Maintenance Matters: Baths & Chillers
Because baths and chillers are such a basic piece of laboratory equipment, it’s easy to put them in a corner and forget about them. But, as with other instruments, maintaining your bath or chiller is extremely important.
Don’t forget to clean your air and fluid filters!
“Very often people don’t think that chillers and baths are the most important things in the world and probably they aren’t,” says Dirk Frese, director of sales and marketing at Julabo (Allentown, PA). “But if they [users] have a process relying on temperature control, [chillers and baths] become really crucial.”
He adds that a poorly maintained unit could take down a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s setup, for example, possibly leading to the loss of millions of dollars in drugs.
Luckily, the most important part of caring for your chiller or bath is simply keeping the unit clean, whether that’s cleaning the air and fluid filters or the condenser. Surprisingly, cleaning is something many users fail to do.
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