Laboratory Autoclaves and Steam Sterilisers, Calibration and Servicing
For more than 20 years Priorclave has produced and serviced laboratory autoclaves for the food industry, from the smallest bench-tops to large capacity models. Many options and accessories are available for Priorclave’s laboratory autoclaves, and all models feature the facility for delayed start and media warming at the end of the cycle to maintain growth media overnight at a ‘ready to pour’ temperature. All Priorclave autoclaves feature the TACTROL® control system and all are BioCote® protected against bacterial and fungal growth. The food industry represents a substantial 8% of the company’s turnover and is significantly increasing year on year.
Post-installation autoclave testing
Priorclave is registered as a UKAS calibration laboratory, so post-installation testing and servicing options are available, along with fully comprehensive servicing arrangements. Priorclave has been independently approved and monitored by authorised bodies and all products are CE marked to the following standards:
- European PED – 97/23/EC (approved for the entire pressure system, not just the pressure vessel structure)
- EN61010-2-41 – Electrical safety
- EN5008-1 / EN50082-1 – Electromagnetic compatibility
Front loading 100L–200L and top loading 100L–150L autoclaves
Priorclave’s front loading 100L–200L and top loading 100L–150L autoclaves are popular with microbiology laboratories, and feature cylindrical vessels with a 500mm diameter for more effective loading and safe, low loading heights for the top loaders. Both versions are available for electric heating or for connection to plant steam, and a full range of loading trolleys is available.
Compact laboratory autoclaves
Compact laboratory autoclaves enable operation for the low volume user, with the 40L and 60L capacity bench-top and 60L capacity floor standing alternative.
Large capacity rectangular section autoclaves
Large capacity rectangular section autoclaves are ideal for high-volume throughput as well as large bulky items; these autoclaves combine a huge internal capacity with a small floor area. They are available in 235L, 350L, 450L and 700L capacities with a compact design – the 235L and 350L models can fit through standard door. Intermediate and larger sizes are also available on request. They feature a simple, hand-wheel door closure. The same models are also available with vertical power doors and can be supplied either as stand alone cabinet autoclaves or built into a fascia panel in a plant room installation. In addition, within the Q63 range the 320L capacity front loading option complements the smaller 100L top loading version.
Pass-through / double door autoclaves
Pass-through / double door autoclaves are for installation through a common wall enabling two-way sterilisation traffic between rooms. Safety procedures are not compromised during the cycle, as they are completely sealed and have interlocking doors.
Autoclave calibration, testing and servicing
As a fully accredited UKAS calibration laboratory Priorclave is able to carry out performance qualification as required. Routine calibration is available as a one off or as part of a regular maintenance contract. Maintenance contracts for all models are available with parts-inclusive and extended term options. All models are currently available with a two-year extended warranty option, which includes all routine and emergency servicing and parts (excluding consumables and work relating to incorrect use), making the autoclave virtually cost-free for the first two years of use.