Why Choose Mocom Autoclaves?

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Dental Decontamination Ltd offer a full turnkey solution for medical professionals. Offering high end yet affordable equipment coupled with experienced staff make DD the right choice for decontamination. They offer advice, choice, training and support. Their main aim is to ensure you, your staff and your patients are safe.

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Our most successful machine yet, Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

In the past month our engineers at Dental Decontamination have fitted 12 Mocom Futuras, and each customer is as astounded as the one before. The very aptly named Futura, succeeds any other autoclave model before in both design, sustainability and advances in technology.
Many will read this blog and take it with a pinch of salt, but we cannot stress enough the customer satisfaction of this fantastic machine. The features that set the Mocom Futura way beyond any other autoclave is its integrated light, the ease of access and the dryness of the instruments after a cycle. A feature that is not only more practical but puts sterilization at a first-class rate.
There are three versions are available, 17, 22 and 28-litre (all volumes have the same overall machine dimensions), each featuring a colour touch-screen LCD display. This LCD display is key to the Futura’s ‘evolutionary simplicity’.
As you can see in the following picture, the ease of access is quite clear. Not being a dental nurse or dentist myself, I was still able to work this machine with no problem whatsoever, it is that easy to use. So for practices with a large turnover or who regularly need to train new staff how to use machines, the Futura is a great time-saver.
Delayed start
“Designed to optimise the workflow, the B Futura steriliser lets users programme sterilisation and test cycle start times to take advantage of lower electricity costs at certain times of the day; this feature can also be used to prevent any overloading of electrical systems caused by simultaneous use of several devices or simply to have the steriliser ready at the start of the next working day.”
The frontal section of the B Futura steriliser features a LED light bar: this ensures the work area in front of the sterilisation chamber is lit perfectly without any areas of shade. This lights allows you to see the outstanding results of the sterilization cycle. Quite like having a light in a fridge, once you have used it will never understand how you lived without it. Many customers have commented that this simple addition makes a substantial difference, and is their favourite feature of the Futura. You have to see it to believe it.
The new steam generator and high performance double-head vacuum pump ensure extremely fast cycle execution and unparalleled quality and stability of process parameters. Another area in which customers have been pleasantly surprised. The dryness of instruments post cycle is something to be desired by all autoclaves.
The sterilisation chamber is fully made of electro-polished stainless steel to ensure outstanding quality and durability. The new door locking mechanism has been designed to ensure safety and simplicity of use; it also allows emergency recovery of the load in the event of a power supply failure.
For more information or to request a brochure please contact the Dental Decontamination Team via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01253 736 355
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DDL Providing Hospital Standards Of Validation


Dental Decontamination Limited has always been known to provide an exceptional standard of validations which has set us apart from competitors, however, this coming April there may be a much more serious difference between ourselves and other dental decontamination companies as the En17665 will become more prominent in the industry and En13060 will be re-enforced. With D.D.L you won’t have to worry about these issues as our hospital standard validations have always been compliant with En17665 and 13060 but many other companies will find that harsh realities lie ahead.

In this blog I will be referencing 4 very important documents that all dentists, podiatrists and tattoo artists alike should become familiar with. Firstly the Medical Devices Agency’s Device Bulletin on Benchtop Steam Sterilizers- which provides guidance on Purchase, Operation and Maintenance [Oct 2002]. Secondly HTM01-05 with the latest information on the ever changing decontamination guidance, En17665 which administers the new laws on validation and most importantly your user manual. In this case we will use a sample Mocom B Futura manual which provides an easy-to-use instructions on how to correctly use your machine.

HTM01-05 is a guideline, not law, with MDA document that is law
“If the sterilizer fails any safety check you should not attempt to test it until the faults have been corrected and the sterilizer passes all safety checks”  [5. Maintenance, periodic testing, routine monitoring and documentation. Benchtop Steam Sterilisers – Guidance on purchase, operation and maintenance] Safety checks should be done at daily, weekly, quarterly and yearly intervals. Manufacturers recommended routine maintenance tasks intervals are specified in the user instructions or manual, for example a Mocom B Futura manual asks for…

Another point that the MDA brings to light is the importance of using specialist equipment when running tests.

“Some of the weekly tests for vacuum bench top steam sterilisers normally require the services of a TP (Test person) and use of specialist equipment, and therefore cannot be performed by the user.”

Some machines already possess automated test facility that the machine can perform itself. All Mocom machines have programmes already installed e.g. Vacuum test/leak test and the helix test cycle can be run on a Mocom with the results seen using the specialist equipment, the helix test and device strip.

MDA argues “If you do not use the test device and indicator combination specified by the sterilise manufacturer, the results might be dangerously misleading.” So it is vital that one uses the correct testing devices.



“The quarterly and annual tests require specialised equipment and skills, and should be carried out only by a properly qualified Test Person. Each cycle available to the user should be tested”
This is mirrored in Mocom’s B Futura user manual


The Law (En17665) now clearly states that it is “the manufacturer's responsibility to develop the process and provide guidelines/ instructions for operation and validation of the process.” The standard also requires “detailed documentation of all conditions that affect the process performance now and in the future.” ISO 17665-1 only provides very general guidelines on steam sterilization requirements and operations. ISO 17665-2 tries to describe these guidelines more specifically through the use of examples and further explanation.

It is essential to compare a printed record of every cycle with records given when the machine was known to be functioning properly (after periodic testing)  “You should check with the manufacturer whether you have to pre-heat the sterilizer chamber before performing these tests, as this can extend the test time” Automatic control test is not required if the steriliser is equipped with a programme that maintains permanent records of the temperature, pressure and elapsed time during all sterilising cycles. Keeping a log of all these records is extremely important and is also beneficial when comparing data and reviewing the productivity of your machine.

Many dentist, tattoo artists and podiatrists will soon find that there will be added costs due to these changes but Dental Decontamination customers can rest well assured that they are already covered and compliant. Once again putting your practice and equipment one step ahead.



Validation and testing of Autoclaves on all types unless noted
Before checks, examine door for wear and tear and possible signs of deterioration or leaks and check the security and performance of door safety devices.

Who: It is important that a TP* (test person, this can be a user or operator based in the practice.) is trained to carry out the daily and weekly tests, and their training is documented on personal training records. To receive the correct training, a practice should contact manufacturer of the autoclave

Daily: Automatic control test, steam penetration (Helix or Bowie Dick) not necessary on non-vacuum autoclave.
Weekly: Including daily tests plus residual air test (not necessary on non-vacuum) and air leakage test (not necessary on vacuum) performed by user/TP
Quarterly: Including weekly tests plus automatic control test and thermometric tests. These tests should be carried out by a CP(D)/service engineer to manufacturers’ recommendations.
Annually: Including quarterly tests plus steam generator overheat cut-out test, thermometric tests (small load, large load) dryness tests (small load and large load). Dryness tests are not necessary on non-vacuum autoclaves.




HTM01-05 [10/2013]

Medical Devices Agency [MDA DB2002(06)]

Mocom B Futura User’s Manual

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Is It a Motorcar? Introducing the Mocom Futura & Classic


An autoclave should be viewed as if it were a working motor vehicle when making the decision which one to purchase. After all it is now an integral part of the everyday running of a dental practice.

When choosing a motor car or van one considers the marque, the standing in the market place, the residual future value, the running costs, the reliability, the service costs, availability of spare parts, the back-up, and how it is to drive.

If we take the engine and transmission of a motor vehicle the equivalent for this on an autoclave is the steam generator and the vacuum pump (B and S type to ISO En13060). The steam generator on the majority of autoclaves is simply two plates with water channels and a heating rod, sealed by a series of o rings and heat resistant rubber seals. In days gone by motor engines were susceptible to choking up with carbon deposits, causing major and expensive problems. Steam generators clog up because of the build-up of mineral deposits and foreign particles which block the channels and cause back pressure on the vacuum pump and valves (3 in a vacuum autoclave), which inevitably leads to the machine to fail. The steam generator is not usually part of an annual service so the potential problems can go undetected. The problems can be minimised by servicing, such as air filters and water filters being changed annually, however calcium can by-pass these filters creating a baked calcium effect on the plates due to high temperatures.

In summary the most common design of steam generators are susceptible to failure due to a small amount of debris, excess minerals etc. easily getting trapped in the water /steam channels. These foreign particles become baked on by the high temperatures generated by the heating rods in the steam generator. An everyday example of this can be seen by looking at a domestic iron that furs up through the steam ports.

When the steam generator fails it is a sign that it has started a chain reaction with the inline valves and expensive vacuum pump. To remedy the steam generator problem, the engineer has to attend site and spend hours removing it, splitting it, cleaning it (sometimes the deposits are that baked on they cannot be removed), change the seals and o rings, and re assemble it. The engineer will have to then check the valves and vacuum pump causing a lot of work which could have been easily avoided. If one has this type steam generator then the policing of what enters it is crucial. This breakdown is a worldwide problem and so the industry had to come up with a better design.




Well the industry has-say hello to the Mocom Futura and Classic range.

The new patented steam generator has moved away from plates and introduced a serviceable cylindrical design, which is easy to clean and is an engineering masterpiece.
Just to make sure this is probably the most reliable vacuum autoclave on the market they have put the three valves together on a manifold for ease of servicing, and long term reliability.
The vacuum autoclave is now much, much more reliable saving time, money and creating durability.

Dental Decontamination Limited is proud to produce and be the only UK supplier of the Mocom Futura and Classic range, and they are now available to order by phone or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please save yourself precious time and expense and put yourself ahead of the game. Contact us now.


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