Test result numbers, names and descriptions are as listed below.

NoTestTesting LocationSamplesRepsProcedure SourceDescription
MCH1 NaOH Immersion Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC > 3 cycles Internal Description:4 Wt% NaOH / pH 12.0 / Ambient temperature
Objectives: Chemical Resistance Performance / High pH
MCO1 Accelerated Two Step Cleaning & Sterilization Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 4 cycles Internal Description: A) Ultrasonic cleaning detergent pH = 12.5 / B) Autoclave at 275 °F
Objectives: Accelerated Field Use Study
MCH2(1) Hot Caustic Strip Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: 120 g/L NaOH / pH 14 / / 140 F / 20 min

 

Objectives: Chemical Resistance Performance / High pH & Concentration

MCO2 Dishwasher Cycles Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 2 x 10 Cycles Internal Description: pH 8 – 10 / Normal Cleaning Cycle / Hot Temperature Dry
Objectives: Dishwasher Safe Test
MCO3 Ultrasonic Cleaning Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: pH 11.0 / 5 hrs  / Ambient Temperature /Pro Portion agent
Objective: Accelerated Ultrasonic Cleaning / High pH
MCH2(2) H2SO4 Immersion Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: 0.7% vol% Sulfuric Acid / pH 0.8 / Ambient temperature / 24 hrs
Objective: Chemical Resistance Performance / low pH
MCO4 Salt Spray Corrosion Sturbridge Metallurgical MICRALOX 1 ASTM B117-09 Description: Salt Spray Testing as per standard
Objectives: Evaluate performance vs. 336 Hours Mil-A-8625 F requirement
MCO5 MALT Test (Galvanic Corrosion) Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC w/ Duplex Seal 1 RAYTHEON Description: Salt Water / 52 Deg F / Zinc and SS cathodes/ 31 days ( equivalent to 2.2 yrs)

 

Objectives: Evaluate accelerated Galvanic Corrosion

MCH3 Bleach Immersion Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: 3 to 6% NaClO/ pH 9.0 / 120 Hrs
Objectives: Chemical Resistance to Common Cleaning Products
MCH4 H2OImmersion Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: 3% H2O/ pH 4.8 / 120 Hrs
Objectives: Chemical Resistance to Common Cleaning Products / STERAD testing
MCH5 Saline Immersion Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: 0.9 % NaCl / pH 7 / Ambient temperature / + 20 Days
Objectives: Chemical Resistance
MCO7 Accelerated Three Step Cleaning & Sterilization OEM MICRALOX Conventional HC 50 SYNTHES In-House A) Ultrasonic cleaning detergent at pH 10 – 10.5 / Ambient temperature B)Autoclave at 270 Deg F for 10 min

 

Objectives: Accelerated In-Field Testing

MPH1 Taber Abrasion Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 10,000 ASTM D4060 Description: Abrasion Resistance
Objectives: Evaluate performance vs. CS-17 wheels with a 1000 gram load Mil-A-8625 F requirement
MPH2 Micro Hardness Sturbridge Metallurgical MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 ASTM E384-84 Description: Vickers Micr-Hardness
Objectives: Evaluate performance vs. Hardness Vickers 100 gram load
MCO9 Material Compatibility: Cleaning Detergent Border MICRALOX Conventional HC 48 hrs Internal Description: 3 cleaning solutions including deconex 28 ALKAONE; deconex 22 LIQ-x and deconex 22

 

Objectives: Evaluate performance at pH 12.5 for 48 hrs

MCO10 Biocompatibility/Cytotoxicity Medical Device Service MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 EN ISO 10993-5 Description: Evaluate Cytotoxic concentrations release during 24 hr contact
Objectives: Biocompatibility
MCO11 Dishwasher Test 2 Anotech MICRALOX Conventional HC 250 ENV 12875-1 : 1998 Description: Haier Dishwasher, pH 8 – 10 / Normal Cleaning Cycle / Hot Temperature Dry

 

Objectives: Dishwasher Safe Test

MCO12 Alkaline Car Wash Detergent Resistance Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 GMW14665 Description: (1) Pre-screening test, (2) High pH alkaline resistance, and (3) Alkaline car wash detergent resistance.

 

Objectives: Car Wash Detergent Resistance

MCO13 White Paper: Microcrystalline Anodic Aluminum Oxide Coatings Internal MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: Characterization of Micralox using XRD, SEM,  and TEM
Objectives: White Paper
MCO14 Material Compatibility 3: Steris Nelson Lab MICRALOX 30 STP: STP0159 Description: Automated Cleaning cycles through a total of 30 cycle
Objectives: Evaluate performance at pH 12.0 and  71 C
MCO15 SPM Surface Analysis Evans Analytical Group MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Atomic Force Microscope Description: Atomic Force Microscope(AFM) Analysis
Objectives: Evaluate surface roughness (Ra)
MCO16 Material Compatibility 2: Sterrad 100NX Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) MICRALOX Conventional HC 1 Internal Description: Exposure to 300 cycles in STERRAD 100NX sterilization system
Objectives: Evaluate performance at Sterrad 100NX for 300 cycles