Vertical Pressure Steam Sterilizer

Product Name: Vertical Pressure Steam Sterilizer

Description: The Vertical Pressure Steam Sterilizer is an electric heating and automatic-control pressure type sterilizer. It boasts reliable sterilizing results, convenient operation, power-saving features, affordability, and high quality. This instrument is ideal for medical and research units to sterilize operation equipment, dressings, utensils, culture medium, and more.

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How Does a Vertical Autoclave Work?

The vertical autoclave operates on the principle of high pressure to sterilize medical equipment and tools effectively. This type of autoclave, whether top-loading or vertical, generates steam to build up pressure and heat. The heat produced during this process is essential for sterilizing items such as flasks, beakers, and other medical tools by eliminating viruses, bacteria, and various microorganisms.

Components of a Vertical Autoclave

An autoclave comprises various components, some of which are standard while others are optional. Standard fittings in a vertical autoclave include an automatic pressure switch, pedal lifting device, steam release valve, water outlet valve, low water indicator, safety valve, heating lamp, etc. Additional accessories like a thermal printer, lower water cut-off, dressing drum, autoclave bags, and PLC control system may be requested by some companies. Both horizontal and vertical autoclaves are utilized in healthcare, food industries, and various other sectors with distinct features despite serving similar functions.

Difference between Horizontal & Vertical Autoclaves

Here are some key differences between horizontal and vertical autoclaves:

  1. Volume Capacity: Vertical autoclaves generally have smaller volume capacity compared to horizontal ones.
  2. Door Operation: Opening and closing the door of a vertical autoclave can be time-consuming and labor-intensive whereas horizontal autoclaves offer easier operation with a simple steering wheel turn.
  3. Sterilization of Canned Food: Sterilizing canned food in vertical autoclaves demands more effort compared to horizontal machines that allow easier sterilization by adjusting pressure settings.
  4. Loading and Unloading: Automation of unloading and loading gaskets is challenging in vertical autoclaves unlike horizontal ones.
  5. Installation Process: Due to certification requirements and supervision, the installation of vertical autoclaves necessitates more time and attention compared to horizontal autoclaves.