Ultra-low temperature freezers (ULTs), often called -80s, are relied upon for long-term sample storage in most life and medical science labs. With high purchase, operating, and repair costs, ULTs present a considerable investment. ULTs are notorious for their high energy consumption—second only to fume hoods amongst general lab equipment, which makes them a popular target for improving efficiency and sustainability in science.
Fortunately, the right equipment and proper maintenance can mitigate the risk of failure and improve efficiency. Relatively small changes can have a large impact on longevity, operating costs, and ‘lab greening’ efforts. Purchasing energy-efficient units along with implementing best practices can provide lab managers with both peace of mind and savings.
Download the article now to learn about optimizing the life and performance of your ultra-low temp freezer, courtesy of Liebherr.