A safe and efficient way to heat liquids in round-bottom flasks
Many applications in chemistry, biology, and research laboratories involve heating liquids for research experimentation. Glass round bottom flasks are commonly used for distilling, chemical reactions, and refluxing techniques. Round bottom flasks are desirable for these operations because they have a spherical base that allows more surface area to be heated than a standard flat bottom flask. Because of the round bottom design, careful consideration must be made to stabilize the flask and keep the flask upright and safe during use.
Open flame heating can create uneven hotspots and less desirable heating performance. It can also introduce many significant safety hazards in a lab environment. Having a safe easy-to-use heater increases productivity and reliability.
Explanation of common laboratory heating techniques:
BriskHeat’s HM series metal-housed mantles are specifically designed to heat roundbottom flasks. Sizes are available ranging from 50ml to 6,000ml. The flask rests within the spherically shaped knitted fiberglass heating basket to provide stability and safety. The basket’s spherical design also allows for premium surface contact to be made around the lower-half of the flask for an even distribution of heat. The hightemperature heating capability up to 450°C (842°F) provides the versatility needed to perform a wide variety of experimentation processes. For added convenience, the mantles are available with or without a built-in temperature controller.
An accessory clamp can be mounted to the heating mantle’s housing to accommodate a frame rod used for connecting clamps, rings, etc. to the apparatus.
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