The HSS Sterilizer Refurbishing Process
All equipment is fully refurbished at the HSS facility in Oregon by experienced, licensed technicians following a three-step process.
||STEP 1: Receive, qualify, strip, and clean all components and controls.
- Inspect American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) boiler plate stamps and numbers to qualify the chamber for its intended use.
- Disassemble door, remove chamber from frame, strip chamber’s insulating blanket.
- Clean chamber, stand, and door individually with glass beads under high pressure. This effectively removes rust, grime, and residue and provides a smoother, stronger finish than sandblasting.
||STEP 2: Testing, painting, and reassembly.
- Subject cleaned chamber to hydro-static testing as required by law to certify its integrity as a pressure chamber.
- Paint the outer chamber, stand, and brackets with a rust-inhibiting sealant and final finish coat.
- Resurface all stainless panels.
- Install a new insulating blanket.
- Attach chamber to the finished stand.
- Reassemble door, replacing worn or out of tolerance parts with new ones.
- Remount door to chamber.
||STEP 3: Plumbing, electrical wiring, and final testing.
- Attach control assemblies.
- Install plumbing components and wiring harnesses.
- Make electrical connections.
- Test each phase and function to ensure trouble-free operation.
- Validate the operation of the sterilizer using in-chamber pressure and temperature data loggers.
- Prep, palletize, and crate the unit for shipping.