For refrigerators and freezers, many options improve usability and reliability
Refrigerators and freezers are integral pieces of equipment in many research and clinical labs.
Better refrigerants and best practices improve energy efficiency
The quest for effective solid-state refrigeration has led to many near misses, yet engineers continue to investigate
Cost and energy efficiency have become critical considerations when purchasing any piece of laboratory equipment. This is particularly true when purchasing laboratory cold storage equipment, especially ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers.
Despite the “old tech” reputation of cold storage products, customer-driven innovation has been ongoing and steady.
In science laboratories, researchers know the value of keeping samples frozen for long periods of time. Nonetheless, many scientists don’t give much thought to the features of a lab freezer.
Lab refrigerators and freezers must be versatile enough to serve diverse markets because a great deal of feature overlap exists within the lab refrigeration market. Yet significant differentiation exists as well.
Low-temperature laboratory freezers are cooling boxes that achieve temperatures of about -40° C or lower. Kitchen freezers, by contrast, operate to about -20° C.