Validation of a corona discharge technique to test male latex condoms for pinhole defects.
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, evaluated a prototype device using novel technology to detect pinholes in male latex condoms.
This device uses multiple electrodes, maintained at high positive voltage, which interrogate a latex condom placed on a conducting mandrel.
An electric discharge occurs only when a small hole is present in the condom and is sensed by the device.
The mandrel is rotated to map out the entire surface of the condom.
Using latex condoms with laser-drilled holes ranging from approximately 1 to 30 mum in diameter, we examined the sensitivity of this device.
The smallest holes were detected, and the overall false negative rate was 2%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Condom, Détection défaut, Trou, Perçage laser, Décharge électrique, Appareillage essai, Méthode essai, Latex, Prévention, Infection, Etude expérimentale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Condom, Defect detection, Hole, Laser drilling, Electric discharge, Testing equipment, Test method, Latex, Prevention, Infection, Experimental study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0103795
Code Inist : 001D10A05E. Création : 16/11/1999.