Laboratory waterbath

Laboratory waterbath

  • Model: Digital

A laboratory water bath is an essential piece of equipment in many scientific and clinical labs. It’s used to incubate samples in water at a constant temperature over a long period.

Here are some features and details about a 15-liter laboratory water bath:

  1. Capacity: As indicated, this water bath can hold up to 15 liters of water.

  2. Temperature Control: The device should allow for precise temperature control, typically ranging from ambient temperature to 99°C or 100°C. Some advanced models might have a wider range.

  3. Digital Display: Most modern water baths have a digital display that shows the current water temperature. This may be an LED or LCD display.

  4. Thermostatic Control: This ensures that the water bath maintains a steady temperature. The level of precision can vary based on the design, but generally, it should maintain the set temperature ±0.5°C or better.

  5. Over-Temperature Protection: Many water baths have safety features that shut off the heater if the temperature exceeds a safe limit.

  6. Material: The interior is typically made of stainless steel due to its resistance to corrosion and ease of cleaning. The exterior could be made from metal or a durable plastic material.

  7. Circulation: Some water baths incorporate a circulation mechanism to ensure uniform temperature throughout the bath.

  8. Lid: This helps in reducing water evaporation and maintaining a stable temperature. The lid could be made of stainless steel, polycarbonate, or another suitable material. Some lids are gabled to allow for condensation to flow back into the bath instead of dripping onto the samples.

  9. Drain: To facilitate easy water changes, many water baths come equipped with a drain.

  10. Rack or Holders: Inside the water bath, there might be racks or holders to place the samples, beakers, flasks, or tubes.

  11. Safety: Some units come with features like a residual current device (RCD) for protection against electrical faults or a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).