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Pressure Cooker as Autoclave AGAIN

Ted Burrows ted at integrated-designs.co.uk
Fri Jul 24 19:07:04 EST 1998


A.Ferszt wrote:
> I assume you don't really mean 'sealed' for the glass containers, as
> I've never seen anyone autoclave/pressure cook a truly sealed bottle
> except when they are being stupid. Most don't do it twice (at least > 
notwhen I was in the lab!!).

It is quite normal to autoclave sealed glass, and plastic containers in 
the correct type of autoclave. Such products as WFI are regularly 
sterilised in this manner as are many products requiring terminal 
sterilisation.

They do require careful validation in order to find any hot spots during 
the cooling stage

Ted Burrows.   Registered Authorised Person (Sterilizers)
Integrated Designs
Thermal Validation specialists




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