The extra-large chamber capacity of Priorclave’s RSC 450 litre laboratory and research autoclave is a must for any laboratory undertaking high-volume throughput sterilising procedures or are frequently tasked with handling tall and bulky items. Despite its large rectangular chamber and high loading capacity the autoclave requires only a relatively small floor area.
To suit a diverse range of applications within food and drink, dairy, pharmaceutical, agriculture, education, healthcare and research laboratories Priorclave is able to supply these extra- high capacity autoclaves with different heating systems - electrical or direct steam heated or they can be fitted with an in-built steam generator.
Proven Energy Savings
Autoclave replacement cuts energy costs by 90%
By replacing a 350 litre power-door autoclave with a Priorclave 450 litre autoclave York University’s Biology Department has slashed significantly the energy costs associated with running its sterilisation processes, with a massive 90% reduction in water usage.
The power-door autoclave, although only a 350 litre machine had a much larger footprint than the new autoclave from Priorclave and required a separately housed 45kW generator that ran constantly 24/7 to provide the required level of steam for sterilisation. By replacing this with the Priorclave SH450 autoclave it has given the laboratory more free-space within the actual laboratory as well as create a totally free room which housed the generator.
Side by side analysis of running costs between the new ‘self-contained’ autoclave and the original model fed with steam via the external generator show an overall saving of 56%, the major contribution to this massive saving is associated with cost of water supply and disposal, amounting to a reduction of 88% and 89% respectively. Since the University is in a hard-water area, autoclave manufacturer Priorclave recommended the fitting of a water softener, this resulted again in a very big reduction of salt requirements – a 92% cut compared to the previous operation.
The outcome was a financial saving in excess of - £6000 p.a.
• Large rectangular sterilising chamber – 450 Litre
• High loading capacity
• Front loading, access to the chamber gained via a three-wheel door closure system
• Wide opening facilitates easy loading of bulky and heavy items, via a trolley if required
• Unusually small foot print for size of chamber
• Advanced microprocessor for easy programme sterilisation cycle
• Panels and frame members treated with an anti-bacterial agent that is effective against all bacteria and fungi including MRSA.
• An assured build quality that complies with international standards