The most common sterilizing agent in an autoclave is steam.
However, some autoclaves use different methods such as water cascade, water spray or a steam-air mixture.
In addition to achieving minimum and maximum temperatures for set time periods, there are a number of other measurements which many users find critical.
These include the equilibration time, which is the difference between the first sensor achieving sterilization temperature and the last.
The latent heat released when steam condenses on the items to be sterilized makes this process very efficient.
Sterilization temperatures range from 115 to 134°C.
Here's what it looks like: Both were free and both download updates incessantly, so I uninstalled them.The reproducibility, which is enabled by the fixtures and fittings, makes re-validation much easier and reliable.The requirements for testing or validating autoclaves depend on the type of use and the country.The Val Suite™ Pro software generates an easy to read calibration report that includes all measurements and tolerances that are defined by the user.It is recommended that Ellab sensors and probes are sent in at least once a year for factory calibration (which includes a traceable calibration certificate).