Standard Test Method for Detecting Seal Leaks in Porous Medical Packaging by Dye Penetration
|Publication Date:||10 November 1998|
|ICS Code (Packaging materials and accessories):||55.040|
1.1 This test method defines materials and a procedure that will detect and locate a leak equal or greater than a channel formed by a 50 µm (0.002 in.) wire in package edge seals formed between a transparent film and a porous sheet material. A dye penetrant solution is applied locally to the seal edge to be tested for leaks. After contact with the dye penetrant for a specified time, the package is visually inspected for dye penetration.
1.2 This test method is intended for use on packages with edge seals formed between a transparent film and a porous sheet material. This test method is limited to porous materials which can retain the dye penetrant solution and prevent it from discoloring the entire seal area for a minimum of 20 s. Uncoated papers are especially susceptible to leakage and must be evaluated carefully fro use with this test method.
1.3 This test method requires that the dye penetrant have good contrast to the opaque packaging material.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.