– Case Study – Speeding up the sterilization process

SMAC distributer for Munters in Africa

STERIS® is a global leader in infection prevention, contamination control, surgical and critical care technologies. It was founded as Innovative Medical Technologies in 1985 and renamed STERIS in 1987, although its history dates back to 1894 with the founding of “American Sterilizer Company”, a pioneer and leading innovator of sterilization products.

Protection year round

Among its many products and services, STERIS was an early innovator in developing low pressure and low temperature sterilization and decontamination solutions. STERIS VHP® systems, for example have greatly helped the biopharmaceutical industry by allowing for the sterilization and/ or decontamination of temperature and pressure sensitive drugs, media and materials.

The VHP process leaves no residual and is highly compatible with most materials including sensitive electronic equipment. VHP breaks down naturally into oxygen and water vapor.

It is these low temperature VHP applications, where Munters technologies play a key role in ensuring a fast and effective cycle. It’s very simple!

In the VHP process STERIS uses a hydrogen peroxide solution in dry and warm environmental conditions. These conditions can be reached by supplying dry air to the STERIS VHP unit. This dry air is, in turn, heated creating a dryer and warmer air.

Shorter cycles and less downtime

Munters installed MCS300 units for this application and has helped to get the desired environmental conditions. The principle of our desiccant wheel is simple, ecological and energy efficient: two air streams pass simultaneously through the slowly rotating rotor that is treated with a highly effective desiccant.

One air stream is dehumidified to provide the necessary dry air, the other dries the rotor, exhausting the accumulated moisture externally.

“Munters MCS300 is a high quality unit and has performed well for us as part of our VHP system. We particularly like the rugged metal frame, stainless steel access panels, and innovative control system””, said Alberto García, Project Manager de STERIS.


Case Study facts:

  1. Higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide vapor
  2. Avoid condensation problems
  3. Keep the decontamination cycle time to a minimum
  4. Shorter cycles and less downtime
  5. Savings in production costs
  6. Quality and reliability in the process


The Munters MCS300 desiccant dehumidifier

Munters dehumidifier

The Munters MCS300 desiccant dehumidifier is designed to efficiently dehumidify air in open system applications.The compact construction allows extended periods of operation with a minimum of maintenance. The design facilitate easy transport by one person to and within the spaces to be dehumidified. It is highly effective for use within the flood restoration, water damage and/or fire damage restoration business as well as the construction industry.

As standard an advanced control panel for easy and user friendly control of different functions is fitted. An energy consumption monitor that can be reset makes it possible to measure the consumption (kWh) during a specific period. Its rugged formed metal frame and access panels are produced from stainless steel.

The electrical control system conforms to EN 60204 (IEC204) standards and the electrical components are assembled behind the control panel. The MCS300 desiccant dehumidifier conforms to both harmonised European Standards and to CE marking specifications.

Key features:

  1. Low weight, easy to transport
  2. High efficiency down to -20°C
  3. Standard advanced control panel
  4. Robust – rugged stainless steel metal frame and access panels.
  5. Easy to service


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With over 17 years of experience in the industry SMAC Enterprises has assisted many clients in various industries by providing air treatment solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.

Contact us today for a complimentary assessment and let our Munters trained air treatment specialists recommend the correct Munters dehumidifier from the Munters Air Treatment range suited for your unique industry.

SMAC Enterprises are sole distributors for Munters dehumidifiers with South Africa and the Southern Africa regions.

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