What is the Purpose of Laboratory Autoclaves
Laboratory autoclaves can be thought of as similar to ovens, except they use high temperature steam rather than dry heat.
Steam is pressurised to reach a temperature typically between 121 and 131 degrees Celsius, which is the ideal steam temperature to sterilise and disinfect objects.
In contrast to hot water and detergent, steam is incredibly efficient at cleaning objects of all different shapes and sizes, which is why autoclave sterilisation is so important in hospitals and health centres, offices, laboratories, and research facilities.
The sterilisation process kills all bacteria, viruses and spores and can be validated by biological and lethality indicators.
Autoclave tape is also used to ensure that the process is successful, since autoclave tape changes colour only if the autoclave steam reaches the correct temperature for sterilisation to occur.
Which Autoclave is right for me?
There are several points to consider when choosing an Autoclave.
1. What should be sterilized?
– A distinction must be made between sterilization of vessels and sterilization of liquids and sterilization of metal vessels.
Sterilization of metal tools by dentists and surgical instruments: Better autoclave with a vacuum (CLASS B).
– Performs sterilization and disinfection in the smallest parts.
-Dries the dishes and prevents the accumulation of water droplets.
-Dentists, doctors and surgeons, pedicurists will purchase an autoclave with a vacuum.
In sterilization and disinfection of glassware / Arlenmeier cups, can be used without vacuum.
In the sterilization of liquids, it is forbidden to work with a vacuum.
2.What size is needed?
It is important to choose a suitable size for the tools to fit into the device.
Note that the size
The effectiveness that can be used is smaller than the internal dimensions of the inner cell.
If you need to sterilize many tools during the day, you should purchase an autoclave
To a large extent. Such an autoclave will reduce the number of cycles and save time.
You need to know the place you have, and thus decide what kind of autoclave to purchase. The device comes in many shapes and sizes. Each of them has advantages and disadvantages.
The most suitable autoclave will be one that suits your needs and maintains your operation without taking up more space than required.