If you determine that it is important for you to make sure that your Market Forge STME or STME-L sterilizer is working properly in your laboratory, then you have three (3) options:

1.  Temperature Recorder:
This pressure sensitive recorder is specifically
made for use with the Market Forge Sterilmatic
Sterilizer (autoclave). Its use is for monitoring
and recording the sterilizers operating temperature
throughout its sterilizing cycles. One recording
chart can be used for a full 24 hour period.

2.  Thermometer:
This is a regular thermometer that can withstand the heat as high as 500f.  You place it inside the chamber, run your cycle, and when it is done, you can see the highest temperature that the chamber achieved.  Very reliable, and excellent as a proof that your temperature gauge shows the right temperature.
3.  Spore testing:
a.  Bowie-Dick test card to monitor pre-vacuum steam sterilizer to detect air leaks or inadequate steam penetration.
b.  Spore testing to be done away form your location
c.  Do it yourself kit

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The exhaust condenser is used for condensing exhausted steam from the sterilizer when unit cannot be vented to the outside.

With the sterilizer exhaust condenser kit you can use your sterilizer anywhere without having to worry about direct venting access.

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If the answer is yes, be aware.
Be aware of the fact that the majority of the autoclaves that you will find have been around for a while, and most likely, the chamber might cracked.

It takes time for these chambers to develop a crack.  But when they do, the process from the time it begins to loose pressure until the time you are ready to throw the towel from frustration can be months or even a year or two, but the chamber eventually will need to be replaced.

If you would like to know more what needs to be done to avoid any issue now, and not to spend lots of money, call me for free consultation.  Or better yet, fill out this form, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

If your sterilizer is broken, or doesn’t heat up, or pressure is building up way above the 28psi, or the sterilizer won’t pass a spore test, and … you need help … we can help you.  You may click on Local Sterilizer Repairs Near You.

A word of advise.  When you eMail or call, please be ready with answers to the following questions:

1.    What’s the manufacturer name, model #, and serial # of your sterilizer?
2.    110v? or 220v?
3.    Whom did you buy this sterilizer from?
4.    Did you buy it used or new?
5.    How long ago did you buy it?
6.    Was it ever repaired before?
7.    If it was repaired before, what was done to it?
8.    When was the last time it was repaired?
9.    What’s the address of where you are located?
10.  Your phone #
11.   Are you a dentist? or a medical doctor?
12.  Is this the only sterilizer you have? or you have another one as a back up.
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We recently became Heidoph USA approved wholesale vendor.  Please call Shlomo Savyon directly  1-800-762-1586 ext 215 for help.

Here is the link of the Tuttnauer Heidolph Vertical Laboratory sterilizer web site.

Thank you,

Ext 215

I have been reading some very interesting articles in Pharmaceutical Technology regarding new sterilizers.

They all deal with a similar subject of sterilization methods and validation.

While in most cases the traditional methods of steam or dry heat sterilization work well, there are circumstances where these or even EO sterilization fails to meet the requirements.

Materials may be degraded or they are too sensitive to be exposed to moisture.

With this thought in mind there seems to be a few new methods on the horizon for solving the current issues.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide
  • Nitrogen dioxide gas
  • Chlorine dioxide gas
  • Carbon dioxide

All four are explained in detail in the article i have attached for reference.

What is important is that we continue to search for new methods to sterilize safely and effectively and have a method to prove the process.

*Reference Source: Emerging Sterilization and Disinfection Technologies Offer Alternative Solutions

Chuck Fishelson is a sterilizers expert, and with the high risk of infections in the world today, why wouldn’t you trust your sterilization needs to an expert? Chuck first joined Sterilizers.com, a leading industry expert, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today.

In this episode Chuck and host Kimberly Henrie discuss nine questions you need to ask before choosing a sterilizer. This sterilizer is aimed at anyone looking at buying a new sterilizer or autoclave, with valuable information for everyone to consider regardless of their practice or industry. (more…)

Maintain a SterilizerIn our first article, we told you how to know if your sterilizer is working properly. Now we are going to take a closer look at sterilizer maintenance and cleaning. There are many federal, state, and private companies involved in monitoring the safety of sterilizers and autoclaves.

Regularly maintaining and calibrating your equipment will ensure that you’re compliant with all rules, regulations, and best practices in the industry. In this article, you will learn how to maintain a sterilizer and keep it fully operational. (more…)

how to choose a sterilizerSterilization is useful in many situations, sometimes unexpectedly. During the 2001 anthrax scare our company, and many others in the industry, stepped in to help the government sterilize the federal mail (http://www.nytimes.com/). This business is all about keeping people safe and healthy. That’s why it’s important to know how to choose a sterilizer that meets industry requirements.

If you reuse the same equipment or instruments, you know that you need a sterilizer to kill bacteria and create a sterile environment. Choosing the right sterilizer can seem challenging when you consider that dentists, orthodontists, medical doctors, veterinarians, lab technicians, tattoo artists, body piercers, nail salons, and spas all have different sterilization needs. In the last two articles, we told you how to verify that your sterilizer works and how to choose the right sterilizer for the job. In this article, we will show you how to choose a sterilizer that will work for you. (more…)

Thumb-ChuckCharles Fishelson is a sterilizers expert, and with the high risk of infections in the world today, why wouldn’t you trust your sterilization needs to an expert? Charles first joined Sterilizers.com, a leading industry expert, in 1995 and still serves as their Vice President today.

In this episode Charles and host Kimberly Henrie recap past topics, such as how important it is to use the correct sterilizer, what can happen if you don’t, and the different types of sterilizers, to segue into the topic for this podcast, which is selecting the right sterilizer for you. (more…)

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