A double drum autoclave is a type of sterilization equipment that uses pressurized steam to kill microorganisms on instruments and materials. It's commonly used in medical and research settings, but can also be found in other industries where sterility is essential.
Here are some key features of double drum autoclaves:
- Two drums: As the name suggests, these autoclaves have two separate chambers, or drums, that can be loaded and sterilized independently. This allows for increased efficiency and throughput, as one drum can be unloaded while the other is being sterilized.
- Increased capacity: Compared to single-drum autoclaves, double-drum models offer a larger capacity, allowing for sterilization of larger loads or a greater variety of instruments.
- Flexibility: The independent drums provide flexibility in terms of load size and type. You can sterilize different types of instruments in each drum simultaneously, or use one drum for larger items while the other handles smaller ones.
- Efficiency: Double drum autoclaves can be faster than single-drum models, as the sterilization process can be initiated in one drum while the other is cooling down. This reduces downtime and allows for more frequent sterilization cycles.
Here are some common applications of double drum autoclaves:
- Hospitals and clinics: Sterilizing surgical instruments, dressings, and other medical equipment.
- Laboratories: Sterilizing labware, culture media, and other research equipment.
- Food processing: Sterilizing packaging materials and equipment.
- Pharmaceutical industry: Sterilizing vials, syringes, and other pharmaceutical products.
When choosing a double drum autoclave, it's important to consider the size and type of instruments you need to sterilize, as well as your budget and space requirements. Some additional factors to consider include:
- Pressure and temperature capabilities: Different types of microorganisms require different sterilization conditions. Make sure the autoclave can reach the necessary pressure and temperature for your needs.
- Safety features: Autoclaves should have safety features such as pressure relief valves and automatic shut-off mechanisms.
- Ease of use: Choose an autoclave with a user-friendly interface and clear instructions
- 12"DIA. X 20"DEEP DOUBLE DRUM AUTOCLAVE.
- Double Drum Autoclave is made of 16 Swg. fully Salem Steel. Lid is made of a 5mm thick one-piece dye press circle.
- Easy replaceable 2 k.w. Heater fitted on coupling to avoid leakage.
- Silicon gasket is use for long lasting rather than rubkir gasket
- Topmost fitted with 2 safety cum release valve. Quality pressure gage. All mounted on special couplings to avoid leakage.
- Non - electrical models are also available.