Autoclave process

Equipment for the sterilization of infectious medical waste.

An autoclave is a medical equip device that allows sterilization using steam at high pressure and temperature. The autoclaves are widely used by manufacturers of sterile medical devices and hospital sterilization plants, as a basic measure of sterilization products.


It is responsible for removing all microbial life including spores on materials, surgical equipment, textiles and glass than plastics. Provides safety to patients. Absence of toxic waste in materials and sterile equipment.

For effective steam sterilization it should be considered three parameters: temperature, pressure and time.

For the sterilization be effective it must reach a temperature of 121 ° to 134 ° C at a pressure of 20-32 pounds / square inches (psi) that is modified depending on sea level where the equipment is.