Autoclaves for Lab Managers With Schedules to Keep
Avoid Downtime with a Rugged Research Steriliser
Steam autoclaves are essential equipment in every laboratory. When the autoclave is down, instruments, liquids, and other loads cannot be sterilised. At this point, the laboratory itself is essentially down.
Uptime is a key concern for every lab manager. The most frequent complaint we hear from lab managers is that they’ve had ongoing problems with the reliability of their current laboratory or research autoclaves–which is why they’re calling us.
We pride ourselves on building the toughest sterilisers on the planet. The first Priorclave steam steriliser ever built is still in operation today, thirty years later. While most manufacturers only offer a 10-year pressure vessel warranty, we guarantee ours for 20 years–and every unit we sell comes with free lifetime 24/7 technical support. Most maintenance problems can be diagnosed remotely by our team and directly addressed by your staff. Our tech support includes unlimited assistance with sterilisation best-practices and cycle customisation to make our autoclaves really work for our customers.
Reliable Autoclaves for Research and Industry
It’s no surprise that laboratory managers struggle with autoclave reliability: Far too many research labs are outfitted with sterilisers originally designed for medical applications (especially when it comes to smaller tabletop autoclaves). According to their own manufacturers, these medical-grade sterilisers require a great deal of regular maintenance in order to survive the rigours of an industrial or research setting. And the manufacturer’s expectations for what constitutes “standard user maintenance procedures” can be a little daunting. For example, some suggest that lab managers might expect to replace door gaskets and rebuild solenoid valves and steam traps two to three times each year–plus budgeting for an annual factory-certified “preventive maintenance” service call (starting within the first year after installation).
This is why Priorclave has built their steam sterilisers from the ground up for research and industrial use. With a properly specified, installed, and maintained research-grade autoclave, the valves and gaskets should last for years without factory service. And “proper maintenance” shouldn’t mean breaking out a full set of socket wrenches. Keeping the unit clean (inside and out), regularly greasing hinges and gaskets, and checking for scale build-up twice per year is all the maintenance most Priorclaves need.
Priorclave will ensure that your autoclave is well-suited for the load types you need to sterilise. This is an essential step of the autoclave selection process when choosing one for your laboratory. The most common load types we work with include media, instruments, liquids, wastes, porous loads, substrate, and glassware. However unique your load type is, our seasoned experts are ready to guide your steriliser and equipment needs. We will also consult with you on sterilisation procedures and safety training to ensure that all sterilisation needs are met for your project.