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The approval and installation of all sterilizers shall conform to the requirements of the International Mechanical Code.
422.9.1 Sterilizer Piping
Access for the purposes of inspection and maintenance shall be provided to all sterilizer piping and devices necessary for the operation of sterilizers.
422.9.2 Steam Supply
Steam supplies to sterilizers, including those connected by pipes from overhead mains or branches, shall be drained to prevent any moisture from reaching the sterilizer. The condensate drainage from the steam supply shall be discharged by gravity.
422.9.3 Steam Condensate Return
Steam condensate returns from sterilizers shall be a gravity return system.
422.9.4 Condensers
Pressure sterilizers shall be equipped with a means of condensing and cooling the exhaust steam vapors. Nonpressure sterilizers shall be equipped with a device that will automatically control the vapor, confining the vapors within the vessel.

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