What Class / Type of Autoclave do I need?

The two things to know first are:

What type of instruments do I have – Solid or Hollowed?

What do I use these instruments for?


Once you know this you will then be able to use the information below to select which class of autoclave you currently need.


There are 3 classes or types of Autoclaves – N, S & B. Please see the insert below from the AS/NZS: 4815 Standards:


N class, S Class & B Class


To get a copy of the standards go to the standards site and search 4815 or 4187 to find the relevant standards for your practice


If you are looking to buy an autoclave please take a look at our “Buyers Guide to Autoclaves”