Use the following procedures to perform PMCS.
a. Clean the Unit.
(1) Clean all solenoid parts. Cleaning is required if the voltage to the coil is
incorrect, valve operation is sluggish, or there is excessive leakage or noise.
Clean the strainers when cleaning the solenoid valve.
b. Check the Unit.
Ensure the valve is free from dirt and foreign matter.
Operate the valve to ensure proper operation.