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Secure Laboratory Autoclaves

publication date: Apr 28, 2015
author/source: Priorclave

The combination of secure key-lock and one-touch pushbutton controls make the Priorclave QCS H150 (150 litre chamber autoclave) range of front-loading autoclaves one of the safest and easiest to use laboratory autoclaves that are ideal for a busy research or clinical laboratory.

front loaderAnother key benefit of this QCS H150 front-loading steriliser design is easy access to the 500mm diameter stainless steel chamber via the wide door opening that allows easy loading of even heavy loads delivered direct by trolley. Another benefit is that small and tall items can be sterilised side-by-side in a single process.

Precise control of the sterilising process has been made easy using single push-buttons on the Tactrol® 2 microprocessor control panel.  One touch controls enable the user to easily step through settings of temperature and time in accordance with HSE prescribed sterilising parameters for a specified load.

In addition to guiding laboratory personnel through the simple programming the advanced Tactrol®2 microprocessor also keeps a log of the sterilising cycle data such as temperature, pressure and time.  The data is held in an archive file which can be subsequently downloaded onto a USB flash drive for sending to the Service Team at Priorclave’s UK manufacturing centre.  Here technical staff will analyse the data to help fine-tune the autoclave for maximum efficiency.

An advantage of the Priorclave H150 autoclave is the secure key-lock switch on the front of the control panel which governs access to certain parameter settings.  There are in fact three levels of authorisation – pre-set which is the basic setting, intermediary allowing adjustment of cycle times and temperatures, the third is a master level allowing other performance settings to be activated such as accelerated cooling and media warming.  The benefits of manual key-switch make accessing each different level much simpler and faster.

Built to International Standards, the QCS H150 autoclave incorporates epoxy coated panels and frame members treated with an anti-bacterial agent that is highly effective against all bacteria and fungi including MRSA, E.coli, Listeria, Legionella, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Pseudomonas, preventing cross contamination within the laboratory.

The QCS front- loading autoclaves will appeal to laboratory managers in diverse industrial sectors such as food, drink, dairy, pharmaceutical, agricultural, education, healthcare as well as dedicated research establishments for sterilising applications such as media preparation, liquids and diluent, waste, glassware instruments and pieces of apparatus that need superior cleansing.

The QCS front loading autoclave range introduced by Priorclave should help any laboratory increase its sterilising throughput owing to the combination of improved load capacity and exceptional operating performance.  There may also be an added benefit of lower overall running costs associated with reduced power and water usage.

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