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Laboratory Refrigerator Considerations
Our laboratory refrigerators offer a range of options in terms of dimensions, storage capacity, and temperature control. Here is an overview of what you should consider:
- Capacity: How much storage do you need? Our models vary from 12 to 72 cubic feet. We also have three combination refrigerator/freezer models with capacities of with 7.6, 16.3, and 20.9 cubic feet.
- Location and placement: It’s important to think about where you will store your laboratory refrigerator. Our options allow for easy undercounter, countertop, standalone, or cabinetry kneewall installation. Some units can be stacked with an adapter to maximize valuable floor space.
- Temperature requirements: Each of our models has specific temperature controls allowing for the precise temperature management necessary for critical samples. A forced air directional refrigeration system will provide superior temperature uniformity and quick recovery after door openings.
- Temperature monitoring and alerts:All models offer audio and visual alarms and an access port for temperature monitoring.
- Shelving: Do you need wired shelves or roll out drawers? We have both options. Certain models also have completely adjustable shelving for maximum storage space.
- Hospital-grade cords: Most of our models are equipped with durable power cords that provide reliable, long-lasting performance. Our hazardous location models are not equipped with the line cord and plug and must be hardwired in the conduit.
- Locks:All of our refrigerators include keyed door locks for security.
- Energy efficiency: Most of our models offer energy efficient and environmentally friendly HFO and HC refrigerants.
- Door options: Do you need to see the lab fridge contents through a window? Do you require more than one door? We offer single, double, and triple door models — as well as solid, glass, sliding, and swinging door options.
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Q: Do you have models that meet the new energy standards?
A: We have options from small table top, undercounter, all the way to 72 cuft, 3 door units.
Q: What kind of shelving do you have?
A: It depends on the model, but most have adjustable wired shelves. We also have models with pullout drawers.
Q: What is the benefit of pull out drawers versus wired shelves?
A: Pull out drawers are beneficial for inventory control and make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. The drawback, however, is that they are fixed. Shelves, on the other hand, are adjustable, but you may have to move items around to find what you need.
Q: Can I install an independent temperature monitoring system?
A: All of our lab refrigerators provide an access port for you to install your temperature probe into the refrigerator. To save money, a lot of customers use low-cost residential refrigerators, which don’t have an access port for a temperature probe. This means they run the probe through the door gasket. The probe cord causes an air gap along the door gasket line, which allows warm room air to enter into the freezer and affects temperature uniformity.
Q: Can undercounter units have built-in cabinets installed around it?
A: There are two types of undercounters: freestanding and built-in. Only a built-in model can have cabinets built around it. A built-in (also called “front breathing”) undercounter is a model where the hot compressor air vents out of front grills (just under the door). Freestanding models have this air vent out the back.
Q: Do you have light sensitive options?
A: Yes, we have solid door models and even black-out panel options for glass door models.