Guide to Lab Glassware Washers

There are many different factors to consider when purchasing your next laboratory glassware washer. First, you should consider the throughput and capacity you require. Do you have large glassware that may be difficult to fit inside the wash chamber or small pieces that require special injection racks to properly clean them? Do you need to get the glassware back into use quickly, or can you afford to have it sit in the washer overnight to dry? Do you have a centralized washing room or do you wash benchside? Does the DI rinse cycle need to be heated and at what temperature? Have you compared water circulation pumps in terms of gallons per minute? Do you require monitoring alarms and under what conditions?

This guide will take a look at the main selection criteria and present youwith a short list of products from manufacturers whose products you should examine more closely, asking some of the questions above to your end users and vendor representatives.

Choosing the correct capacity is very important, as the energy consumption delta between the two groups is substantial on a per wash basis. However, if you end up having to perform more wash loads because you purchased too small a washer, the energy savings are negated.

Standard-Capacity Lab Glassware Washers

Standard-capacity lab glassware washers are ideal for benchside wash programs or small groups with lower usagedemands. They consume much less energy, as they use up to half the amount of waterduring a typical wash, compared to   high-capacity unit. They are also ideal if you are short on lab space. However, take a look around your lab for any large  glassware that may be difficult to clean insidea smaller unit. Next, let's decide whether your applications require a HEPA-filtered forced-air dryer or a traditional drying cycle.

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Large-Capacity Washers

Large-capacity washers are intended for high-throughput, centralized wash areas. They can accommodate a very large volume of small labware or large items that are challenging to wash  manually or cannot fit into smaller units. Next, let's decide whether your applications require a built-in drying unit.

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