In 1974, a team of three engineers patents the Steriflow® concept. This includes the cascading process (or superheated steaming system), a platular® exchanger and stainless steel for autoclave. A manufacturing shop is built at Barriquand in Roanne, France.
Barriquand Company in fact has manufactured autoclave for the textile industry since 1936. This is a new start for the company in the Food industry. In 1980, the first autoclave for the pharmaceutical industry is produced.
In 1995, Barriquand Steriflow acquires the ATM Carvallo company, which manufactures Hydrostatic towers. Barriquand Steriflow becomes one of the only manufacturers of both batch and continuous systems.
Barriquand group was purchased by SFPI – an industrial group of companies – in 1992, still the owner.
It is registered as a company in 1990, with a capital of 1.5 million Euros.
STERIFLOW SAS is certified ISO 9001 – 2010 version (Certificate Nb: 71 100 J 007) since September 1996.
It is also certified for major international codes for pressure vessels, i.e.
- Europe: H1 module for conception, manufacturing, final inspection and equipment trials. Directive 97/23/CE and décret 99-1046. Attestation Nb EP-SE-03-AQ-008, since October 2003
- U.S.A.: ASME Certificate Nb: 28-138, since 1988
- China: SELO N° TS2200312-2010, since October 1998
- Russia: GOST authorization
For pharmaceutical applications, Steriflow Autoclaves are build in accordance with the rules “21 CFR part 11 and part 211” , GAMP. Steriflow may as well perform services like Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), Site Acceptance Tests (SAT), Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operational Qualifications (OQ) on request.