BOWIE & DICK TEST CARDS KBD8948X
Bowie & Dick test card kit for Vacuum-assisted steamsterilization processes
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,
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