Steam Quality Testing

Nov 16, 2020

Introduction & Best Practices

Posted by Masy BioServices

Steam quality testing is performed to test steam for Non-Condensable Gases, Superheat and Dryness.

This paper will discuss what steam quality testing is, why it is required, where the sample ports should be located and when the testing should be performed of the test equipment, supplies and process in order to verify that the steam supply can assure product sterility.

Written by Derek Collins, Validation Manager at Masy BioServices.

Derek has 14 years of validation experience at Masy BioServices, including many years in steam quality testing. He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering & Health Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. In his free time, Derek enjoys outdoor activities like camping and hiking. His website is He can be reached at

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