VS L – Small & Medium Capacity
Steam Sterilizers - Chamber Volume from 110 to 920 l / 4 to 32 cu ft
The Small & Medium capacity VS L Series of steam sterilizers is a full range of devices developed to provide the perfect solution from the smallest facility to the largest laboratory department, with up to 11 standard chamber sizes with a volume from 110 to 920 litres / 4 to 32 cu ft. The machines are designed to sterilize heat-resistant and moisture-stable materials used in scientific and research laboratories, such as metal parts, liquids in sealed or vented containers, porous loads, etc.
VS L sterilizers are engineered to offer best-in-class solutions to reduce energy and water consumption to give users the lowest operating costs per load. Advanced Eco Options provide unrivaled efficiency levels, reducing water consumption to nearly zero depending on the chosen model and options.
All Steelco VS L steam sterilizers feature high-quality AISI 316L stainless steel pressure vessels. Sterilizers are available as single door or double door versions, manual or automatically actuated, with swing or vertical sliding. Industrial-grade PLC digital controllers with user-friendly color touch screen HMI for easy use and programming.
Versatile Sterilization Processes
Steelco‘s VS laboratory steam steriliser are intended for sterilizing the following goods:
- Liquids in open or loosely closed containers in the pre-vacuum process.
- Solid and porous goods according to the pre-vacuum process or pulsed vacuum process with subsequent drying.
- Infectious goods – effluent decontamination options suggested.
Custom made racks and trolleys are available. Alternatively, sliding shelf supports can be mounted on each side of the sterilizer chamber walls.
High Quality Material
AISI 316L stainless steel chamber with high-efficiency heat transfer full jacket system for even heat distribution. Doors internally made of stainless steel AISI 316L with no welding. Heat insulation with durable reusable cover for fast service maintenance at a lower cost.
Steelco Barrier Solutions
In BSL laboratory applications steam sterilizers play a key role as part of the building containment system. Double door sterilizers act as a pass-through between hot and cold zones (or sterile and non-sterile zones) and must be sealed to the wall to form a cross contamination barrier. Steelco offers different biocontainment barrier solutions:
- Air differential seal – This solution provides a solid AISI 304 stainless-steel flange bolted to the sterilizer body, and stainless-steel panels inserted between the flange and the building structure such as ceiling, floor and walls. All panels are tightly fitted to their adjoining surfaces with seams filled with silicone.
- Bioseal – This solution includes two stainless-steel 304 flanges – one fixed or welded to the chamber and a second one fixed to the building structure. Flanges are connected via long-life flexible gasket to ensure the complete airtightness.
Effluent Decontamination Feature
This feature is used for processing contaminated items like biohazardous laboratory waste (BL-3 and BL-4). To prevent harmful pathogens and viruses from exiting the sterilization chamber during the exhaust and vacuum phases, the condensate produced during the processing cycle is decontaminated before discharge to the drain. The drain is controlled by an hydrophobic 0.2 μm (8μ inch) filter and both filter and condensate are sterilized during the cycle. To increase the safety of the decontamination cycle a second hydrophobic filter can positioned on the drain line. As alternative, an incineration systems can be installed for a thermal deactivation of germs, bacteria, virus, spores and survival forms.
More than 50 options available to meet the most challenging processing needs.
Water ejector or high efficiency water ring vacuum pump are available to respond to all user requirements.
According to the utilities available on site, industrial grade solenoid valves or pneumatic valves can be installed.
According to model type, piping, valves, electrical components, and wiring are easily accessible from the front door panel or side access.
7" User Friendly HMI
7″ Colour touch screen operating panel with PLC with multi-level user access system positioned on top or on side of the chamber.
Built-in printer and ethernet port for process recording and complete cycles and data traceability with SteelcoData View.
Advanced Eco Option
Steelco’s range of high-end solutions to save water and energy: our sterilizers are engineered to offer best-in-class technologies providing unrivaled levels of efficiency for the reduction of energy and water consumption, giving users the lowest operating costs per load, assisting our customers in their sustainability goals.
Steam sterilizers VS L series meet the following standards requirements: 2006/42/CE (Machinery Directive), 2014/30/EU (EMC Directive), 2014/68/UE (PED). Additional technical norms and standards (according to country of destination and customer requirements): IEC 61010-2-040; EN ISO 12100; EN 61326; EN 13445; EN ISO 9712; EN ISO 9606-1; EN ISO 15614-1; ASME code Sec.VIII div. 1 & div. 2; UL compliant; EN 285 (available upon request).
from 110 litres / 4 cu ft
to 920 litres / 32 cu ft
Custom dimensions available upon request.
The overall dimensions may vary according to machine configuration and customer’s requirements. Refer to product catalogue for discovering the full range and overall dimensions.
From replacing a single machine to designing and equipping a scientific or research laboratory, Steelco experienced teams can help you design, plan, and install the solutions that best meet your needs.
Based on your workflow, Steelco offers the safest and most cost-effective solutions for your staff, providing the cleanest conditions possible for animals in their care. Design, reliability, ergonomy, quality, operator safety, allergens protection, and low running costs.