Laboratory ovens are standard equipment found in most research, clinical and forensic laboratories. Ovens are available in gravity (natural), mechanical (forced) convection, and vacuum pump for routine heating and drying applications. For labs with temperature uniformity, stability and accuracy requirements, advanced protocol ovens are available to meet demanding requirements. Convection ovens are used for application such as drying, baking, sterilizing, pre-heating, and, incubation. Forced convection ovens use a fan to circulate air around the inside of the chamber. Natural convection relies on temperature differences within the oven, to transfer heat to samples. Vacuum drying ovens introduce dry air into the chamber within a short time, which absorbs humidity and is immediately extracted by the vacuum pump. Vacuum drying ovens are used for delicate drying processes. When choosing an oven, consider applications, dimension, capacity and lab budget. Look for features that guarantee maximum sample and user protection.
Fume hoods are devices that are commonly used in laboratories and research facilities that deal with toxic substances. Their main purpose is to properly ventilate the hazardous vapors and toxic fumes which are produced by certain materials. When working with such dangerous materials, the toxic gases that are emitted can harm the material itself, as well as the operator and the surroundings. Laboratory fume hood prevents such conditions and provides effective protection to the product and the operator from harmful substances.