Autoclave validation

Can anybody have the information on the following,

  1. Types of sensors used in autoclave validation along with the MOC.

  2. What is the basis for the classification?

  3. What is the difference between a thermocouple & the sensor( RTD)?

  4. What are the types of thermocouples used & their sensitivity??

do any body have ISO 11138 guidelines on Moist heat sterilization validation.

If yes please respond to


thanks for the reply. Please explain what does Type A indicates in case of sensors. From where it is classified???