Priorclave Ships 72 Autoclaves to Africa
By: Priorclave Limited
Priorclave has dispatched 72 autoclaves believed to be the largest order for autoclaves ever received by a British company, they are intended for hospitals and healthcare centres throughout Zambia. The last consignment of 12 units represents the final phased shipment of an order for 72 top-loading, 150L capacity steam sterilisers with built in high output/low power steam generators and they have been delivered a month ahead of schedule.
Priorclave supplied its SV150 model, which has a larger-than-average chamber size for such a compact unit, and fast cycle times owing to an integral forced air-cooling system. We also re-engineered the steam generators to give the required output from the low power single-phase supply that would be available on site. These highly efficient and ecological models supplied for this African contract awarded by Eagle Scientific incorporate Tactrol Zero, a facility that enables Priorclave’s UK Service Centre to provide immediate response to operation status and queries from around the world.
All of the autoclaves carry the BioCote ‘flag’, a symbol that denotes a microbial finish in the form of an anti-bacterial agent which is effective against all bacteria and fungi including MRSA. The contract was awarded against stiff global competition from China, the UK and Europe. Priorclave supplies autoclaves to food, drink, dairy, pharmaceutical, agricultural, healthcare, education and research establishments. It claims the build quality, reliability and autoclaving efficiency offered by its products have helped spearhead significant export trade.