Hirayama HV-50L Autoclave


  • 50 Litre capacity
  • Top-loading autoclave with fully automatic modes of operation.
  • Lid safety interlock prevents lid opening when a cycle is in progress, the chamber is pressurised, or when the temperature exceeds 97˚C.
  • An automatic timer allows you to begin operation at any desired time within a period of one week.
  • The autoclave can be set to automatically exhaust % inside the chamber at a desired rate (exhaust valve aperture) after sterilisation is over.

Use of Hirayama HV50L in the Molecular Biology Facility:

  • To start the machine, lock the door (slide the open/close lever to the LOCK side) , select a proper mode and press start.
  • The autoclave must cool down before you can open the door, therefore each run will take about one and half hours.
  • To open the machine, confirm that the display shows "OPEN" blinking and the gauge for pressure in the chamber reads "0MPa", then, unlock and open the lid.