Do All Steam Autoclaves Really Need a Steam Jacket?
Until fairly recently, North American labs haven’t had a lot of options when it comes to standalone steam autoclaves. Your choice was steam jacket or nothing. Jacketed machines are great […]Read More
Autoclave Parts: Lower Costs, Increase Safety, Assure Smooth Operations
Priorclave autoclaves are long-lived workhorses. That’s not because they never need maintenance or repair, but because we’ve designed them to make maintenance and repair easy. Any competent technician can keep […]Read More
Priorclave North America Joins the Purchasing Cooperative of America
Priorclave North America is committed to helping labs get what they need, so they can get back to doing their work. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that Priorclave has […]Read More
Do I Need an “ASME-stamped” Autoclave Sterilizer?
Many lab and facility managers are unsure whether or not they need to worry about their steam autoclave sterilizer being “ASME-stamped.” Short Answer: Yes, Always Buy an Autoclave Sterilizer Built […]Read More
Autoclave Sterilizer Explainer: What is an “ASME stamp”?
Having an “ASME stamped” pressure vessel is one of the key price differentiators for an autoclave sterilizer. The is especially the case with the smaller autoclaves marketed towards start-up research […]Read More
Trends in Retort Processing: Goodbye Canned Food, Hello “Retort Pouches”
For hundreds of years retort processing (i.e., “canning”) has made it possible to prepare spaghetti sauce in minutes—instead of hours—eat tuna regardless of how many thousands of miles you live […]Read More
Bad Benchtop Autoclave Installations
Sometimes a bad benchtop autoclave installation is pretty straightforward: That drain valve looks pretty good—it’s taped, they’ve used a quality ball valve (which is much more reliable over the long […]Read More
Harnessing Bioluminescence for Responsible Alcohol Consumption
“O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil! … [T]hat men should put an enemy in their mouths […]Read More
We Regret to Inform You that there are No “Typical” Sterilizer Cycle Times
Lab managers are often frustrated to learn that there are no “typical” cycle times for autoclaves. It’s not that we’re being coy: There are an enormous number of variables that come into play, […]Read More
Keeping Your Autoclave Clean Can Save You Thousands of Dollars
A lot of factors can bring your autoclave down—a freak power outage, a ruptured container, metal fatigue. But a healthy portion of the service calls we see can be […]Read More
Animal Research Facilities Save Water, Save Money, and Do Better Research
Animal research facilities go through a lot of water. From cage washing to steam sterilization, their water consumption is higher than most laboratories. And that’s not bad—as anyone who has […]Read More
A Good Autoclave Supplier Helps Veterinary Researchers Get More Done
Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) causes people and animals daily discomfort and distress. IBD can lead to other health problems such as intestinal abscesses, intestinal obstructions, and an increased risk of […]Read More