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A S Jessup-Bould

 

Sterile Service Utility Demand Modelling

 

 

 

2007

Modelling of Utility Requirements for the Optimisation of Sterile Services Installation Design.

Client: Thermal Transfer, UK

 

 

Project Background

 

Thermal Transfer Limited was asked by their Client to produce a spreadsheet model for calculating utility demands for the sterilization of surgical instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surgical Instruments are delivered from health care trusts to a central sterilization facility where they are washed and sterilized. Clean sterile instruments are then returned to their respective hospitals.

 

 

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

 

         Production of a spreadsheet calculation to enable the costs of utilities to be determined for different models of washers and sterilizers.

         Liaison with equipment vendors for performance details.

 

Achievements

A spreadsheet that could be used for determining utility demands that would enable the optimization of sterilization facility capital and operating costs.