Nitrogen Generation for Autoclaves


An autoclave is a large vessel that is heated to high temperatures and withstands pressurization. This generates a sealed sterilization process that eliminates harmful microorganisms such as bacteria or spores. There are two types of autoclaves: gravity displacement units and pre-/post-vacuum vessels. They are excellent systems for sterilizing medical tools, equipment, and other materials.

Once items are positioned inside the vessel, the lid is sealed, and most of the air is drawn out. When the required pressure is achieved, steam is then pumped into the autoclave. The appropriate amount of heat and pressure is applied for a duration of time, so bacteria and other undesirable microorganisms are destroyed.

Nitrogen Generators for Autoclaves

Today, using a nitrogen generator is the standard for different kinds of autoclave processes. On Site Gas nitrogen systems deliver more dependable results than ambient air does and, without flammable oxygen (O2), is less hazardous. Using a nitrogen generator ensures a consistent nitrogen source that easily keeps up with large-scale operations such as polymer curing.

Autoclaves have applications in several industries:

  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical equipment sterilization
  • Polymer curing
  • Synthetic crystals
  • Vulcanization

On Site Gas builds state-of-the-art nitrogen generators. Contact us today to learn more about how our nitrogen generation systems offer the best results for your needs.