Healthcare Autoclaves

Why use autoclaves within the healthcare industry?

In healthcare, people use the term “autoclave” which is typical when describing a steam sterilizer.

Healthcare Autoclave would be used for sterilisation of surgical instruments prior to use within a surgical theatre. Reusable Surgical instruments must be sterilised following washing to ensure all Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and Spores have been effectively destroyed prior to the introduction of the instrument into another patient.

Surgical instruments are packaged within DIN Trays/ baskets and packaged within a sterile wrap or pouch prior to loading into the autoclave chamber. In addition to this application healthcare authorities may also have a desire to use an autoclave for the disposal of waste. These autoclaves would be used to decontaminate clinical waste coming from the hospital prior to safe disposal by a waste management company.

The Health Technical Memorandum 01-01: Management and decontamination of surgical instruments (medical devices) used in acute care Part C: Steam sterilization provides standards and guidelines for the processing of medical devices. Check out our FAQs for further information.

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How to choose an autoclave for Healthcare applications?

Din Trays

Decide how many DIN trays you wish to load per cycle based on your daily throughout need.

Understand Your Throughput

Decide the chamber volume/dimensions you require based on your throughput.

Facility Needs

Think about access to your facility and whether this selection is to replace an existing piece of equipment or buying new for a new build or department.

Steam Requirements

Have a think about how you are going to generate the steam? Do you have steam already or will you need the autoclave to generate its own clean steam?

Make Your Decision

Once you know this you will know if you need an autoclave with an electrical steam generator, process steam to clean steam generator or a dual electric and steam generator.

Access Requirements

Think about doors. Do you need 1 or 2? Single door or pass through between your packing room to sterile store?

Dimensions

Don’t forget the space you have to play with and take a note of the external dimensions of each solution. 

What’s Your Budget?

We can tailor to your needs. Whether it’s extras you need or cost-effective alternatives- we have the solution for you.

Will You Require Servicing?

When you choose Sychem, we offer various PPM packages to suit your needs.

Our most popular autoclaves for Healthcare applications

VS8

Compact Medium Capacity 600 litre 8STU Autoclave

  • User Friendly Colour touch screen control with inbuilt independent monitoring system.
 
  • Fully insulated chamber manufactured from a melamime foam jacket – keeps the heat where it needs to be.
 
  • Ergonomic working and loading heights via the use of our carriage and trolley. 
 
  • Fast cycle performance with a 134 degree cycle with extra drying completed within 45 minutes.
 
  • Compact design with automatic vertical sliding door.

VS10

Medium Capacity 744 litre 10STU Autoclave

  • User Friendly Colour touch screen control with inbuilt independent monitoring system.
 
  • Fully insulated chamber manufactured from a melamime foam jacket – keeps the heat where it needs to be.
 
  • Ergonomic working and loading heights via the use of our carriage and trolley. 
 
  • Fast cycle performance with a 134 degree cycle with extra drying completed within 45 minutes.
 
  • Smart design with Automatic vertical sliding door.

VS12/2H

Compact Large Capacity 905 litre 12STU Autoclave

  • User Friendly Colour touch screen control with inbuilt independent monitoring system.
 
  • Fully insulated chamber manufactured from a melamime foam jacket – keeps the heat where it needs to be.
 
  • Ergonomic working and loading heights via the use of our carriage and trolley.
 
  • Fast cycle performance with a 134 degree cycle with extra drying completed within 45 minutes.
 
  • Smart design with automatic horizontal sliding door.

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VS8

With an innovative high performance sterilizing technology, via the use of its innovative chamber design granting excellent performance during the sterilisation phase this medium capacity autoclave is characterised by a chamber completely made of stainless steel AISI 316L and entirely covered by a full jacket system. With market leading cycle times and competitor beating life costs our VS8 autoclave is ideal for any medium sized facility looking for reliability and low utility usage.

Test/service programmes: warm-up, Bowie & Dick, vacuum test, filter sterilization.

Working programmes at 121°C and 134°C (249,8°F and 273,2°F); process cycle and factory programmed according to EN 285 for:

Key features:

  • Colour touchscreen with 20 programmes, 12 of which are pre-defined and 8 can be customized.
 
  • Frontal hinged service door for advanced service access.
 
  • Process piping made of stainless steel AISI 316L with tri-clamp fittings.
 
  • Integrated thermal paper printer.
 
  • Possibility to have the technical area on the left or on the right side of the autoclave. 

Dimensions:

Single door version 

  • Chamber: 670 W x 700 H x 1286 D 
 
  • Autoclave: 1100 W x 1900 H x 1592 D 
 

Pass-through version (two doors) 

  • Chamber: 670 W x 700 H x 1310 D 
 
  • Autoclave: 1100 W x 1900 H x 1592 D 
 
  • Litres: 603

Please Note: All autoclaves are available with single or passthrough double door configuration with electric, steam, steam to steam and dual generator options for steam creation.

VS10

With an innovative high performance sterilizing technology, via the use of its innovative chamber design granting excellent performance during the sterilisation phase this medium capacity autoclave is characterised by a chamber completely made of stainless steel AISI 316L and entirely covered by a full jacket system. With market leading cycle times and competitor beating life costs our VS10 autoclave is ideal for any medium to large sized facility looking for reliability and low utility usage.

Test/service programmes: warm-up, Bowie & Dick, vacuum test, filter sterilization.

Working programmes at 121°C and 134°C (249,8°F and 273,2°F); process cycle and factory programmed according to EN 285 for:

Key features:

  • Colour touchscreen with 20 programmes, 12 of which are pre-defined and 8 can be customized.
 
  • Frontal hinged service door for advanced service access.
 
  • Process piping made of stainless steel AISI 316L with tri-clamp fittings.
 
  • Integrated thermal paper printer.
 
  • Possibility to have the technical area on the left or on the right side of the autoclave.

Dimensions:

Single door version 

  • Chamber: 670 W x 700 H x 1586 D
 
  • Autoclave: 1100 W x 1900 H x 1892 D
 

Pass-through version (two doors) 

  • Chamber: 670 W x 700 H x 1610 D
 
  • Autoclave: 1100 W x 1900 H x 1892 D
 
  • Litres: 744

Please Note: All autoclaves are available with single or pass through double door configuration with electric, steam, steam to steam and dual generator options for steam creation.

VS12/2H

With an innovative high performance sterilizing technology, via the use of its innovative chamber design granting excellent performance during the sterilisation phase this medium capacity autoclave is characterised by a chamber completely made of stainless steel AISI 316L and entirely covered by a full jacket system. With market leading cycle times and competitor beating life costs our VS10 autoclave is ideal for any medium to large sized facility looking for reliability and low utility usage.

Test/service programmes: warm-up, Bowie & Dick, vacuum test, filter sterilization.

Working programmes at 121°C and 134°C (249,8°F and 273,2°F); process cycle and factory programmed according to EN 285 for:

Key features:

  • Colour touchscreen with 20 programmes, 12 of which are pre-defined and 8 can be customized according to the customer’s needs.
 
  • Frontal hinged service door for advanced service access.
 
  • Process piping made of stainless steel AISI 316L with tri-clamp fittings.
 
  • Integrated thermal paper printer.
 
  • Possibility to have the technical area on the left or on the right side of the autoclave.

Dimensions:

  • Chamber Dimensions Single Door.
 
  • External Dimensions Single Door.
 
  • Chamber Dimension’s Double Door.
 
  • External Dimensions Double Door.