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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...
DWK guide to cleaning lab glassware
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DWK guide to cleaning lab glassware

It is important to clean laboratory glassware as it has frequent contact with a range of substances on a repeated basis. A robust cleaning process is needed to ensure the equipment can be re-used safely, as well as helping to prolong the life of the products used and protects the validity of future work. Cleaning of glassware can be carried out manually, with the use of automated washing eq...
QUICKFIT® Jointed Laboratory Glassware
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QUICKFIT® Jointed Laboratory Glassware: Understanding the Different Types and when to use them

Glassware has become ubiquitous in laboratory experiments thanks to its many favourable qualities. It is inert, transparent, is chemically and heat-resistant, and available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. From round-bottom flasks and fractionating columns to condensers, bubblers and extractors, laboratory glassware serves many functions. Thi...
Distillation apparatus
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How do I set up distillation apparatus?

Quickfit glassware is incredibly handy when setting up experiments involving a lot of individual pieces and connections as the pieces come in a range of joint sizes that easily slot together for assembly. The range has hundreds of pieces including reduction and expansion adapters for when joint sizes do not match. On top of this, if you need a custom piece and will be ordering sufficient quanti...
Laboratory Glassware
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A quick guide to Classifications of Laboratory Glassware

Volumetric Glassware Laboratory glassware can be manufactured from Borosilicate and Soda-lime glass. Soda lime glass  is generally used for Class B products or where long term exposure to chemicals is unlikely. Class A Borosilicate volumetric glassware has superior thermal and chemical resistance and is better suited to glassware for storage of solutions, e.g. flasks. The use of  Class A boros...
Interchangeable Laboratory Glassware
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Interchangeable Laboratory Glassware - Quickfit® Understanding the Connections

How often have you spent time trying to find the right pieces of glassware to fit together to construct your set-up? A Flexible Interchangeable Range Quickfit® back in 1934 pioneered the idea of interchangeable laboratory glassware based on set joint sizes aimed to tackle this issue. Today this range comprises of over 1000 products, most of which feature their signature conical ground glass joi...
Laboratory Glassware
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What gives Pyrex glassware its advantages?

Pyrex® is borosilicate glass which differs from other glass types as it possesses unique properties of high resistance to chemical exposure, thermal expansion and thermal shock.  This has advantages in laboratory uses, a key one being where glassware is directly heated, in beakerstest tubes or flasks. Let's look at some of these properties in more detail and see their advantages.

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What are the temperature limits for Pyrex glassware?

Q: What is the highest and lowest temperature that Pyrex glassware should be exposed to? [caption id="attachment_11003" align="aligncenter" width="254"] Pyrex is used in lots of lab glassware - but what is the maximum temperature Pyrex should be used at?[/caption] A: Pyrex is suitable for use from -192°C to +500°C This makes it an ideal choice for lab glassware which will be directly heated. ...
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How can I stop QuickFit joints from sticking without grease?

QuickFit joints make building complex glassware apparatus setups easy with their standardized fittings that slot together with a tight seal. One problem that is often encountered is glassware sticking at QuickFit joints. When the apparatus has been exposed to temperature changes that have caused it to expand or contract, or when it has simply been left in place for a long time, the two piece...

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Caring for your Laboratory Glassware

Laboratory glassware is one of the most basic items found in most laboratories, but it is an essential for everyday work. Taking care when working with and cleaning your glassware will ensure that its quality and lifetime is preserved. How hot can I heat my glassware? Pyrex and Quickfit glassware can by heated to 500°C but for short periods of time only. Do not heat volumetric glassware t...

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