The role of sterilization is into being from ages. With the availability of technology in today’s time, the process has become more sophisticated. The basic function of sterilization is to make sure that the tools used in a medical operation are treated. After the treatment, the tools can be used again and there is no risk of infection.
Take the case of laboratories; the tools once used for the purpose of research cannot be used again until they have undergone the process of sterilization. The sterilization of laboratories components can only take place in autoclaves and sterilizers.
The function of autoclave and sterilizer is to treat laboratory equipment at high pressure for a specific period. After getting treatment with steam, streamline of pressure of water is used, this is as high as 120 atmospheric pressure. This is the complete process of sterilization of laboratory components.
The manufacturers of autoclaves and sterilizers manufacture different sizes and dimensions, keeping in mind about the requirement of laboratories. Apart from this, the manufacturers provide warranty for one year or so. The warranty can be extended as per the wish of the laboratory attendant as well. The description of different types of autoclaves and sterilizers are as follows-
Front loading autoclaves – As the name suggests, the laboratory apparatus are upload in these autoclaves from the front. The water needs to be filled manually. After filling water, it can set for 15 to 20 rotations. This many rotations are enough to sterilize components and bring them to normalcy. The process of condensation also takes place.
Top loading autoclaves- The loading of the components needs to be done from the above. These types of autoclaves are appropriate for those laboratory tools, which use liquids in their process. It has silicone tube connected to heat resistant bottle, which helps in cleaning the tools from all sorts of impact.
Dual claves – This type of autoclave is one of the useful of all. It accommodates two chambers, one over the above. The two chambers can work independently. The laboratory technician can use one of the chambers and the other one can remain idle. The control of these chambers can be done with the help of programmable screen controllers. Moreover, the volume of these chambers is high as compared to the above autoclaves.