230L - 700L Autoclave
Rectangular

A rectangular chambered front-loading autoclave is the best option available for high-throughput research, education, industrial, and quality assurance facilities.  Each of our front-loading autoclaves is entirely custom built to your specifications in our London factory.  If you don’t need a steam jacket or powered door, then your autoclave won’t have one. If you do need enhanced cooling, filtration, monitoring, or another feature, it will be fitted. An application-specific build doesn’t just reduce the purchase price by eliminating features of no use to you. It also results in a more reliable autoclave that costs much less to own, operate, and maintain.

GBP £24,250 - 58,750

Biomaster Protected
Made in Britain
Energy Efficient
Water Efficient
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Product Description

Priorclave rectangular autoclaves are noted for their reliability, affordability, and ease-of-use. Our rectangular autoclaves couple the superior engineering and craftsmanship found in our standard cylindrical chambered research autoclaves with larger chambers optimised for high-throughput applications.  Our standard rectangular models rely on in-chamber on-demand heating, and are fitted with safety-interlock manual doors with thick-profile silicone seals. The result is a rectangular autoclave that you can own, operate, and maintain at a significant savings, when compared to same-size, same-function units. That said, if your application or situation demands 24/7 steam generation, a steam jacket, a power door, or other advanced option, we can always build to suit.

Priorclave’s standard line of rectangular autoclaves are among the most efficient on the market, as well as the easiest to service and most reliable.  They remain popular with colleges and universities, research facilities (small and large), testing labs, and industrial operations.

Models

  • Model: PS/RSC/EH230
  • Model: PS/RSC/EH285
  • Model: PS/RSC/EH350
  • Model: PS/RSC/EH450
  • Model: PS/RSC/EH700

Standard Features

  • Programmable TACTROL® 3 Control System with simple "one-touch" start
  • Customisable Freesteaming, Load Cooling, Media Warming, and Delayed Start
  • PED-certified 316L Stainless Steel Chamber and Door
  • Two full width stainless steel anti-tip Loading Shelves
  • Biomaster™ Antimicrobial Surfaces

Options

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Air Intake Filter System
Auto-waterfill
Calibration
Cycle Repeat
Air Ballast System
Accelerated Media Cooling
Adaptation for special water supplies.
Additional Options Kit for Health Service Customers
Air Ballasting with built-in air compressor
Condensate Collection Bottle
Customer requested Pressure Vessel Approval
F0 Integration
Factory Acceptance Test
Graphic Recorder Ethernet Port
Heater Protection
Installation – UK Mainland
IQ/OQ/PQ Documentation
Load Sensed Process Timing
Manual Drain
Mechanical Cycle Counter
Operator Identification
Performance Testing
Pneumatic Valves
Recorder – Circular Chart
Recorder – Graphic – Logger
Recorder – Strip Chart
Serial Communications Package
Setting Lock
Steam / Electric Heating
TACTROL Self – Monitoring System
Touch Screen Option
Water Softener

Air Intake Filter System

Protects sensitive loads from contamination from the outside air drawn in as the autoclave cools.

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Auto-waterfill

Automatically re-fills the autoclave chamber while the door is open ready for the next cycle. Requires a water supply. (Fitted as standard to electrically heated vacuum models)

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Calibration

As a UKAS accredited Laboratory Priorclave can provide annual or bi-annual calibration of your autoclave at one or more temperatures. Following successful calibration a UKAS certificate is issued.

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Cycle Repeat

Particularly useful for product testing, this option allows the autoclave to run one cycle after the other without stopping. The total number of cycles can be set from the control panel. For electrically heated Priorclaves a water supply is required. (Not suitable for Distilled, Ultra Pure or RO water supplies.)

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Air Ballast System

Controls distortion of semi-rigid containers, pouches and blister-packs as the autoclave cools by pressurising the autoclave chamber with air, balancing the internal pressure inside the containers, pouches or blister packs. In autoclaves with water cooling jackets it controls volume losses when rapidly cooling liquid loads. Requires an extremal air supply at a minimum pressure of 3 BarG.

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Accelerated Media Cooling

Accelerated Media Cooling – can reduce cooling times for liquid loads by up to 50% (Depending on load size and type volume loss may exceed 5%). Requires a minimum 5 program memory and Performance testing to set up the cycle parameter. Includes an air intake filter.

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Adaptation for special water supplies.

Electrically Heated Priorclaves require soft water with a conductivity of a minimum of 100 micro Siemens to work correctly. Various adaptations can be made to pipe work, fittings and water detection systems for Ultra pure water supplies if required.

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Additional Options Kit for Health Service Customers

Includes Tactrol Self Monitoring, Mechanical Cycle Counter and other options according to model to assist with the requirements of some health service installations.

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Air Ballasting with built-in air compressor

Controls distortion of semi-rigid containers, pouches and blister-packs as the autoclave cools by pressurising the autoclave chamber with air, balancing the internal pressure inside the containers, pouches or blister packs. Includes a quiet running air compressor mounted, where possible, inside the autoclave body.

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Condensate Collection Bottle

Where a drain is not available the autoclave exhaust is collected outside the autoclave for periodic disposal. Not suitable for vacuum models or sterilising waste / discard loads.

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Customer requested Pressure Vessel Approval

Form X Pressure Test Certification – Individually witnessed Hydrostatic Test with stamped certificate. MUST be requested at time of purchase.

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F0 Integration

Reduces overall cycle time by including time spent at high temperatures during heating and cooling in each cycle. Most suitable for standard, repeated loads.

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Factory Acceptance Test

Factory Acceptance test carried out with the customer at Priorclave’s factory after manufacture and before despatch.

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Graphic Recorder Ethernet Port

Allows easy connection and integration to an internal computer network for remote monitoring and storage of records.

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Heater Protection

Backup thermostatic protection for the autoclave’s low water detection system.

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Installation – UK Mainland

Autoclave installation by Priorclave trained technicians to pre-installed drains, water and electrical supplies.

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IQ/OQ/PQ Documentation

Preparation of detailed IQ/OQ Documentation for testing purposes

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Load Sensed Process Timing

Guarantees sterilising times by delaying the sterilising start time until a temperature sensor placed in the load has heated to sterilisation temperature.

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Manual Drain

A manually operated valve is fitted to allow the autoclave vessel to be drain for regular cleaning.

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Mechanical Cycle Counter

Provides a mechanical backup to the autoclave control system’s built in cycle counter.

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Operator Identification

PIN number identification of operators for each cycle. This information is recorded in the autoclave cycle log.

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Performance Testing

As a UKAS accredited Laboratory Priorclave can provide performance testing for your autoclave. Cycles with a specified number of loads are run and logged with multiple temperature sensors around the load and autoclave chamber. From the test results the cycle can be optimised to achieve sterilisation in the shortest possible cycle time. Following successful testing a UKAS certificate is issued.

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Pneumatic Valves

Improves reliability and operation of complex Priorclaves. The standard electrical valves are replaced with pneumatically operated valves. Requires an air supply or alternatively a small quiet air compressor can be installed inside the body of the autoclave.

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Recorder – Circular Chart

Provides a temperature record of autoclave cycles independent of the autoclave control system onto a paper chart. Unless otherwise specified a fixed temperature probe is fitted. Multi-channel versions are also available.

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Recorder – Graphic – Logger

Provides a temperature and pressure record of autoclave cycles independent of the autoclave control system. Cycle records are graphically displayed and saved to a log file. Unless otherwise specified a fixed temperature probe is fitted along with a pressure transducer. Further recording channels can be provided along with the option of an Ethernet port for connection to a computer network.

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Recorder – Strip Chart

Provides a temperature record of autoclave cycles independent of the autoclave control system onto a paper chart. Unless otherwise specified a fixed temperature probe is fitted. Multi-channel versions are also available.

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Serial Communications Package

The autoclave is fitted with an external serial communication interface socket for connection to a suitable PC or laptop. The package includes a serial cable and software.

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Setting Lock

Tamper proofing of program settings for single program Priorclaves – Included on models fitted with multi-program memory options.

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Steam / Electric Heating

For Steam Heated autoclaves this allows the autoclave to continue to be used when external steam is not available.

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TACTROL Self – Monitoring System

Provides an additional level of control protection. The Tactrol system scans all input channels to detect abnormalities and will abort the cycle with a displayed, logged and printed fault code and description if one is detected.

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Touch Screen Option

Tactrol Touch Control System – Full colour Touch Screen Control System with all the usual Priorclave Tactrol control system features in touch screen format.

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Water Softener

Ion Exchange water softening system which provides water of the correct quality to run the Priorclave – requires regular refilling with salt to maintain water quality.

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Specifications

230L Rectangular Specifications
Working Volume
230 litres
Chamber Size
w x d x h
580 x 600 x 600mm
Chamber Material
Burnished 316 stainless steel
Loading Format
Front
Loading Height
800mm
Operating Range
up to 138°C, 2.4 bar
Heater Power
21kW 30A three-phase
Weight
560 kg
External Dimensions
(w x d x h)
760 x 1025 x 1630mm
Minimum Installation
w x d x h (and Door Swing)
1225 x 960 x 760mm
285L Rectangular Specifications
Working Volume
285 litres
Chamber Size
w x d x h
580 x 760 x 600mm
Chamber Material
Burnished 316 Stainless Steel
Loading Format
Front
Loading Height
800mm
Operating Range
up to 138°C, 2.4 bar
Heater Power
21kW 30A three-phase
Weight
600 kg
External Dimensions
(w x d x h)
760 x 1155 x 1630mm
Minimum Installation
w x d x h (and Door Swing)
1355 x 960 x 760mm
350L Rectangular Specifications
Working Volume
350 litres
Chamber Size
w x d x h
580 x 900 x 600mm
Chamber Material
Burnished 316 Stainless Steel
Loading Format
Front
Loading Height
800mm
Operating Range
up to 138°C, 2.4 bar
Heater Power
21kW 30A three-phase
Weight
640kg
External Dimensions
(w x d x h)
760 x 1325 x 1630mm
Minimum Installation
w x d x h (and Door Swing)
1525 x 960 x 760mm
450L Rectangular Specifications
Working Volume
450 litres
Chamber Size
675 x 900 x 755mm
Chamber Material
Burnished 316 Stainless Steel
Loading Format
Front-Loading
Loading Height
800 mm
Operating Range
up to 138°C, 2.4 bar
Heater Power
32.5kW 45A three-phase
Weight
770kg
External Dimensions
(w x d x h)
855 x 1325 x 1785mm
Minimum Installation
w x d x h (and Door Swing)
1525 x 1055 x 760mm
700L Rectangular Specifications
Working Volume
700 litres
Chamber Size
w x d x h
675 x 1360 x 755mm
Chamber Material
Burnished 316 Stainless Steel
Loading Format
Front Loading
Loading Height
800mm
Operating Range
up to 138°C, 2.4 bar
Heater Power
42kW 60A three-phase
Weight
950kg
External Dimensions
(w x d x h)
855 x 1780 x 1785mm
Minimum Installation
w x d x h (and Door Swing)
1990 x 1055 x 760mm

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