Ascot Autoclaves Ltd
autoclaves - steam sterilizer
We are an BS EN ISO 13485 & BS EN ISO 9001:2000 accredited company offering,
- Sterilizer design
- Planned preventative maintenance
Autoclave and washer servicing
- Autoclave Steam Sterilizer refurbishment and consultancy services
We provide accredited autoclave, washer-disinfector, and flexible endoscope washer services including servicing and validation to HTM2010, HTM2030, and HTM2031.
We have our own accredited in house software and mechanical design office, giving flexibility to work with our clients to establish their needs and best cycle profiles for their processes. BS EN ISO 13485 accredited for Medical Device Autoclaves, refurbishments and control system upgrades
Our aim is to create confidence with all our clients in all of our activities, Customer care through expert advice, good communication, flexibility and fast technical support.
In response to our Customers requirements, Ascot Autoclaves have assembled a range of Decontamination equipment and accessories for Dental Surgeries. In addition to outright purchase, Ascot Autoclaves are a Licenced Credit Broker under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, and are therefore able to offer Bench-top Autoclaves and Washer/Disinfectors on either a 3 or 5 year lease basis.
In response to our Customers requirements, Ascot Autoclaves have assembled a range of Decontamination equipment and accessories for Tatooists. In addition to outright purchase, Ascot Autoclaves are a Licenced Credit Broker under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, and are therefore able to offer Bench-top Autoclaves and Washer/Disinfectors on either a 3 or 5 year lease basis.
In response to our Customers requirements, Ascot Autoclaves have assembled a range of Decontamination equipment and accessories for Podiatrists/Chiropodists. In addition to outright purchase, Ascot Autoclaves are a Licenced Credit Broker under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, and are therefore able to offer Bench-top Autoclaves and Washer/Disinfectors on either a 3 or 5 year lease basis.
Ascot Autoclaves Ltd have engineers experienced in Autoclave service, Sterilizer service, Washer/Disinfector service and Flexible Endoscope Washer service work.
From Benchtop to walk in sizes of autoclave, from benchtop washers to tunnel washers.
We can carry out PPM, breakdown repair and overhauls to customer requirement on a contract or non contract basis.
The company is accredited to BS EN ISO 13485 and ISO 9001, independently assessed on our range of activities by a Notified Body. With "off the shelf " quality systems being of little value, our customers can be assured that Ascot Autoclaves quality system has been assessed by SGS, a UKAS accredited Notified Body.
We are a SAFE CONTRACTOR registered company
Ascot Autoclaves have qualified Test Persons to perform thermometric testing and validation of Autoclaves, Washer/Disinfectors, Endoscope Washers, Ultrasonic Cleaners etc. Our Test Persons can also carry out Steam Quality Testing and Water Sampling and we can provide a full range of Laboratory analysis tests.
Our temperature and pressure calibration equipment is checked against and calibrated to NAMAS tracable sources.
All thermometric testing is conducted using data logging equipment with computer generated reports being issued to the Customer and also archived to our main server.
Ascot Autoclaves Ltd are independent of any Authorising Engineer (decontamination), and therefore the HTM requirement of an independent audit is not compromised.
Ascot Autoclaves have a long established reptutation for sucessfully refurbishing and upgrading autoclaves. Our website shows just a few of the control systems that we have replaced over the years. The autoclave shown is typical of an Ascot "Ground up" refurbishment where this British Sterilizer was completely stripped down, the door mechanism and gearbox overhauled, and the frame repainted in preperation for re-piping and wiring.
Experience has proved that an Ascot Autoclaves upgrade can extend the life of an autoclave by 15 years, with the machine lifespan dictated by the pressure vessel condition rather than a failed control system. Each project is treated individually, and the work necessary to ensure that the refurbished / upgraded autoclave will function reliably and consistently is assesed at the quotation stage. It is generally necessary when carrying out refurbishment and upgrades on autoclaves to conduct risk assesments and ensure that the completed machine meets with the requirements of the machinery directive and other relevant standards and directives.
Ascot Autoclaves have carried out refurbishment and upgrades on a variety of different types of autoclaves including BMM Weston, Getinge, British Sterilizer, MDH, SAL, Astell and Sanderson, used in a variety of applications including Sterile Services, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences.
Ascot Autoclaves achieve reliability of their upgrades by utilizing quality components throughout such as Omron Industrial Control equipment and SMC Pneumatics.
Many autoclaves are supplied with steam from local electric steam generators such as the Fulton EFS. There is an increasing trend for remote steam raising plant to be replaced with local steam generation and therefore the population of such plant is set to increase. Ascot Autoclaves have always offered servicing and repair of local electric steam generators, and carry a stock of spare parts for common models.
We carry able to carry out hydrostatic testing, usually in conjunction with the statutory inspection.
Ascot autoclaves are also able to repair and overhaul steam generators. An example is a replacement control panel for a British Steriliser FS36 model. This panel was designed and built by Ascot Autoclaves to replace an existing poor quality third party designed panel which did not have in built safety features.
The replacement panel features microprocessor control and solid state switching for the boiler heaters. Safety protection circuits are built in to prevent boiler overpressure even in the event that a solid state switch fails on.
In addition to service and repair of electric steam generators, Ascot Autoclaves are able to undertake the service and repair of steam to steam generators.
In addition to the supply of spare parts for both Ascot and SAL Autoclaves, we supply parts for leading makes and models of Autoclaves and Washer Disinfectors at competitive prices. We offer parts delivery service to the UK and Ireland with next day delivery. For other parts of the World, we despatch parts using couriers such as DHL & UPS.
We have listed some commonly used parts below and have many more items in stock. Please contact the spares department for a quick and efficient service. If you cannot see what you need, please ask us, we may have it in stock, or be able to obtain it for you.
We are the source for genuine SAL Pharma parts.