Autoclaves for Lab Managers With Schedules to Keep
Avoid Downtime with a Rugged Research Sterilizer
Steam autoclaves are essential equipment in every laboratory. When the autoclave is down, instruments, liquids, and other loads cannot be sterilized. 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 sterilizers on the planet. The first Priorclave steam sterilizer 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 sterilization best-practices and cycle customization 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 sterilizers originally designed for medical applications (especially when it comes to smaller tabletop autoclaves). According to their own manufacturers, these medical-grade autoclaves require a great deal of regular maintenance in order to survive the rigors 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 “preventative maintenance” service call (starting within the first year after installation).
This is why Priorclave has built their steam sterilizers 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 sterilize. 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 sterilizer and equipment needs. We will also consult with you on sterilization procedures and safety training to ensure that all sterilization needs are met for your project.