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.
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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.
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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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TOMY ES-315 Sterilizer – ERR message – What shall I do?
ERR normally shows a number after indicating the input error (eg. Water level sensor is 1). Err with no number indicates multiple errors. If you press start when there is no water in the chamber and the lid is open, you will get an ERR 0 (or ERR according to TOMY). I have only one case of ERR only and that was related to an external incident that damaged the autoclave severely. I have never seen this error otherwise (20+ year history).
TOMY changed the circuit board for the new sterilizers around the year 2010, and most likely the ERR without number was added to the logic.
The best course is to make sure the chamber has sufficient water, close the lid and the exhaust valve. That should isolate the error if there is still one. If not, they will need to go through the inputs to see which components are failing. If the inputs test, then the problem is probably with the board.
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,
Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) is a problem that continues to grow like a wild fire.
With few viable and affordable solutions we will continue to see dumping on the sides of roads putting the public at considerable risk.
Hospitals, Clinics, Airlines or anyone else who produces RMW should be held personally responsible for illegal dumping when it occurs.
Management won’t like this but it will stop the illegal dumping and force the proper and costly
improvements that need to be made to prevent the situation from occurring over and over.
Make people accountable and the problem will go away.
We offer proven and tested solutions to RMW that are not as costly as the current methods and also solve the issue.
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Nail Salon Safety:
The next time you go to get your nails done or go for a pedicure observe the place you go and ask these 4 questions.
Does the salon/spa look clean, does it pass the smell test?
Do the techs wear gloves to protect themselves and you?
Does the salon disclose the chemicals used in the salon?
Are the instruments sterilized on an autoclave. Each states laws vary on this topic but, regardless of the law this is the only way to sterilize the instruments, like when you go to a doctor or dentist.
If your salon doesn’t meet these 4 tests, find another place for your own safety,
or ask the owner why they don’t operated following these principals of safety.
Autoclave Market’s Projected Growth
I have now read 3 studies from different industries all saying the same thing.
Over the next 10-15 years the autoclave and sterilizers market will grow at a rate in excess of 20%.
This information points to the new uses of autoclaves now being used in the sterilization of Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) so that it can be disposed of safely with ordinary trash.
This information also tells us of the rise in the safety standards of nail salons and spas, who are now mandated by law to use and autoclave to sterilize instruments. If your spa or salon doesn’t use an autoclave find a new one!
The last bit of info i read dealt with the need for more up to date sterilizers in the hospital sector, where many autoclaves are now in excess of 40 years old and in need of replacement,
repairs just wont do the job anymore,
Make sure if any of these areas effect you t hat the autoclaves are being validated to show they do the job.
Until next time
Your Sterilizer Expert