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Steam Autoclave by Priorclave

Leader in Horizontal Steam Autoclaves

Horizontal autoclaves are preferred throughout Great Britain for all uses: Medical, industrial, research, and education. Most of these units are outfitted with rectangular pressure vessels with automatic moving doors, jackets and integral steam generators. These vessels are excellent if your primary task is sterilizing large items or operating in a CSSD department. But if you’re doing anything else–especially preparing growth media, processing waste loads, or testing materials–that medical type of vessel will quickly become a hinderance.

Priorclave horizontal autoclaves are built both around cylindrical vessels,with roughly half as many moving parts as the more complicated competing powerdoor rectangular units and manual door rectangular vessels where a larger chamber is required. Although the powerdoor units are also available if required. Priorclave designs specify easily sourced non-proprietary components whenever possible. This reduces both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and makes service calls quicker, less disruptive, and less expensive. Priorclave drives down the total operating cost for its horizontal autoclaves by minimizing maintenance, maximizing energy/water efficiency, and offering a robust control system that stays out of your way.

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Horizontal Autoclaves for Your Industry

Does size really matter? In the world of industrial sterilization does size really matter?  Manufacturers of large and high capacity laboratory and research grade autoclaves generally offer a choice of two chamber formats – round or rectangular – both front loading designs.  In the former there is less useable space than in rectangular section autoclaves for a given volume, however in practical terms there becomes a trade-off against improved steam circulation versus cost/lab space

When purchasing a rectangular chamber laboratory autoclave (up to 850 litres as standard) you may consider one with a steam/water jacket.  These are optionally available but effectively put another pressure vessel around the main sterilising chamber.  Within the void steam or cold water is run to heat or cool the outside of the actual autoclave chamber.  Unless you are looking to run your autoclave 24/7 there may be a less costly and more energy efficient solution.

Talk with the experts here at Priorclave, “autoclave are our business”, not only a manufacturer, service provider, calibration lab but an autoclave design house tailoring autoclave builds to meet unique requirements.

We developed the cylindrical chamber, Q63 range as a truly versatile alternative to the rectangular machine. These front-loading laboratory autoclaves have a taller chamber profile than most cylindrical steam sterilisers currently available.  The Q63 has an impressive load capacity, exceptional reliability and unparalleled energy, water, and lifetime cost savings.  A fact: the Q63-320 litre autoclave was the first to receive an ACT certificate, this quantities its superb energy efficiency credentials.

The taller chamber profile also boosts lab efficiency and lowers costs by sterilising larger bulky items as well as small and taller items in a single process.  This autoclave range often proves to be a truly viable alternative to larger more costly rectangular chamber autoclaves, yet still being able to achieve the same sterilising throughput.

Top loading autoclaves (up to 200 litres as standard) are a real practical solution for laboratories and research centres with limited floor space and budget constraints yet wanting to perform high-quality steam sterilisation of taller than normal items such as fermentors and large capacity Erlenmeyer flasks.  The alternate may require a much larger and more expensive front-loading autoclave.

The main advantage, which is attractive to the smaller laboratory or those with low throughput, is the actual ‘footprint’ of the autoclave.  Not requiring much additional width and depth outside that of the chamber, top loading models tend to only increase in height with increased capacity.

With a choice of loading format and chamber style coupled with physical build making the right of autoclave selection for your laboratory is so important.  “We value dialogue with our customers, say Lee Oakley, Sales Director.  “For every investment they make in our machines we want the customer to get true value, a lower cost of ownership.”


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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
We are very satisfied with our Prioclave unit. It is so dependable and maintenance free that we are starting to forget what our campus repairman looks like.
- Vicki Selinger, Lab Coordinator
Customer service from Priorclave is first class. I would recommend their equipment to anybody. After sales and service contracts also first class.
- Bob Salvage
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
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
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.
- Delphine Faugeroux, Lab Coordinator