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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Autoclave

15 March 2022

From small benchtop models to larger machines that require considerable floor space, autoclaves are available in many sizes. Different types of autoclaves will also disinfect objects by using heat, chemicals, irradiation, high-pressure application, and filtration.

The market offers a dizzying array of options, how do we choose one that fits us? Below is a guide to help you!


Tips 1: Estimate your budget

Prior to purchasing, determine your budget. This will save you time as well as make it easier to find products with high CP values.


Tips 2: Measure the capacity

Considering your throughput requirements (how large the autoclave sample is and how much you plan on autoclaving) and available laboratory space will help you determine whether the autoclave can handle your needs. You should also think about the size and frequency of loads, and how many people will use it, before selecting the type of autoclave you choose. Having a good number of medium-size autoclaves, which can be used staggered, is a significant advantage to large autoclaves, which can create significant backlogs and leave people waiting for hours. It is also advantageous to have many small autoclaves on hand in case of a failure, since there are many backup autoclaves instead of having the entire operation shut down.


Tips 3: Site condition should not be overlooked

Everyone has different requirements for autoclaves, some may require a water supply, while others may prefer no drain. Knowing what you need beforehand will help you save money and make your work run more smoothly.


Additional Tips: Maintenance, Cleaning and Technical Support

Autoclaves, as previously said, require routine maintenance to ensure their safety, proper functionality, and minimal impact on your organization's operations. However, if you have a problem with your autoclave's operation, you should make sure you have access to dependable and high-quality technical support. We give excellent technical assistance all year long at Gaia Science, including annual mandatory MOM inspection arrangement.


Summary (The Bottom Line)

When selecting an autoclave, consider several variables to ensure that it is the greatest fit for your organization's needs, such as the autoclave's capacity, throughput, space requirements, installation, maintenance, quality, and total costs over time. Pre-existing options may not satisfy the modern and ever-changing needs of your organization, whether it's a large corporation or a tiny start-up that requires a versatile, high-quality, and dependable autoclave to keep things going smoothly. Always keep in mind not only short-term costs like selling prices, but also long-term costs like capacity/throughput, performance, and reliability, all of which affect a company's bottom line.


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