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Autoclave – Essential Laboratory Equipment

Date Added: February 28, 2012 03:43:55 PM
Author: Abhimarthub
Category: Computers and Internet: Search Engine Optimization

Autoclave is among the most important equipments used in medical field. The main usage of autoclaves is in the fields of sterilization. The Macro Scientific Works are manufactures, exporters and suppliers of different types of autoclaves. Their main advantage is that they can reach at the higher temperature than boiling water and kill bacterial spores along with bacteria. They are mostly used in laboratories to make surgical equipments and glassware disinfectant. Autoclaves are available in several variants. One of the famous and simplest forms is autoclave vertical. It has large pot consisting of gauge on top fitted with bolts to fasten the top of pot. Many more models are also available such as tabletop autoclave, cylindrical autoclave, and autoclave portable. These are the instruments specifically designed to beat the steam pressure at high temperature of 121⁰ Celsius to sterilize lab equipments. The heat and pressure eradicates bacteria and pathogens efficaciously so that it can be used in laboratories and medical facilities for preparation of culture media and science application for microbiology for sterilizing glassware, medical instruments and to clean hazardous medical waste. The autoclave is an excellent sterilization apparatus used in laboratories and hospitals. They are commonly used in veterinary medicine, dentistry, research and development of pharmaceuticals and food facilities. Small and large autoclaves can be used anywhere for sterilization processes of the equipments used in medical center. A notable increasing application of autoclave is sterilization and pre disposal treatment of waste material including pathogenic waste of hospitals. Autoclaves can be seen in several medical institutes, laboratories to sterilize an object. Now days, many procedures employ one time use items instead of reusable such as disposable needles. However, surgical instruments such as needle holders, scalpel handles, and forceps need to sterilize. The high steam pressure used in autoclaving provides effective means to sterilize as compared to only heated air. The autoclave produces high-pressure steam at 134⁰ C to sterilize medical equipments in just few minutes than two hours time taken by hot air at 160⁰C and make sure that the inside part of the it is free from air. They are also employed in the several industries where sterilized parts and materials are required thorough out the production process. Following are some of the industries where autoclaves are used. Food Industry – All ready to eat meal stuffs available on the shelf of the grocery stores are processed in the autoclave. The whole process sterilizes food that gives them longer shelf life & makes it refrigeration free. The sterilized food is completely prepared and just takes few minutes to reheat. Beverage Industry – The beverage industry also makes use of autoclaves to gives their products longer life such as milk bottles, canned milk, coffee drinks containing milk.
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