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Common applications include sterilizing medical or bacteriological instruments, for chemical reactions and for processing of materials such as plastics or rubber. Manufacturing and curing advanced composites often requires the use of autoclave pressure to finish the products. Read More…

Autoclaves Autoclaves are pressure vessels which are used for the processing of parts and components with steam and high temperatures.
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Oak Lawn, IL  |  800-282-1574

If you are looking for innovative pressure vessels, you’ve come to the right place! We actively manage your project every step of the way. We keep you informed of what we are doing to ensure we keep up to your standards and delivery times.

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Midwest Imperial Steel Fabricators, LLC $$$

Gladwin, MI  |  989-426-4768

Gladwin Tank Manufacturing specializes in custom designed and built ASME tanks and ASME jacketed weldments of any shape or size made from carbon steel, stainless, duplex and nickel alloys.

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Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc. $$$

West Alexandria, OH  |  937-307-3597

With our design and production capabilities, Rexarc is an industry leader in the area of custom pressure vessel fabrication. We operate a large manufacturing facility and build ASME code and non-code pressure vessels in application-specific configurations and deliver them at industry-leading turnaround times. Using powerful software tools, our in-house engineering team develops welded steel designs, and our production staff then fabricates vessels that exhibit an impressive caliber of quality. We have an extensive background with a wide range of process media as well as high-pressure applications.

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Rexarc International $$$

Springfield, MO  |  417-459-9906

Sho-Me Fabrication, LLC is a Missouri based pressure vessels manufacturer. We are a leading and trusted manufacturer, providing the best service and products in the industry. Our highly skilled and experienced workers have quick turnaround with high quality products. Sho-Me Fabrication is able to fabricate your customized product on site or in our facilities. Contact us to see how we can customize a product to fit your needs.

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Sho-Me Fabrication, LLC $$$

Cincinnati, OH  |  513-641-0500

From 1901 to the present, Enerfab has grown from a simple boiler repair shop to now serving a large number of industries. We have continued our commitment to optimize and expand our array of leading products while employing state-of-the-art technologies. Through advanced technology we have engineered products that dramatically improve our customer’s competitive positions. Give us a call to learn more.

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Enerfab $$$

Big Lake, MN  |  763-263-0747

Midwest Tank Company has provided quality tanks to small and large corporations and contractors since 1972. Our reputation is built on exceptional services and customer satisfaction! Our fabrication techniques have been developed through years of tank specialization, combined with personnel who are experienced in all phases of our operation.

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Midwest Tank Company $$$

Gurnee, IL  |  800-522-7343

CB Mills has been in the pressure vessels industry since 1891. Throughout the years, we have evolved into a leader in the pressure vessels industry. With our years of experience and expert team, we are one of the best in the industry. All of our products are built to meet the requirements and guidelines of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code.

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CB Mills (Div of Chicago Boiler) $$$
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Autoclaves are made up of an interior chamber into which an object or material is placed, a sealing door and the appliances necessary to create pressure and raise the temperature. The autoclave door is one of the most crucial components of the system as it is responsible for sealing the chamber. It is imperative that the door is able to seal tightly but also to open and close with speed in order to maintain the interior conditions of the autoclave as consistently as possible.

However, as it will be under extreme pressure, it will need to comply with high standards of safety. As with other high pressure vessels, due to the potential danger connected to using the equipment, autoclaves are required to meet stringent manufacturing and maintenance standards such as those set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Design, construction and upkeep are driven by the need for safety of the operators as even a small crack or burst in an autoclave or pressure tank could result in an explosion, fire or spreading of metal shrapnel because of the amount of pressure inside the vessel.

In some cases, an additional piece of equipment will be added to aid in the controlled cool-down once the desired temperature has been reached. Electric heating elements or steam-heating are the most common methods of applying heat to an autoclave, although the choice will depend on the intended application of the vessel and what the pressure will be applied to.

Some typical autoclave loads include: laboratory glassware, surgical instruments and other patient-care utensils, medical waste and bedding. The high temperatures and pressures within the autoclave are able to sterilize various objects for reuse or disposal. Autoclaves apply both heat and pressure to the materials and components they are used to work on, and therefore the materials used in the construction of the vessels needs to be carefully considered.

Physical characteristics of durability and strength, as well as corrosion resistance and being easy-to-clean and replace are important to autoclave construction. Most simple autoclave machines can be operated manually, but temperature control typically relies on an automated process.




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