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Resource Guide

Considerations for Selecting and Operating a Bath or Chiller

A resource guide for selecting the optimal model and fluids for your bath or chiller needs

Baths and chillers are ubiquitous in life science and chemistry labs. While often overlooked,. However, this piece of laboratory infrastructure impacts the final product of laboratory processes and experiments. There are many considerations to take into account when choosing which model will work best for your applications. For example, water and bead baths have distinct pros and cons. Upgrading to efficient baths and chillers best suited to your laboratory work can also result in financial savings for the laboratory. 

Baths and Chiller Resource Guide

In addition, baths and chillers typically remain on 24/7 to maintain their temperature. Upgrading to a more energy efficient model can help the lab better meet financial and sustainability goals. Newer bath and chiller models also maintain set temperatures more accurately, better preserving your materials and ensuring the best possible experimental outcome when used. 

Selecting the optimal fluid for the chiller and knowing how best to maintain your laboratory bath or chiller will also ensure smooth operation and benefit associated experiments. For example, using an antifreeze like ethylene glycol mixed with water can help maintain low temperatures.  Choosing the right type of water—and keeping it clean—has important implications for the longevity of your water bath and minimizing the risk of contamination.

Download our Bath & Chiller Resource Guide to learn more about:

  • How to select the optimal bath or chiller for your laboratory
  • The pros and cons of different bath and chiller model designs and fluids
  • Maintaining water baths and selecting water types 
  • Features of different models of currently available baths and chillers
  • The experimental impact of upgrading baths or chillers
  • The financial benefits of specific bath and chiller styles
  • How the lab can reduce energy usage by upgrading their bath or chiller 

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