CSS is happy to welcome back our National Service Manager, Byron Holt, from Doha, Qatar. Mr. Holt traveled 7,000+ miles from our Boston headquarters to help Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health accept and install our SR-24A-ADVPLUS steam autoclave in their Food Control Laboratory. Read more →
Steam sterilizers play a pivotal role in your lab’s research capabilities and throughput. However, how can you safely and properly sterilize load types that are more temperature-sensitive than others? To help you avoid overheating a specific load type, thereby compromising it, we introduce the fifth article in CSS’ ongoing Steam Sterilization Cycles series: Read more →
Community Contributions: High-Tech Steam Autoclave Donated by CSS to The University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine
Consolidated Sterilizer Systems is proud to announce a recent company donation to the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Our SR-24D-ADVPRO steam autoclave was gifted this spring and successfully delivered and installed in early summer. Read more →
Steam Autoclave Components, Maintenance, and Anticipated Replacement Cycles: 3 Common Maintenance Questions
Maintaining steam autoclaves in proper working order improves productivity, reduces downtime, extends the life of the autoclave, and helps to ensure overall safety in the workplace. So to help you maintain your autoclave, we wrote about the importance of autoclave maintenance and shared some basic tips to maintain your equipment in a prior post.
In this post, we take the conversation a little deeper, answering common maintenance questions and identifying the critical components on an autoclave that should be inspected periodically by a trained service provider. This is not an exhaustive list of all the autoclave components that should be inspected but merely the major ones. Read more →
While not every research facility conducts the same research, most every research facility is interested in improving their overall efficiencies, which includes optimum throughput capacity when it comes to using their steam autoclaves. To help your facility achieve maximum return from your autoclave, we introduce the fourth article in CSS’ series about Steam Sterilization Cycles—part of an ongoing effort to help you leverage the appropriate cycle types for your unique applications.
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At Consolidated Sterilizer Systems, we like to work with the most talented professionals in the steam sterilizer industry. This week we highlight one of our best and brightest, Amit Gupta, Director of Engineering.
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When using steam autoclaves, it’s critical to identify, understand, and create the proper sterilization cycle for ALL of your load requirements. So, as part of our series discussing Steam Sterilization Cycles, this third article is designed to explore the Steam-Air-Mix Cycle, a more advanced steam sterilization cycle for unique applications.
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It is a bittersweet moment at Consolidated Sterilizer Systems as we announce the retirement of Donny Skoog, CSS shop foreman and expert fabricator. After 43 years on the job, Donny has been more than a tremendous employee and we truly cannot say enough about his invaluable impact on the CSS family.
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From small laboratory autoclaves to advanced biocontainment (BSL-3) models—purchasing a steam autoclave is a significant investment. Beyond budgeting for upfront purchasing costs, it’s critical to understand the overall lifetime cost of owning a steam autoclave as well.
To effectively evaluate your purchasing decision, you must not only consider the initial price tag (acquisition cost, or first cost), but also the cost of maintaining the steam autoclave over two decades (operating cost, or second cost). These two numbers will help you understand the true cost of owning and maintaining your unit over its entire lifespan.