Safety of personnel is an important issue. Tuttnauer autoclaves include numerous safety features/systems to ensure a safe work environment.

Door Safety

The pharmaceutical autoclaves are designed with a number of independent mechanical and digital safety features:

  • In case of failure the clean door remains closed in order to protect the clean area from contamination
  • A safety device prevents the operator from opening the door when the chamber is pressurized
  • Steam will not enter the chamber when the door is open
  • A cycle cannot start if the door is open or not properly locked
  • The door cannot unlock until liquid temperature reaches the predetermined end temperature
  • The door cannot unlock until chamber pressure reaches room pressure
  • An air inflated door gasket creates a hermetic seal between the door and chamber

General Safety Features

  • Double Independent Monitoring: The combined electronic and mechanical monitoring ensures that the operator has two independent means to monitor pressure
  • Safety Valves: If the pressure exceeds the allowed limit the safety
    valves will discharge
  • Built-in Steam Generator Safety: A water level monitoring system maintains a constant water level and ensures safe operation of the heaters