Custom Autoclave Fabrication and Design Since 1976
Dixie Southern can complete custom heavy autoclave fabrications with carbon steel or stainless steel. Safety, durability, compliance, quality design, and fabrication are all attributes of Dixie Southern’s oversized autoclaves.
How Industrial Autoclaves Work
Industrial autoclaves facilitate high temperatures and pressures for various processes in many industries. The internal chambers of the autoclaves are designed to be cylindrical, as this type of design facilitates a more stable high-pressure environment. Autoclaves are frequently used for sterilizing infectious waste but can also be used to cure and strengthen composite parts that must withstand harsh environments and/or heavy use. Depending on the specific machine and application, autoclaves use either steam or electric heat. Wet steam is created by utilizing a boiler, while dry steam is generated with the use of a heat exchanger. Some autoclaves rely on electric heat rather than steam heat, and in these cases, the autoclave is heated using electric coils.
Autoclaves can be heated with:
- Wet Steam
- Dry Steam
- Electric Heat
Our autoclave fabrication designs are customized for a variety of industries. We fabricate autoclaves in sections or in whole at our manufacturing facility. Our inspectors then assure that they comply with all ASME specifications before they’re transported for assembly or installation.
Industrial Autoclave Applications
Autoclaves are used in many industries, including aviation. Below are common applications of autoclaves.
The Dixie Southern Process
5 Steps to Delivery of Your Custom Autoclave
Our professional engineers and drafters design your autoclave to meet ASME specifications.
You review our autoclave designs before we procure materials and begin fabrication.
Our experienced craftsman fabricate your autoclave in sections or in whole at our manufacturing facility.
Autoclaves are certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, compliant with the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the appropriate label applied.