Autoclave Passive Opener

Autoclave Passive Opener

Opening device for sterilization of Passive valve within an autoclave

  • Special economic design allows Passive valve to be opened without the need for a full Active unit assembly
  • Improved sterility assurance with maximum exposure of product contact surfaces
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The ability to effectively sterilise the product contact and sealing areas of a Passive valve and connected container/IBC is assured with the use of our specifically designed Autoclave Passive Opener.

The Autoclave Passive opener contains the interlocks of a typical Active unit to allow it to open a connected Passive unit. During an autoclave cycle this ensures the product contact surfaces of the Passive and attached container/IBC are exposed to sterilisation.


The opening device does not contain a typical Active/Passive seat and contains a ‘cruciform’ disc that ensures the surface area of the Passive unit exposed to the cleaning cycle is maximised.


A GMP design ensures that any condensate will drain effectively from the opening device and connected Passive and container.


The device is designed to fit securely to the Passive valve but not be fixed in place within via a coupling to the inside construction of the autoclave. An additional option the device can be fixed in place in the autoclave via a hygienic tri-clamp connection, which will allow a secure station which to dock the Passive/container.

Size (valve size compatibility)
Material of construction
Seal material

DN50 (2”) to DN200 (8”)
PEEK and 316L or Alloy 22