Monthly Archives: July 2015 shares the tips of caring for Table Top Autoclave or Steam Sterilizer

Caring for your Table Top Autoclave  is very important and can be easily overlooked. We often see this step neglected which can cause high and frequent repair costs. A lack of maintenance will also lead to deterioration and excessive wear of the contents being sterilized.  Let go over a few points to make caring for your autoclave or steam sterilizer easier for you.

Table Top Autoclave TS-B24_Bluestone Autoclave

Table Top Autoclave TS-B24_Bluestone Autoclave


1) It is very important that the contents being sterilized are clean and free from debris, blood and organic tissue. Otherwise the instruments or sterilizer may become damaged.

2) Inspect the  door gasket of  table top autoclave for excessive wear or cracking. The gasket and mating surface should be cleaned with a mild detergent and using a cloth or sponge.

3) When running a sterilization cycle it is very important to not overload the sterilizer trays because it will cause inadequate sterilization and drying.

Table Top Autoclave TS-B24_ Bluestone Autoclave

Table Top Autoclave TS-B24_ Bluestone Autoclave


1) Keeping your Table top autoclave clean is one of the most important points. Be sure to clean the trays and rack with a Non-Scratch Scour Pad using a mild non-abrasive detergent.  Always rinse the instrument well and be sure to NOT USE steel wool, wire brush, or bleach.

2) Completely drain the water from the reservoir and replenish with fresh distilled water.


1) Clean the chamber and flush lines of table top autoclave  using the recommended autoclave cleaner following the cleaner’s instructions. Normally you will need 2 gallons of distilled water to complete this job.

2) Inspect the cord and plug for overheating and excessive wear—this could be a fire hazard. If this is the case, the power cord should be replaced. Some power cords are quick disconnect and easily replaced. If not, the replacement will need to be done by a certified repair company.


On a yearly basis you should have your table top autoclave inspected, cleaned thoroughly, tested and calibrated by autoclave technicians.

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Autoclave shares the Autoclaving Procedures for Horizontal Autoclave

Horizontal Autoclaves use pressurized steam to destroy microorganisms, and are the most dependable systems available for the decontamination of laboratory waste and the sterilization of laboratory glassware, media, and reagents. For efficient heat transfer, steam must flush the air out of the autoclave chamber. Before using the autoclave, check the drain screen at the bottom of the chamber and clean if blocked. If the sieve is blocked with debris, a layer of air may form at the bottom of the autoclave, preventing efficient operation.

Horizontal Autoclave HA-BA

Horizontal Autoclave HA-BA_Bluestone Autoclave

Container Selection-Bluestone Horizontal Autoclave

  • Polypropylene bags. Commonly called biohazard or autoclave bags, these bags are tear resistant, but can be punctured or burst in the autoclave. Therefore, place bags in a rigid container during autoclaving. Bags are available in a variety of sizes, and some are printed with an indicator that changes color when processed.Polypropylene bags are impermeable to steam, and for this reason should not be twisted and taped shut, but gathered loosely at the top and secured with a large rubber band or autoclave tape. This will create an opening through which steam can penetrate.
  • Polypropylene containers and pans. Polypropylene is a plastic capable of withstanding autoclaving, but resistant to heat transfer. Therefore, materials contained in a polypropylene pan will take longer to autoclave than the same materials in a stainless steel pan. To decrease the time required to sterilize material in these containers,
    • remove the lid (if applicable).
    • turn the container on its side when possible.
    • select the container with the lowest sides and widest diameter possible for the autoclave.
  • Stainless steel containers and pans. Stainless steel is a good conductor of heat and is less likely to increase sterilizing time, though is more expensive than polypropylene.

Preparation and Loading of Materials-Bluestone Horizontal Autoclave

  • Fill liquid containers only half full.
  • Loosen caps or use vented closures.
  • Always put bags of biological waste into pans to catch spills.
  • Position biohazard bags on their sides, with the bag neck taped loosely.
  • Leave space between items to allow steam circulation.
  • Household dishpans melt in the autoclave. Use autoclavable polypropylene or stainless steel pans.
Loading chamber_Horizontal Autoclave HA-BC

Loading chamber_Horizontal Autoclave HA-BC

Cycle Selection-Bluestone Horizontal Autoclave

  • Use liquid cycle (slow exhaust) when autoclaving liquids, to prevent contents from boiling over.
  • Select fast exhaust cycle for glassware.
  • Use fast exhaust and dry cycle for wrapped items.

Time Selection-Bluestone Horizontal Autoclave

  • Take into account the size of the articles to be autoclaved. A 2-liter flask containing 1 liter of liquid takes longer to sterilize than four 500 mL flasks each containing 250 mL of liquid.
  • Material with a high insulating capacity (animal bedding, high sided polypropylene containers) increases the time needed for the load to reach sterilizing temperatures.
  • Autoclave bags containing biological waste should be autoclaved for 50 minutes to assure decontamination.

Removing the Load-Bluestone Horizontal Autoclave

  • Check that the chamber pressure is zero.
  • Wear lab coat, eye protection, heat insulating gloves, and closed-toe shoes.
  • Stand behind door when opening it.
  • Slowly open door only a crack. Beware of rush of steam.
  • After the slow exhaust cycle, open autoclave door and allow liquids to cool for 20 minutes before removing.

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What Steam Generation Options are available? Bluestone Autoclave

There are several different steam generator options available depending on the size of autoclave. Take our Horizontal autoclave and Table Top Autoclave as an example. As a general rule, autoclaves within 100 litres are available as ‘Direct Steam’ models at no extra cost. Most autoclaves over 800 litres require an external stand alone generator due to the power required to produce the levels of steam necessary for sterilization. If you require a specific configuration, then please Contact us ( for further information.

Heaters in Chamber Models

Heaters in chamber is the standard configuration fitted to all circular chambered  Bluestone autoclaves and Economy range models. On standard machines, water is manually poured by the user directly into the chamber before each cycle begins. As the heater element(s) reach temperature, the water in the chamber boils to produce steam. An Autofill option is available to allow automatic water filling to take place so that the autoclave does not need to be manually filled between cycles. This option is not suitable for sterilization cycles where drying is required for porous loads/fabrics.


Heaters in chamber Bluestone Autoclave


Table Top Autoclave TS-AJ-Blue stone Autoclave

Integral Steam Generator

The integral steam generator option removes the heating elements from the chamber and replaces them with an integral generator for improved control over steam production. ‘Autofill’ is also fitted as standard to the steam generator; eliminating the need to manually refill the chamber between cycles. A mains water supply enters the steam generator, where it is heated and converted to steam. This then enters the chamber directly from the steam generator as and when it is required. This option is available throughout the range on autoclaves 100 litres and above.

Integral Steam Generator

Integral Steam Generator-Bluestone Autoclave

Horizontal Autocalve HA-BC

Horizontal Autoclave HA-BC-Bluestone Autoclave

Direct Steam/External Steam Generators

The direct steam option is intended for sites which already have a steam supply, or for larger autoclaves that require a powerful stand alone steam generator. An external steam feed enters the unit as per the illustrated diagram. This option is available on Bluestone Autoclave from 800-2000litres and above. More production information, please visit our website:

Horizontal large Autoclave HA-BVD

Horizontal large Autoclave HA-BVD

Horizontal large Autoclave HA-BVD

Horizontal large Autoclave HA-BVD

Autoclaves are instruments that are used to eradicate all forms if microbes which includes fungi, viruses and bacteria. These instruments are broadly used in chiropody, dentistry, body piercing, tattooing, and mycology. There are different types of technologies that are used in the process of sterilization. Technologies such as chemical sterilization, heating and ultra-violet light are used in the process of sterilization.
High pressure autoclaves can reach the desired temperature that is higher than the boiling point which will not only kill bacteria but also bacterial spores. The basic function of autoclaves in laboratories is to make items such as glass ware and equipments used in surgery, free from infection and contamination. There can be different types of autoclaves with different features.
They are based on a principle that the boiling point of water tends to increase when it is below pressure. For instance, at 15 pounds of pressure per inch, the boiling water definitely increases from hundred degrees Celsius to say one hundred and twenty degrees. At this level of temperature, all forms of life can be killed within fifteen minutes.

High Pressure Autoclave For Sale

Equipments used in laboratory and hospitals require high pressure sterilizer and these devices are autoclaves. These autoclaves are computer controlled and are extremely energy efficient .They are even provided with the facility to program recording interval with several other options to suit individual requirements. The system even offers the feature to adjust or select any baud rate for any serial communication port.
As mentioned above, there are technologies that are used in the process of sterilization. It is not always necessary, that heating would be the best option to perform this task. There are cases, in which heating damages the materials and these materials can be in the form of plastics, rubber optics and fiber. However, when heating damages these materials, chemical sterilization is used, as these materials need external venting systems that indeed remove all the chemical agents from the sterilizer. And, ultra violet rays produce UV rays that create a lethal effect on unwanted diseases, which completely destroys microbes like bacteria, fungi, pathogens, yeast and protozoa. Apart from these technologies, heating is considered as the most suitable form of sterilization.
In the entire process, time plays a critical role, as it is important to find out what time is needed to sterilize an equipment. Another important factor, that is extremely important is, safety. It is significant that the personnel should wear proper equipment while loading these devices.

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High pressure autoclave for sale teach you sterilize medical dressings with vertical autoclaves

It’s very common to sterilize medical dressings with autoclaves, especially verticalautoclave. Now teach you how to use it correctly.

Proper sterilization of medical dressings is very important to in ensure patients and doctors alike are protected from various diseases and infections. Dirty equipment transmits dangerous germs and infectious bacteria that can cause serious health problems for those exposed to them. While the verticala autoclave sterilization process may seem extremely difficult, it is actually quite simple with proper instructions.

First, put on rubber gloves, goggles, a plastic apron and a mask covering your nose and mouth. Place the medical dressings into the chamber of inside a wire basket and soak them with regular tap water. Allow the instruments to soak for three to five minutes. Add water, adjust the temperature and time for sterilization.

vertical autoclave for sale

vertical autoclave for sale

Second, use a smooth brush to thoroughly scrub each of the medical instruments with detergent and water. Submerge the instruments underneath the surface of the water to avoid splashing the contaminated water. If an item has multiple parts, disassemble them and clean each part on its own.

Third, finse each of the items thoroughly to get rid of any excess detergent from the vertical autoclaves. Thoroughly examine each instrument to make sure each is completely clean. Use a clean cloth to dry off each item. If a cloth is unavailable, set the items down on a paper towel and allow them to make dryness. Place a pot of water onto a hot surface and bring it to a boil.

Fourth, submerge each of the instruments in a glutaraldehyde disinfectant solution. If you have any bowls or containers, set them upright to allow the solution to sit inside during the cleaning process. Close the vertical autoclave container and allow the instruments to sit for approximately 15-50 minutes.

Last, use forceps to carefully remove each item and rinse each one thoroughly with boiled water. The boiling process removes any excess chemicals that may remain on the instruments. Allow items to air-dry on a disinfected tray before using them.

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vertical autoclave manufacturer

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