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SWIFTLOCK

AUTOCLAVE

80-300Litre
INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
SERVICE MANUAL

Powerscroft Rd
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 5DT
United Kingdom
Tel +44(0)208 300 4311
Fax +44(0)0208 300 2247

Complete
Program
Entry
and
Operating instructions for the
Programmable Control System of
this STERILIZER detailing Frontpanel operation , Display and
Keyboard are provided in a separate
Astell Manual ;-Part No. MXN476

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CONTENTS
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Log Book ,Machine Specification
Document Issues
Climatic Conditions
Water/Steam/Drainage Condensate
bottle; Exhaust; Safety valve, Filter inlet
Drain Valve ; Driptray Drain ; Water
Supply & Overflow ( optional Autofill)
Electrical installation , Power Supply ;
Recorder Power; Rating Plate
Power Supply details





OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Introduction
SETTING PARAMETERS - SingleProgram models- QUICK-ENTRY
8-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models
8-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models
(With Load Sensing Timing Probes)
8-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Automatic Water Fill
Models
8-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Automatic Water Fill
Models
(With Load Sensing Timing Probes)
1-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models
1-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models
(With Load Sensing Timing Probes)
1-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Automatic Water Fill
Models
1-PROGRAM OPERATIONSUMMARY Automatic Water Fill
Models
(With Load Sensing Timing Probes)
OPERATION - DETAILED REVIEW.
Lid/Door Interlocks, Heating ,
Freesteaming &Timing , Sterilize &
Timing
Load Sensed Timing (Option)
Profiled Overshoot
Load Simulators/Cooling locks
Cooling ( Water / Fast) ; Cooling Locks
Programmable Cooling Lock



Selection of Cooling Lock ;
Thermal Lag & the ‘dummy load’
Cooling Locks and Operator Safety

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Media Holdwarm ; Delayed Start ;
‘Normal’ and ‘Profiled’ Overshoot Boost
Automatic Water Fill Option


Filling with Water
- Models with Automatic Water Fill
Option
Chamber Cleaning
- Models with Automatic Water Fill
Option
Filling with Water
- Models with Manual water Fill
Chamber Cleaning
- Models with Manual water Fill
Water Quality

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Commissioning and Program Setting
Use of a Recorder or Datalogger for
commissioning cycles
Setting Parameters for Standard
Cycles (Without Load-Sensed-Timing
option. )
Cooling Locks settings & Safety
(With Load-Sensed-Timing Option )
Load Sensed Timing & Profiled
Overshoot
Cooling Locks settings & Safety With
Load Sensed Timing Option
PAT
PULSAR
,pulsed freesteaming
Load Containers and Loading
Cooling System
Safety for Door Interlocks
[UK HSE. Guidance Note PM73]
Periodic Maintenance
Safety Valve Testing
Thermocouple Access Port and Load
sensing Probes
Recorders & Load-sensed Timing
options
Microbiological Air Filter

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Fuses, Overtemp Cut-out & Technical
notes
Overtemp & Overpressure cutout
options
Certificate Of Examination - Details.

Power connection diagram

FSTERILIZERS ARE HAZARDOUS IF MISUSED
Do not operate this machine if unsure of operating procedures .

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INTRODUCTION
The SWIFTLOCK range are modern, functional general - purpose laboratory
AUTOCLAVE/STERILIZERS designed with ease of use in mind . They feature the
proven SWIFTLOCK CLOSURE PAT system to give easy and rapid opening of the
chamber, together with an easy-to use Single- or Multi-program control system, to
facilitate a variety of uses.

GENERAL OPERATION AND LOG-BOOK
Although the historical safety record of laboratory STERILIZERS is good, remember
at all times that they store considerable potential energy, and should be treated with
respect and care. If correctly used and cared for, your ASTELL STERILIZER will
provide long, reliable & safe service.
Pay proper attention to regular maintenance. Never force the locking mechanism, or
operate the machine with any leaks, or incorrectly operating parts.
Report any defects to your Engineering/Supervisor. If deterioration or defects are
noticed, record them in a log book and contact our Service Department .
Record also the results of annual and periodic inspections. Every 4 to 6 weeks is
recommended for periodic checks. Check the logbook before you start using the
machine, as someone else may have recorded a fault of which you are not aware.

MACHINE SPECIFICATION AND CONTROL OPTIONS
The Control System Display will show various items of information when the Mains
Power is turned on , for example...
"SWIFTCLAVE STERILIZER" denotes STERILIZER Type
"ELECTRICAL HEATING" or "STEAM HEATING" "SOFTWARE ISSUE No. xyz"
"PRINTER SELECTED"
"PROGRAM SELECTION BY SUPERVISOR ONLY"....etc.
Please keep a note of these displays ; You may be asked to quote these to assist the
Astell service dept. if requesting service dept. attention .

DOCUMENT ISSUES AND DETAILS
Date
& MR no
200201
mr3279

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Details of changes and revisions
inc. software issues and associated manuals
MXN475-1.doc Der from mxn455 ,488 etc for new membrane & 408
on see also mxn476
MXN475-1.doc Text corrections
MXN475-2.doc Text corrections

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CLIMATIC CONDITIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Storage of this product in cold or damp conditions may lead to a Hazard or operating
faults if the equipment is put into service before it has dried out and achieved
equilibrium with the surroundings of the operating site.
Place in the area where it is intended to use the equipment.
Do not connect to a power supply.
Allow 48 Hrs to reach Humidity Equilibrium.
CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
OPERATING
Permitted Humidity not exceeding 75% mean non-condensing.
Permitted Temperature range 0-40 C
Do not site the equipment in an area where there are significant quantities
of dust. this will gather on the electronics and cause malfunction.
Do not site the equipment in an area where Spray or fumes from other
equipment may touch the cabinet or cooling vents.
Do not hose down or wash the equipment. The electronics system is not
protected against jets of water.
STORAGE
Permitted Temperature range -10 / +70 C
Humidity not specified but an equalising time is required- see above.

BATTERY BACKUP
Data retention - Main system

EEprom . No Battery Required

Real-time Clock ( in Printer Option )

Nicad Rechargeable battery Soldered In.

(Maintains date/time operation when turned off. Not used to store data.)

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MXN475-2. and to avoid air locks which may result in contaminated effluent being drawn back during cooling. The Safety-Valve must not be connected to any other pipework or altered .The Condensate Drain should be connected to the building drain . (See Below. Operation in such an installation constitutes misuse and the manufacturers accept no liability for the effects of such action. Connect the outlet pipe to a suitable drain using the largest pipe bore available.] PIPEWORK CONNECTIONS. If pipework will not withstand the temperatures involved the manufacturer cannot accept responsibility for any damage that may be caused by hot exhaust gases or condensate. 4] Electrically Heated models require a supply of cold Mains water. Page 4 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. 1] The Swiftlock Autoclave Chamber Exhaust must be connected to a suitable Building Drain to carry away condensate. which automatically cools the hot exhaust to below 45 C using Cold Mains water .The filter allows clean filtered air into the chamber as it cools. 3] The Safety Valve exhausts into the room. and installation details A] EXHAUST The exhaust outlet will produce steam and condensate. or the Astell range of Quench /Cooling boxes is not possible without danger to premises or personnel. and reserve the right to withhold warranty provisions for parts concerned with the Chamber or steam system . PULSE FREESTEAMING OPTION !!! WARNING !!! If this option is fitted or configured Installation to Plastic Drainage systems. but where no separate vent-pipe can be provided. This uses a Silicone rubber tube with plastic push-on fitting provided to fit the ASTELL. A range of Steam Quench and Cooling boxes is available Factory-fitted to the rear of the machine. 2] A Steam Vent is required to exhaust the steam produced during the Heatup and Freesteaming parts of the cycle. provided with a suitable air vent to the outside above the level of the machine to vent the exhaust steam.doc iss01 ed B Page 4 WATER & STEAM SERVICES & DRAINAGE PIPEWORK CONNECTIONS. Please See page 47 Type 1 . The Drain pipework must be capable of carrying condensate at temperatures up to about 80C. If one of these has been supplied please install according to the separate instructions supplied. and the Exhaust Vent pipework must be able to withstand 135C. When it operates a large volume of low-velocity steam will be produced .com . and provision for the Autofill tank Overflow / Warning Pipe. B] EXHAUST VENT Separate Vent is strongly advised . The filter is held in the spring clip fixed to the Access Cover Plate. D] AIR INLET / FILTER one of two types are supplied. Please see other references in this manual to SAFETY-VALVE TESTING. 5] Electrically heated models are provided with a Chamber Cleaning Drain which may be connected to the Building Drain .fineprint. Disposable bacteriological Air-filter . 6] Steam heated models require a supply of steam . C] SAFETY VALVE The Safety-Valve exhausts vertically downwards at the rear of the machine close to the floor. ) Installation to Plastic Drainage Systems. the connection to the drain must include an air-break to avoid back-suction.

On new steam systems or those that have cooled beware condensate build-up in lines which may cause water hammer & damage valves and instruments.com . and steam supply pressure must be reduced to 3. Steam Heated Models Only This is a 3/8" BSP Screwed Gun-Metal Union. Not present on Vertical models.S. If provision is not made to automatically drain off the condensate that forms in the supply line the autoclave will draw in large quantities of water. It should be connected to a suitable building drain capable of carrying steam condensate ( at up to 134C ) Connection into the boiler-house condensate return is not advisable due to the possible bacteriological contamination of returned condensate if any of the load contaminates the inside of the machine. Max Flow rate required 20 litres/minute. It should be led to a suitable drain (Below the level of the Driptray. after the pressure reduction valve. The valve is shut when the handle is at RIGHTANGLES to the pipe.[ 44 P. E] DRAIN VALVE . Fitted only to Front-Load models and Non-Standard Electrically Heated Front-Load Models) This is a separate plastic pipe emerging from the rear of the machine. G] STEAM DRAIN OUTLET ( Chamber Condensate ) On Steam Heated Models the Chamber is fitted with an Automatic Chamber Drain.G /304 kPa) with a suitable Pressure Reducing Valve before reaching the autoclave. This should be arranged to allow the chamber to be drained regularly. as this may cause blow-backs if pressure develops in the drain . This outlet should be connected via an air-break to prevent back-suction. It is important to fit a pressure gauge into this supply line. A screw-fit Disposable bacteriological Air-filter is available which may be screwed into the socket. which carries away water that trickles into the driptray beneath the door. Page 5 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. This will be avoided if attention is paid to Condensate separation.doc iss01 ed B Page 5 Type 2 This is a 1/8 BSP screwed inlet socket sited behind the Cover Plate on the right-hand Side .The steam pressure in the line will fall when the machine is HEATING UP or FREESTEAMING. This is at the rear of the autoclave fitted with a lever action hand-valve. This supply Must be provided with a Shutoff Valve ( a Washing-Machine-Isolator Valve is suitable ). A condensate draining steam trap must be fitted immediately upstream of the autoclave. Ensure that the steam supply flow is adequate to feed the machine when operating . The outlet from this is the small diameter COPPER pipe at the bottom rear of the machine.A common fault with installations is that long pipe runs. to remove all condensate as Free Water will stop Sterilizing action.MXN475-2. and may cause damage. SUPPLY CONDENSATE RETURN SYSTEM The steam Supply line must be properly installed. poor layout or poor steam quality fill the autoclave Chamber up with water. F] STEAM INLET. J] AUTOFILL & WATER-COOLING MAINS WATER INLET This is a Plastic Coloured Hose with a 3/4 BSP Female Threaded tap connector similar to a Washing Machine Inlet Hose.fineprint. this will stop the Sterilising action. KEEP CLOSED DURING USE & DO NOT OPEN WHEN HOT OR PRESSURIZED. Maximum 6 Bar pressure. without a suitable U-Bend or similar.I.04 Bar maximum. The autoclave is NOT fitted internally with a pressure reducing valve. which will indicate actual steam pressure available to the machine . H] DRIP-TRAY DRAIN (. This should be connected to a Cold Water Mains Supply .Electric Heated Models ONLY The Drain valve permits the Chamber to be drained for cleaning purposes. As this water is generally clean. Steam Supply Problems. a simple loose connection to a separate drain will suffice or a bucket or container may be sufficient. It may be plumbed into a drain or tundish.3 Bar . Warning . Correct installation and Steam Trap arrangements will avoid this. The steam supply should be connected to the gunmetal union.) Do not connect to the Autoclave drain.. Minimum 0.

com ..U. Water Research Council and the U.K. Page 6 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.MXN475-2.fineprint.K. water byelaws require Warning pipe outlets to be visible to the operator.doc iss01 ed B Page 6 K] AUTOFILL TANK OVERFLOW / WARNING PIPE This is a White Polypropylene 20mm pipe which projects from the rear of the machine and will carry overflow water if the Level in the Autofill tank is too high. It should be fed to an open Tundish or drain.

The Site should be provided with a Power Outlet socket to match the power connector. Electrically heated machines are supplied with a 5-core or 3-core ready-fitted mains supply cable provided with a standard -type Industrial HighCurrent plug. or through the cutout provided below the Power Input Box. Double-Vinyl covered and protected by a woven metal braid. Cable Alteration Should it be necessary to Fit or alter the supply cable to suit local regulations or arrangements . The STERILIZER is normally delivered with the supply arrangement to suit the voltage and supply specified at the time of ordering. Check the Power Rating on the Rating Plate and refer to the details below: [ PLEASE NOTE . etc are given on the Serial-Number / Rating Plate attached to the machine. VOLTAGE RATING PLATE Before attempting an installation. figures show how the 1 or 3-phase supply is connected to the terminals in the power input box.MXN475-2.com . This is intended to power ONLY an Astell approved Recorder System. Details of the Supply Voltage and the Current rating. Voltages given are measured phase-to-phase. This machine must be wired with a protective earth. Steam heated Machines have a CEE22 type Power Inlet cable and plug. The Cable should pass under the lower edge of the rear panel. RECORDER POWER FEED The recorder options include an automatically controlled 240 Volts 1 Amp power outlet via a CEE22 Outlet connector. With different Heaters and Supply wiring.doc iss01 ed B Page 7 POWER SUPPLY INLET CABLE SWIFTCLAVE STERILIZERS are supplied optionally with a fitted Power Supply Cable. the new power supply cable should be arranged in flexible conduit or use similar suitably protected power cable rated to carry the Maximum Current per Phase for 3-phase machines. Do Not Connect Any Other Equipment To This Outlet .5 M long ready-wired to a High-Current IEC power plug. Should the Power Lead need to be altered. Appendix 1. The Cable is of the heavy-duty SY type.fineprint. near the front to one side. (Models for 220V 3-phase supplies may have alternative arrangements. and 5 Amps {Single Phase} for Steam Heated machines. or on some models . consult the SERIAL NUMBER / RATING PLATE fitted to the machine which gives supply type and voltage requirements ELECTRICALLY HEATED MODELS Consult the SERIAL-No. allowing the panel to be removed for access.) The STERILIZER has been tested in the configuration in which it is delivered from the factory. Several models are available./ VOLTAGE RATING PLATE Sited at the rear of the machine. The following connector types are fitted Where a mains cable is not supplied fitted please see the drawings at the rear of this manual. Page 7 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.. ] SWITCHED FUSED SUPPLY ISOLATOR The Power must be fed from an EXTERNAL SWITCHED FUSED ISOLATOR . Astell STERILIZERs for 380-440 V 3-phase supplies may be supplied with a fitted power lead nominally 2. The connections are made to Terminals in the Power Input Box. Some versions may use a different connector and the output may also include remote control low-voltage signals.This must be sited within 1 M of the machine. Instructions for use are provided with the Recorder option.

near the front to one side. If the cable is shortened. Fuse or Contact-Breaker Trip Current RatingsThe Supply ratings of the Electrically Heated models are given on the RATING PLATE at the rear of the sterilizer. The STERILIZER is normally delivered with the supply arrangement to suit the voltage and supply specified at the time of ordering. typically 60A/Phase Power Supply Connections/ Supply requirements Consult the SERIAL-No. or on some models .com . 200-220V 3-Phase supplies ( with option AAN110 or AAN111) Please note that the supply ratings for these models are approximately double the current ratings of the 380/415 volt versions. Inside the Power Input Box are Suppressors and capacitors essential to the EMC performance of the control system electronics which must not be modified or removed. Should the Power Lead need to be altered any changes must be carried out as detailed below and no modifications or substitutions of parts made inside the STERILIZER Power Input Box.doc iss01 ed B Page 8 Fitted Mains Lead Wire Colours 3-Phase STERILIZERs Earth Green/Yellow Phase1 Brown Phase2 Black Phase3 Black Neutral Blue Single-Phase STERILIZERs Earth Green/Yellow Line/Live Brown Neutral Blue The Screening/Braid of the Armoured cable is earthed at the STERILIZER end.MXN475-2.fineprint. This must be sited within 1 M of the machine. The Power must be fed from an EXTERNAL SWITCHED FUSED ISOLATOR . Page 8 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. ./VOLTAGE RATING PLATE Sited at the rear of the machine. Cut the Plug end . If You are unsure please contact ASTELL or the supplying agent. Leave the STERILIZER end untouched or restore earthed Braid connection. The Power Lead is not part of the machine as certificated for compliance with the EMC directive.

wired in delta formation for 200-220v. NOTE This does not apply to any models for .2. 05.yellow.6.2.2. live and neutral feeds should be capable of carrying 32 amps.3 POWER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS 380-440 Volt 3-Phase: 16Kw & 12 Kw models with Red-Yellow-Blue power wiring Power Supply is connected as shown in Appendix 1.2.01. and be fed from an EXTERNAL SWITCHED. blue group [3] = Heater (FEED)#1. This equipment must be earthed. The neutral line should not be fused unless local electrical standards specify this.200/240 volt 3 Phase and 380-440 v . It is electrically as option AAN110 . 05. Fig. 04.03 or Red. 12KW or 16 Kw models .fineprint. The heater wires are brought to the Contactor in the Power Input Box and are labelled:Wire No.doc iss01 ed B Page 9 380/440 VOLT 3-PHASE SUPPLY These use 220/230v heaters connected in STAR formation between the 3 Phases and Neutral.02. the third (H3) remaining inoperative. wired to operate in 3phase DELTA formation. autoclave from a Single-Phase supply only two of the heaters are used to give the 7Kw. In these models the heaters are the standard (240 volt). 3-Phase Motors are normally dual voltage.MXN475-2.Blue Group [0] = LINE A for Heater #1. and requires the services of a factory-trained qualified engineer.. The earth. but requires no Neutral supply. These models are not normally supplied with a fitted power supply cable..3Kwx3" 380/440V 3 phase. 06 or Red.2 KW types. MODELS FOR 200/240 VOLT 3-PHASE SUPPLY Export Models For Countries Where Domestic Supply Is 110v Line . 4 or 5. yellow. blue group [0] =Heater (NEUTRAL)#1. Connect as described above but omit the Neutral connection.3 The Heaters are wired in the factory Phase-To-Phase as in Appendix 1.3 Wire No.. Connect as the drawing Appendix 1 fig 1 at the rear of this manual Page 9 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.6. FUSED ISOLATOR. Fig. NOTE.3.com . with fuses rated at 30 or 32 AMPS.Yellow. 200-220v 3-PHASE SUPPLIES WITHOUT NEUTRAL This is option AAN111 . Fig. 3. This requires the fitting of a special transformer unit and detailed wiring changes. If requested at the time of order the power supply will be connected for single-phase 230 Volt operation. These are suitable for 3-phase supplies only. Connect the Power Supply as shown in Appendix 1.02. The internal electronics uses a 220V supply derived from two Phases @ 200-220v via an internal Isolating Transformer. These have fuses in each supply line.Neutral This Voltage Operation is denoted by Order Code AAN110 or AAN111.Blue Group [3]= LINE B for Heater #1.3 Wires No 01. 2 A BALANCED NEUTRAL SUPPLY MUST BE PROVIDED The internal electronics and control actuators operate from 240 volts supplied by a step-up internal transformer between Phase 1 and Neutral.Yellow. labelled as follows: Wires No 04. To use a (10Kw) "3. 06 or red. The three pairs of Heater wires are brought to the terminal block in the POWER INPUT BOX . CONVERSION It is possible to convert from 380-440 v to 200-220 v supplies or in reverse.THE NEUTRAL LINE MUST NOT BE FUSED. Single-phase motors are normally 230V motors wired between two phases. POWER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS SINGLE PHASE SUPPLY 7 KW SINGLE-PHASE USE Certain of the The 380/440 volt 3-phase 10kW models may be arranged to operate at reduced power {7Kw} from a 220/240 volt 30/32 amp single-phase supply .03or red.

{This method is useful where the user is not permitted to change the settings. with a selection of examples and explanations. whereas on 8-program models. and in a fully detailed version. This Autoclave Is designed and intended for a very wide range of loads and process cycles. Full details of the Program Entry Procedure are provided in the Astell Manual for the Swiftlock Programmable Controller Part no MXN476 Parameter Setting for the single-Program models is carried out Either:a) by the same method as for 8-Program models.for details please see the "Swiftlock Programmable Controller" manual. Astell Scientific and approved agents are able to offer advice and assistance in setting up and commissioning this Autoclave. The Supervisor may select which mode is to be used . Single-Program and 8-Program Autoclaves have identical operating procedures. where the Program Settings are entered without the need of the supervisor Key. or . General principles are provided . Because of the different versions of the Swiftlock which operate in a similar but slightly different manner.doc iss01 ed B Page 10 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS The following pages set out the Operating instructions in both "Short-form notes form" which can be copied and affixed to the wall near to the autoclave . It is not possible in this manual to encompass every possible cycle or load requirement that may be encountered. Please consult Astell Scientific or your supplier if necessary Page 10 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. and the user only needs to select the correct program by pressing buttons [1] to [8]. It is to be expected that a certain amount of experimentation may be required before the most suitable process cycle or method of loading can be arrived at. This may be copied and fixed next to the operating notes. the program parameters are set as required for each different operation of the autoclave.com . the 8 Programs will have been Preset by the Supervisor or engineer. the Short-form notes are provided for models with different combinations of features.b) Quick-Entry mode . but on the Single-Program models.} .MXN475-2.fineprint. using the Key and entering the values in "Supervisor Mode" . The Quick-Entry mode is given on the next page.

g. Page 11 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www..--The bottom line will "scroll" through a selection of messages Press Sterilize Temperature Enter desired TEMPERATURE using up/down buttons and press [ENTER] Press Freesteam Time Enter desired FREESTEAM TIME using up/down buttons and press [ENTER] Press Sterilize Time Enter desired STERILIZE TIME using up/down buttons and press [ENTER] Press OPTIONS Enter required YES/NO or settings for the following & Press [ENTER] after each to go on to the next parameter.= ) Sterilize @ 123C. in some places assume that the machine is a 8-Program model.select program number.. Options provided may vary .doc iss01 ed B Page 11 Astell Swiftlock 80-300Litre models SETTING THE PARAMETERS ON SINGLE-PROGRAM MODELS QUICK-ENTRY MODE It is only necessary to enter settings to be altered ..Example of options are. If your Swiftlock is a Single-Program model.this puts the Autoclave in "READY" mode The Display shows ( for example.. all references such as ".the program will "remember" the values and selections until they are changed by the operator. instructions for selection or setting of Programs may . 15m Query --.MXN475-2. 80C In the Operating Instructions that follow . Close and Lock the cover .. e.--.Load Sensed Time Media Holdwarm? Cooling Lock - Yes/No? ( Only if Load Sensing option fitted) Yes/No? Set Programmable Cooling Lock temperature.com .fineprint.." should be disregarded .

If not empty and refill to MIN. When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle.PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION . Page 12 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. 16. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS. HEATING will start 12. If '[OPEN]' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds. 4. After this .com . open door through Two-Stage Gate. 3. 15. Program will begin. 5. . 11. 8. to OPEN . After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to avoid compressing and damaging gasket. CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock.SUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models Without Load Sensing Timing Probes 1. Turn Handle Anticlockwise. CLEANING . Check Gasket.WARNING. LOAD AUTOCLAVE. 14. 6. and MIN marks. Top-up water until display indicates [ Water Level OK ] 7. Display changes to [ READY ] 10. 9.fineprint. 4 Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. just press '[OPEN]' button again . Select Program 1. Press 'START' Button. and the Cover will re-lock.CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY.Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock .MXN475-2.doc iss01 ed B Page 12 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre 8. When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open. Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked. Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2. Press '[OPEN]' Button. press '[OPEN]' 13. 2. 3.

Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked.MXN475-2. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS. Select Program Number Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. If not empty and refill to MIN. After this .com . 6.fineprint. just press '[OPEN]' button again . Turn Handle Anticlockwise. or [b] check that Load Sensing Probe is positioned within Load Simulator If it does NOT require use of the Load Sensing probe.WARNING. When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open. to OPEN . place the probe safely to one side of the load or on the shelf.doc iss01 ed B Page 13 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre 8. and MIN marks. Press '[OPEN]' Button. press '[OPEN]' 13. If '[OPEN]' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds.PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION .. 3. 5. Top-up water until display indicates [ Water Level OK ] 7. and the Cover will re-lock. Check Gasket. 15. HEATING will start 12. 8. Program will begin. 14. . Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2.[a] Place Load Sensing Probe in position in centre of load with thickened end well clear of load material to permit removal at end of cycle. If the Cycle requires use of the LOAD SENSING PROBE. 9.SUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models WITH LOAD SENSING TIMING PROBES 1. Page 13 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock . [ Note whether Load Sensed Timing is set for this Program ] 4. open door through Two-Stage Gate. Press 'START' Button. When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle. Display changes to [ READY ] 10.Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max.CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY. Either. 11. After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to avoid compressing gasket and place the LOAD SENSING PROBE safely inside to avoid damage should it be trapped in the door. CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock. CLEANING . LOAD AUTOCLAVE.

5. and MIN marks. Program will begin.fineprint. 8. and the Cover will re-lock. Display will show "AUTOMATIC WATER FILLING" . Press '[OPEN]' Button. 16.SUMMARY Automatic Water Fill Models Without Load Sensing Timing Probes 1. After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to avoid compressing and damaging gasket. Wait until Display shows "WATER LEVEL OK" . 6.MXN475-2. press '[OPEN]' 13.com . 11. Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked.& during the time with door open the AUTOMATIC FILL will fill the Chamber with water to the correct level. Select Program Number Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. 3. then Press 'START' Button. 14. HEATING will start 12. Display changes to [ READY-PROGRAM x ] 10.WARNING. 9. LOAD AUTOCLAVE. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock . to OPEN . CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock.doc iss01 ed B Page 14 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre 8-PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION . CLEANING . When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle. After this . Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2. 4. open door through Two-Stage Gate.CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY. 15. 7. Turn Handle Anticlockwise. If '[OPEN]' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds. just press '[OPEN]' button again . If not empty and refill to MIN. Check Gasket. Page 14 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS. When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open.Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max. .

press '[OPEN]' 13. During the time with door open the AUTOMATIC FILLING will fill the Chamber to the correct level. CLEANING . just press '[OPEN]' button again . and MIN marks.Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max. 7. Check Gasket. 14. and the Cover will re-lock.CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY. Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked. Press '[OPEN]' Button. When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle. or [b] check that Load Sensing Probe is positioned within Load Simulator If it does NOT require use of the probe. open door through Two-Stage Gate. [ Note whether Load Sensed Timing is set for this Program ] 4. Program will begin. When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open.com . If the Cycle requires use of the LOAD SENSING PROBE. 11. 8. After this . Page 15 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. HEATING will start 12.doc iss01 ed B Page 15 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre 8-PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION . Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2.SUMMARY Automatic Water Fill Models WITH LOAD SENSING TIMING PROBES 1.MXN475-2. Either. . place the probe safely to one side of the load or on the shelf. 3. 6. Turn Handle Anticlockwise. 9.fineprint. Select Program Number Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to avoid compressing gasket and place the LOAD SENSING PROBE safely inside to avoid damage should it be trapped in the door.[a] Place Load Sensing Probe in position in centre of load with thickened end well clear of load material to permit removal at end of cycle. to OPEN . If not empty and refill to MIN. Wait until Display shows "WATER LEVEL OK" . If '[OPEN]' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds. CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock. LOAD AUTOCLAVE. Display will show "AUTOMATIC WATER FILLING" .WARNING. Display changes to [ READY ] 10. 5. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock . then Press 'START' Button. 15. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS.

16. Top-up water until display indicates [ Water Level OK ] 7. Page 16 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.MXN475-2. . After this .com . When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle.CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY.Times. CLEANING . just press '[OPEN]' button again . CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock. 4. Check Gasket. press '[OPEN]' 13.and Options as required Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. 14.WARNING. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock . and MIN marks. and the Cover will re-lock. If not empty and refill to MIN. Turn Handle Anticlockwise. 8. If '[OPEN]' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds. Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked.PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION .doc iss01 ed B Page 16 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre SINGLE. After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to Avoid compressing gasket. 3. 11. 5. Press 'START' Button. open door through Two-Stage Gate. Display changes to [ READY ] 10. 9. to OPEN .Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max. Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2. 15. Adjust Temperature. When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open.fineprint. Press '[OPEN]' Button. LOAD AUTOCLAVE. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS. HEATING will start 12. Program will begin. 6.SUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models Without Load Sensing Timing Probes 1.

CLEANING . 14. 6.SUMMARY Manual Water Fill Models WITH LOAD SENSING TIMING PROBES 1. Either . . If the Cycle requires use of the LOAD SENSING PROBE.CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY. When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle. Adjust Temperature..Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max. 11. If 'Open' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds. If not empty and refill to MIN. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS. and MIN marks. Press '[OPEN]' Button. Page 17 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. 15. [ Note whether Load Sensed Timing is SET for this Program ] 4. HEATING will start 12.com . Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked. just press '[OPEN]' button again . 8.MXN475-2. Program will begin. 5.WARNING. After this . Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2. Display changes to [ READY ] 10. press '[OPEN]' 13. to open . LOAD AUTOCLAVE. Press 'START' Button. Top-up water until display indicates [ Water Level OK ] 7.PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION . After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to avoid compressing gasket and place the LOAD SENSING PROBE safely inside to avoid damage should it be trapped in the door. CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock.fineprint.[a] Place Load Sensing Probe in position in centre of load with thickened end well clear of load material to permit removal at end of cycle. Turn Handle Anticlockwise. or [b] check that Load Sensing Probe is positioned within Load Simulator If it does NOT require use of the Load Sensing probe.Times.and Options as required Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. 9. Check Gasket. When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open. 3. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock . place the probe safely to one side of the load or on the shelf. open door through Two-Stage Gate.doc iss01 ed B Page 17 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre SINGLE. and the Cover will re-lock.

and MIN marks. After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to avoid compressing gasket. 16. 4.& during the time with door open the AUTOMATIC FILL will fill the Chamber with water to the correct level.doc iss01 ed B Page 18 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre SINGLE-PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION . 8.com . Turn Handle Anticlockwise.SUMMARY Automatic Water Fill Models Without Load Sensing Timing Probes 1. Display will show "AUTOMATIC WATER FILLING" . Page 18 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. to OPEN . After this . Wait until Display shows "WATER LEVEL OK" . 9. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS. 5. Check Gasket. Display changes to [ READY-PROGRAM x ] 10. If '[OPEN]' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds. just press '[OPEN]' button again . Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked. When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle. When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open. LOAD AUTOCLAVE. Program will begin. Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2. 7.fineprint.MXN475-2. 14. press '[OPEN]' 13. Press '[OPEN]' Button. 6. If not empty and refill to MIN. . CLEANING .Times. 15.Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max. HEATING will start 12. open door through Two-Stage Gate. CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock.WARNING. 3. then Press 'START' Button. and the Cover will re-lock. Adjust Temperature. 11.and Options as required Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock .CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY.

Wait until Display shows "WATER LEVEL OK" . Display must be in [ READY ] mode if Cover is locked. just press '[OPEN]' button again . When Display shows [ UNLOCKED ] rotate Cover or handle to Open. place the probe safely to one side of the load or on the shelf. Program will begin.and Options as required Press "Query" if necessary to find out program settings. then Press 'START' Button. Adjust Temperature. 11. Check Gasket. and the Cover will re-lock.MXN475-2.CLEAN OUT THE CHAMBER REGULARLY. Display will show "AUTOMATIC WATER FILLING" . Display changes to [ READY ] 10.Times. 15. 3. After unloading autoclave always leave Cover slightly open when not in use to avoid compressing gasket and place the LOAD SENSING PROBE safely inside to avoid damage should it be trapped in the door. 7. LOAD AUTOCLAVE. AS WATER CONTAMINATED WITH SPILT LOAD CONTENTS WILL CAUSE FAILURE AND MAY BURN OUT HEATERS OR BLOCK DRAINS. After this . Turn Handle Anticlockwise. 8. press '[OPEN]' 13.Check Water Level in Condensate BottleThis must be between Max. When Display Shows [ COMPLETE ] at end of cycle. If the Cycle requires use of the LOAD SENSING PROBE.WARNING.SUMMARY Automatic Water Fill Models WITH LOAD SENSING TIMING PROBES 1. [ Note whether Load Sensed Timing is set for this Program ] 4. 14. 6. . 9. Press '[OPEN]' Button. Page 19 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.com . CLOSE Cover and rotate handle CLOCKWISE to lock.doc iss01 ed B Page 19 SWIFTLOCK 80-300Litre SINGLE-PROGRAM AUTOCLAVE OPERATION . Either. If '[OPEN]' button is pressed and Cover is not opened it will cancel after 10 seconds. open door through Two-Stage Gate. 5.[a] Place Load Sensing Probe in position in centre of load with thickened end well clear of load material to permit removal at end of cycle. After 30 seconds the bolt will unlock . HEATING will start 12. to OPEN . If not empty and refill to MIN.fineprint. CLEANING . and MIN marks. During the time with door open the AUTOMATIC FILLING will fill the Chamber to the correct level. Check that 'POWER' LED is ON 2. or [b] check that Load Sensing Probe is positioned within Load Simulator If it does NOT require use of the probe.

2. or if fitted but it is not selected for this program. without any need for compromises or extended times to allow the load to "catch-up".. The Chamber reaches set temperature first. 4 or 5. The system will only operate if the Cover is fully CLOSED & LOCKED.s. b] LOAD SENSED TIMING Optional Extra See also "LOAD SENSED COOLING LOCK" on page 14/15 LOAD SENSED TIMING is selectable (on or off) within the Program.This operates if LOAD SENSED TIMING options not fitted. HEATING SYSTEM: (a)Electric Heating .programs of adjustable Freesteaming & Sterilize time.3C above Sterilizing Temperature . During the part of the cycle "HEATING-TO STERILIZE" . The fixed dropback level is 2 C below set temperature. LID CLOSURE SYSTEM WITH INTERLOCKS. This provides 4 or 8 . During this period the Sterilizing temperature is held at 2 or 5C above the set sterilizing temperature When the rising temperature in the load reaches the threshold . Heating Failure "DROPBACK :" protection resets the Sterilizing timer should a fault cause the temperature to drop below the Sterilizing setting during the Sterilizing period. Timing starts when chamber reaches set temperature. Cooling mode and selection of Cooling locks. ‘Filling’ and ‘Running’ . and terminates sterilization at end of set period. the load heats-up slower than the chamber. The Cover is also Locked if POWER is OFF.25 Kw Nominal electrical immersion heaters in sets of 3 protected from boil-dry by water level ‘Conductivity’ sensors acting at two levels. This threshold is compared with the Temperature measured by the LOAD SENSING PROBE (the flexible wandering probe placed by the user within the load or load simulator). 4. The Programmable Cooling Lock is adjustable within each of the programs.fineprint. 1.this is sensed and the Sterilizing Timer System starts . Sterilize Temperature. The Cover can only be opened by pressing the '[OPEN]' button and waiting for the bolt to unlock. Automatic Water Filling is built-in or (b) Direct steam injection Heating from a Steam Supply. STERILIZE TIMING SYSTEM : a] STANDARD TIMING SYSTEM. Chamber Wall temperature is above 'Cooling Lock' setting and Pressure is above approx. The [OPEN] button will NOT open the Cover if inhibited by the Cooling Locks or the pressure interlock . When the temperature rises again the timing restarts. 5.5 p. The Chamber Temperature falls to a new controlled level around 0. The LOAD SENSING PROBE detects the temperature within the LOAD ( If correctly positioned ) and ensures that the load experiences the set conditions for the set time.com .This uses 3. The LOAD SENSED TIMING option also automatically implements LOAD SENSED COOLING LOCK for that program. and is maintained there by the controller. There is a delay of 30 seconds after pressing the '[OPEN]' button before bolt retracts during which a VENT VALVE is open to release any residual pressure.MXN475-2. It is not possible to Heat the chamber with the Cover OPEN.doc iss01 ed B Page 20 OPERATION DETAILED REVIEW The operating system comprises the following features:1. A "threshold" is set automatically within the Program equal to the sterilizing temperature set in that Program.i. 3. Lid can NOT be opened if:Chamber Temperature is above Programmed Cooling Lock setting. PROGRAMMABLE PROGRAM CONTROL SYSTEM. Temperature and Time are set within the program. Page 20 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. Display changes to show "STERILIZING" with the normal time count display.

The Preset cooling lock responds to the temperature of the chaamber wall which acts as a thermal mass. As the CHAMBER sensor detects the temperature within the steam space it will always Heat or Cool faster than the load or the "Chamber Wall”. NOTE.. Basic cooling uses circulated cold water in a chamber coil or jacket. LOAD SIMULATOR SENSING IN PLACE OF "TRUE" LOAD SENSING The basic Load Simulator comprises a short Stainless shelf or basket that fits at the rear of the chamber on FRONT LOADING models. once sterilizing has begun and resets the Sterilizing timer. Cooling operates with Air Ballasting. 7. LOAD SENSED COOLING LOCK ( LOAD SENSING OPTION fitted & selected ) In this case the Programmable Cooling Lock Temperature set for the Program is compared with the Temperature measured by the LOAD SENSING PROBE. The Release Temperature threshold is set within the Program and is compared with the CHAMBER TEMPERATURE SENSOR.com . COOLING SYSTEM: The Cooling System is supplied in two versions. but with the advantage that the LOAD SENSING PROBE can be left fixed in place in the simulator . and measures the temperature at the outside of the chamber wall. so the door cannot be unlocked. This is fitted as standard to ensure safest operation of the COOLING LOCK for all likely load types and affects the Temperature Sensor that operates the PRESET Cooling Lock. so the temperature of both of ACTUAL LOAD and DUMMY LOAD must be below the set thresholds to allow the cycle to complete. Silicone oil. PROGRAMMABLE COOLING LOCK. PRESET COOLING LOCK This is a thermostatic device with Dial & scale. and give an approximation to the load temperature. DOUBLE COOLING LOCKS The PRESET cooling lock . STERILIZING TIMING "DROPBACK" WITH LOAD SENSING SELECTED Refer to "Dropback" on page 13 The Dropback Function operates if the LOAD TEMPERATURE drops 2 C below Sterilizing Temp. COOLING LOCKS The Cooling Locks prevent the STERILIZER opening under unsafe conditions. 6. When the sensed Load temperature is above this threshold the Cooling-lock is active (engaged) and Completion is inhibited . It is calibrated in Deg. There are two cooling lock sensors. it will always represent the actual load temperature.doc iss01 ed B Page 21 IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT THE LOAD SENSING PROBE IS ALWAYS PLACED IN THE LOAD . This supports a sample bottle or container (as used in the load) which is filled generally with Liquid Paraffin. If it is possible to restrict the LOAD Sensed Timing to one type of load.fineprint.MXN475-2. to mimic the behaviour of the real load.Basic Cooling and Deluge Cooling.5C).The LOAD SIMULATOR is an additional optional item and should not be confused with the DUMMY LOAD which has a different function and. or on some models behind a drop-down top section of the rear panel. When LOAD SENSING option is NOT selected. On HORIZONTAL models it is at the rear behind a cover plate secured by two screws. As the LOAD SENSING PROBE detects the temperature within the LOAD itself .C(+/.OR STERILIZING WILL NOT TAKE PLACE! USE OF "LOAD SIMULATORS" WITH LOAD SENSED STERILIZE TIMING These may be used in front-loading models . & cools in a similar way to the real load . On VERTICAL models it is mounted on the side of the cabinet behind a cover panel. The temperature in the chamber wall and real loads will not be the same during cooling. Glycol. When the CHAMBER temperature is above this threshold the lock is active (engaged) and Completion is inhibited stopping the door from unlocking. SELECTION and SETTING OF A COOLING LOCK Page 21 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.. The Load Sensing Probe is positioned in the container to sense the temperature of the simulator. or any other non-volatile liquid with a similar specific heat to the load material. (sensing the Chamber Wall ) is always operative . Deluge Cooling circulates the chamber water through a pump and heat-exchanger and sprays it over the load. then a Simulated Load can be arranged .. due to differing thermal masses and Thermal inertia.

During cooling inside the chamber. Use Insulated Liquid-Proof Gloves whenever handling HOT LOAD CONTENTS The Preset cooling lock is a Hydraulic Thermostat & CANNOT be turned off. and the load tracks the chamber temperature and pressure . may be processed with the Programmable Cooling lock set to 99C within that particular program which effectively turns it off. It is advisable to set the Preset Cooling lock Dial to 80-100C and set the Programmable Cooling lock Temperatures for each FLUID load to temperatures at or lower than 80C.doc iss01 ed B Page 22 Cooling Locks are designed to prevent the chamber from being opened when the load is at a temperature that would be dangerous to handle. and LOAD SENSING has been selected within the Program. operator safety is improved. It can be set to max. Whether Fast Cooling is selected or not the load cools naturally to 100C. avoiding flash boiling. It is generally accepted that FLUID LOADS should not be handled above 80C. The Programmable Cooling lock CAN be turned OFF within the Program but should preferrably be set to a safety " UNLOCK" temperature determined by trial-and-error or by measurement with a suitable electronic thermometer. as they are explosive if the temperature of the liquid contents is much above boiling point and at atmospheric pressure .If the Cooling lock is set to allow the door to be opened at 80 C or below. Safety Note:.fineprint. the LOAD SENSING COOLING LOCK will operate.MXN475-2. If the LOAD SENSING option is fitted. although in special cases this temperature may be exceeded.com . Cooling lock settings must be determined & set by the user Page 22 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. Fabric or Solid loads. .of 100 Deg C if required to minimise the delay in Completion. Fluids in SEALED CONTAINERS present a severe hazard.

which maintains the temperature of the chamber.MXN475-2.until the Complete message shows and then press the [[OPEN]] button again to unlock the door. EXITING from MEDIA HOLDWARM To Exit Media Holdwarm press the [START] or [[OPEN]] button. (in the OPTIONS section on Single-Program models.) It adds a stage after "COOLING " and before "COMPLETION" . C below the programmable cooling lock temperature for the program. the programmable cooling lock Cooling Lock Temperature must be set appropriately. warm enough to permit Media to remain in the liquid state and pourable.fineprint.doc iss01 ed B Page 23 MEDIA HOLDWARM SETTING MEDIA HOLDWARM Media Holdwarm is a function that may be selected as On or Off in the program. and as very little water is consumed.com . This will not affect the media load. 80 Deg. and hence the load. this will last for a long time. The only limit on duration in this mode is the water reserve. as it heats up quickly and cools slowly. The temperature that the Chamber maintains during Media Holdwarm is automatically 25 Deg. The Holdwarm system has been tested to operate for over 24 hours . Page 23 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. All interlocks and safety provisions are maintained in this operating mode. C will produce a Holdwarm temperature of approximately 55C. Wait for the cycle to finish . The action of the control system during Holdwarm is such that a temperature fluctuation of about 8 Deg C will be present in the chamber. For it to operate.

• The cutout senses the conductivity of the water via High and Low probes. particularly in extreme hard water areas. e.3 . i.doc iss01 ed B - Page 24 MODELS with AUTOMATIC FILLING OPTION The Machine requires a supply of mains cold water at a pressure of 0. See Chamber and TANK CLEANING Instructions later in this section.MXN475-2. fed from a Mains water supply. to ensure sufficient water to complete a sterilize cycle . When the door or Cover is opened the Water Level Sensor Probes detect the need for water and start the pump. • Untreated tap water may be used in this Autoclave although in the long term the use of treated or partially demineralised water is recommended. This level is sufficient to permit Freesteaming of 35 .do not use plastic bags inside Autoclave Baskets but use a purposemade Autoclave container designed to catch leaking waste. when the Door/Cover is open. • The High probe is the level to which the chamber will be filled. and functions whenever the machine is NOT running. Please ask your supplier for details of containers for your machine. The filling water is not contaminated by unsterile condensate or drainage from the Chamber. BLOOD. or solid rubbish it will cause problems and probable failure. The LOW probe is just above the elements and protects them from boiling . PLEASE LOAD AND CLOSE The Autoclave may then be loaded and the program selected and started Page 24 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. FAECES . This autoclave is designed to Heat fairly clean Water in the Chamber. This passes water through a Valve into the Chamber via a fitting in the Chamber wall. Please note that warranty provisions exclude work required as a result of misuse. the "Low Water" display may stay on and THE SYSTEM MAY OVERFILL THE Chamber WITH WATER.40 min . • The machine is fitted with a Conductivity Low-Water Cut-Out. AUTOMATIC FILLING OPERATION The Automatic Filling system uses a pump and internal tank. It is only operative when the machine is running. This will help reduce furring on the elements.. When the correct operating level is reached the pump stops and the Display shows . before Pressing "START". If the filling water becomes badly contaminated with AGAR.g. and if fully Deminerallised or distilled water is used for filling. A Floatswitch and Solenoid valve act to keep the water at a suitable level.:.K. Load Containers should be chosen to minimise loss of the contents into the autoclave.WATER LEVEL O.e.com .6 Bar.dry.fineprint.

This level is sufficient to permit Freesteaming of 35 40 min . BLOOD. the "Low Water" display may stay on and THE SYSTEM MAY OVERFILL THE CHAMBER WITH WATER. The cutout senses the conductivity of the water via High and Low probes. Water may overflow if there is a problem with the Tank Level Control system. Load Containers should be chosen to minimise loss of the contents into the autoclave. fed from a Mains water supply.R. This passes water through a Valve into the Chamber via a fitting in the Chamber wall.6 Bar. Page 25 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. It is only operative when the machine is running.K.com . before Pressing "START".dry. This autoclave is designed to Heat clean Water in the Chamber.- WATER LEVEL O. Please note that warranty provisions do not cover work required as a result of misuse. The Tank is provided with an Overflow / Warning Pipe at the rear of the Autoclave . Untreated tap water may be used in this Autoclave although in the long term the use of treated or partially demineralised water is recommended in extreme hard water areas.. Please ask your supplier for details of containers for your machine. When the correct operating level is reached the pump stops and the Display shows . and functions whenever the machine is NOT running.doc iss01 ed B Page 25 FILLING WITH WATER STANDARD MODELS with AUTOMATIC FILLING OPTION • • • • • The Machine requires a supply of mains cold water at a pressure of 0. A Floatswitch and Solenoid valve act to keep the water at a suitable level. The High probe is the level to which the chamber will be filled.C.e. e. Please see Installation Instructions for W. If the filling water becomes badly contaminated with AGAR. Warning Pipes. to ensure sufficient water to complete a sterilize cycle . The machine is fitted with a Conductivity Low-Water Cut-Out. When the door or lid is opened the Water Level Sensor Probes detect the need for water and start the pump.3 . recommendations re. This will help reduce furring on the elements.g. FAECES . and if fully Deminerallised or distilled water is used for filling.MXN475-2. LEASE LOAD AND CLOSE The Autoclave may then be loaded and the program selected and started OVERFLOW WARNING PIPE. See CHAMBER and TANK CLEANING Instructions later in this section. The LOW probe is just above the elements and protects them from boiling .fineprint. or solid rubbish it will cause problems and probable failure.do not use plastic bags inside Autoclave Baskets but use a purpose-made Autoclave container designed to catch leaking waste. It is advisable to prevent spillage’s into this driptray and clean them out if they do occur.:. when the Door/Lid is open. AUTOMATIC FILLING OPERATION The Automatic Filling system uses a pump and internal tank. The incoming filling water is not contaminated by unsterile condensate or drainage from the Chamber but on FRONT LOADING Models the DOOR DRIP TRAY drains into the tank. i.

Should a supply be temporarily unavailable water may be added to FRONT LOAD MODELS or TOP LOAD MODELS by hand. Clean the Chamber internally.R. displaying a warning message. OVERFLOW WARNING PIPE. taking care to avoid damage to the Water Level Sensor Strips. CHAMBER DRAIN :. This allows the chamber to be cleaned out. If necessary . recommendations re. Please see Installation Instructions for W. Warning Pipes.doc iss01 ed B Page 26 CHAMBER CLEANING .com . turn the Drain Tap to the CLOSED position (Handle at Right-Angles to the valve body) and then operate the KEYSWITCH again. The Display will show Drain/Clean Chamber PRESS_[KEY] . add more water to wash out sediment or rubbish.:- If this shows please Check that the Water Supply is turned on at the supply valve.follow the instructions for MANUAL FILLING on the next pages. The Tank is provided with an Overflow / Warning Pipe . Page 26 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. or the Overtemperature Cutout sensor which is clamped to the top of one heater. Temperature sensors. The Control system and Display will return to Automatic Filling mode. If this occurs please Check that the Water Supply is turned on at the supply valve.fineprint.TO EXIT ¿ [ON] [OFF] == [test-fill] The door / Cover is open and the Water Pump is filling the chamber. Water may overflow if there is a problem with the Tank Level Control system. Turning the Key will inhibit the Autofill water flow . When cleaning is complete.AUTOMATIC FILLING MODELS The Chamber should be cleaned internally sufficiently often to prevent build-up of contaminants . and we would suggest that for a machine in daily use the Chamber should be checked once a week and cleaned if necessary . Tank Overflow .arrange a container under it to catch the outflow. Open the DOOR/COVER as you would normally.MXN475-2.C. Drain/Clean Chamber [ON] [OFF] == [test-fill] ì Press the Function Key below [ON] to turn on the water-supply to test it é Press the Function Key below [OFF] to turn the pump off again. WATER TANK LEVEL LOW PLEASE CHECK OR FILL. INTERNAL TANK WATER SUPPLY FAILURE In the event of Water Supply failure the Level Control System senses a low Internal Water Tank level & shuts off the Internal Pump. Open The drain tap and allow the water to drain out.

MXN475-2. etc down the Condensate drain. but there is no Drain Tap. Page 27 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. Avoid washing lumps of solid matter.com . Proceed as for Manual Fill models above.fineprint.instead the Condensate drain will drain the Chamber automatically.doc iss01 ed B Page 27 CHAMBER CLEANING DIRECT STEAM HEATED MODELS It is advisable to clean the inside of the Chamber when still warm to prevent build-up of contaminants. broken Glass.

It is not possible to start the machine in the LOW WATER condition. FILLING LEVEL . or before Pressing "START".1 litre of tap water or a little common salt. add 0.doc iss01 ed B Page 28 MANUAL FILLING WITH WATER ELECTRICALLY HEATED MODELS • • • • • • • Untreated tap water may be used in this Autoclave although in the long term the use of distilled or demineralised water is recommended in hard water areas.The Temperature Sensor is the 3mm diam Stainless Tube which projects 150 mm into the chamber and MUST NOT BE COVERED WITH WATER. This will help reduce limescale build-up ( furring ) on the heaters. The High probe is at a Reserve level to which the chamber must be filled. sufficient for a cycle. NOTE:-. This Autoclave and the filling water must be kept clean for correct operation . The LOW probe is just above the Heater elements and protects them from boiling dry. If Deminerallised or distilled water is used for initial filling. then add water as required. (Pour in the Water fairly slowly) Add water to the chamber until the "Low Water" Display disappears. It is only functional when the machine is running a Sterilize Cycle. If this is lifted . The chamber should not be overfilled. The Cutout senses the conductivity of the water via High and Low-level probes. the Level for the 35-40 min reserve is below the Load support plate or Lower Shelf. Should this happen. This Water Reserve Level is set to permit Freesteaming of 35-40 minutes. i.e. and functions whenever the machine is NOT running. to ensure sufficient water to complete a Sterilize Cycle . This should provide sufficient conductivity to activate the Sensor System. the "Low Water" display may stay on even if the water-level is adequate. Please observe instructions on Contamination and Cleaning. close and start. when the lid is open.fineprint. The machine is fitted with a Conductivity Sensing Low-Water Cut-Out.5 .VISUAL CHECK Should you wish to check the level by eye.MXN475-2. the tip of the top Low-Water Probe (like a sparking plug with a metal strip) dips 5 mm under the surface. Page 28 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. Press the "OPEN" button and open the chamber. The water-level will then reach the High probe.com .

g. Clean the Chamber internally. Open It .:. Locate the Chamber Drain Tap at the rear of the Autoclave .MXN475-2. Please note that warranty provisions do not cover work required as a result of miss-use. The Chamber should be cleaned internally sufficiently often to prevent build-up of contaminants . Please consult your supplier for details of suitable containers for your machine. and we would suggest that for a machine in daily use the Chamber should be checked once a week. e. Preferably. Open the DOOR/LID as you would normally. or solid rubbish it will cause problems and probable failure. clean out whilst the chamber is warm after a Sterilize Cycle has been completed and the chamber has reached a safe opening temperature.doc iss01 ed B Page 29 CHAMBER CLEANING( if MANUALLY FILLING ) ELECTRICALLY HEATED MODELS This autoclave is designed to Heat-Up clean Water in the Chamber. If the filling water becomes badly contaminated with AGAR. and allow the water to drain out. taking care to avoid the Water Level Sensor Strips . It may be necessary to clean the Chamber in a "Warm" condition if the contamination has "set" to a jelly but the Control system will prevent the door to opening if the chamber is HOT.fineprint.com .etc. Take care not to damage the sensors or associated items sited in the lower part of the autoclave. Temperature sensors or the Overtemperature Cutout sensor which is clamped to the top of one heater. turn the Drain Tap to the CLOSED position (Handle at Right-Angles to the valve body ) and then fill with water as for normal operation. add more water to wash out sediment or rubbish.Avoid use of plastic bags inside Autoclave Baskets or perforated containers but use purposemade Autoclave containers designed to catch any leaking waste. BLOOD. and the Tank once a month and cleaned if necessary . arrange a 15 Litre container under it to catch the outflow. tundish or drain . If the CHAMBER DRAIN at the rear has not been plumbed into a hopper. If necessary .. LOAD CONTAINERS Load Containers should be chosen to minimise loss of the contents into the autoclave water during the Sterilizing process. Page 29 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. CHAMBER. FAECES . When cleaning is complete.

OVERFLOW WARNING PIPE. • The cutout senses the conductivity of the water via High and Low probes. Please ask your supplier for details of containers for your machine.5 . The incoming filling water uses watre from the condensate tank.dry. If the Tank water becomes badly contaminated with AGAR. • The machine is fitted with a Conductivity Low-Water Cut-Out. The Tank is provided with an Overflow / Warning Pipe at the rear of the STERILIZER Water may overflow if there is a problem with the Tank Level Control system at the same time as a blockage in the outlet pipe. to ensure sufficient water to complete a sterilize cycle . This STERILIZER is designed to Heat clean Water in the Chamber. Please note that warranty provisions do not cover work required as a result of misuse. and if fully Deminerallised or distilled water is used for filling. It is only operative when the machine is running. FAECES . A flow is maintained through this tank during part of the cycle to minimise the effects of contamination by unsterile condensate or drainage from the Chamber . See CHAMBER and TANK CLEANING Instructions later in this section. BLOOD. • Untreated tap water may be used in this STERILIZER although in the long term the use of treated or partially demineralised water is recommended in extreme hard water areas. eg. Load Containers should be chosen to minimise loss of the contents into the STERILIZER. This will help reduce furring on the elements. The LOW probe is just above the elements and protects them from boiling .6 Bar.MXN475-2.do not use plastic bags inside STERILIZER Baskets but use a purpose-made STERILIZER container designed to catch leaking waste. Page 30 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.fineprint.com . or solid rubbish it will cause problems and probable failure.doc iss01 ed B Page 30 WATER QUALITY AUTOMATIC WATER FILL • The Machine requires a supply of mains cold water at a pressure of 0. the "Low Water" display may stay on and THE SYSTEM MAY OVERFILL THE CHAMBER WITH WATER. The High probe is the level to which the chamber will be filled. The DOOR DRIP TRAY drains independently of the tank so spillages here will not affect the tank water .:..

MXN475-2. but as this can be very long and involved. When supplied & Configured “PULSAR” Pulsed Freesteaming may be selected within each program . (b) HEATING AND STERILIZE at Setpoint Temperature for Selected Time (c) COOLING LOCKS Set Temperature. Each of these is independently selected and adjustable. Other points throughout the load may be monitored depending on how many thermocouple sensors are available. The LOAD SENSED TIMING OPTION ( Where it has been fitted ) compensates for the time-lag automatically and only requires the Sterilizing Time to be entered. (a) HEATING AND FREESTEAMING at 100C Purges the air from the chamber.35 minutes. ( . Solid items.fineprint.. the Petri-Dish example given above ). A number of settings must be made.. These loads would otherwise require either a long freesteaming time or might require a vacuum air extraction cycle machine .Time behaviour of the load.doc iss01 ed B Page 31 COMMISSIONING AND PROGRAM SETTING This section describes how to derive the settings that you will need to enter for your intended program(s) .. the very centre of each container should be monitored with the sensor inside a load item (e. so it is necessary to use a chart recorder or multi-thermocouple indicator to monitor the load. USE OF A TEMPERATURE RECORDER OR DATA-LOGGER for COMMISSIONING MEASUREMENTS Arrange a multi-pen Thermocouple CHART RECORDER or indicator to monitor the temperature in the load and in the chamber. For a complex load.- FREESTEAMING This depends on the nature of the load .com . such as the centre of stainless steel buckets. In this case. and find the ideal Freesteam and Sterilize times. Petri dishes.a Petri dish). it is best to use a chart recorder to investigate the Temperature . In most cases the behaviour of a load in this arrangement is unknown. for the of the four programs. However . and will sterilize quite satisfactorily with minimal. boxes of small bottles.g. etc trap a great deal of air and ALWAYS need a Freesteaming time of typically 10 . If the time-lag for the load to catch up with the chamber is known. the steam penetration is slowest into the more enclosed parts . or can be adequately estimated then this may be added to the desired Sterilizing Time and the total set as the STERILIZE TIME for the Program.up. Phials . b] PULSAR FREESTEAMING OPTION ( Astell Patent ) With the PULSAR PULSED FREESTEAMING OPTION it is possible to improve the air extraction from loads which have a lot of air trapped in small interstitial spaces and held in closed-sided boxes where steam penetration is hardest ( e. etc do not trap much air.See "Thermocouple Access Ports" on Page 44). Bowls. A Technical Description of “PULSAR” FREESTEAMING will be found on Page 39 DETERMINING THE FREESTEAM and STERILIZE TIMES The chamber will heat-up to sterilize Temperature before the load catches . Page 31 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. Items such as Bottled Fluids . Pulsed Freesteaming may be retro-fitted by an Astell engineer for a small charge if required. If desired sterilizing monitor tapes or spore strips may be distributed throughout the load. typ 1 -2 minutes of FREESTEAMING TIME.. Trays or Racks. Details of how to use the Keys and Display to enter the values and settings are given in the PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER MANUAL The Program Values can be determined by trial-and-error. using the front-panel controls.g. and this time delay must be accounted for to ensure correct sterilization. A "PROGRAM" consists of three process sections plus Cool Lock settings.

6] Sterilizing Stage will start . as shown on the display. 3] Chamber and load temperatures will rise towards 100C. If it is available on your machine. 7] At the end of this time. MEDIA it is recommended that the temperature is set to not more than 1 Deg C above the temperature at which sterilizing is required . ). For loads which Are Temperature Sensitive e.fineprint. Monitor the load temperatures on the Recorder/Indicator and note down the Displayed CHAMBER TEMPERATURE at the moment when the HOTTEST part of the load has cooled to a temperature safe to handle. turn and hold the KEYSWITCH and press "START" Answer "NO" to "ABORT?" Answer "YES" to "Manual Stage Change?" 8] 'COOLING' mode will begin. Please See Page 38 LOAD SENSED TIMING NOT FITTED . Note down the "STERILIZE TIME" on the DISPLAY at the moment when the SLOWEST test thermocouple in the load reaches an acceptable temperature for sterilizing to occur. if the size of loads varies widely. e.] 4] At this point. to 100C Record any setting for future reference.doc iss01 ed B Page 32 LOAD SENSING OPTION The Process to determine the Time Settings differs if LOAD SENSED TIMING Option is fitted and selected.• • LOAD SENSED TIMING SELECTED & FITTED .g. Please follow the instructions below. [Call this time reading “T2” ] Using the Timer Display as a clock wait a further measured period. For loads which are NOT Temperature Sensitive it is recommended that the temperature is set to approx. 2 to 3 Deg C above the temperature at which sterilizing is required . Call this "PROGRAM COOL-LOCK TEMP" 10] PRESET COOL LOCK THERMOSTAT Page 32 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. this might be 15 minutes.This will help to speed up the process and to ensure adequate sterilization effectiveness. then Set to MINIMUM on dial. turn the KEYSWITCH and press "START" at the same time . SETTING TIMES AND PARAMETERS WITHOUT LOAD SENSED TIMING 1] Select the desired PROGRAM and set values as follows: FREESTEAM TIME For loads which require Freesteaming 8 minutes For loads which DO NOT need Freesteaming 1 minutes STERILIZE TIME STERILIZE TEMPERATURE COOLING LOCK (Programmable) COOLING LOCK } internal preset thermostat } 60 minutes see below Set Temp. 9] PROGRAMMABLE COOLING LOCK. STERILIZE TEMPERATURES .MXN475-2. 2] Start the program cycle running.g. The Temperature will control at the set Sterilizing Temperature. . equal to the desired STERILIZE TIME (For example. Answer "NO" to the controller question "ABORT?" Answer Yes to the controller question "Manual Stage Change?" 5] Chamber will heat to Sterilize. [ Call this time display reading “T1”. The load will cool down slower than the Chamber Temperature Display. Note down the Freesteam Time reading on the DISPLAY at the time when the "Slowest " Load Testing Thermocouple exceeds 95C. you must decide whether it is necessary or desirable to use it or to select the simpler timing system You should choose to use this if the heatup time of the load may vary from cycle to cycle.com . Set the PRESET COOL LOCK THERMOSTAT dial to Minimum .

Enter the PROGRAM VALUES into the PROGRAM PROFILE determined as follows. However. Record the reading of the knob on the dial against the scale. If “T!” was Display=2. waiting 10 seconds between steps. then .Try a smaller number of items per container . If this is not the case. ( at this moment the display was Recorded as “T1”). 15 mins 115C-0+3 .com . and ensure that any bags have the tops opened before autoclaving. different containers.STERILIZING TEMPERATURE has already been set at the start of the test and does not need to be changed. 10 mins 121C -0+3 . To ensure that sterilizing conditions are met. which should be that required for the worst-case program from a point of view of operator safety. Leave the dial in the same position each time for at least 10 seconds to allow the system to react.. This will normally be somewhere below 80 C probably around 55C. 10 mins 123C . it can only be set to One Temperature. but slower than the chamber temperature display. Leave it as it is Please note that The U. It is acceptable. to turn the knob slowly back and forth to check the setting. the temperatures above should all be amended as follows to allow for calibration tolerances before setting into the profile :Specified Minimum Settings 134C -0+4 . Medical Research Council recommended the following time/temperature relationships for the achievement of sterilizing conditions:Minimum Sterilize Temperature 134 126 121 115 Maximum Sterilize Temperature 138 129 124 118 Minimum Sterilize Hold Time 3 min 10 min 15 min 30 min Lower temperatures or shorter times may have to be used to prevent degradation of bacterial growth media. or Paper Wraps are possible culprits ) or air is remaining in the load .K. Leave the dial in the finished “COMPLETE” position. but does may not constitute full sterilization. The reaction time of the system may be up to 10 seconds so carry out this in small steps of 2C at a time.The loading technique may require modification. ENTERING THE VALUES THAT YOU HAVE DETERMINED Use the Key-lock to Enter "Supervisor Mode" and select "Program Entry". This may be adequate for culture purposes . 11] COMPLETION of CYCLE Unload the Sterilizer and submit any test-strips to examination / Incubation. 30 mins FREESTEAM TIME . it is possible that steam penetration into the load is restricted by load Packaging ( Plastic bags. as the 'Complete' state does not 'LATCH' on.Set to the time measured. 15 mins 117C . and will turn on and off following the movement of the knob. These should all indicate satisfactory sterilization.fineprint. 3 mins 128C . 3 mins 126C -0+3 .Page 33 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.00.g. as the chamber wall cools much faster than the load.MXN475-2. FREESTEAM TIME = ( (Original Freesteam Time Set) . 30 mins ð ð ð ð Program Settings Recommended 136C .. from the start of Freesteam Period to all points in the load reaching 95C. or consult the Manufacturer for advice on improving the steam penetration.doc iss01 ed B Page 33 It is important to Correctly Adjust the PRESET COOLING-LOCK THERMOSTAT. Monitor the load temperature as it cools and when it falls below a safe temperature to handle (usually 80C) rotate the PRESET COOLING LOCK THERMOSTAT KNOB Clockwise very slowly until the display changes to show 'COMPLETE'. for future reference purposes. boxes. etc .T1 ) minutes e. (For further information consult a standard reference text). Wrapping or bags.

select "Program Entry " . The Catch-up time is the original set sterilize time . and the cycle will proceed. Set this Parameter to the Temperature recorded during the test as "PROGRAM COOL LOCK TEMP" NOTE:-If this setting has already been determined for a different Program. ( It is not necessary to note down any value or time .00. from the start of the Freesteam Period to all points in the load reaching 95C.9. less the reading taken as "T2” STERILIZE TIME = ( set Sterilize time . and automatically allows for the timelag caused by the load delay in reaching sterilize temperature. Enter "Supervisor Mode" . and will display a message "LOAD HEATING TO STERILIZE". Enter the PROGRAM VALUES determined as follows. This causes the Sterilizing Timer to start when the load is 2 Deg C.( 60 min .10.fineprint. SETTING PARAMETERS with LOAD SENSED TIMING OPTION FITTED SETTING UP WITH LOADSENSE TIMING OPTION FITTED BUT “PROFILED OVERSHOOT” DISABLED . but with the following detail changes . Page 34 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. equivalent to the desired Sterilizing Temp. b) Set the STERILIZE TIME to the Actual DESIRED STERILIZE TIME.g. then . C ABOVE the temperature at which the load is to be Sterilized .FREESTEAM TIME Set to the time measured.doc iss01 ed B 8 min .T2 ) + ( Desired Sterilize Time ) minutes e.Set to the total of the time taken for the load to catch-up to sterilize temperature . When the load reaches a temperature 2 Deg C BELOW the Sterilizing Temperature the Sterilizing Timer will START . the Final setting must be left at the LOWEST temperature of those determined for all programs. Set up the system as described above for the system Without Load Sensing. Carry out stages 8. The Load Sensed Timing system detects the Load temperature .) Omit Stage 7 completely ( the cycle will proceed under automatic control ). The Chamber Temperature will heat to the Set Sterilizing Temperature.com .(TURNED OFF) . added to the desired Sterilize Time in minutes. below the Sterilizing Temperature setting.Leave this Set to the time entered as STERILIZING TIME during the above test . If “T2” was Display=51.a) Set STERILIZE TEMPERATURE to 2 Deg. e) LOAD SENSING Set To “ON” in program profile Carry out stages 1 to 5 as described above for “without Load sensing” In place of stage 6.MXN475-2. then Set to minimum on dial.11 as described above.Record any setting for future reference. c) COOLING LOCK (PROGRAMMABLE) Set Temperature to 100C d) COOLING LOCK (INTERNAL PRESET THERMOSTAT .IN CONFIGURATION..51 min ) + 15 min = 24 minutes Sterilize time to set in program profile COOLING LOCK SETTINGS COOL-LOCK TEMPERATURE .2 min = Page 34 6 minutes Freesteam time to set in program profile STERILIZE TIME . FREESTEAM TIME = ( ( Initial set Freesteam Time ) .T1 ) minutes STERILIZE TIME . The Sterilizing timer is stopped.

doc iss01 ed B Page 35 However.MXN475-2. for one or more of the load points measured. PULSAR PULSED FREESTEAMING Technical Description Astell Scientific Patent #2199496 PULSAR Pulsed Freesteaming is a development of Timed Freesteaming. estimation or guesswork required over the release temperature MEDIA HOLDWARM If Media Holdwarm is required at the end of the cycle. Let's take the example of a stainless steel bucket filled with Petri dishes. Do not add 2 Deg. “SETTING TIMES & PARAMETERS with LOAD SENSED TIMING OPTION FITTED” . C as this is done automatically by the Profiled Overshoot system .. and slowly diffuses downwards into the load. then ‘MEDIA HOLDWARM’ should be set to ON in the program. . The Open-Closed Cycle is factory-set to Typically 1 min open. building up pressure slowly during the "closed" period and releasing this to atmosphere during the "open" period. instead of sensing the temperature in the Dummy Load. the time spent above the "Ideal" sterilizing Temperature would be only just sufficient for sterilization then the Sterilizing time may be increased a little to suit . a steam-air boundary layer forms. A period of NORMAL FREESTEAMING acts to carry off air molecules. Set the Cooling Lock Temperature to the actual Temperature of the LOAD at which the Cooling Lock is to RELEASE and allow the door to be opened. breaking up the boundary layer. Page 35 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. It follows that if air is trapped in the load it will tend to insulate the load from the hot steam and prevent sterilizing conditions from being attained.fineprint. for safety. and drastically increasing the rate of diffusion of steam into the container and load.. increasing the rate of diffusion. instead of 2 Deg C below that point.com . PULSAR FREESTEAMING turns the VENT VALVE on and off in a programmed manner. PULSED FREESTEAMING IS SELECTED BY USE OF THE "CONFIGURATION" LEVEL OF THE MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLER. Efficient Sterilizing requires that Steam is brought into contact with the load surfaces and the steam is the medium which carries the heat to these surfaces. SETTING COOLING LOCKS with LOAD SENSED TIMING OPTION When Load Sense Timing is selected . and is intended to assist the steam penetration of the interstices of the load when this load comprises a large number of small items. COOLING LOCK TEMPERATURE The LOAD SENSING option automatically changes the PROGRAMMABLE COOLING LOCK to a mode which detects the Temperature of the Load itself via the LOAD SENSING PROBE .IN CONFIGURATION. Carry out all the test routines and setting up in the previous section. LOADSENSED TIMING WITH PROFILED OVERSHOOT OPTION SETTING UP WITH LOADSENSE TIMING OPTION FITTED AND “PROFILED OVERSHOOT” ENABLED .As the steam pressure builds up. The final load Temperature should be the same as the desired sterilize temperature.whether using Profiled Overshoot Boost or not. It is advisable to err on the Cooler side . If the results of the measurements indicate that . to permit steam to escape in bursts. with the exception that the Sterilize Temperature is set to exactly the desired Sterilize Temperature.(TURNED ON) . This causes the Boundary layer to move up and down within the container. and the Timing will start when the Set Sterilizing temperature is reached. Because the lock senses the actual load temperature there is no compromise . and the pressure reduction during the "open" period is fast enough to cause great turbulence within the chamber. 1 min closed .. which tend to trap air.

Treat this equipment as if it is mechanical machinery. or the Astell range of Quench /Cooling boxes is not possible without danger to premises or personnel. ( A warning message informs the operator if it is set ) !!! WARNING !!! 1] PULSAR FREESTEAMING produces fairly loud releases of steam .com . Operation in such conditions constitutes misuse and the manufacturers accept no liability for the effects of such misuse. and reserve the right to withhold warranty provisions for parts concerned with the Chamber or steam system .MXN475-2.fineprint. 2] Installation to Plastic Drainage Pipes. and this may alarm unsuspecting passers-by. and ensure that all personnel are aware of the operating effects. ( SEE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ) Page 36 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.doc iss01 ed B Page 36 IF ENABLED IN THE CONFIGURATION LEVEL it will operate when set to ON in the program.

It should be remembered that adequate space should be left between the articles being sterilized to allow all air to be flushed out by the steam. Pages 32 & 34 LOAD CONTAINERS Special Astell Patented "MORRISON" containers with perforations above the base and a false bottom are available for Top-Loading Machines. It is not user-adjustable and must be set suitably for all loads to be sterilized in the autoclave. The type of load may permit this temperature to be changed from the factory setting of 100C typical.fluid loads :If the autoclave is never used for Fluid Loads then the Cool Start temperature may be changed to above 100C. This will contaminate the water in the chamber. COOLING SYSTEM The Cooling System Start Temperature is adjustable by an engineer in the Controller “Calibrate” Settings. then the Cooling is activated. Note “Make-safe” / “Discard” loads that produce a quantity of melted media should be regarded as Fluid Loads because the melted media mixture may boil and possibly cause foaming. See sections on Chamber Cleaning . narrow necked flasks and bottles should be placed upside down to prevent condensate collecting. Perforated metal or Plastic Autoclavable containers or baskets are suitable. the chamber will require very frequent cleaning to avoid contamination of the Drain or Reservoir water by the leaking load liquids. The chamber cools down naturally to this temperature. and to allow air to drain from them. Unsealed Bottled Fluid Loads :If the Cool Start temperature is increased above 100C the losses due to boiling-over of the load fluid will be increased . At this temperature the Fast/Assisted Cooling System starts. and Special types may be provided where circumstances require. [Min= 90C. and any supports or dividers used must be perforated. A wide range of other Load containers are available from Astell Scientific to suit most requirements and operating procedures.fineprint. These allow air to be freely flushed from the load via the side vents while any liquid spillage is contained within the lower section of the container.There will always be a small amount of fluid lost from unsealed containers. Max= 135C]. Page 37 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.MXN475-2. Empty vessels. Non. Unless containers designed to Hold spilt load material are used. It is typically Factory-Set to 100C . but the cooling time will be reduced.doc iss01 ed B Page 37 LOAD CONTAINERS AND LOADING Poor loading technique frequently results in failure to sterilize the complete load because any air entrapped will afford protection to the micro-organisms. NOTE. If the temperature is reduced the boiling will be reduced but the cooling time extended.com . Please see the CALIBRATION section in the Astell Controller Programming Manual.

• • • • • • • TESTING DOOR INTERLOCKS For Electrically heated machines. at the lower front of the door opposite the hinge. ) should slide freely against spring pressure & return when pressed with a finger. DO NOT OPERATE AND CONSULT A QUALIFIED ENGINEER IMMEDIATELY. The handle movement should be firm and the locking pin should engage with the recess in the underside of the handle. TOP-LOADING MODELS ONLY 1 & 2 check as above.With the door open or not fully locked heating is disabled. IF THE MACHINE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS. then. but DO NOT ROTATE handle into "locked" position. operating procedures. or fail to show do not operate and consult a qualified engineer immediately.com . and that all operators shall be trained in the use of the controls.fineprint.bolted to the front-plate with a zigzag slot on the inner face .K. 4 Operate the door handle . top-up water as in normal use. DOOR INTERLOCKS The door is held closed by a Three-position electrically retracting Bolt. HSE Guidance Note PM73 requires that such checks are carried out regularly. the handle cannot be moved to unlock the door. The normal Program Selected ( ready ) display should show If the displays show out of sequence . and to prevent pressurization if the door/lid is not fully closed. Observe the angular rotation of the Outer Locking Ring The rotation should be firmly limited by the End Stops.MXN475-2. 6 Locate the "Joggle Pin" fitted to the edge of the Closure Ring to engage with the slot in the "Joggle Block" .doc iss01 ed B Page 38 SAFETY DOOR INTERLOCKS This AUTOCLAVE/ STERILIZER is fitted with safety interlocks to prevent the opening of the lid or door when the chamber is pressurised.Check for smooth Swinging and/or Lifting action without grating or crunching noises. and the function of safety devices. distance between one closure "DOG" and the next On 455mm diam chambers this will be approx 18 Degrees . 5 Observe the "Joggle Block". VISUAL INSPECTION OF DOOR INTERLOCKS FRONT-LOADING MODELS ONLY 1 Unlock and open the door. On 602 mm diameter chambers this will be approx 21 Degrees .This must be present and securely fitted.erratically. The bolt is fitted with a sensor microswitch which is arranged to enable the heating and control system when the door is CLOSED AND ROTATED INTO THE LOCKED POSITION . The "Unlocked" display should show. To Comply With HSE requirements. The UK Health and Safety regulations stipulate that the closure system and interlocks shall be inspected at regular intervals by a competent person . the PED & U. Open Door Display should show “LOAD & CLOSE” Close Door or lid. 2 Locate the Locking Pin ( Round-ended Pin projecting out from the top or front panel not far from the hinge. (about 5cmx5cmx2cm .7 Operate the Moulded Yellow door handle . instructions regarding testing of these interlocks must be permanently displayed close to the STERILIZER Operator Position Page 38 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. 8 Check that with the bolt in the “ locked” position. Rotate the door / handle to complete locking sequence. and the amount of rotation must be no more than the approx.( the block on the side of the closure ring with which the Bolt engages}. 3 Observe the Locking Block. . or looseness.) This must be present and securely held in position. This must be securely held by the securing bolts.

When pressure reaches 2.THIS SHOULD BE DONE BY A COMPETENT ENGINEER WHEN THERE IS PRESSURE IN THE CHAMBER. Periodically. The Safety Valve is to be found inside the case close to the label denoting "SAFETY VALVE” . then answer “YES” to SafetyValveTest? Then step through until the control returns to the normal display. ) IF THE SAFETY VALVE DOES NOT BLOW DOWN AT THE STATED PRESSURE IT MUST BE CHECKED AND ADJUSTED BY A QUALIFIED ENGINEER.MXN475-2. accessed through a covered cutout . sufficient to operate the Safety Valve. NOTE. This bears on the gasket to seal the Chamber. Once the valve has operated correctly this Safety Valve Test is complete . Eventually the temperature will rise towards 139 C and pressure to approx. If necessary apply a little Silicone Grease.at the side on the same side as the hinge. Allow the chamber to complete the cycle and open as normal.68 Bar the safety-valve should Blow (This discharges out onto the floor . Start the Program. Regularly empty water from electrically heated models. .fineprint. so keep away from the rear of the machine and warn other people of the resulting noise.K.com .. A warning will appear about the Safety Valve Test.doc iss01 ed B Page 39 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE Keep the surface of the Chamber flange clean.4 to 2. and clean out. Check that the safety valve is O. with 142 C Sterilizing Temperature. Answer “yes” to Manual Stage Advance? And “No” to Abort? This will allow you to stop the Sterilize part of the program. See notes on Water Contamination in "FILLING WITH WATER" section.Carry out the Door Interlock test described on previous pages. SAFETY VALVE OPERATION TESTING The safety valve must be checked as follows:Use the Key button to go to Supervisor Functions and step through . This forces the next program run to be a special safety-valve test Program. The Vacuum pump will start and a minimal cycle will operate .5 bar. by lifting the handle which projects downwards from the top of the Safety Valve. 2.Press the [START] key and Press”KEY” button at the same time. Page 39 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www..

• The ASTELL ENTRY port is on the Side towards the Front on the opposite side of the machine to the Safety Valve. and reconnected afterwards. and the other to the Load Sensed Timing system. LOAD SENSING THERMOCOUPLES Astell-Designed Load Sensing Thermocouples are supplied for use with these machines . Note.doc iss01 ed B Page 40 THERMOCOUPLE ACCESS PORTS Two Thermocouple ports are provided. b] ASTELL ENTRY FITTING.fineprint. This is used for testing using a Thermocouple Recorder or thermometer. but please note that it may be necessary to remove the Plug from the end of the supplied Probe lead to allow it to be fitted through the port.com . When disconnecting make a note of the plug connections and wire colours and when reconnecting ensure that the plug pins are connected to the correct polarity wires. Adaptors are available from ASTELL to allow fitting of Test Assemblies. This tube is fitted through a modified version of the Silicone Rubber Bung. Pass the thermocouples through the washer . Access is via the Flap-Down Rear Upper Cover or through an access hole at the rear.FEMALE • Threaded Male Capped fitting. behind a removable Cover Plate. Thermocouple Connector used is the standard miniature flat-pin type. a] HTM10 -STYLE 1/2inch RP. Re-assemble the gland and tighten the nut.MXN475-2.When changing a sensor fitted in this way it is important to change the Compression joint Olive at the same time.part No 361040 Astell-supplied Chart Recorders use Type ” T” Thermocouple Probes part no 361042 Consult your Astell service dept.Thermocouple Probes. One sensor is connected to the Recorder. Cut the bung almost in half across the diameter. a 8mm 5/16in threaded Compression fitting in the Chamber wall . electrically isolated. INSTALLING / CHANGING LOAD SENSING PROBES The Armoured Flexible Probe has a short rigid tube at the Chamber Wall end. with two independent sensors in one casing.nominal 1/2” BSP. for alternative probe types and Part Numbers . Page 40 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. seal and nut. FITTING THIN-WIRE THERMOCOUPLES To insert thermocouples in the ASTELL fitting release the large Nut and remove the washer and Silicone rubber bung. RECORDER SYSTEMS COMBINED WITH LOAD SENSED TIMING OPTION This combination uses special Twin Armoured. These are Armoured ( 8 mm armoured flexible lead with rigid 200 x5 mm probe ) The LOAD SENSED TIMING option uses Type "K" Thermocouple Probes .. This is a proprietary connector with Knurled Hand-grip or Hexagon cover designed to clamp a silicone rubber split tapered bung. • The ½” RP port is sited on the chamber rear wall..

life of each filter depends upon the type of use and operating conditions. This filters the air when the chamber is cooling down and drawing air into the chamber to replace condensed steam. It is the responsibility of the user to determine that the filter is effective and performing correctly.com . REPLACEMENT SCREW-FIT FILTER .doc iss01 ed B Page 41 MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR FILTER This autoclave is fitted with provision for an air filter on the air inlet.fineprint. or at the rear of the case. A good starting point would be to replace at 3-monthly intervals. A screw-fit Disposable bacteriological Air-filter is available which may be screwed into the socket. Astell part number ZXA410 Page 41 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. INLET FITTING This is a 1/8 BSP screwed inlet socket sited behind the Cover Plate on the right-hand Side . The filter should be changed regularly.MXN475-2.

The Power Input Box is the Internal Box visible through the cutout in the rear panel in which the mains Power Cable terminates.auxiliaries. etc) F4 F5 F6 Q/B Q/B Q/B 240v feed to 12v PSU Transformer 12v dc to Printer Board 12v dc to Micro Board and feed to fuse F5 ELECTRICALLY .HEATED models do NOT as standard have fuses for heaters. (The PSUI/O box is the other aluminium case at the rear behind the rear panel with the 12V transformer and Relay Drive PCB ). SEE " INSTALLATION ". bolt. Fuse F7/F8 Rating 5Amp Type Q/B Protected Circuits Power Input to Transformer ( some models only ) F2 3. and the F7/F8 fuses protect the transformer. Fuses F7/F8 is/are only fitted on models for 200-220V 3-Phase (eg Option AAN110 or AAN0111) are located in the Power Input Box on the end of the Terminal Rail close to the Power Input Connector.etc 3.recorder. valves. Models for use on 200-220v 3-phase supplies .15 Amp Q/B F3 1 Amp or 3. Fuses F2..15 A for later type Bolt Solenoid Aux Output ( Recorder Power.com .fan.15 Amp 1 Amp or 2Amp 1 Amp or 2Amp 2 Amp Q/B Power 240V to o/p circuits .MXN475-2.doc iss01 ed B Page 42 INTERNAL FUSES & TECHNICAL NOTES. Page 42 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. F5. F3. THERE ARE NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE . F6 are PCB fuses sited in the PSUI/O box. F4.fineprint.These use an internal transformer to step up the voltage to 240V for actuators. All fuses are 20mm Quick-Blow type. etc. Fuses or MCB cutouts must be provided in the Installation Switched Fused Isolator to protect the Highcurrent supplies to the Heaters. FUSE FAILURE INDICATES A TECHNICAL PROBLEM WHICH SHOULD BE SOLVED BEFORE THE FUSE IS REPLACED.

Please note that No Warning Lamp is provided.. Contact the manufacturer before trying to operate the machine in any way.fineprint.. If this happens. The Manual Reset control at the rear of the machine on the pressure switch must be operated – Please see label at rear of the machine for details. This turns off power to the complete control system. Controls.com . When the temperature drops.This will only occur if there is a failure of the Low Water Cutout system.MANUAL RESET ( OPTION) The system uses a Pressure Switch set to just below the safety valve setting . The system uses a HYDRAULIC THERMOSTAT set to about 150-200C ( typ 160 C ) with the Adjustment Knob sited inside the cabinet on the side of the POWER INPUT BOX . In the event of an overpressure condition the Pressure switch will operate and contacts will turn off the heater/steam supply... When the temperature drops. power is automatically restored and the control system will go through the "Power Failure" procedure as if the power had just been turned on.MXN475-2. Page 43 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. power is NOT automatically restored . If this happens there may be a hazard. and the load from Fire or Thermal Damage but MAY NOT prevent the Water Heaters from damage due to overheating. then restore power . A Warning Lamp and audible alarm buzzer will sound.This senses the chamber pressure . When the Overtemperature Cutout operates the display will go off and the FrontPanel Power LED will be off.contact the manufacturer or your service agent before continuing to operate the machine in any way. In the event of the water level falling low enough to expose the immersion heater elements. the temperature of the heater will rise and the thermostat bulb will operate the Thermostat contacts.doc iss01 ed B Page 43 OVERTEMPERATURE CUTOUT This is incorporated as standard in Electrically heated SWIFTCLAVE STERILIZERS to prevent damage caused in the unlikely event of boiling dry . allow to cool untouched . usually due to neglect of water cleanliness. open and unload. OVERPRESSURE CUTOUT. This system is intended to protect the Chamber. The thermostat has a sensor bulb mounted in a clip clamped above one of the Heater Elements.

and at least every 14 months thereafter.K. Service and repairs. * ASTELL POWERSCROFT RD SIDCUP KENT DA14 5DT ENGLAND ( 2 : Tel +44 (0) 208 300 4311 Fax +44 (0) 208 300 2247 SERVICE@ASTELL.fineprint. (Section 35(5) of the Factories Act 1961. and the date of the Pressure Vessel testing .doc iss01 ed B Page 44 CERTIFICATE OF EXAMINATION..) The information on the Test Certificate will be required by the Inspector. specifies the design pressure.MXN475-2. the test pressure to which the Chamber was subjected during manufacture.com . relating to the pressure vessel. A Certificate of Examination is supplied with every STERILIZER. This gives details of Chamber thickness etc. It is a statutory requirement of the U. and you are advised to take good care of your Certificate. Spare parts or Sales contact . Health & Safety at Work Act that STERILIZERS be thoroughly inspected by a competent person prior to use ( usually an Engineering Surveyor from an Insurance Company ) . For Technical Advice .COM Page 44 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www. which will be required by an insurance company.

fineprint.com .10% SINGLE PHASE WIRING TO POWER INPUT TERMINAL BLOCK CABLE SIZE minimum 1mmsq 18 awg 1.doc iss01 ed B Page 45 POWER INPUT WIRING CONNECTIONS APPENDIX 1 CONNECTIONS FIG 6 STANDARD 3-PHASE 380-440V 3-PHASE WIRING TO POWER INPUT TERMINAL BLOCK Wire sizes see below CONNECTIONS Fig 1 STANDARD 1-PHASE 230V+/.5 mmsq 16 awg 2.5 mmsq 14 awg 4 mm sq 12 awg 6 mm sq 10 awg TOTAL POWER kW / VOLTAGE Direct Steam Heated 110V or 240V 1 PHASE 7/10 kW 240V 1 PHASE 380-440V 3 PHASE 12 KW 380-440V 3 PHASE 16 kW 380-440V 3 PHASE 7/10 kW 110V 1 PHASE 200-220V 3 PHASE 12 KW 200-220V 3 PHASE 16 kW 200-220V 3 PHASE Note.wire link required from terminal L1 to L2 Page 45 PDF created with FinePrint pdfFactory Pro trial version http://www.5 mm sq 14 awg 4 mm sq 12 awg 2.MXN475-2.