Statim Water Pump Filters removed and inline filter added
Effective June 2007 SciCan removed the two filters located on each end of the water pump due to the implementation of the water reservoir filter in early 2006. In the past, when the water reservoir filter was not present, debris and dust that entered the reservoir had a chance of getting into the water pump. The two filters in the water pump fittings were required to catch this debris.
Since the water reservoir filter has been implemented in early 2006 (refer to 05-TSB-204), SciCan has decided to remove these unnecessary filters in the water pump and discontinue the replacement parts for these filters, 01-104501S (Filters Pump A/B/C/D), as they are no longer required once the water reservoir filter is installed.
Removal of these filters does not affect the operation of the Statim units in any way.
Water pump maintenance
1. Ensure a water reservoir filter is installed
a. New reservoir filter and reservoir cap (01-101783S)
b. Replacement reservoir filter (01-109300S)
2. Inspect and clean the water pump filters, if the machine is equipped with them
A replacement elbow fitting without an outlet filter is available as part # 01-111115S if the filtered fitting (shown above) becomes damaged beyond use.
Addition of In-line filter
In December 2007 an in-line filter was added between the water reservoir and the water pump inlet to address the issue of customers not using the reservoir filter. The purpose of this in-line filter is to stop debris from entering the Statim plumbing system when the reservoir filter is not used.
The in-line filter kit is available as part # 01-106637S and includes the filter and all necessary tubing. This filter should be replaced every 2000 cycles or every two years.
Infection control products and practices
Sterilization and equipment maintenance
-STATIM autoclave work practices
-HYDRIM automatic instrument washer work practices
Jewelry safety standards
-Finishing and customizing jewelry
--Anodizing: passivating and coloring titanium and niobium
The Statim 2000 autoclave is the cornerstone of our body piercing sterilization. I am the manager and main piercer at our studio so my day can be very hectic trying to juggle both positions at the same time. With our Statim I can cut out the time it would take to pre-package and process all tools and jewelry. Not to mention the amount of waste that is accumulated in gloves and packaging by undertaking such an arduous and time consuming task. There are no expired packs that need to be reprocessed, and jewelry stock takes up a lot less space!
It is impressive and reassuring to our clients to see their entire piercing setup packed and run (with a pass/fail sterilization integrator) in front of them. While the six minute cycle is running I have time to discuss any concerns my clients may have as well as give them detailed aftercare instructions. The best part is the ability to transport the entire procedure setup to the piercing room in a sealed cassette that opens, once again, in front of the client.
I love — honestly love — my Statim and am currently considering getting a Statim tattooed on my body!
Brian W Skellie
Owner & Piercer
Brian founded Piercing Experience in 1992 as a piercer inspired to research and evolve safe body modification and share the results with the community. Apart from work as a dealer for infection control products, he is an educator who has presented many seminars and workshops at conferences in North and South America and Europe. He is a frequent APP contributor ever since the first conference, an active business member since 1996, former editor of The Point Journal, completed three terms as a Board member as Treasurer, International Liaison, President, and Medical director. He commenced his fifth term as CIO in 2020.
Brian celebrates over 25 years of sharing his body art expertise with his clients, colleagues and friends. He specializes in body piercing, safety standards, STATIM autoclaves and HYDRIM automated instrument washers, and is an authorized dealer for the SciCan family of products. He offers expert consultation and training for streamlined workflow for Body Art Professionals. As a long time member of ASTM International and the APP, he develops, interprets and publishes evidence based standards for continual improvement in the field of Body Arts.