From speaking to teachers and technicians we know one of your major frustrations is not getting the most out of glassware. Buying substandard glassware can be dangerous and expensive, all Philip Harris Glassware is accredited to their relevant EN standard. We’ve created our handy guide to getting the most from your glassware.
- Never use excessive force to connect the rubber hose or tubing. Ensure that the screw thread connector is removed from the glassware, the tubing is lubricated and protective gloves are worn.
- Dispose of broken or defective glassware safely. Lab glassware should under no circumstances be disposed of in a domestic glass recycling stream.
- Never use excessive force to fit rubber bungs into the neck of a piece of glassware.
- Avoid using stirring rods with sharp ends as these can scratch and weaken the glassware.
- Carrying or lifting large glass items can be very dangerous. Always provide support from the base and sides.
- The maximum recommended working temperature is 300 degrees Celsius. Take care when working at temperatures above 150°C.
- Always heat glassware gently and gradually to avoid sudden temperature changes which may cause the glass to break due to thermal shock.
- No sudden pressure changes. Always apply and release pressure gradients and vacuums gradually.
- Always ensure that volumetric glassware is kept scrupulously clean
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