Autoclaves are made to sterilize medical equipment by exposing it into highly pressurized steam for a prescribed time period. All are automatic and you just load your tools into the room, push the start button and allow the machine take over.
But since they play such an essential function, it is very important to calibrate your autoclave occasionally to make sure it’s functioning at peak performance levels constantly. A difference of just a couple of degrees can mean that your tools are not being functioned properly.
Calibrating your autoclave is simple and you do not need to ship it out or have a tech come to your workplace. You will just need two common tools: a stopwatch and a thermometer that registers the most temperature and you are going to be tracking 3 distinct purposes: the timing controller, the temperature controller, and the strain gauge.
Calibrating the time on your own autoclave:
Simply place your autoclave to get a typical cycle. Now, push the start button on the device and also the start button in your stopwatch, either at exactly the exact same moment.
If the time in your own stopwatch and also the time around the autoclave vary by over 30 minutes, notice the time differential directly on the autoclave so that your technicians will make the correct adjustments whenever that they run a load during.
Again, this is just another simple evaluation. Simply put your maximum registering thermometer beside the temperature sensor within the room and operate through a different cycle. For security reasons, wait before the room cools to open the doorway and then check the temperature of the two thermometers.