When industrial autoclaves sterilise items ranging from food to hospital waste, it is essential to measure time, temperature and pressure to ensure the desired level of quality in each use.

For sterilisation in general, it is necessary to work at temperatures above 100 ºC, normally using steam or water as a heat source.

In order to reach temperatures above 100 ºC, it is essential to work under pressure, which is what an autoclave is designed for.

The contribution of heat by means of steam, either directly or through an exchanger, the temperature inside the autoclave increases together with the temperature of the product introduced until it reaches the set point, depending on the type of product, 121 ºC, 130 ºC, etc.

The necessary sterilisation time depends on the type of product and packaging, as the set point temperature must reach the inside of the product.

Each type of product must have the appropriate sterilisation programme memorised in the control cabinet.

The time is also influenced by the type of packaging and volume of the product, as well as the speed of heat absorption. The speed with which we want to heat and the speed of subsequent cooling and the desired temperature of the product for unloading.

Therefore, there is no exact time for all products and the sterilisation process (temperature, pressure, back pressure and cooling) is variable.

The industrial steam autoclaves manufactured by ATTSU KLAUS are equipped with programmable temperature, pressure and cycle controls to adapt to the needs of each customer and product.