Bowie & Dick Test Card BD8948X

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Bowie & Dick test card chemical indicator for sterilization processes

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Chemdye® Bowie & Dick Test Card is designed to monitor the effectiveness of air removal in vacuum-assisted steam sterilizers operating at 134 ºC, 3.5 minutes / 132 °C,
4 minutes.
Chemdye® Bowie & Dick Test Card should be used daily, after a sterilizer is installed or relocated, after malfunction, sterilization process failures and any major repairs of the sterilizer. Chemdye® Bowie & Dick Test Card consists of a Type 2, metals free chemical indicator. Cycle information can be recorded on the back of the indicator, thus allowing a
permanent record of the process.
Chemical indicator changes from purple to green when processed. An heterogeneous color change, i.e the presence of purple color, indicates presence of an air pocket during the sterilization cycle, thus indicating sterilizer malfunction.
Chemdye® Bowie & Dick Test Card must be used daily, before the first sterilization cycle of the first load. A shortened cycle (i.e., a cycle omitting the post vacuum drying phase) should be run first to properly heat up the sterilizer.


  • Type 2 Chemical Indicator
  • Initial Color: purple
  • Final Color: green
  • Size: 89 mm x 48 mm x 0.33 mm
  • Material: 240 g/m2 one-side-laminated cardboard.
  • Weight: 1.2 g.
  • Cycle information can be recorded on the back of the card.
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