STATIM FAQs

FAQ

  1. What type of water do I use with Statim?
  2. How do I test the quality of distilled water?
  3. How do I prepare instruments for use with Statim?
  4. How often do I clean the interior and exterior of the cassette?
  5. What do I do if steam or a puddle of water is detected during or after a cycle?
  6. What if I receive an error code?
  7. Do I need to ensure that the Statim is level before operating?
  8. What do I do if my Statim has not been run for several days?
  9. How should I drain the reservoir?
  10. What should I do if the Statim is on, but not in use?
  11. How do I recognize whether my filter(s) needs replacement?
  12. How do I transport my Statim?

Q: What type of water do I use with Statim?

A:

Always use steam-distilled water in the Statim Cassette Autoclave. Other water sources will damage the unit and void the warranty. The STATIM 7000 is an exception, as it can run on tap water [with a filter].
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Q: How do I test the quality of distilled water?AquaStat water distiller

A: If purchasing distilled water, SciCan recommends using a water conductivity tester (SciCan part no. 01-103139S) to check for impurities. Contact us for more details.

If you would like to produce your own safe distilled water, take a look at SciCan’s AquaStat water distiller. It is a green and efficient way to make one gallon of perfect water for your autoclave or drinking purposes, quickly and for pennies.

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Q: How do I prepare instruments for use with Statim?

A: Thoroughly wash, rinse, and dry all instruments before inserting into the Statim. A HydrIM automated instrument washer does this efficiently and reliably. back to top

Q: How often do I clean the interior and exterior of the cassette?

A: Keeping the Statim cassette clean is good clinical practice. The interior surface of the cassette should be cleaned at least once a week with a mild, chlorine-free dishwashing soap. To promote quick drying, we recommend spraying the cassette lid and tray with Stat-Dri after each cleaning. For detailed instructions concerning cassette cleaning and the use of Stat-Dri, see the Statim Operator’s Manual. back to top

Q: What do I do if steam or a puddle of water is detected during or after a cycle?

A: If steam or a puddle of water is detected during or after a cycle, check the cassette seal. This problem may be corrected by doing the following: a) Replacing the seal if it is older than six months or has been used for more than 500 cycles. b) Cleaning the outside edge of the tray. c) Checking the seal for damage and/or misalignment. d) Checking the cassette tray and lid for misalignment [Read more]
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Q: What if I receive an error code?

A: If the LCD displays a NOT STERILE message, note the error code and consult the Troubleshooting section of your Operator’s Manual. Contact us for further assistance.
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Q: Do I need to ensure that the Statim is level before operating?

A: Yes. Before operating your Statim autoclave, make sure it rests on a flat and level surface. If you are uncertain, the level indicator on the front panel and leveler feet underneath the unit will help you correct any problems. (Align the bubble in the level indicator to the right front quadrant of the target.)
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Q: What do I do if my Statim has not been run for several days?

A: If you do not operate your Statim autoclave for several days, run two wrapped instrument cycles. Conduct a thorough cassette cleaning and rinse, and apply Stat-Dri to the cassette tray and lid after cleaning.
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Q: How should I drain the reservoir?

A: To empty the reservoir, use the drain tube. If your Statim does not have a drain tube, a hand pump will suffice. Except when filling or emptying the reservoir, keep the reservoir cap securely fastened at all times.
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Q: What should I do if the Statim is on, but not in use? A: If your Statim is powered ON but not in use, pull the cassette 1-2cm out of the unit. This will make the unit inactive until the cassette is reinserted and will prolong the life of your unit. Be careful to position the unit so as not to bump into the cassette.
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Q: How do I recognize whether my filter(s) needs replacement?

A: Monitor the white air filter and the bacteria-retentive filter at the back of the unit. A dirty filter will cause poor drying. If the filter has turned gray, it is in need of replacement (see the maintenance section of the Operator’s Manual).
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Q: How do I transport my Statim?

A: Whenever you need to transport your Statim, make sure you empty the water reservoir and screw-in the feet. Repack your Statim in the original packing materials to reduce any damage, and don’t forget to include the country kit, cassette and waste water bottle.
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