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Autoclave safety features

All Astell autoclaves are fitted with a number of important industry-standard safety features to ensure the well-being of both the sterilizer and its operators.

The following are incorporated as standard on all machines:


Astell safety features

  • Designed and manufactured in full compliance with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 2014/68/EU)
  • Over pressure and over temperature protection.
  • Safety linked door mechanism, meaning a cycle cannot start until the door is properly closed, or opened until the pressure and temperature within the chamber is at a safe level.
  • The door seal is steam and vacuum resistant, and will seal effectively without trapping or entrapment of ‘foreign’ material.
  • Doors are thermally insulated to prevent the surface temperature presenting a potential hazard to operators.
  • In the case of large capacity units (95 litres and above), a prominent external emergency stop button is fitted to the front of the machine.
  • Safety valve test program built in to the touchscreen controller software.
  • Chamber pressure gauge fitted to all machines, with additional separate gauges to monitor steam generator pressure and jacket pressure (if fitted).

It is recommended that routine service and safety checks are carried out in accordance with Astell product manuals and in compliance with current pressure regulations and/or insurance requirements.