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Installation and Qualification Services

Backed by over a century of technical expertise, STERIS is your global leader and trusted partner for installing and qualifying your equipment. With an extensive network of factory trained Field Service Representatives located around the world, you can count on STERIS for all of your installation and qualification needs. 

Installation Services

Let our global team ensure your new equipment is up and running quickly with our full portfolio of installation services. STERIS has the knowledge and resources to perform every aspect of your equipment installation.

Full Installation Service

A full installation service package includes all necessary labor to:

  • Uncrate and inspect newly received equipment
  • Assemble and relocate the equipment
  • Make all necessary utility connections
  • Start up service testing and inspection

Partial Installation Services

STERIS also offers the following stand-alone installation services which can be customized and combined to meet your facility’s needs:


Qualification Services

Complying with regulatory requirements is critical to your success. Qualification and validation services are documented and executed to your requirements by our global network of qualification specialists and can be customized to meet your individual needs. Based on current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Good Engineering Practices, our protocols and procedures are created to help you comply with validation requirements and tailored to meet your specific needs. By working with STERIS, you gain not only validation compliance directly from the OEM, but you also benefit from faster time to market.

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

Designed to ensure your equipment performs up to your standards, Factory Acceptance Tests verify that the equipment has been built to comply with your specific design qualifications. Performed on-site at our manufacturing facilities, FAT service combines a thorough inspection of the equipment with rigorous testing to ensure your expectations for operation are met.


Site Acceptance Test (SAT)

Based on Factory Acceptance Testing, Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) provides you with documentation and assurance that your new equipment works to your specifications once inside your facility. The service includes a full NIST-traceable calibration and testing of alarms and aborts, cycle performance, installation and operational checks and more.


Installation Qualification and Operational Qualification (IQ/OQ)

Whether your equipment is newly installed or being relocated, IQOQ is a key element of your overall validation program. The service begins with an equipment-specific comprehensive document that is then executed onsite by a STERIS Field Service Representative.

Your service includes:

Step 1: General Information Step 2: Installation Qualification
  • Outline of the test plan
  • Instructions and identification of testing personnel
  • Prerequisite information
  • Verification of the physical characteristics of the equipment
  • Confirmation of proper equipment installation
  • NIST-traceable calibration
Step 3: Operational Qualification Step 4: Final Report
  • Rigorous testing to validate the operation of the equipment
  • Including cycle verification, inputs, outputs, alarms and aborts testing, and more
  • Signed IQ and OQ certificates of completion
  • The final IQOQ document
  • Executed IQOQ test procedure with corresponding print tapes for your review and approval
  • Calibration report and equipment-specific technical data
General Information
  • Outline of the test plan, including instructions and identification of testing personnel
  • Prerequisite information
Installation Qualification
  • Verification of the physical characteristics of the equipment, including mechanical and electrical components
  • Confirmation of proper equipment installation
  • NIST-traceable calibration
Operational Qualification
  • Rigorous testing to validate the operation of the equipment, including cycle verification, inputs, outputs, alarms and aborts testing, and more
Final Report
  • Signed IQ and OQ certificates of completion
  • The final IQOQ document
  • Executed IQOQ test procedure with corresponding print tapes for your review and approval
  • Calibration report and equipment-specific technical data

Cycle Development

Optimize your equipment’s performance with STERIS cycle development services. Our expert team of qualification specialists will help you determine the combination of cycle parameters and load configurations best suited to your applications so you can maximize your equipment’s performance.


Performance Qualification (PQ)

Ensure your equipment is functioning at peak performance with performance qualification services from STERIS. Our fundamental approach ensures that your specific application and equipment requirements are vital in developing your protocol.

Our standard PQ service is available for steam sterilizers and washers and includes:

  • A standard number of runs and set of tests
  • PQ protocol with one round of edits
  • On-site PQ protocol execution
  • Empty chamber heat distribution study
  • Heat penetration study
  • Biological challenge study
  • Final report including reports and data sheets from all tests, signed copies of PQ protocol and certificates of completion

PQ service can also be customized to meet your individual needs. Custom PQ service is available for:

  • Steam sterilizers
  • Washers
  • Finn-Aqua multiple effect water stills
  • Finn-Aqua pure steam generators

Performance Requalification Services

Periodic requalification of your equipment keeps you in compliance and gives you assurance that your equipment meets your standards. STERIS requalification service includes on-site testing performed according to either Customer-provided or STERIS-written protocol.



Equipment Maintenance Services

When risk is not an option, trust STERIS to protect and maintain your equipment with one of our flexible service plans.

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Upgrades and Specialty Services

Boost the performance of your older equipment by upgrading key components with the latest technology.

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