Convectional Laboratory ovens are conventional equipment found mostly in clinical, Forensic, Electronics, Material processing, and research laboratories which can be used for a range of different functions. Laboratory ovens furnishes uniform temperature and specific temperature control for sterilizing biohazard waste, Dissecting instruments, Heating, Moisture removal, and other laboratory functions.
What to consider when choosing a laboratory oven
Laboratory ovens are available in different sizes,They can come in smaller sizes such as a Freestanding unit or Benchtop oven which is proficient when working across multiple locations.
In addition, Temperature should also be a considerable factor depending on the application. Laboratory oven temperature varies from ambient to above 300°C.
Laboratory ovens — the main types
Vacuum oven: vacuum drying oven is mostly used for delicate drying processes like dehumidification, drying tiny particles, or removing flammable solvent without cooking them. A vacuum oven is used to dry equipment of negative pressure. Heat is produced from the sidewall and needs a vacuum pump to produce a low-pressure surrounding which minimizes oxidation during drying.
High-temperature ovens: high-temperature ovens are custom-built ovens, Manufactured in 4 chamber sizes with a temperature of500°C and above.
Gravity convection ovens: Gravity convection ovens are ovens that do not allow circulation of air inside the chamber, they are manufactured without fans. It is used for gentle drying and heating of powder samples and materials that are insubstantial and can be disturbed by forced air
Forced air convection oven: forced convection oven is called a mechanical convention, It uses a blower fan, Warn air is produced around the oven chamber creating a uniform supply of warm air that produces quick heat.
Digital oven: the standard digital oven is manufactured for the heating and drying process.
Heavy-duty ovens: heat duty oven is mostly used in industrial applications for soil testing and drying of biological specimens.
What is a laboratory oven used for?
Dry or dehydrating – used in removal of moisture from samples
Sterilizing – used in destroying removal of bacteria or micro-organisms from laboratory equipment.
Annealing –used in the removal of hardness of a material by relieving the internal stress of a material.
Evaporating-used to turn moist into vapor.