Medical Waste Disposal Systems
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The Mark-Costello Co. Sterilizers use the basic principle of high
temperature steam under pressure in an enclosed fully automatic steam
retort. The sterilizer comes completely assembled and ready for simple final
connections. All chamber vessels are built in accordance with requirements
of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code. All Mark-Costello Co Sterilizers are
equipped with multiple safety features necessary when operating pressure
vessels. The entire control panel for the standard sterilizer is
Underwriters' Laboratories listed and labeled.
All systems can be manufactured to utilize a variety of loading procedures
including carts, pullout drawers or carriages. Our staff works closely with
our customers to design a waste treatment system best suited for their
specific needs and wants.
All standard sterilizers have the same minimal utility requirements.
All systems employ state-of-the-art technology in controls, information
processing, and material handling devices to provide effortless and safe
processing of bio hazardous waste.
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Standard Medical Waste Sterilizer System
The standard high-pressure steam gravity-type sterilization units are
simple to operate and inexpensive to maintain. The sterilizer has been
facilities of any size
airport catering services
companies and laboratories
The medical waste sterilizer system
operates using lightweight aluminum or stainless steel autoclavable carts
fitted with steam resistant casters. A pullout drawer may be utilized in
place of carts when feasible. The autoclavable carts must be draped with a
polypropylene liner prior to filling unless independent autoclavable bags
have been previously filled with red bag waste.
the autoclavable carts are filled they are moved into the sterilizer chamber
via a ramp or scissor lift. The sterilizer door is secured and with a push
of the button the cycle begins. Once the desired time and temperature
parameters have been met, the unit automatically shuts down and returns to
ambient pressure. The carts are removed and the treated waste is ready for
All standard sterilizers are factory-set to begin the cycle when the
internal temperature reaches 275° F. continuing for a 60-minute cycle.
Higher temperatures and shorter cycle times can be set by the customer when
desired. If there is an interruption in the cycle for any reason, the
sterilizer will automatically restart the timer.
High Volume Waste Sterilization System
The High Volume
waste sterilization system functions similarly to the Standard System in
that they are gravity-type, high temperature steam operated and require the
same time and temperature specifications.
systems are utilized primarily by
Waste Processing Centers of large Medical Facilities. The sterilizers
are specialty designed to cope with the fast-paced action normally
encountered in a waste processing plant. They have substantially larger
piping and valves. The larger chambers have dual piping and dual valving.
The optional double door feature allows for efficient material flow through
the sterilizer. Load doors feature hydraulically operated locking/unlocking
rings. Autoclavable carts are double the size of the standard unit carts and
may be trainable.
There are currently Mark-Costello Co. High Volume Waste Treatment
Systems in operation processing up to
3,000 pounds per hour, 24 hours per day.
High Vacuum Type
High Vacuum Type Sterilizers, in all sizes, are available upon request.
Semi-Automatic Waste Sterilization System
This unit has been designed to further reduce handling of untreated biohazardous
waste when using cart-loaded sterilizers. It includes lidded, lockable
autoclavable carts. Carts are filled at the point of generation, taken to the
treatment area and loaded directly into the sterilizer chamber eliminating the
need to transfer the waste from hospital waste container to the autoclavable
cart. Once the cycle is finished and the waste cart dumped, these same carts can
be taken back to their original location to be refilled.
Totally Automated Robotic System
The fully equipped system will include an optional waste grinder, compactor,
cart dumper, PLC controls and remote monitoring along with robotic arms, a
robotically operated waste carriage and a sterilizer. Bar-coding of carts is
Waste receptacles that are placed at the points of generation can be bar-coded
again when they are brought to the processing area. The carts are then weighed
and dumped into the sterilizer chamber carriage via a hydraulically operated
cart dumper. Once the carriage is full, it is automatically moved into the
sterilizer chamber. The chamber door is hydraulically closed and secured. Once
the treatment cycle is complete, the load door automatically opens and the
carriage robotically pulled out and dumped, either onside or over, into a
grinder or compactor. The entire process is PLC Controlled and can be remotely
monitored, including troubleshooting, anywhere in the world. At no time during
the entire process does the operator come into contact with the waste.
Whatever your medical waste or hazardous waste disposal requirements might be,
the Mark-Costello company has a solution for you. For more information and
immediate assistance with your waste sterilization and disposal needs,
please contact Mark-Costello Co. today.