Improved Drying by Vacuum
The post-vacuum drying phase, at the end of the sterilization cycle, ensures improved drying of porous loads and hollow instruments such as pipette tips. The low pressure in the autoclave chamber caused by the vacuum reduces the boiling temperature thereby causing the moisture to evaporate faster. The hot vapor is sucked out of the autoclave chamber by vacuum and the materials dry. Following the vacuum stage, dry air is introduced into the chamber through an air filter.