Safety White Papers & Case Studies

  1. How To Eliminate Heat Effect In Your Fume Hoods
    9/30/2013

    Chemical procedures commonly require the introduction of heat. This is typically in the form of a hot plate or open flame. While the best place to perform these types of chemical procedures is inside a chemical fume hood, most people are unaware of heat’s effect on the airflow through the fume hood, and the potential impact on containment. By Luke Savage, LEED Green Associate, Sales Engineer, Labconco Corporation

  2. Water Purity And Lab Glassware Washers: Just How "Pure" Does It Have To Be?
    9/30/2013

    Water purity supplied to a laboratory glassware washer for rinsing has been the subject of debate in regards to the end result of producing clean glassware. It should be noted that the term ‘deionized water’ does not reference any specific water purity level. The deionization of water produces water within a wide range of purity levels. The deionization process can be used to make medium grade water at 10-20 microsiemens of conductivity, or, it can be used in polishing systems to produce water with a 16-18 megohm resistivity level. By Bob Applequist, Labconco Product Manager

  3. Why Are My Freeze Dry Flasks Breaking? 4 Pre-Freezing Tips
    9/30/2013

    After 15 years of telling customers not to fill their freeze dry flasks to the rim, and not to place their freeze dry flask straight up and down in the freezer, and not to put the lids on their freeze dry flasks during pre-freezing, guess what I did?  By Jenny Sprung, Product Manager

  4. Four Things To Know About Generic Pharmaceuticals & Freeze Drying
    9/30/2013

    Lyophilization is a useful tool in the manufacturing of prescription drugs, both generic and name brand. The article "Freeze Drying Generics: Cost Advantages and Considerations" covers the pros and cons of lyophilization in the pharmaceutical sector, but doesn’t offer advice on how to optimize the lyophilization process. The additional information below this excerpt gives context to the author's comments. By Jenny Sprung, Labconco Product Manager

  5. Lab Comfort Improves Productivity (Part 2 of 4)
    8/29/2013

    By Brian Garrett, LEED Green Associate, Product Manager

  6. Maximizing User Safety Through Human Factors Design
    3/8/2013

    Unlike most industries and professions, the very nature of laboratory science is hazardous. Technicians and researchers are required to handle and are in close proximity to substances, agents and materials that are inherently risky.

  7. How To Keep Safe Breathing Zones
    1/2/2013

    When handling powders or working with fumes and vapors, inhalation hazards are always a risk. In these situations, it’s imperative to keep your breathing zone safe. By Jason Frye

  8. Alternatives to Traditional Fume Hoods: Ductless Enclosures And Fume Hoods
    12/20/2012

    Safety is the primary purpose of any filtered enclosure or ventilated fume hood. In most situations, fume hoods remain the equipment of choice for ventilating hazardous airborne chemicals from the laboratory. By Gary Roepke, Senior Project Engineer, Labconco Corporation

  9. Laboratory Fume Hood Conflict "Energy Savings" vs "Safe Containment"
    12/20/2012

    Safety is the primary purpose of any laboratory hood. Facility managers and laboratory planners desire fume hoods that can conserve energy without compromising safety. Exhausting less air through a hood can result in substantial energy savings.

  10. OSHA Laboratory Standard
    11/1/2011
    Part 1910-Occupational Safety And Health Standards