Maintenance: Parameters of Cleaning

Maintenance: Parameters of Cleaning

Category: Care & Maintenance
Topic: Preventative Maintenance

Proper maintenance will ensure your Hettich centrifuge performs for several years, even with continuous use. With safety always in mind, be sure to unplug the centrifuge before cleaning.


Before any other cleaning or decontamination process other than that recommended by the manufacturer is performed, the user should check with the manufacturer to make sure that the planned process does not damage the device.

  1. All Hettich centrifuges, rotors, buckets and accessories must not be cleaned in rinsing machines. All Hettich equipment may be hand cleaned with approved disinfection products. Certain accessories are approved for autoclaving. For more information on which parts can be autoclaved, please click here.
  2. Water temperature must be between 20oC - 25oC.
  3. All disinfectants and detergents must have a pH between 5 - 8 and must not contain caustic alkalis, peroxides, chlorine compounds, acids or alkaline solutions. These may cause severe oxidation of the equipment which could result in poor centrifugation.
  4. In order to prevent appearances of corrosion through cleaning agents or disinfectants, read and follow all directions provided by the manufacturer of the cleaning products.

The following products are recommended by Hettich to remove radioactive materials from Hettich centrifuges and accessories: "No Count" or "Contrad 70". For proper use, follow instructions listed on the cleaning agent. For more information on cleaning Radioactive Materials from Hettich equipment, please click here.

To remove Pathogenic material from Hettich centrifuges and accessories, Hettich suggests the following products: "BDD" or "Bacdown". For proper use, follow instructions listed on the cleaning agent. For more information on cleaning Pathogenic Materials from Hettich equipment, please click here.

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