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Refrigerators, Laboratory

Definition : Refrigerators designed to store laboratory products, cultures, and samples at temperatures typically between 2 and 10 degrees Celsius (35 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit). These refrigerators typically consist of a chamber made with a corrosion-resistant (typically stainless steel) interior, minimizing the risk of adulteration, contamination, and/or corrosion of contents; internal shelving appropriate for storage, easy location, and handling of laboratory products; a compressor, condenser, evaporator, and tubing; sensors, controls, and monitors; a temperature recording chart and alarms for dependable long-term storage following laboratory standards; and an emergency power supply for both the refrigerator and alarm. Dedicated laboratory refrigerators are available with the capability to store flammable materials and to perform chromatography tests. Explosion-proof refrigerators are also available.

Entry Terms : "Laboratory Refrigerators" , "Clinical Laboratory Refrigerators" , "Refrigerators, Biologic"

UMDC code : 17157


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