Q:What to do if you are having a built up of coating from the inside the chamber in the autoclave, and what is the best way of cleaning the chamber to remove this built up?A:The autoclave needs to be clean out every day with the following ingredients warm water, mild soap, and a cup of white vinegar.Thank youShlomo
1. Run a regular cycle
2. Once the timer gets to zero, the sterilizer will begin to buzz.
3. It would still stay in sterilization position until you either turn the bottom knob to ‘VENT’, or to ‘OFF’ position.
4. If you turn the knob to ‘VENT’ position, the sterilizer will suck out all the liquids you have in the bottles.
5. If you turn the knob quickly pass the ‘VENT’ position, and onto the off position, the sterilizer will be completely off, and will ‘SLOW vent’ (which might take up to 45 minutes, but the liquids will stay in tact in the bottles.
fyi – Pelton Crane is no longer manufacturing the Magnaclave. Too bad. It was a great work horse of a sterilizer. However, we can get you a refurbished one for a better price than you can get any 15″ dia x 30″ deep sterilizer.
Call me to find out the price.
P.S. click over there —> Pelton Crane Magnaclave (to see further details about the Pelton Crane Magnaclave)
Q – What does the code “PF” mean when it comes up on the temperature screen.
A – It means ’Power Fail Code’. You need to unplug the sterilizer and plug it back in order to reset.
Please call as now at 800-762-1586 This Model has been discontinued
This unit needs to be cleaned out by a mixer of warm water, mild soap, cup of white vinegar and if need be a plastic scrubby. That scrubby is only used with caution if there is scale build up In the bottom. This cleaning procedure is to be performed every night.
Need any further help?
eMail me at Shlomo@sterilizers.com,
A Canadian hospital was not able to sterilize their instruments due to rust-colored stains found surrounding the surgical tools they were using. It was detected that the steam which was generated by two huge boilers (which they heat hospital and provide heat for the sterilizers) were the cause.
A few factors could have caused staining:
1) The autoclave’s steam trap, which collects excess steam, failed, which sent moisture into the sterilizer.
2) Ironically, laundry detergent is a culprit. The surgical tools are wrapped in clean linen; if the detergent hasn’t been 100-per-cent rinsed, it can cause a teatype stain when subjected to the temperatures and pressure in the autoclave.
3) The boiler’s chemicals, designed to prevent corrosion, can carry over into the steam and cause staining.
More on this issue could be found here:
IQ OQ PQ – What is it?
It’s a factory documentation package which is available upon request when you order a machine with IQ/OQ/PQ
IQ – Preliminary Installation Qualifications
OQ – Preliminary Operation Qualifications
PQ – Preliminary Performance Qualifications
These documents are produces and prepared during the production and the testing.
There is a fee for that. Each manufacturer has different fee for each of their products.
How clean is your dental office? A great article written by Ashley Pero who has worked for ‘Dental Staffing Inc.’
In this economy, everyone is looking to save money when they can. You might be wondering if it’s a good idea to buy a used autoclave. Remanufactured autoclaves can be a great way to save money, but proper precautions must be taken.
If you would like to buy a used autoclave, make sure you contact a reliable source that has been in the sterilizer business for a long time. The experts at Sterilizers.com can help you buy a used autoclave that is safe and reliable. If you’re in the market for a remanufactured autoclave, here are some tips to keep in mind. (more…)
I’m really thrilled to announce that Alfa Medical (Sterilizers.com) as of November 26th 2013, became the North America service center for the the following Pelton Crane products: Sentry, OCM, OCR, Magnaclave, Validators, and all the way to the Delta Q 8 and Delta Q 10 lines. The markets which were approved for are all the none dental (ie Medical, Veterinarian, Laboratory, manufacturing facilities and again, all none dental).