Heating Mantles, Laboratory
Definition : Laboratory devices designed to heat a container. These devices typically consist of an insulated, countertop, corrosion-resistant housing with internal heating elements appropriate for partial or total introduction of a container (e.g., a flask) and, usually, a temperature control. Heating mantle housings are frequently semiflexible to permit the tight accommodation of the container; some devices can reach very high temperatures up to 650 degrees C (1,042 degrees F). Heating mantles are used in clinical laboratories for rapid distillation of water and/or cracking of vapor and liquid materials.
Entry Terms : "Laboratory Heating Mantles"
UMDC code : 23432