Instruction Manual for Autoclave/Pressure Steam Sterilizer

Instruction Manual for Autoclave/Pressure Steam Sterilizer
  • Place the Autoclave and sterilizing material on the table or on the shelf.
  • Remove the stopcock whistle/valve from the vent tube fitted at the lid.
  • Twist the lid of the autoclave Anticlockwise and lift the lid.
  • Fill water (appx. 1 liter) in the base chamber.
  • Place the loaded Basket/Dressing Drum in the autoclave.
  • Check that the rubber seal is in place and is in good condition.
  • Put on the lid, press it down and turn it clockwise until it does not turn anymore.
  • The sterilizer in the closed position will have both handles parallel and one above the other on either side of the stericlave.
  • Put and press down the Stopcock whistle/valve on the vent tube on the lid and turn on the power.
  • After few minutes steam will start generating and at 15±2 lb psi pressure the steam will come out strongly from the stopcock.
  • Let the process go on and after 15minutes turn off the power and lift or pull out the Stopcock whistle/valve of the vent tube with forceps or piece of cloth.
  • The whole steam will escape but it will be hot.
  • Make sure that there is no steam left in the sterilizer and pressure gauge is also at Zero lb psi.
  • Now open the autoclave lid by twisting it anticlockwise and lift the lid off the base chamber.
  • Remove the rack/dressing drum from the autoclave and Preserve them in a safe place.
  • Remove all the water from the base chamber and close the autoclave by putting the lid on it clockwise.
  • Put the stopcock whistle/valve back on the vent tube for next sterilization.
Replace the Gasket when
  • It begins to show sign of leakage.
  • When found visibly damaged.
  • When shrinkage has occurred.

  • If a new gasket leaks or a persistent leaks develops
  • Remove the gasket from the lid and clean the surface with some scrubbing pad 'Scotch brite' rinsed in warm soapy water.
  • Also clean the surface of the base unit where gasket rests.
  • Do not lubricate Gasket.

  • Disconnect the Stericlave from the main power supply before cleaning.
  • Ensure that no material falls into the base chamber i.e. autoclave tape, glass etc as they may affect the operation of the exhaust valves.
  • Ensure that the pressure gauge is operating correctly.
  • Heat the stericlave on a secure burner.
  • Clean & dry the unit after the day use.
  • Use Stericlave only for its intended purpose.
  • Weekly clean both interior and exterior with warm, soapy water ensuring the electrical parts are kept dry.-(Incase of electric autoclave).

  • Do not operate the stericlave without water. Avoid Using Hard Water in the unit.
  • Make sure the rubber seal is in a good Shape & condition.
  • Do not put any extra weight on the stopcock.
  • Close the stericlave lid properly never try to open it by force without first releasing the steam
  • Do not use any alkaline solution in the unit.
  • Clean and Dry the unit after a day uses.

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