Syringe Maintenance

Syringe Maintenance

  • Use cleaning kit (SGE part no. 031782)
  • Fixed needle syringes - don’t heat above 60° C
  • Removable needle syringes - can be heated to 120° C
  • Remove plunger when heating or autoclaving
  • Do not pump plunger if needle is blocked
  • Avoid plunger movement when syringe is dry
  • Always check syringe for cracks

Syringe Cleaning

  • Do not immerse whole syringe in solvent
  • Rinse thoroughly with suitable solvent
  • Flush syringe with non- ionic, phosphate and alkaline free surfactant solution (SGE part no. 031782)
  • Rinse with distilled water
  • Flush with acetone
  • Remove plunger and wipe with solvent on tissue
  • Refit plunger and flush with acetone
  • Allow syringe to dry