Why is a Class B autoclave recommended for dental applications?
In May of 2004, the European Union Commission published Standard EN13060, which replaced previous European standards for new autoclaves.
The new standard designates autoclaves as Class "B", "S" or "N". Class B autoclaves fulfill the strictest stipulations of this standard.
Class B autoclaves incorporate better steam penetration through fractionated pre-vacuum technology and can be used for every type of instrument (including hollow instruments like dental handpieces).
As a result, Class B autoclaves are strongly recommended for the
sterilisation of dental instruments, especially handpieces.
Evidence Based Sterilsation
MELAG provides a range of autoclaves which are a step-ahead of the current requirements for sterilisation effectiveness.
Designed to meet and exceed the upcoming European standard prEn 13060/4
(the most stringent autoclave standard in existence), MELAG autoclaves are available in both 'Class S' and 'Class B' versions to meet the requirements of both medical and dental practices.
MELAG autoclaves incorporate an innovative microprocessor controlled system that provides closed-loop control and monitoring of the sterilisation cycle. A full range of autoclave cycles are able to be selected to suit the infection control protocols of every practice.
MELAG autoclaves are supplied with a CF card system that allows you to seamlessly transfer your autoclave records to your PC, allowing easy and paperless storage of your sterilization data.