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STERILIZER Instrument

A device for the sterilization of various instruments.

STERILIZER Pressure (autoclave)

A pressure vessel fixture designed to utilize steam under pressure for sterilizing.

STERILIZER Pressure instrument washer sterilizer

A pressure instrument washer sterilizer is a pressure vessel fixture designed to both wash and sterilize instruments during the operating cycle of the fixture.

STERILIZER Utensil

A device for the sterilization of utensils as utilized in health care services.

STERILIZER VENT

A separate pipe or stack, indirectly connected to the building drainage system at the lower terminal, that receives the vapors from non-pressure sterilizers, or the exhaust vapors from pressure sterilizers, and conducts the vapors directly to the open air. Also called vapor, steam, atmospheric or exhaust vent.

STERILIZER Water

A water sterilizer is a device for sterilizing water and storing sterile water.

STOP COCK

See MANUAL SHUTOFF VAL VB.

STORM DRAIN

See "Drainage system, storm."

STRUCTURE

That which is built or constructed or a portion thereof.

SUBSOIL DRAIN

A drain that collects subsurface water or seepage water and conveys such water to a place of disposal.

SUMP

A tank or pit that receives sewage or liquid waste, located below the normal grade of the gravity system and that must be emptied by mechanical means.

SUMP PUMP

An automatic water pump powered by an electric motor for the removal of drainage, except raw sewage, from a sump, pit or low point.

SUMP VENT

A vent from pneumatic sewage ejectors, or similar equipment, that terminates separately to the open air.

SUPPLY AIR SYSTEM

An assembly of connected ducts, plenums, fittings, registers and grilles through which air, heated or cooled, is conducted from the supply unit to the space or spaces to be heated or cooled. (See also RETURN AIR SYSTEM.)

SUPPORTS

Devices for supporting and securing pipe, fixtures and equipment.

SWIMMING POOL

Any structure, basin, chamber or tank containing an artificial body of water for swimming, diving or recreational bathing having a depth of 2 feet (610 mm) or more at any point.