Armstrong Steam QM®-1 Steam Quality Monitoring
Armstrong Steam QM®-1 is an automatic steam quality monitor that safely, efficiently and reliably determines and communicates the dryness fraction of steam. Quicker and consistently more accurate than manual methods, Steam QM®-1 utilizes automatic testing to provide you with continuous steam quality measurement data trending over time.
Steam quality plays a crucial role in the sterilization process, so it is essential for patient safety and reducing hospital-acquired infections. Steam QM®-1 detects the dryness fraction of steam entering autoclaves, enabling you to maintain the steam quality necessary to ensure proper sterilization. It helps you avoid pitting of instruments, and even more importantly, helps prevent the dangerous wet packs that can stop or delay surgery, costing hospitals and physicians time and money and creating an infection risk for patients.
The Advantages of Steam QM®-1
Although still in use, manual methods of measuring steam dryness fraction are time-consuming, inconsistent, less reliable and present inherent safety and accuracy risks. Automatic testing has proven to be a more reliable and consistently accurate way to monitor and measure steam quality. Advantages include:
- Simple plug-and-play installation
- Reliable/repeatable accuracy
- Steam dryness monitoring
- Safer alternative to the traditional manual method of sampling steam—does not require sampling of live steam and condensate in a water receiver
- RS485 connection for data logging using regulation compliant device; results may be remotely monitored via MODBUS
- All stainless steel construction
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Armstrong has more than a century of in-depth knowledge and experience, enabling us to manage your steam, humidification and hot water requirements like no one else can. On the forefront of technology and innovation, Armstrong introduced digital hot water temperature control to the world and our company holds more than 50 patents on exceptional products and software. Our automatic steam quality monitoring is one of many state-of-the-art tools found only at Armstrong. We're the trusted global leader in energy management, conservation and sustainability and our intelligent solutions consistently save time, money and energy for organizations throughout the healthcare market, worldwide.
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