Many autoclaves are used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high-pressure saturated steam at 121 °C (249 °F) for around 15–20 minutes depending on the size of the load and the contents.
What temp does heat disinfection occur?
8.7 Heat Disinfection and Sterilization. Heat is the most common physical agent used for the decontamination of pathogens. “Dry” heat, which is totally non-corrosive, is used to process many items of laboratory ware which can withstand temperatures of 160°C or higher for 2-4 hours.
What is autoclave Sterilisation?
It can sterilize solids, liquids, hollows, and instruments of various shapes and sizes. Autoclaves vary in size, shape and functionality. A very basic autoclave is similar to a pressure cooker; both use the power of steam to kill bacteria, spores and germs resistant to boiling water and powerful detergents.