Chemical indicators (CIs) respond to a certain chemical or physical change that occurs inside the autoclave. There are several different types of chemical indicators that are used; however, chemical tape is quite popular. Chemical indicators make use of heat sensitive ink which changes colour when temperature is reached 121°C. If it doesn't change colour, that indicates that there was a problem in the sterilization process. They help to detect procedural errors (e.g. overloaded sterilizer, incorrect packaging) and equipment malfunctions. Chemical monitoring if possible should be done for every sterilizer batch.
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Chemical indicators will verify that one or more conditions needed for sterilization (for example time, steam and temperature) have been achieved within a specific instrument set.