The costs of an autoclave can vary greatly because of the various uses and applications of this technology.
Industrial and pharmaceutical autoclaves are customized and manufactured for a specific use and therefore costs are likely to differ compared to autoclaves you find in a hospital or dental office.
In healthcare applications, the costs of an autoclave can range by capacity and installation method. Beyond the initial cost of the autoclave, the maintenance and cost of sterility assurance and monitoring products should be considered. Depending on the autoclave manufacturer, the costs per cycle, utility consumption and maintenance costs could vary over time and should be evaluated to compare your total-cost-of-ownership over time.