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Of course, the autoclaves can vary quite a bit. They come in different sizes and shapes, and even the functionality of the autoclave can differ from one model to the other. Some of the models are computer controlled, and have easy to use layouts and readouts. Others are stovetop versions.
How autoclaves work
The machine is a pressure chamber, and it makes use of high pressure steam – heated to 121 degrees Celsius – for sterilization. It is possible to sterilize tattoo instruments, medical and surgical instruments, glassware, and more in one of these devices. In fact, you can even use them for vulcanization of certain types of rubber. You will place the instruments that need to be sterilized into the chamber, and then turn on the autoclave so that it will heat up and the steam will destroy any viruses or bacteria. When it finishes, you can wait for them to cool and dry. Some of the autoclaves also offer drying cycles.
When you are renting an autoclave, your first job is to consider its purpose. This will let you know what size you need to get, as well as which type will be best for your needs. Make sure that you take measurements to ensure that it will fit in your area. Some of the larger autoclaves are actually a bit bigger than many realize, and they find that they don’t have enough room for it once it arrives. In addition, make sure you check out the features with the autoclave that you are renting, and make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.