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StatIM FAQ's

StatIM Cassette Sterilizers

Assorted Questions and Answers provided by SciCan

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.

Q: How do I test the quality of distilled water?
A: If purchasing distilled water, SciCan recommends using a water conductivity tester (SciCan part no. 01-103139S) to check for impurities. If you would like to produce your own distilled water, take a look at SciCan's water distiller product offering.

Q: How do I prepare instruments for use with Statim?
A: Thoroughly wash, rinse, and dry all instruments before inserting into the Statim.

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 dishwashing soap. (For instructions, see the Statim Operators Manual). To promote quick drying, we recommend spraying the cassette lid and tray with Stat-dri after each cleaning. After spraying, let the cassette lid and tray dry completely.

Q: How do I lubricate the rubber cassette seal?
A: Lubricate the rubber cassette seal with a mild liquid soap. In a busy practice, this should be done 1-2 times per week.

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) reseating the seal
b) relubricating the seal and probe holes
c) cleaning the outside edge of the tray

Q: What if I receive an error code?
A: If the LCD displays a NOT STERILE message, note the error code and consult your Operators Manual.

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.)

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, drain the reservoir.

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.

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.

Q: How do I recognize whether my filter needs replacement?
A: Monitor the white air 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).

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.


NOTE TO DENTISTS: We are not authorized to ship directly to a dentist office. We generally have better pricing than dental dealers, so we get a lot of dentists hoping to purchase from us, however the only way we can sell (indirectly) to a dentist or oral surgeon is if we have the system shipped to a hospital or surgery center. If you are affiliated with a hospital, we can sell to the hospital and ship there. But we cannot ship directly to a dentist office. No exceptions. Sorry!
NOTE TO CANADIANS: Under no circumstances are we able to ship a SciCan system into Canada. We are only authorized to sell within the United States.

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