Priorclave Launches New Larger Capacity Laboratory Autoclave
By: Priorclave Limited
Specialist laboratory autoclave manufacturer Priorclave is extending its range of high capacity rectangular chamber sterilisers with the launch of a new 850 litre model. The first model option in the new RSC 850 series has been purposely designed for applications requiring sterilisation of extra-bulky dense waste. The new autoclave incorporates a water jacket, effectively another pressure vessel surrounding the main sterilising chamber, and within the void steam or cold water is run to heat or cool the outside of the autoclave chamber. When condensate avoidance is required, particularly for porous and textile loads, this facility is available to heat the walls of the vessel to minimise condensation build-up and help retain a dry load. Naturally, when cold water enters the water jacket it enables laboratories to achieve a faster cooling. The overall benefits is that of improving the sterilisation process time from start to finish whilst ensuring optimum proper sterilisation takes place. As standard this new RSC 850 autoclave is fitted with an automatic water-fill however as a dedicated autoclave manufacturer Priorclave is able to incorporate a number of options including pre-cycle vacuum in which multiple Vacuum stages are programmed with interspersed heating to achieve improved air removal together with the added benefit of greater steam penetration of difficult complex loads as well as post cycle drying. This large rectangular chamber laboratory autoclave is equipped with a patented large hand-wheel door closure system for easy safe opening/closing of the rigid robust hinged door which gives access to a chamber offering a convenient loading height of 800mm. An inherent feature is the fitting of a thermal and pressure lock system to the lower hand-wheel, this prevents door opening at load temperature above 80°C and pressures above 0.15 bar thus averting potential accidents through discharge of hot, high-pressurised steam. The new autoclave developed by Priorclave joins other models in the RSC standard range high capacity steam sterilisers, the range now comprising six models – 230, 285, 350, 450, 700 and 850 litres, each model fitted with one of the most advanced microprocessor control systems to guide operators through simple set-up procedures. As a dedicated laboratory autoclave manufacturer Priorclave is able to tailor the design to suit specific requirements, offering a choice of steam generation – electrical or direct steam heated, alternatively they can be fitted with an in-house steam generator ideal where continuous sterilising applications take place. The robust build quality of the new autoclave features epoxy coated panels and frame members treated with an anti-bacterial agent that is highly effective and permanent treatment for control of harmful bacteria, making surfaces cleaner, more hygienic and providing durable lifelong protection against the threat of cross contamination. This tough special epoxy finish is proven to reduce bacterial growth by up to 99.99% and is highly effective against MRSA, E.coli, Listeria, Legionella, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and over 50 other species. RSC autoclaves are part of the Priorclave comprehensive standard product range which numbers in excess of 60 models with chamber capacities from 40 to 850 litres, from small capacity bench-top sterilisers to larger floor-standing designs including pass-through and power-door models.