Custom Built Pass-through autoclaves from Priorclave
3 May 2023
Priorclave offer custom-built pass-through autoclaves to meet laboratory specifications and with almost unlimited design considerations.
Once relatively rare, pass-through autoclaves enable sealed laboratory environments to be maintained, with door interlocks preventing potential for laboratory standards to be compromised. Every double-door autoclave provides a sterile path in and out of sealed laboratories.
Increased adoption of ‘clean room’ high-containment practices in a wide variety of industries has led to a growth in the pass-through autoclave market. Priorclave models are employed in universities, mobile military facilities, BSL-3 containment suites, and research labs dedicated to West Nile and avian flu, pharmaceuticals, entomology, industrial product development, and more.
Standard Features include:
Programmable TACTROL 3 Control System with ‘one-touch’ start
Customisable Freesteaming, Load Cooling, Media Warming, and Delayed Start
PED-certified 316L Stainless Steel Chamber and Door
Full width stainless steel anti-tip Loading Shelves
Biomaster Antimicrobial Surfaces
Instruments can be built with specific chamber size, steam source, wall thickness, door swing, stainless steel loading shelves and doors. With vacuum options, the steriliser is capable of both pre-vacuum and pulsed freesteaming cycles. Autoclave chambers can range from 150 litres to 700 litres in volume. Pass-through autoclaves are front-loading and have round and rectangular chambers.
Autoclaves come equipped with the Tactrol 2 Control System, which provides safety and efficiency as well as enabling automation of the sterilisation process. The Tactrol control panel can be mounted inside or outside the containment area – as can data ports or the hardware printer – to indicate progress through the sterilisation cycle. Pressure interlocks, thermal safety locks, and double-door interlock mechanisms prevent any inadvertent cycle disruptions or breaching of containment integrity.
BSL-3 (biosafety level 3) pass-through autoclaves are regularly fitted with Effluent Retention systems, which include condensate re-sterilisation and 0.05 micron filters in the vent outlet Double- door autoclaves also feature epoxy coated panels and frame members which are treated with an anti-bacterial agent which is effective against all bacteria and fungi including MRSA.