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Reducing Spillages
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DWK Safety Blog - Reducing Spillages

Spillages are a common occurrence in the lab and can be a health and safety risk. The spilled contents themselves could be hazardous to those in the laboratory, as well as the spilled liquid being a slip hazard if on the floor which could cause injury. This blog will cover 5 ways of reducing spillages to improve safety in the lab. Image of spilled chemicals 1. DURAN® and KIMBLE® Sili...
Hotplate Maintenance
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Hotplate Maintenance: Tips and Troubleshooting

Hotplate stirrers are vital tools in laboratories and research facilities. A quality hotplate stirrer can stir and precisely change temperature in a range of scientific applications. In order to sustain optimal performance, regular maintenance along with cleaning is paramount. In this Blog post, we will direct you through the cleaning and maintenance process, along with troubleshooting tips fo...
Vortex Mixer
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How to purchase the best Vortex Mixer

When it comes to purchasing a vortex-mixer, it's essential to make an informed decision based on your specific needs and requirements. This article will guide you through the vital features you should consider before investing in a product, ensuring that you choose a model that best suits your laboratory or research needs. Vortex Mixer in use Vortexing Speed and Power: Firstly, one o...
Eppendorf Centrifuges and Sustainability
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Eppendorf Centrifuges and Sustainability

In 2023, the 5910Ri and 5427R Eppendorf centrifuges became the first centrifuges worldwide to receive the ACT label. The ACT label resembles a nutrition label, showing how products rate in various sustainability categories. The 5427R centrifuge now uses a hydrocarbon cooling liquid, propane, in place of the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to reduce HFCs environmental impact. This blog covers the cha...
Preventing Cross Contamination
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DWK safety blog - Preventing Cross Contamination

Cross-contamination is a major issue in any lab setting as it can lead to inaccurate results, compromised experiments and even safety risks. Cross-contamination can occur when samples, equipment, or instrumentation are not properly sterilised between uses, and it can be a challenge to prevent it in a busy lab environment. This blog will cover some tips to help avoid cross-contamination of chem...
Inspecting Laboratory Glassware
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DWK Safety Blog - Inspecting Laboratory Glassware

Laboratory glassware is often repeatedly used in the laboratory which can lead to stress and general wear and tear. Inspecting laboratory glassware for any signs of damage can prevent injury. This blog will cover some indications that could suggest that the glassware has been damaged, how to carry out an inspection and how to dispose of damaged lab glassware safely. Pyrex Quickfit Kohlrausc...
SDI test kits
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SDI test kits: what are they and how do they work?

What is SDI? Silt Density Index (SDI) is a measure to assess the fouling in water purification systems from Suspended solids and colloidal materials. When it comes to reverse osmosis membranes, suspended solids within the water can cause problems. Then these levels get high, it can cause fouling of the membrane. This will lead to: Increased cost for maintenance Reduced lifetime In...
Endecotts Sieve Production
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Endecotts Sieve Production: Change is Coming

Endecotts have moved to an automated production of their 200mm/8” stainless steel sieves. This will improve the quality of sieve reproducibility and shorter lead times. These new sieves are still compatible with the old style with all the same great features. These include: Sturdy frame – made from stainless steel to help reduce corrosion and makes the cleaning of the sieve easy. Sta...
Ohaus Guardian Hot Top Safety Features
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Ohaus Guardian Hot Top Safety Features

Ohaus Guardian series of hotplate stirrers consists of the 2000, 3000, 5000 and 7000 series. The uses range from being ideal for educational and laboratory applications, to research, academic and industrial applications. This blog will go over their Hot Top Indicator to help increase safety in the lab. Guardian hotplate stirrers heated over 40oC Hot Top Indicator The Guardian hotplate...
Weighing Performance
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How Weighing Performance is Influenced by Environmental Factors

There are many things that can influence the weighing accuracy of a balance. One aspect that can be overlooked are environmental influences. These typically include: temperature, humidity, air-flow, electrostatic charges and vibrations. Here we will outline how these factors may influence readings and possible solutions to overcome these. Temperature Fluctuating temperatures can influenc...
Ohaus MB120 Moisture Balance
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Ohaus MB120 Moisture Balance: SmartGuide Feature

A moisture balance (also known as a moisture analyser) is an instrument that measures the moisture content of a sample. This is done by weighing the sample, then heating it to remove moisture and finally weighing the sample again. The final weight is subtracted from the starting weight and the difference in values is the moisture content. While easy to use, the setup and method development can...
Endecotts Sieve Shakers
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Endecotts Sieve Shakers

Endecotts have a wide range of sieve shakers for different laboratory applications. This range starts from the entry level shaker Minor 200 to the Titan 450, for small batch production to floor standing sieve shaker for mass sieving. This blog will cover the shakers and what applications they are best for. Sieve Shaker Titan 450 Minor 200 The Minor 200 is the entry level sieve shaker...
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