Priorclave Laboratory Autoclaves and Steam Sterilisers, Calibration and Servicing
For more than 20 years Priorclave has produced and serviced laboratory autoclaves for the food industry, from the smallest bench-tops to large capacity models.
Many options and accessories are available for Priorclave’s laboratory autoclaves, and all models feature the facility for delayed start and media warming at the end of the cycle to maintain growth media overnight at a ‘ready to pour’ temperature. All Priorclave autoclaves feature the TACTROL® control system and all are BioCote® protected against bacterial and fungal growth.
The food industry represents a substantial 8% of the company’s turnover and is significantly increasing year on year.
Post-installation autoclave testing
Priorclave is registered as a UKAS calibration laboratory, so post-installation testing and servicing options are available, along with fully comprehensive servicing arrangements.
Priorclave has been independently approved and monitored by authorised bodies and all products are CE marked to the following standards:
- European PED – 97/23/EC (approved for the entire pressure system, not just the pressure vessel structure)
- EN61010-2-41 – Electrical safety
- EN5008-1 / EN50082-1 – Electromagnetic compatibility
Front loading 100L–200L and top loading 100L–150L autoclaves
Priorclave’s front loading 100L–200L and top loading 100L–150L autoclaves are popular with microbiology laboratories, and feature cylindrical vessels with a 500mm diameter for more effective loading and safe, low loading heights for the top loaders. Both versions are available for electric heating or for connection to plant steam, and a full range of loading trolleys is available.
Compact laboratory autoclaves
Compact laboratory autoclaves enable operation for the low volume user, with the 40L and 60L capacity bench-top and 60L capacity floor standing alternative.
Large capacity rectangular section autoclaves
Large capacity rectangular section autoclaves are ideal for high-volume throughput as well as large bulky items; these autoclaves combine a huge internal capacity with a small floor area. They are available in 235L, 350L, 450L and 700L capacities with a compact design – the 235L and 350L models can fit through standard door. Intermediate and larger sizes are also available on request. They feature a simple, hand-wheel door closure. The same models are also available with vertical power doors and can be supplied either as stand alone cabinet autoclaves or built into a fascia panel in a plant room installation.
In addition, within the Q63 range the 320L capacity front loading option complements the smaller 100L top loading version.
Pass-through / double door autoclaves
Pass-through / double door autoclaves are for installation through a common wall enabling two-way sterilisation traffic between rooms. Safety procedures are not compromised during the cycle, as they are completely sealed and have interlocking doors.
Autoclave calibration, testing and servicing
As a fully accredited UKAS calibration laboratory Priorclave is able to carry out performance qualification as required. Routine calibration is available as a one off or as part of a regular maintenance contract. Maintenance contracts for all models are available with parts-inclusive and extended term options.
All models are currently available with a two-year extended warranty option, which includes all routine and emergency servicing and parts (excluding consumables and work relating to incorrect use), making the autoclave virtually cost-free for the first two years of use.
Products and Services
Priorclave Laboratory Autoclaves Brochure
The Priorclave name has grown to become synonymous with robust build quality, great sterilising performance and superior reliability. The company's range offers laboratories a superb choice of autoclave, from compact bench-top machines to ultra-large free-standing rectangular chamber autoclaves.
Laboratory Design – Autoclave Positioning and Installation
Laboratory Design – Autoclave positioning and installation
Calibration and Performance Qualification Testing of Autoclaves
Calibration and Performance Qualification Testing of Autoclaves
Whether for use in research or general laboratory applications, the performance and build quality of the Priorclave QCS range of front loading autoclaves has made it a global success.Read more
Priorclave has announced the appointment of Barbra Wells as president and chief executive officer (CEO) for its US operations.Read more
The compact QCS top loading autoclave by Priorclave is an ideal choice for laboratories with limited floor space seeking a versatile, highly reliable, mid-capacity steam steriliser.Read more
Priorclave celebrates its service manager Ranjit Rai's 25th working anniversary.Read more
If only one autoclave is used in laboratories or cleanrooms with segregated loads, settings may cause serious delays and create unsafe bottlenecks.Read more
Priorclave has announced it will be present at the Medica Exhibition in Dusseldorf.Read more
An export contract for the delivery of a number of QCS150 front-loading autoclaves to medical centres throughout Northeast Africa has been awarded to Priorclave.Read more
Priorclave has released a free, non-promotional impartial guide to help make the best possible autoclave selection.Read more
Priorclave has released a new higher capacity autoclave that includes a water jacket.Read more
Priorclave has released the QCS H150 front-loading autoclave, which has a combination of secure key-lock and one touch push button controls, making it one of the safest and most efficient autoclaves available.Read more
Priorclave have released the smallest double-door autoclave, the QCS 150 Pass-Through.Read more
The Priorclave H60 compact autoclave has been designed especially for meeting customer requirement for steam sterilisers, but with an even greater capacity.Read more
The RSC 350 laboratory autoclave from specialist autoclave manufacturer Priorclave is proving to be the ideal choice for laboratories in the food and drink, dairy, pharmaceutical, agriculture, education, healthcare and research sectors looking to achieve high-throughput sterilising procedures, or have a requirement to process large bulky items.Read more
To satisfy the requirements of laboratories wishing to carry out low-volume sterilisation of items such as bagged mixed plastic waste, tubing and narrow bore glass ware, Priorclave has introduced the versatile MVA C40 benchtop vacuum autoclave.Read more
For laboratories with limited floor space but seeking a versatile, highly reliable mid-capacity steam steriliser the answer comes in the shape of the compact QCS top loading autoclave range built by an organisation with a global reputation for delivering product quality and reliability.Read more
This week an insight into the design strengths and manufacturing skills of British laboratory autoclave producer Priorclave is revealed in a new corporate video.Read more
Priorclave's QCS front-loading autoclave range should help any laboratory increase its sterilising throughput thanks to a combination of an improved load capacity and strong operating performance.Read more
Priorclave's new website has gone live this month (March 2014), reflecting the firm's up-front policy of providing would-be autoclave purchasers with facts and figures in order to identify the most suitable steam steriliser for their application.Read more
For laboratories with a requirement to sterilise large bulky items or that have a need for high throughput the perfect solution would be a high-capacity rectangular chamber autoclave, but where there is limited lab space conventional chamber door swing is a problem and for this reason Priorclave has introduced the RSV range of autoclaves.Read more
The Priorclave RSC range of autoclaves with their taller, large rectangular steam sterilising chambers has become a popular choice for laboratories undertaking high-volume throughput or are frequently tasked with handling taller and bulkier items. And despite the large practical chamber size these autoclaves require only a relatively small floor area.Read more
Top-loading laboratory autoclaves are the longest serving stalwarts of the Priorclave steam steriliser range, a 100l model being the first produced and to leave the company’s factory in 1988 when it started trading, and through dedicated service and support many of these early models can still be found in use today, performing routine sterilisation processes some 25 years later.Read more
Priorclave has released a white paper on Food Processing Technology entitled 'Calibration and Performance Qualification Testing of Autoclaves'.Read more
British autoclave manufacturer Priorclave celebrated 25 years since first opening its doors for business on the 16th February 1988 and during this period has delivered from its London factory almost 5,000 steam sterilisers worldwide. It makes Priorclave the most successful UK laboratory autoclave producer.Read more
The first Priorclave product to become available with the option of stand-off legs is the Compact C40 vacuum autoclave, a versatile wide-format priorclave with a 40l front-loading chamber and incorporating pre-vacuum and post-vacuum cycles.Read more
York University will shortly be taking delivery of a number of priorclaves for use in the biology department's teaching laboratories and associated central wash-up and sterilising facilities, the third contract to be awarded to Priorclave by the university in the past 12 months.Read more
As a dedicated design and manufacturing centre for autoclaves, Priorclave has created one of the largest ranges of standard steam sterilisersRead more
Design of the latest version of the Q63 autoclaves from Priorclave has been recently upgraded to include TACTROL ZERO, an enhanced service support facility to ensure customers maximise the effectiveness of their Priorclave machines throughout their life. The proven build quality and reliability tRead more
Priorclave and BioCote have had a long-standing, exclusive agreement to incorporate the revolutionary BioCote® powder coating technology into the manufacture of their entire range of laboratory autoclaves. As a result, such has been the success of the combined technologies, they have renewedRead more
In the fight against surface microbial growth, Priorclave remain the leading autoclave manufacturer whose entire range of autoclaves helps the hospital, biochemical, food and pharmaceutical laboratory environments to reduce their risk of cross contamination. The surface coatings of the cabinets cRead more
At this year's Medica show, to be held in Düsseldorf from 18-21 November 2009, Priorclave will again give visitors an opportunity to step into an autoclave on their stand (number 1E02, located in hall 1). A representative selection of their electrically heated bench-top and top and front-loaRead more
This year, laboratory autoclave manufacturers, Priorclave celebrate their 20th anniversary. The Company initially manufactured laboratory autoclaves, climatic test chambers and Go-Kart engines, one of which, the Hornet, gave rise to their distinctive logo. However, whilst maintaining a small turRead more
Priorclave's large capacity, Q63 series autoclave will make its debut at LAB 07 at the Excel centre in October. In Hall S3 on stand number B15 at the LAB 07 Show Priorclave will be exhibiting a 100L capacity front loading, electrically heated autoclave alongside the larger, 320L capacitRead more
The Oxfordshire based charity Kirkhouse Trust is presently focused on crop improvement research for the developing world and advancement through education and research in the fields of biological and medical sciences. In July 2005 the Trust sourced a fully operational, three year old,Read more
Does your autoclave have a personal freshness problem but no best friend to whisper advice? Do you have to leave the room when a cycle is running? It may not be quite so 'up close and personal', but the average autoclave often needs to contend with a surprising variety of resRead more
Independently monitored laboratory tests have shown that the presence of BioCote, an exterior surface coating technology that fights the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms, is a fundamental element in helping to control bacterial cross contamination on Priorclave's range of autoclaves.Read more
Through a long-established and strong client base across the African continent, the Gambia has become familiar territory for laboratory autoclave manufacturer Priorclave Ltd. In December 2006 during a recent visit to one of their clients, MRC, the Banjul research centre for tropical diRead more
Priorclave Ltd., world leaders in the design and manufacture of laboratory autoclaves, have produced a new brochure to give the reader a quick and meaningful overview of the complete, BioCote® protected range of laboratory priorclaves. Designed for use as a carrier of correspondencRead more
The effectiveness of the Biocote coating, applied to all Priorclave Autoclaves, has been shown by recent comparative tests carried out by fellow Biocote partner Mountway on their Neptune bath lifts. The following is from a recent press release issued by Biocote summarising the findings.