Redlam Waste Services
Autoclave Waste Treatment System

The customer had an existing autoclave using steam to sterilise the medical waste. They installed a second autoclave and joined the two with a pressure equalising line. Our job was to share the steam between the autoclaves at the end of each batch. This saves heating time, boiler running costs and reduces cooling time at the end of the batch.

We used Allen Bradley micro850 PLCs to do the job. The existing autoclave had an old Allen Bradley PLC5 controller. The new PLCs share data over Ethernet, and also allow records to be kept on the local network.

The data trends can be accessed from any PC on the local network.