Autoclaves are steam sterilizers that help in killing germs and microorganisms with the application of heat. The need for sterilizers spread across the industry, and besides the medical industry, it has usage in the food and pharma industry, the chemical industry, research institutes and universities, animal testing labs, primary health centers, mushroom spawn production, and testing centers. But such autoclaves have to be of high quality, meeting international standards like ASTM. Also, if they are made in India, they can be not only easily avail;able but also far less costly.
Horizontal autoclaves that meet standards
The horizontal autoclaves that are available here come in both round and rectangular shapes. They meet the international standards like ASTM, and are suitable for use in NABH-accredited testing facilities and medical centers. They come with triple walled construction, being made out of stainless steel 304 variety. They are equipped for low water and power consumption as well as a fast heating rate. Another advantage is recycling the steam used for the first cycle during the second cycle as well by storing it into jackets. This autoclave ensures that the samples are completely dry at the end of the required cycles.
The horizontal autoclave also come with microprocessor based PID controller with the help of which the temperature, timer and alarm buzzer can be set up. There is double LED display also provided. These features ensure that the temperature is maintained at 121OC and 15-20PSI of steam pressure, which are the required parameters for the efficient working of the autoclave.
Value added features
Besides the high-end basic features that make the horizontal autoclave a popular one in the industry, it has many other advanced features too. For instance, a made-in-Denmark pressure controller is a unique addition to this device. It helps to monitor the pressure and keep the device safe for the user. There are facilities to have one door or two, depending on the need of the user. In both cases, the door is fitted with a radical locking provision that makes sure that it cannot be opened either under positive or negative pressure. The door can be opened only once the inside pressure attains normal atmospheric pressure.
The horizontal autoclave is also fitted with a trolley that is either made out of stainless steel or mild steel. It is a very essential component that is designed to ensure that there is no contamination among the samples placed inside. The speed of steam purge is controlled by the multi-port valve. It also controls the steam transfer from the jacket to the chamber, vacuum exhaust and the slow exhaust. The moisture trap ensures removal of all water vapor from the chamber before the end of the sterilization process while the vacuum breaker ensures safety of the device by disallowing creation of vacuum inside, for which there remains a possibility when the condensed steam settles on the jacket and the chamber.