Priorclave offers top loading autoclave specifically for tall items

This feature-packed steam steriliser is manufactured with a chamber depth of 890mm

Laboratories looking to sterilise tall items but which have limited floor space are being offered a solution by UK autoclave specialist Priorclave in the shape of the new C85 top-loading autoclave.

With a compact footprint of 472 x 500mm, the C85 laboratory autoclave has an 85 litre chamber and operates from a 13A single-phase supply. It can be made ready for plumbing to a water supply for permanent installation or supplied for manual water fill if the new compact autoclave is to be moved or shared with other departments.

This feature-packed steam steriliser is manufactured with a chamber depth of 890mm, developed initially for organisations needing to sterilise taller items such as fermentors and large capacity Erlenmeyer flasks.

The C85 also offers increased loading flexibility through a capability to hold simultaneously a number of baskets, enabling more, smaller items to be sterilised in a single process.

The autoclave has a convenient loading height and access to the chamber is achieved through the patented Quickseal single-action door opening/closing system which provides safe and secure one-handed operation. Because the safety of lab staff is paramount the door system incorporates thermal and pressure locks, which prevent opening at elevated load temperatures above 80°C and pressures above 0.2bar.

Programming the new C85 lab and research grade autoclave could not be easier. Using simple push-button actuation on the Tactrol 2 control panel, staff are guided through simple or complex multi-programme set-up of temperature and time plus any required options such as free-steaming and media warming time.

During the autoclave build in Priorclave’s UK manufacturing centre an epoxy coating incorporating an anti-bacterial agent is applied to the panels and frame. This is said to be an effective and permanent treatment for control of harmful bacteria, making surfaces cleaner, more hygienic and providing durable lifelong protection against the threat of cross contamination. The epoxy finish is proven to reduce bacterial growth by up to 99.99% and is highly effective against MRSA, E.coli, Listeria, Legionella, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and over 50 other species.