Managing Sterilization through Calculation of the Fo Value
|Industry||: Pharmaceuticals, Food|
|Product||: Paperless Recorder (DX/DXP)|
|-||To automatically calculate the Fo value, record it along with heating conditions, and use these as QC data|
|-||To monitor the Fo value by heating temperature, shorten the heating process, and stabilize food quality|
|-||To install a simple, low cost, highly reliable system without using external instruments or computers|
The heating temperature of the substance being sterilized is measured on the DX Paperless Recorder. The Fo value is automatically calculated according to the heating temperature (temperature measured on the DX) by the DX's mathematical functions. Computed results are displayed and recorded together with heating temperature and other parameters, and saved as quality data.
Also, the DXP supports 21CFR Part 11, and allows you to save formal pharmaceutical sterilization management data for approvals.
Definition of the Fo Value
Fo= Δt ∑ 10(T-Tb)/Z
Example of Calculation of the Fo Value on the DX
DX/DXP series paperless recorders capable of automatically calculating the Fo value.
|-||Fo value calculated automatically by a math function (optional)|
|-||Measured and calculated results saved electronically to local media while being displayed in real time on the large, color TFT display|
|-||Also enables data sharing on the network (Ethernet compatible)|
DX/DXP series instruments allow you to automatically calculate and process Fo values as manufacturing/quality data at a reasonable cost. Also, by constantly ascertaining the Fo value according to the heating temperature, you can optimize (shorten) the heating process, and in the case of foodstuffs, minimize excessive heating which can damage the nutritional elements in foods.