There are different varieties of lab ovens available in the market, which serve different purposes. To buy the right one, you need to have a thorough knowledge of the models and your specific requirements. In this blog, we are highlighting a few tips that will help you make the right investment.
Select the oven type based on your application
Your specific laboratory needs can only be met by a specific type of oven. So, let us understand the common oven types available.
- Mechanical convection drying oven
These are designed with a motor and a fan, which evenly circulates the air around to heat the substances kept within it. The drying time is also faster. This is a perfect oven for heating and drying samples which need higher accuracy, for multiple samples and the ones that have higher moisture content in them.
- Gravity convection drying oven
These ovens can ensure natural and gentle drying with warm air circulation that can move upward without a fan. This is the best oven for drying, sterilization and a range of other applications that need subtle airflow.
- Vacuum oven
These ovens create vacuum to remove moisture from any sample faster than any other technique. This oven is perfect for controlled processes like desiccation, plating, vacuum embedding and semiconductor processing.
Match the oven size to the materials
You need to select an oven size which is neither too big nor too small. You then need to consider your sample sizes and how many of them you can place in the oven at a time. Do not select an oven which fits your space but cannot fit the samples, it will all be a wasted investment.
Get an oven with the required temperatures
Most ovens can give a temperature range between hundreds to thousands of degrees. You must select the oven that can provide you with your temperature requirements.
Select ovens with optimal thermal insulation
Laboratory ovens need to run for longer periods of time and that too at very high temperatures. This consumes a lot of energy. So, pick the ovens that have a feature of optimal thermal insulation, which can reduce the thermal transfer rates. This will also prevent the generated heat from leaking out of the chamber. As a result, this saves your energy and also minimizes energy wastage.
You can trust LeDAB vacuum ovens in this regard that have been designed to accurately serve different purposes.