How to keep the chamber of the Market Forge STME sterilizer nice & clean.  This image of the chamber is not a nice one.

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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 you
Shlomo
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I got a call from a customer who purchased the door gasket for he Market Forge sterilizer, and asked me the following question:
I just replaced the door gasket and it’s on snug. However, on 2 test runs, the autoclave has a lot of water bubbling at the bottom of the door and water is dripping quickly out of the bottom and oozing out of the top of the door.

Here is the response:
The gasket is made from a mold so it may not be perfect.  But I would look at the inner components that make it close.  Like the springs, the studs the springs connect to and etc.   The unit will leak a little steam until about 5 min. in then should stop.  If it is just a slow leak  hit the bevel outside were the door presses against it while it builds pressure could be just the molding needing a little adjustment.

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You may call me at 1-800-762-1586 ext 215
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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,

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Shlomo
1-800-762-1586
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Customer sent this question:
“One of our professors wants to know if the metal guides that hold the shelves inside the Market Forge model we currently have, can be removed since we don’t use any racks other than the one in the very bottom (which doesn’t sit on the metal guide). I see in the back of the chamber that the guide is somewhat attached to the damper? I am guessing that is what it is. It kind of curves in the back upper portion of the chamber, as if it may direct steam/condensation toward the very back of the chamber?”

Answer:
All the metal pieces inside the Market Forge sterilizer chamber are there for a purpose. Without these pieces you can’t insure proper sterilizing.

The triangular shaped piece (baffle) located in the back top (supported by the wire racks) is there for two reasons. It helps keep the flow of steam where it should be and secondly it prevents any condensation coming off the probe(s) located in the top of the unit from dripping down on to the media being sterilized.

The bottom perforated metal piece (with the non-concentric holes) is known as the Perforated Water Baffle. Its purpose is to keep the boiling water from splashing up on to the media being sterilized while also allowing the steam to pass through those holes to get the maximum amount of steam circulating throughout the chamber. Therefore, that Perforated Water Baffle SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SHELF. These holes should not be covered up.

 

And that’s the second reason for the wire racks (tray supports) on the sides. These are used to support the 12” x 20” (perforated or wire) trays so these trays do not sit on top of the Perforated Water Baffle and cover up the holes. This attached link attached a page from the Owners Manual that may help clarify this points.

Sterilizer Manual – Pan Support and Baffle Install Only

Sincerely,
Shlomo Savyon
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The recommended distance the condenser coil can be located away from the sterilizer itself should be no different than the recommended length of the steam exhaust vent line when exhausting to the outdoors, without a condenser.

This text is from the sterilizer spec sheet:

The overall height and length of the steam exhaust vent line
should not rise more than 4’ (1.2 meters) above the unit and
exceed 15’ (4.5 meters) with a minimum of bends. The steam exhaust line
should slope downward toward the condenser after leaving the sterilizer in order to
ensure condensate drainage.

As you can see, the general rule of thumb, under the proper conditions, is 15 ft.

Need to purchase the Condenser Coil For Market Forge?

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What is the volume of cooling water required per use for a typical STME autoclave?

As per the manufacturer, there are two answers:

1) If the sterilizer exhaust steam is vented to the outdoors then there is no cooling water except for the excess water remaining in the chamber at the end of the day. This can be no more than 6 quarts of water if it is full at the end of the day. More likely, it’s even less.
 
2) If the unit cannot be vented to the outdoors than they will be using the optional cold water condensing unit. This is used to mix the exhausted steam with cold water to then send down the drain.
 
When using the condenserduring a normal 30 minute sterilization cycle, you can expect to use anywhere from 15 to 20 gallons of water.

 

To All Market Forge Autoclave Users,
 
The most common way to test and see the temperature inside your sterilizer’s chamber is to insert a thermometer.  However, as you may know, the sales and use of mercury has been outlawed in the state of Indiana.  If you are currently using a mercury thermometer to test the temperature in your autoclave, you will need to change to another method.  A copy of Indiana’s mercury guidelines can be found by clicking on this link to PDF guidelines
We are offering a 6″ Chart Recorder (Model M100170) as an alternative to traditional mercury thermometers.  The Market Forge 6” Chart Recorder is used for monitoring and recording the sterilizer’s operating temperature throughout the sterilizing cycle.
·         One 6″ recording chart can be used for a full 24-hour period.
·         Inherent reliability and precision assure accurate results.
·         The recorder can be wall mounted or surface mounted.
·         Works on all Market Forge models.
For a limited time, the Market Forge 6” Chart Recorder is available to you for $2,499.00 plus shipping.  To place an order, please click here or call us at 1-800-801-9934.  For more detailed information on the M100170, please follow this link.

 

You can hard wire connect the Market Forge sterilizer, or via plug.
How Via Plug?
Go to HomeDepot
1) buy 3 phase 208~240V/30A wire

2) buy 3 phase 208~240V/30A plug

Back to machine

3) Open the small wire connection window.

4) Connect the wires.

All set