What are the areas of application for lab glassware equipment?

There is a variety of laboratory glassware used for carrying out scientific experiments in the laboratories. You can find the glassware in various scientific places such as science labs.

Glassware equipment are widely used because they are transparent, heat-resistant, and relatively inert, and are relatively easy to customize.Laboratory-Glassware

There are many areas of application where there is wide usage of different types of lab glassware items. These include volumetric measuring, storing chemicals, mixing solutions, heating, boiling, cooling, refining, and many more.

Some of the common lab glassware equipment are as follows-

Condensers– it is a device that is used to cool down the hot liquid and turn the substance from its gaseous to liquid form. They are referred as the heat exchangers.

Funnels– it is a conical shaped device that consist of a small hole at the top of the funnel. Through this hole, one can easily drain out the substance either in or out.

Desiccators– it is an enclosure, which consist of a desiccant which preserves moisture-sensitive items. It keeps the materials dry and moisture free.

Glass tubes these are hollow or cylindrical pieces of borosilicate glassware that are commonly used in the laboratories. Glass tubing is available in various sizes. It is usually attached to rubber stoppers.

Glass pipettes- also known as a chemical dropper, it is used to transfer some quantity of fluids.

Test tubes– it is a sample tube that is used for mixing, heating and holding small quantities of solid or liquid chemicals. These are particularly used for carrying out various types of experiments. They are available in various sizes.

As these glasswares are used for carrying out various types of experiments in the laboratory, therefore, these equipment should be of high quality material so that it can’t harm others. In addition, it is advisable to handle them very carefully by wearing some of the lab protection covers, so that in case of accidental situation you are safe from these chemicals.

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What are the Dos and Don’ts to be followed in laboratory?

Laboratory is a place where all the experiments are carried out. It might be at schools, medical colleges, hospitals, health centers and many other places. You can find various lab glassware and tools at this place. These tools and equipments are used by the medical experts and scientists who carry out their work in a laboratory.

Laboratory-GlasswareThese tools may include microscopes, magnifying glass, Bunsen burners, cover slip, test tubes and equipment such as spectrophotometers, operant chambers, calorimeters, beaker, reagent bottle, or thermometer. These equipments are used to perform measurements, to gather data or to conduct experiments.

However, it is quiet essential to take safety measures when you are performing certain experiments in the laboratory. This is because there are some hazards present and also it depends on the kind of laboratory you are working in. some of the risk carrying laboratories might have substances like explosives, flammables, poisons, radioactive materials, lasers. There are certain rules that are mandatory to follow before and after entering the laboratory so as to minimize the risk of getting in contact to any kind of accidental activity. However staff or the management is always engaged in this work in order to reduce the probability of any accidents.

Do’s-

Protection- This is put into activity at the time of entering the laboratory. Whenever you are entering the lab it is recommended to follow certain safety measures like

  • Always wear safety glasses when you are working in the lab

  • Always cover yourself by wearing lab coats and shoes that cover your feet also

  • Use special gloves that are also called as Nitrile gloves when you are handling organic chemicals.

  • Use facemask when you are making use of certain acidic material

Use fume hood– whenever you are performing certain test, make sure that you use organic fume hood so that incase fire occurs then it is partially contained. Also keep in mind that face is kept above the wind of fume hood.

Don’ts-

Chemicals– don’t discard the organic chemicals in the drain. Rather it is recommended to dispose them off in the chlorinated or non chlorinated organic ravage bottle. But before pouring it, make sure that the PH of the chemical is neutral.

Liquid- it is never allowed to drink or eat in the lab because lab is always filled with the toxic substances that can be harmful to you in all ways. So neither eat nor make the use of water flask to drink water.

What are the most commonly used laboratory tools?

The laboratories have a great hand in the progress of any nation. The impeccable contribution made by the laboratories has helped in development of each aspect be it medicine, computer technology, robotics, engineering and other related aspects. The laboratories have allowed researchers to ensure that best of the products are available for the people of a nation.bl

The scientists are able to research newer products, which have a big impact in our lives. The contributions made by the researchers are remarkable. The state of the art facilities ensure that the best results are available.

The upkeep of laboratories can make sure that best of the results are going to take place. Knowing the fact that research and development (R&D) is a key to progress, authorities allocate highest budget to the same. The budget is used in the judicious manner by the laboratories to ensure that they maintain their highest standards.

The budget allocation to each department of research facility is a herculean task. The allocation must be done in such a manner that research keeps on going without any hassles. The budget allocation of laboratory components is termed as flexible as it may increase on occasional basis.

Following is the list of the widely used lab components and kind of budget allocation on these tools –

Utility Clamp – The open-jaw clamp, which helps in gripping and holding products. The utility clamps can have three prongs, which help in providing extra grip.

Funnels – A funnel is important lab equipment, which is used on regular basis in an experiment. The funnels help in ensuring that the solutions are passed from one end to another with the help of funnels. The funnels are of different types and sizes. It can be chosen, according to the choice of the scientists.

Beakers – The beakers are of different types. The different beakers have their different shape. The advantage of different shapes help in making sure that the solutions are mixed in a better manner. The different shapes are an advantage for the researchers.

Bunsen burner – The burners have their special relevance in a laboratory. The usage of burner is a mandatory exercise in every experiment. The scientists need to perform heating of the substances in one or all of the experiments. The burning of substances is an essential part of most of the experiments.