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Why Is An Autoclave Stronger At Sterilising Than A Microwave?

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Autoclaves and microwaves are both technical devices that are used to sterilise medical equipment and tools. However, they vary in their techniques and effectiveness in their sterilisation processes. In this article, we’ll be talking about exactly what each device is, how they both differ from each other, and why the autoclave is a more powerful sterilising apparatus compared to the microwave.  What Is Sterilisation? Before we talk about autoclaves and microwaves, it is important that you first understand exactly what sterilisation is. Sterilisation is the process of eliminating all kinds of living forms of microorganisms along with spore forms. This can...

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Tips For Choosing The Best Autoclave For Dental Clinics In Australia

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Are you searching for an autoclave for your dental clinic in Australia? Do you want to get buy the right autoclave for your dental practice? Please keep reading. An autoclave or a steam steriliser is a must in a dental clinic. It uses high pressure and high-temperature steam to sterilise dental equipment and materials intended for re-use. Any autoclave to be used in a dental clinic in Australia is required to meet the Australian and New Zealand Standards AS/NZS4185. Different Types of Autoclaves Autoclaves can be categorised into 3 main types including class B, class S and class N.Class N...

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Is 100% Sterilisation Achievable In An Autoclave?

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  Is there a way to achieve 100% sterilisation? The quick answer to this question is no. No form of sterilisation can achieve total sterilisation. However, some types of sterilisation techniques come close. An autoclave, for example, can achieve as close to 100% sterilisation as possible. Sterilisation techniques that are less effective than autoclaving include: Wet sterilisation like boiling Steam sterilisation that reaches inadequate temperatures Sterilisation with chemical agents such as alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or chlorine bleach So how does an autoclave work to provide better sterilisation than these other techniques?  1. Autoclaving Vs. Wet Sterilisation Boiling water reaches a temperature...

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Differences Between An Autoclave And A Water Bath

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Do you need to sterilise equipment commonly used in dental and medical industries? Do you want to know the difference between an autoclave and a water bath? Both water bath and autoclaves are used for sterilising equipment in various industries. However, the process of sterilisation is carried out through different means. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the difference between how an autoclave and water bath provide sterilisation in order to choose the right one for your specific needs. How an Autoclave Works An autoclave works by using steam as a sterilising agent. In order to kill microbes or...

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What You Need To Know About The Sterilisation Quality Assurance Process For Autoclaves

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Are you searching for information on the sterilisation quality assurance process for autoclaves? Do you want to know what makes autoclave validation so important? Keep reading to learn more about the autoclave validation process and what makes it so important.First and foremost, you should know that autoclaves are widely used for sterilising all kind of equipment. They are used in hospitals, tattoo shops, laboratories and dental clinics among other places. Basically, an autoclave makes sure that all the instruments that are used repeatedly are free of any harmful bacteria and germs that cannot be killed by boiling water and powerful...

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