Centrifuge Maintenance

As with all machines daily centrifuge maintenance and cleaning is essential for the tool to operate properly. A few steps are required to ensure that the centrifuge runs in optimal performance with minimal centrifuge repairs as humanely as possible.

First, daily cleaning of the inside surfaces of the centrifuge with a tenfold dilution of household bleach or an equivalent disinfectant is crucial.  Portions of the centrifuge in contact with the blood or other potentially infectious agent must be immediately decontaminated when tube breakage ever happens.

Centrifuge speeds that are routinely used should be checked periodically using a reliable photoelectric or strobe tachometer in accordance with the College of American Pathologist (CAP) inspection guidelines. Proper centrifuge maintenance and centrifuge repair guidelines requires that all centrifuge bowls should be cleaned with an antibacterial solution. The rotor heads and buckets should be decontaminated or cleaned.  All loose materials like plastic or broken glass must be carefully removed and disposed. The measured and rated speeds should not differ by more than five percent under specified conditions.

The agreement between the measured and programmed temperature should be within two degrees Celsius. Using CAP guidelines the accuracy of the centrifuge timer should also be checked and verified on a regular basis. The temperature of refrigerated centrifuges should be checked at least once a monthly in standardized conditions. If one doesn’t keep to this step then centrifuge repairs of machine parts might be required.

Manufacturer's instructions for lubrication, maintenance and replacement of brushes should be followed. Failure to replace worn brushes may cause the motor to fail and require replacement. All centrifuge maintenance function checks must be recorded and all corrective actions documented.

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