Statim autoclaves are one of the most popular choices for sterilizing equipment and instruments. Because manual cleaning can only do so much when it comes to removing bacteria, pathogens, and viruses from equipment in tattoo and medical facilities, any tools that are reused must be sterilized before being used again. This is where devices like the Statim 5000 come in. But SciCan autoclaves aren’t the only option for sterilizing equipment. Dry heat sterilization is a method that uses hot air instead of steam. If you’re looking to learn more about this process, we’re going to discuss a few benefits of dry heat sterilization.
Lower costs: Because dry heat sterilization uses heat instead of steam, there is a significant cost reduction due to not needing to use as much energy and water. Using a Statim autoclave, like the Statim 2000, gets the job done, but does require more energy use. Additionally, dry heat sterilization devices don’t require regular cleaning, further reducing costs. This sterilization method is a great, cost-effective option.
Quicker cycles: Dry heat sterilization generally takes less time to sterilize and cool down than autoclaves. Because autoclaves use high-temperature steam, they often need a lot of time to cool down before the sterilized instruments can be used or handled safely. On the other hand, the dry heat sterilization process requires less time to cool down, meaning the sterilized instruments can be used sooner.
Safer options: One of the best things about the dry heat sterilization process is that it doesn’t use harsh chemicals to clean the instruments. This increases safety, as does not having to use pressure or steam. Additionally, because moisture isn’t used, instruments have little risk of being dulled or damaged during the process. In doing this, the instruments will be safer to use after being sterilized.
As you can see, dry heat sterilization is a great option for making sure contaminated instruments and equipment are properly cleaned. It’s a cost-effective, safe, and convenient way to provide quick sterilization in any medical or tattoo establishment. Manual cleaning is only the first step in removing bacteria and germs — sterilization is an essential part of making sure reusable instruments are safe to use. Dry heat sterilizers can be used hand in hand with Statim autoclaves to allow for maximum sterilization.