Pass-through autoclaves enable sealed laboratory environments to be maintained, with door interlocks preventing potential for laboratory standards to be compromised. Every double-ended autoclave provides a sterile path in and out of sealed laboratories.
At one time, double-door autoclaves were relatively rare. But over recent years we’ve seen ”clean room” high-containment practices adopted in a wide variety of industries, ranging from biomedical research to semiconductor fabrication. While other laboratory autoclave manufacturers are new to this field, Priorclave has been here all along. We offer a variety of flexible pass-through (double-ended) choices with all of the sophisticated containment and safety features you expect from units twice as expensive. Our pass-through autoclaves are used in universities, mobile military facilities, BSL-3 containment suites, and research labs dedicated to West Nile and avian flu, pharmaceuticals, entomology, industrial product development, and more.
Every Priorclave pass-through autoclave is entirely custom built to your laboratory specifications. Because our sterilizer units are all built-to-suit, we can accommodate an almost unlimited number of design considerations specific to your applications and facility: chamber size, steam source, wall thickness, door swing, stainless steel loading shelves and doors, and so on. If you purchase vacuum options, the sterilizer is capable of both pre-vacuum and pulsed freesteaming cycles. Autoclave chambers can range from 150 liters to 700 liters in volume, depending on the requirements of your laboratory. Our pass-through autoclaves are front loading, and have round and rectangular chambers.
Our autoclaves come equipped with the Tactrol® 2 Control System, which provides both safety and efficiency features as well as enabling you to automate the sterilization process. This includes automatic timed freesteaming, which improves air removal and sterilizing performance. The Tactrol® control panel can be mounted either inside or outside the containment area (depending on the application), as can any data ports or the hardware printer. The panel can provide visual feedback for where the autoclave is in the sterilization cycle (vacuum, media warming, cooling, etc.). Pressure interlocks, thermal safety locks, and double-door interlock mechanisms prevent any inadvertent cycle disruptions or breaching of containment integrity. We regularly outfit our BSL-3 (biosafety level 3) pass-through autoclaves with Effluent Retention systems, which include condensate re-sterilization and 0.05 micron filters in the vent outlet (capable of capturing organisms as small as viruses). These are required by law in some biosafety contexts, but also valuable in non-BSL settings where waste loads are frequently processed. Our double- door autoclaves also feature epoxy coated panels and frame members which are treated with an anti-bacterial agent which is effective against all bacteria and fungi including MRSA.
Programmable Tactrol® 2 Control System with simple "one-touch" start
Customizable Freesteaming, Load Cooling, Media Warming, and Delayed Start
ASME-certified 316L Stainless Steel Chamber and Door
Quickseal Single-Action Interlocking Safety Doors—cannot be opened unsafely
Full width stainless steel anti-tip Loading Shelves
“We have nine Priorclaves on our campus, and they live up to the energy and water conservation promise. The Priorclave team is always responsive—from sales to service. You can count on them to be there.”
- Phil Berriman, Lab Equipment Specialist
“We’ve been really happy with the design and performance of our Priorclave — kudos to you and your team for an excellent product!”
- Peter Kuhlman, Professor
“Customer service from Priorclave is first class. I would recommend their equipment to anybody. After sales and service contracts also first class.”
- Bob Salvage
“We are very satisfied with our Priorclave unit. It is so dependable and maintenance-free that we are starting to forget what our campus repairman looks like.”
- Vicki Selinger, Lab Coordinator
“As a large Biology Department of more than 300 teaching and research staff we have bought 6 Priorclave autoclaves over the last 3 years. The Priorclave autoclaves have consistently performed in all areas for ease of use, reliability and value for money.”
- Lucy Hudson
“You guys are TOP NOTCH! I am obviously a faithful Priorclave customer for life.”
- Joan Morra, Metallurgical Engineer
“Priorclave’s holistic approach to sustainability is unique in the life sciences industry. Not only do their products use 70-80% less energy and water than most autoclaves, the company has also shown leadership in sustainable manufacturing and in developing a recycling program for their products.”
- Allison Paradise, Executive Director
“We’ve been engaged in a research project with our chemistry department and they absolutely loved your equipment. They’re actually in the process of building a new lab and are considering one of your products.”
- Tim Matthews, Laboratory Technologist
“We found that your autoclaves used 81% less energy and 93% less water than our old ones with the steam jackets. The savings is huge for our campus.”