The Autoclave Sterilises Medical Products
The autoclave, also known as a steam steriliser, is a gas tight sealable pressure container in which sterile wares can be sterilised with saturated steam. Thermal sterilisation in autoclaves is processed at temperatures between 120 and 143°C and pressure between 1 and 3 bar. The length of sterilisation is dependent upon both factors - temperature and pressure. The higher the temperature and pressure is, the shorter amount of time is needed for autoclaving. To begin sterilisation, the door automatically locks. Autoclaves are not to be opened under any circumstances during sterilisation, as it could lead to an explosion.
Autoclaves are also Suited for Temperature-Sensitive Products
When it comes to steam sterilisation with the autoclave, in comparison to hot air sterilisers, lower temperatures prevail. Therefore, this sterilisation method can also be used for temperature-sensitive products such as textiles, plastics or bandaging materials. In order to maintain sterility over a longer time frame, the sterile wares are often packed in sterilisation bags. The sterilisation bags can also be sterilised in autoclaves and are equipped with an indicator for monitoring if the autoclaving process is being properly carried out.
Autoclaves Differ in Size, Chamber Volume and Load Capacity
Depending on manufacturer and purpose, autoclaves are available in various sizes and with various chamber volumes of the pressure container, e.g. laboratory autoclaves, table autoclaves, stationary autoclaves or large autoclaves. The size of the machine also indicates the possible load capacity. The autoclave is also available with or without a water connection. Sterilisation documentation with autoclaves is done either manually or electronically. Proper documentation, including charge monitoring, evaluation and clearance, as well as the filing of sterilisation documention over a long period of time is important.
Purchase from a Large Selection of Affordable Autoclaves
In this category, you will find a large selection of high-quality autoclaves with various load capacities and chamber volumes of B and S classes from name brand manufacturers, i.e. Melatronic Autoclaves. To go along with our assortment of steam sterilisers, you will also find compatible autoclave accessories at affordable prices. You would like to purchase an autoclave and have questions about our products? Our customer advisors are here for you per telephone, online contact request or live chat!