How To Choose The Right Autoclave?
What is the purpose of a laboratory autoclave?
Laboratory autoclaves can be considered similar to ovens, but they use high-temperature steam instead of dry heat. The steam is usually pressurized to a temperature between 121 and 131 degrees Celsius, which is the ideal steam temperature for sterilizing objects.
Compared to hot water and detergents, steam is very effective at cleaning objects of all shapes and sizes, which is why autoclaving is so important in hospitals and health centers, offices, laboratories and research facilities.
The sterilization process kills all bacteria, viruses and spores and can be verified by biological and lethality indicators.
Because autoclave tape only changes color when the autoclave steam reaches the correct sterilization temperature, autoclave tape is also used to ensure the success of the sterilization process.
Which Autoclave Is Right For Me?
There are several points to consider when choosing an autoclave.
1. What needs to be disinfected?
– A distinction must be made between the sterilization of containers, the sterilization of liquids and the sterilization of metal containers.
Sterilization of metal tools for dental and surgical instruments: Better Vacuum Autoclave (Class B).
– Sterilization and disinfection in the smallest parts.
– Wipe utensils dry and prevent water droplets from accumulating.
- Dentists, doctors and surgeons, podiatrists will buy autoclaves with vacuum.
Can be used without vacuum in the sterilization and disinfection of glassware/Arlenmeier cups.
Do not use vacuum when sterilizing liquids.
2. What size do you need?
It is very important to choose the right size for the tool that fits the equipment.
Note the size
Effectiveness that can be used is smaller than the internal dimensions of the internal unit.
If you need to sterilize many tools during the day, you should buy an autoclave
Such an autoclave will reduce the number of cycles in the workflow and save time.
You should decide what kind of autoclave to buy based on your needs. The device comes in many shapes and sizes, each with their own pros and cons.
The most suitable autoclave will meet your needs and sustain your operation without taking up more space than necessary.