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3M Steri-Vac
Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Systems
and Accessories

InForHouse Control
Small Chamber Sterilization
3M is the leading manufacturer of small chamber 100%
ethylene oxide sterilizers and was the first company to design
unit dose cartridges to enhance safety. Our US manufactured
sterilizers are recognized as the gold standard in prefabricated,
small chamber ethylene oxide sterilization and are used by
leading manufacturers of high value, complex medical devices.

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Suitable for Industrial Applications 3M STERI-VAC STERILIZER /
3M™ Steri-Vac™ sterilizers provide small chamber ethylene AERATOR MODEL 5XL
oxide sterilization in a manufacturing setting for medical device The model 5XL is a dual-cycle 3M gas sterilizer/aerator with
manufacturers. Contracted, large chamber sterilization doesn’t fit programmable access codes. The 8XL may be supplied (same as
the requirement for all manufacturers, particularly those with before) and may be supplied with user adjustable process parameters
high value, small-size devices who prefer in-house control of their for industrial applications. This will allow modification of certain cycle
sterilization processes. Steri-Vac provides a system that is self- parameters by the end user to develop sterilization cycles optimized
contained and only requires power, compressed air and exhaust for the product to be sterilized. The single-dose Steri-Vac EO cartridge
vent lines for operation. Multiple unit installations offer flexibility of is punctured inside the chamber only when specific negative pressure
process parameters and inventory management. Environmentally chamber conditions are achieved. An optional relative humidity sensor
friendly 100% gas cartridges contain no CFCs or HFCs. monitors sterilization chamber Rh during preconditioning phase.
Continuous temperature monitoring maintains temperature of the
3M Innovation and Expertise selected cycle and automatically aborts if conditions are not met or
3M provides superior technical and business support direct to our maintained. The built-in aeration cycle allows in-chamber, hands-off
customers through our worldwide subsidiaries and corporate support. aeration. Alternately, the load can be transferred to a separate aerator
3M is the only ethylene oxide sterilizer manufacturer with a technical allowing another sterilization cycle to be initiated. A two door pass-
and sales organization in all of the countries where you manufacturer. through feature is available for cleanroom applications.
As a medical device manufacturer ourselves, we understand Quality
System requirements. Our Quality System provides the comprehensive
documentation you require from your qualified suppliers.

Utilizes a Safe Gas Cartridge


Steri-Vac ethylene oxide systems are engineered to provide a safer
system than gas tank systems. Our easy-to-handle, single-dose
3M Steri-Gas™ EO cartridges reduce the
potential for gas leakage and EO exposure.
The 100% ethylene oxide canisters are
available in various volumes and can be
custom filled for validation purposes.
Engineered to provide operator safety,
Chamber Dimensions Typical Exposure and Evacuation
the canister is punctured only when the Cycle Parameters*
chamber door is sealed and the proper Volume 136 liter (4.8 cubic foot) Warm cycle with hood:
vacuum has been drawn inside the negative 55° C (131° F); ~ 2.75 hours

pressure sterilizer chamber. H 38 cm (15 in) Cool cycle with hood:


37° C (99° F); ~ 4.75 hours
W 43 cm (17 in) Warm cycle without hood:
3M Service 55° C (131° F); ~ 5.75 hours
Our highly trained service technicians and providers offer complete D 83 cm (32.5 in) Cool cycle with hood:
installation, operator training, preventative maintenance, emergency 37° C (99° F); ~ 7.75 hours
service, turn-key installation and diagnostic assistance. 3M provides * Cycle parameters can be adjusted. See 3M Steri-Vac Product Profile for more information.

worldwide service support to meet your service requirements


optimizing performance of your 3M manufactured equipment. Steri-Vac XL Aerator is designed for compatibility with Steri-Vac 5XL
3M offers factory training to qualify your engineers to maintain and has selectable aeration temperatures of 37° to 55° C (99° to
and repair 3M equipment. Our expert technical service specialists 131° F). It offers these features:
provide diagnostic consultation and installation support. • Digital display of temperature and elapsed aeration time
• Continuous operation and control via adjustable timer

Steri-Vac model XLS Aerator is designed to compliment double


door sterilizers.
3M STERI-VAC STERILIZER / AERATOR ACCESSORIES
MODEL 8XL 3M EO Abator Models 50AN,
The larger volume 8XL offers almost twice the 50AE and 50 AJ
processing volume of the 5XL. This design The Abator catalytically removes EO gas exhausted from Steri-Vac
offers continuous relative humidity monitoring Sterilizers and aerators, converting it into CO2 and water vapor. At
during the preconditioning phase to optimize normal operating conditions, removal efficiency is 99.9%+.
moisture required for the exposure phase. Exterior dimensions:
Display provides real-time cycle status. H 107 cm (42 in)
In-chamber automatic aeration is adjustable W 92 cm (36 in)
from one hour to continuous aeration. A two D 81 cm (32 in)
door pass-through feature is also available
for applications in cleanrooms. 3M Steri-Gas™ EO Cartridges
Single dose, puncture resistant cartridges of 100% EO gas specifically
Chamber Dimensions Typical Exposure and Evacuation designed for Steri-Vac sterilizers. Custom volume EO cartridges
Cycle Parameters* available by special order.
Volume 223 liter (7.9 cubic foot) Warm cycle with hood:
55° C (131° F); ~ 3.75 hours • 4-100 EO Cartridge; 100 gram/3.52 oz
H 47.7 cm (18 in) Cool cycle with hood: • 4-134 EO Cartridge; 127 gram/4.52 oz
37° C (99° F); ~ 5.5 hours
• 8-170 EO Cartridge; 170 gram/5.99 oz
W 94 cm (37 in) Warm cycle without hood:
55° C (131° F); ~ 6.75 hours
D 107 cm (42 in) Cool cycle with hood:
EO Monitoring Badges
37° C (99° F); ~ 8.5 hours 3M #3550 EO personal monitoring badges is a lightweight badge of
* Cycle parameters can be adjusted. See 3M Steri-Vac Product Profile for more information. EO sensitive material. The 3550 badge provides passive monitoring of
an individual breathing zone during work shift. The monitor is mailed to
3M for analysis and a report provided back to the user. The employer is
Remote Display Option
notified immediately of any reading that exceeds the PEL.
The digital Remote Display Panel allows hands-off operation and is
available for both 5XL and 8XL. The 8XL maintains a digital record of
the previous ten cycles for review when needed. Up to four Steri-Vac
Transfer Cart
Vestil Loading Cart #1610 assists in moving, lifting or lowering materials.
8XL sterilizers can be connected to a single Remote Display Panel.

Freestanding Rack
Model 1237 free-standing rack accommodates two 5XL or aerator units.

In-wall Trim Panels


Model 1238 holds two 5XL, sterilizers/aerators combination. Model
1238X is a stainless steel surround for in-wall trim to compliment the
mounting rack provided with the 8XL.

Baskets
Baskets and a variety of basket accessories are available for both 5XL
and 8XL sterilizers and are stainless steel.

Printer Paper
#1217; 2-100 ft. rolls/case; Compatible with both 5XL and 8XL.

See ordering information for additional accessories.


Ordering Information
3M Steri-Vac 5XL Sterilizer/Aerator
Cat. No. Description Shipping
5XL Sterilizer/aerator 1 unit/case
Exterior: 59 cm (H) x 76 cm (W) x 90 cm (D), 23” (H) x 30” (W) x 35” (D)
Chamber: 38 cm (H) x 43 cm (W) x 83 cm (D), 15” (H) x 17” (W) x 34” (D)
3M Steri-Vac 8XL Sterilizer/Aerator
Cat. No. Description Shipping
8XL Sterilizer/aerator 1 unit/case
Exterior: 179 cm (H) x 94 cm (W) x 109 cm (D), 70” (H) x 37” (W) x 43” (D)
Chamber: 46 cm (H) x 51 cm (W) x 97 cm (D), 18-1/8” (H) x 20” (W) x 38” (D)
3M EO Abator Models 50AN, 50AE and 50 AJ
Cat. No. Description Shipping
50 Abator 1 unit/case
80 cm (H) x 82 cm (W) x 105 cm (D), 31” (H) x 32” (W) x 41” (D)
3M Steri-Gas Cartridges
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
4-100 100 gram Cartridge for Models 400C, 4XL and 5XL 12 each/box 4 boxes/case
4-134 127 gram Cartridge for Model 400B 12 each/box 4 boxes/case
8-170 170 gram Cartridge for Model 8XL 12 each/box 4 boxes/case
Ethylene Oxide (EO) Monitoring Badges
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
3550 EO Monitoring Badge — 5 each/case
Printer Papers
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
1271 Printer Paper, 79 mm (3-1/8”) wide, for 8XL and 5XL (with a serial number above 720000) — 2 rolls/case
Transfer Cart
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
6010 Vestil Loading Cart, Table size: 61 cm x 48 cm (24” x 19”) [Optional size available: 76 cm x 59 cm (30” x 23.5”)] — 1 cart/case
Raised height: 145 cm (57”), Holding capacity: 68 kg (175 lbs)
Freestanding Rack
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
1237 Freestanding Rack, — 1 rack/box
70 cm (H) x 76 cm (W) x 69 cm (D), 27.5” (H) x 30” (W) x 27” (D), optional caster kit available
In Wall Trim Panels
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
1238 In wall mounting unit accommodates two 5XL gas sterilizers — 1 rack/box
1238X In wall mounting unit accommodates one 8XL gas sterilizer — 1 rack/box
Stainless Steel Basket Cover for 3M™ Steri-Vac™ 8XL Sterilization Equipment
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
78807862517 Stainless Steel Basket Cover 8XL — 1 basket/box
Stainless Steel Basket Cover/Chamber Tray for 3M™ Steri-Vac™ 5XL Sterilization Equipment
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
78807832023 Stainless Steel Basket Cover/Chamber Tray for 5XL — 1 basket/box
Stainless Steel Basket Cover/Chamber Tray for 5XL Sterilizer.
Use as a tray/rack on bottom of sterilizer chamber or basket cover for easier load organization.
Stainless Steel Lower Basket for 3M™ Steri-Vac™ 5XL Sterilization Equipment
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
78805560402 Stainless Steel Lower Basket for 5XL — 1 basket/box
15.5” (39 cm) (W) x 31.5” (80 cm) (D) x 7” (18 cm) (H), Stainless Steel Lower Basket for use in
Model 5XL Sterilizer and XL Aerator. Nylon basket rails are included on new baskets
Stainless Steel Stackable Basket for 3M™ Steri-Vac™ 8XL Sterilization Equipment
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
78807883133 Stainless Steel Stackable Basket for 8XL — 1 basket/box
18.5” (47 cm) (W) x 37.5” (95cm) (D) x 8” (20 cm) (H)
Stainless Steel Stackable Basket for use in Model 8XL. Nylon basket rails are included
Stainless Steel Upper Basket for 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Sterilization Equipment
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
78805560394 Stainless Steel Upper Basket for 5XL and XL Aerator — 1 basket/box
15.5” (39 cm) (W) x 31.5” (80 cm) (D) x 7” (18 cm) (H)
Stainless Steel Upper Basket for use in Model 5XL Sterilizer and XL Aerator
Stainless Steel Upper Half Basket for 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Sterilization Equipment
Cat. No. Description Packaging Shipping
78807853995 Stainless Steel Upper Half Basket for 8XL — 1 basket/box
18.5” (47cm) (W) x 18.5” (47cm) (D) x 8” (20cm) (H)
Stainless Steel Upper Half Basket for use in Model 8XL sterilizer

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