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What is the lifespan of an autoclave

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  • What is the lifespan of an autoclave

    This is a very subjective question. Recently, Midmark Corporation stated that the average lifespan of an autoclave is seven (7) years. Pelton and Crane is out of the autoclave business. Tuttnauer, to the best of my knowledge to date hasn't made a statement.

    There are many factors to be considered. Many older autoclaves were not FDA approved and did not have their chambers certified as boilers. Spare parts availability is also a big part of the equation.

    I tend to look at the chamber first and work out from there.

    In the past I have written several articles on older autoclaves.

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    Tuttnauer Autoclave Chamber Replacement / Repair
                               FYI-  Several sellers on e-bay have been posting items for sale that need new chambers. The price on these units has started out low. The low price attracts a lot of bidders....


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      Buying a used autoclave? Buyer Beware!!!!!!!

         For those of you looking for a good used autoclave e-bay is a great place to start. However, the old saying "buyer beware" still sounds true!!!! E-bay offers hundreds of used autoclaves every day. Some...