Autoclaves for Hospitals & Medical Facilities

CSS' Healthcare Industry Clients:

Steam sterilization has become one of the most widely used methods of medical sterilization because, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is “nontoxic, inexpensive, rapidly microbicidal, sporicidal, and rapidly heats and penetrates fabrics.” Autoclaving is also more dependable and less likely to damage materials undergoing sterilization. From hospitals to medical research facilities, Consolidated Sterilizer Systems offers a full range of healthcare autoclaves for comprehensive and effective medical sterilization.

Medical Sterilization for the Healthcare Industry
Patient safety is, naturally, the top priority for any medical facility. In order to eliminate microbial contamination and prevent the transmission of harmful diseases and healthcare-associated infections, medical professionals must routinely sterilize equipment in a controlled environment.

In order to help medical professionals ensure a standard of care, all of our healthcare autoclaves are:

  • Suitable for any healthcare environment, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, doctors’ offices, medical clinics and medical research facilities.
  • Compliant with ISO 17665-1:2006 standards.
  • Compliant with ANSI/AAMI ST-8:2013, Hospital steam sterilizers.
  • Manufactured with high-grade materials, making them durable, reliable and able to stand the test of time
  • Energy-efficient, with built-in sustainability features designed to reduce energy and water consumption

Cycle Selection

Healthcare Sterilizer Cycle Selection

All of Consolidated’s sterilizers are equipped to run multiple steam sterilization cycle types, programmable through our state-of-the-art X1 Control System. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and other healthcare facilities will find the following cycle-types especially useful based on their particular needs:

Gravity
The most basic sterilization type, a gravity cycle uses gravity to replace air in the chamber with steam via a drain port. Gravity cycles are best suited for fabric packs, unwrapped and wrapped instrument trays and glassware.
Pre-Vacuum
Air is mechanically removed from both the chamber and the load through a series of vacuum and pressure pulses. This allows the steam to penetrate porous areas of the load that couldn’t otherwise be reached with simple gravity displacement. Pre-vacuum cycles are best suited for double-wrapped instrument trays and fabric packs.
Liquids
A liquid cycle is the same as a gravity cycle, though it uses a slower exhaust rate to minimize boil-over. Liquid cycles are best suited for media, LB broth and water.
Bowie-Dick Test Cycle
Daily air removal test.

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