CO2 Incubator 145C Decon Cycle
Watch and learn how to run a 145°C high heat decontamination cycle in a NuAire CO2 Incubator. The 145°C decontamination cycle is a high-temperature dry cycle used to eradicate contaminating agents in an incubator. The cycle takes less than 8 hours and does not require recalibration or removal of the CO2 IR sensor. The outer door must remain closed during the decontamination cycle or if the chamber temperature is over 55°C. During the decontamination cycle, the incubator's interior surfaces will heat to 145°C, and contact with any surface inside the outer door can result in burns. Preparation for the cycle includes removing culture cells, samples, dishes, and instruments and wiping out spills and materials from the chamber. If a cleaner is used, it must be compatible with the construction of the chamber and follow all federal, state, and local regulations. In addition, the RH sensor must be removed from all models equipped with RH control.