What is an autoclave?
An autoclave is a machine that uses steam to kill harmful bacteria and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel. Autoclaves are also known as steam sterilizers. An autoclave can be used for healthcare or industrial applications. Three factors are critical in ensuring successful steam sterilization. They are time, temperature and moisture. The items are heated by the steam to an appropriate sterilization temperature for a given amount of time. The moisture in the steam efficiently transfers heat... Read More