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Twice the Sterilizing Capability with Double Stack Units

publication date: Jun 29, 2021
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author/source: Priorclave Ltd

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Introducing Priorclave double-stack, research-grade laboratory autoclave to a laboratory enables them, for a given space, to increase, significantly the sterilizing load throughput of the same make-up.  Alternatively, they can run two different sterilising programmes simultaneously for loads requiring different process settings.

This latest range of front-loading stackable autoclaves were designed and are built at the company’s dedicated autoclave UK manufacturing facility.  They incorporate a modular approach to the build process which enables easy upgrading during their working life as lab requirements change.  There are initially two standard arrangements, the dual EH150 model, a 150-litre chamber design and the dual EH200, a 200-litre chamber capacity model.

These give the lab manger initially looking for a 300 litre or 400 litre chamber machine the opportunity to consider investing in dual 150 or 200 litre laboratory autoclave configurations. Not only does this arrangement bring increased flexibility to scheduling waste and equipment sterilization, but it’s all done within the floor space required by a single machine.

The process of each individual chamber has its own dedicated control panel – Tactrol 3. The new TACTROL®3 controller presents to the user a crystal-clear LCD display and a more simplistic approach to function settings yet still retains the simple to use day to day operation of previous versions with Start, Vent and Door buttons.  Overall, it gives more precise control and delivers information on cycle process to achieve the ultimate in sterilisation performance.

In addition, the Tactrol®3 controller offers full setting security, managed with passcodes and a manual key-switch, making it ideal for environments where pre-programs need to be kept tamperproof.   These would include pharmaceutical, food and beverage, dairy as well as critical research centres. 

Settings and viewing of functions are simply accessed through a five keypad and displayed on the high-resolution LCD display panel, the display is not touchscreen type. This has significant advantages for laboratory sector since settings can be made and checked without having to remove protective gloves.

Now with added sterilising capability in the lab, both chambers can be used to simultaneously handling the same type of waste, giving a maximum load of 300/400 litres or a series of single 150/200 litre loads starting as and when items become available.  The real big plus factor is that the new stackable autoclaves enable laboratory staff to sterilise both waste and medium at the same time.

Using a single autoclave to cope with different programs can cause serious delays and create potentially unsafe bottlenecks within a laboratory or cleanroom.  The alternative to achieving this flexibility is the purchase of two separate machines; the obvious downside is that double the floor space is required.  For laboratories where space is accountable this can be a costly option, not only in required footprint but could that space be better utilised.  Hence the real alternative, stackable autoclaves from Priorclave.

Priorclave’s EH150 and EH200 stackable laboratory autoclaves join a comprehensive range of sterilizers manufactured by a company that has achieved global success within many industries sectors including education, life sciences, medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, food and drink, dairy and brewing. 

 

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