Cold Weather Endoscope Care

“This winter will see more days of shivery conditions: a winter during which temperatures will average below normal for about three-quarters of the nation.”- 2010 Farmers Almanac
On these frigid mornings, many of us allow our cars some extra time to warm up in order to avoid damage to the expensive internal components of the engine. This same concept should be applied to flexible endoscopes.
Tech Tip

Upon receiving a scope back from repair, open the case for about 30 minutes and allow the instrument to reach room temperature before removing it from the case.

This simple step can prevent premature breakdown of the light guide tube and insertion tube as well as damage to the internal components.