Autoclave

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Responsible persons

If you have any troubles please contact Andrea or Volker.

Usage

Our autoclave has a storage tank for de-ionized water. Make sure that it is filled up with de-ionized water before autoclaving (open the corresponding water tap and open the security shut-off). If it is not filled the autoclave will tell you: not ready!

  • Fill in the log book that is on the right hand side of the autoclave.
  • Switch on the autoclave.
  • Press OEFFNEN, to open the door.
  • Fill the autoclave with your stuff and place the flexible temperature sensor correctly:
    • for solid material (plastic tubes, glass pipettes etc.) put it in the holder in the machine,
    • for liquid material put it into liquid in a reference bottle of the SAME SIZE as the bottle that you want to autoclave.
  • Close the door, in the display you will see: READY (if it says not ready please fill the storage tank with water).
  • Choose the correct program:
    • press menu: a new window opens: choose SELECT CYCLE by pressing set, move up and down with the arrow buttons to choose the correct program (see table) and press set
    • Choose the program that you want to run:
    # Program Temperature (°C) Time (min) Dry time (min) Final temperature (°C)
    1 Instruments only 121 20 0 120
    2 Instruments only 121 20 0 120
    3 Instruments only 121 20 0 120
    4 Waste (bags) 121 20 0 99
    5 Waste (bags) 134 20 0 99
    6 Liquid waste 121 20 0 80
    7 Liquid waste 121 20 0 80
    8 Liquids 121 15 0 80
    9 Liquids 121 30 0 80
    10 Liquids 121 20 0 80
    11 Liquids 121 15 0 80
    12 Cleaning 134 1 0 120
  • If you want to change any of those settings please come to Andrea and ask! Don’t do it yourselves. In case the autoclave asks you for a code: it is 1000.
  • Press start and the autoclave will start autoclaving!

Please sign in the logbook whenever you are using the autoclave.