Preparing your SciCan Equipment for Extended Periods of Non-use

In cases where your office is closed for 5 days or longer, SciCan would like to provide some helpful tips to prepare your Stericenter for extended periods on non-use.

Preparing your SciCan Equipment for Extended Periods of Non-use

In cases where your office is closed for 5 days or longer, SciCan would like to provide some helpful tips to prepare your Stericenter for extended periods on non-use.

Pay attention to the following:

  1. Drain all water tanks from sterilizers as prolonged periods of non-use could allow colony formation in the fresh water holding tanks.
  2. Disconnect the cleaning solution in your HYDRIM and follow the instructions on the “Prepare for Shipping” settings screen.
  3. Drain and disinfect Ultrasonic cleaners.
  4. Should you not use ready-to-use surface disinfectants and make your own mix, make sure to mix new solutions when you resume operation.
  5. Shut off the city water valve on the Red line coming into the VistaPure system. Then drain the tank using the faucet at the sink.
  6. Once all maintenance has been completed, shut the water to the office off at the inside meter to ensure no water related accidents happen during your absence.
  7. Review expiration dates on items such as Sterilization bags you may have in stock.
  8. Disconnect all chemicals from your STATMATIC and throw out the absorbent pad. Clean all internal and external surfaces.
  9. Do a standard IC office disinfection before and after the office closure.


When resuming operation in your dental office, follow the instructions in your Operator’s Manual for the proper procedures for preparing your equipment for use. All IFU’s for SciCan products are available on the product pages at www.scican.com.

Taking the steps noted above will help keep your equipment in good working order. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact SciCan at 800-572-1211.

Preparing HYDRIM Units

HYDRIM L110W G4

  1. Disconnect the HIP Box from the connector.

    1. Open the cleaning solution door.
    2. Disconnect the cleaning solution connector from the HIP box. Remove any dried chemical by immersing the connector in a cup of water.

      HYDRIM connector

  2. For equipment preparation, utilize the “Prepare for Shipping” (3 min cycle) procedures that can be accessed in the Settings Menu by following the steps below. Run “Prepare for Shipping” 2 times.

    HYDRIM L prepare instruction screens

  3. In order to completely clear out lines of HIP solution (Additional step)

    1. Remove the clamp holding the black connector (using pliers or flat head screwdriver) to the clear tube, pull out the black connector from the tube.
    2. Fill up a syringe (without needle) with warm water and insert it in the clear tube.
    3. Click on the red cross next to “Detergent”
    4. Push the warm water into the clear tube until there’s a green check mark next to“Detergent”.

      HYDRIM L warm water instruction screens

  4. Turn off the hot and cold water supply valves going into the HYDRIM L110W G4 unit. These valves might be located under sink or have a main shut off valve for the office.

  5. Turn off the unit OR turn off the breaker that powers the HYDRIM L110W G4 unit.

  6. Make sure the power is off before performing this step as there is a risk of electrical shock. Final step is to drain any remaining chemical left in the tube.

    1. Remove the screw at the center of the kickplate.

      HYDRIM L screw location

    2. Pull out the Chemical Drain tube. Place an empty bowl underneath the red stopper, pull out the red stopper and allow any remaining chemical to drain.
    3. Replace the red stopper. Return the Drain tube and reinstall the kick plate.

      HYDRIM L red stopper

HYDRIM C61W G4

  1. Disconnect the HIP Pouch from the connector.
    1. Open the chamber door.
    2. Disconnect the cleaning solution connector. Remove any dried chemical by immersing the connector in a cup of water.

      HYDRIM C61W Disconnection

  2. For equipment preparation, utilize the “Prepare for Shipping” (3 min cycle) procedures that can be accessed in the Settings Menu by following the steps below. Run this cycle 2 times to make sure all the solution is flushed out.


    HYDRIM C61W prepare for shipping screen

  3. In order to completely clear out lines of HIP solution (Additional step)
    1. Pull out the clear tube with the white connector from the right side of the machine (HIP chamber) and close the chamber door. Make sure the tube is outside and not pinched.

    2. Submerge the white connector into a bowl of warm water.
    3. On the main screen, click on the Salt & Detergent icon, and click on the red X next to “Detergent”, and wait until the green check mark appears.

      HYDRIM C61W additional steps screens


  4. Turn off the hot and cold water supply valves going into the HYDRIM C61W G4 unit. These valves might be located under sink or have a main shut off valve for the office.
  5. Turn off the unit.

HYDRIM L110W (Classic)

HYDRIM L110W (Classic) For detailed shutdown preparation instructions for L110W (Classic) model, please contact customer service at 800-572-1211.

HYDRIM C51W

For detailed shutdown preparation instructions for C51W model, please contact customer service at 800-572-1211.

Preparing STATIM Units

  1. Drain the water reservoir to prevent the build-up of any biofilm.
    1. Place a water container below the unit.
    2. Using the drain tube empty the contents of the reservoir into the water container.
    3. Remove any remaining water from the reservoir with a non-linting, absorbent towel.
  2. Empty the Waste Bottle.

Preparing STATCLAVE Units

Drain water from Clean Reservoir, Venturi reservoir and Condenser (if accessible).

  • If unit is set for Automatic Filling, turn unit power switch off.
  • Use the waste bottle or arrange an empty 4-litre (1 gallon) container on the floor near the autoclave and insert the free end of the silicone drain tube (supplied with your STATCLAVE).


To drain CLEAN WATER reservoir:

  1. Open the unit door to connect the drain tube to the CLEAN WATER reservoir’s front draining port. Drain the reservoir completely.
  2. Empty the container.
  3. Rinse the reservoir filter.
  4. Wipe the inner surface of the tank with a disinfection wipe and let it dry.

Clean water reservoir drain


To drain Venturi reservoir:

  1. Open the unit door to connect the drain tube to the Venturi reservoir’s front draining port. Drain the reservoir completely.
  2. Empty the container.
  3. Rinse the reservoir filter.
  4. Wipe the inner surface of the tank with a disinfection wipe and let it dry.


Venturi reservoir drain


To drain the Condenser (if accessible):

  1. Access the back of the unit to insert the quick-connect drain tube into the condenser draining port.


Condenser drain


Preparing BRAVO Units

BRAVO 2 Units (All BRAVO 21V units AND BRAVO 17/17V 220V units only)

  1. Drain internal water reservoir

    1. If unit is set for Automatic Filling, turn unit power switch off.
    2. Arrange an empty container on the floor near the sterilizer and insert the free end of the tube.
    3. Insert the other end of tube in the quick-coupling marked “OUT (Service)” positioned on the front as shown in the figure below.
    4. Allow the tank to empty completely, and then disconnect the tube.

      Out Service

    5. If you are on Manual draining, drain the waste tank by inserting the quick coupling to the far-right port inside the door

  2. Empty the external distilled water tank


BRAVO 1 (BRAVO 17/17V 120V units)

  1. Drain internal water reservoir

    1. If unit is set for Automatic Filling, turn unit power switch off.
    2. Arrange an empty container on the floor near the sterilizer and insert the free end of the tube.
    3. Unscrew the plug (1) from the rear draining point and plug in the other end of the tube.
    4. Wait until the internal tank is completely drained and close the draining point with the plug.

      Internal water reservoir drain

  2. Empty the external distilled water tank

Preparing VistaPure

For VistaPure users, follow the instructions in the Operator’s Manual to “Sanitize the Storage Tank”. Then leave the tank empty and shut off the municipal water to the system using the valve on the red tubing that is connected to the filter manifold and labeled “From City Water”.

Preparing VistaCool

Shut the municipal water off to the unit, using the valve connected to the Cold Water Feed Line (blue transparent tubing).

For more information, visit the product pages for full Operator Manuals.

Shutdown Procedure Videos

These videos will help you learn how to properly prepare your SciCan equipment if your office is under shutdown.

Shutdown procecuer
Sterilization Centre Shutdown Protocol
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HYDRIM C
HYDRIM C Instrument Washer
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HYDRIM L
HYDRIM L Instrument Washer
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