Light, institutional, healthcare, surgery, surgical processing, instruments, devices, medical, operating room, water, safety

Water Management for Medical Device Processing

Nalco Water offers a comprehensive water management approach to support increased sterile processing, HAI risk management and compliance with AAMI ST108. The program runs on our ECOLAB3D™ digital platform, providing clear visibility and deep insights regarding your water used in instrument reprocessing to enable proactive risk management.

A new AAMI standard is here

ANSI/AAMI ST108:203 - Water for the processing of medical devices

As the primary source of standards and guidance for water quality, The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has provided a new standard, designed to help protect patients and instruments: 

  • Replaces AAMI TIR34:2014/(R) 2021 Standard focused on minimum water quality requirements for processing medical devices 
  • Sets different categories for water used in sterile processing: utility water, critical water and steam 
  • Details when and where to use water in each category 
  • Provides information on how to maintain required water quality 
  • Sets performance criteria for a water treatment/delivery system and monitoring program 

Featured Program Offerings for Sterile Processing

High Five, Hand Hygiene, Awareness, Campaign, Healthcare, Nurse, Doctor

Water Management Program for Sterile Processing 

  • Documented risk assessment
  • Defined verification and validation steps
  • Embodies seven principles of ASHRAE Standard 188 
woman in lab testing samples

Analytical Testing 

  • Follows sampling protocol of water management plan including performance qualification and routine monitoring per AAMI ST108 
  • Water chemistry: pH, conductivity, hardness, ions, metals & TOC 
  • Microbio: HPC and endotoxin 
Membrane cleaning, WPS photoshoot 08_10_2031

Water Purification Equipment & Services

  • Meet AAMI ST108 water quality specifications and installation qualification
  • Preventative maintenance meeting AAMI ST108 operation qualification and 24/7/365 support
  • Consultation and service of existing equipment 

Program Benefits

Quality Icon

Supports compliance with the new standard

Productivity eROI icon

Supports optimized operational efficiencies

eROI Asset Icon

Helps manage risk & financial impact of HAIs

Profitability eROI icon

Helps improve cleaning results

Working with Experts Delivers Peace of Mind 

With complete water management solutions that span the continuum of testing, cleaning and disinfecting, inspection and certification, our expertise, solutions and service help ensure the safe operation of your building management systems — making the world cleaner, safer and healthier. 

Related Programs and Services

Explore our offerings to support your water treatment and healthcare needs