Refrigerators/Freezers Survey 2013 Results
Freezers and refrigerators are an integral part of any laboratory that requires temperature controlled storage.
Maintaining samples at an optimal temperature while in storage is vital for many lab professionals and this makes choosing the right freezer or refrigerator a crucial task. While the average kitchen freezer operates at about -20°C, laboratory variants have a much wider range of options depending on the storage conditions needed.
Types of refrigerators or freezers survey respondents are currently using:
|Upright general purpose lab freezers||63%|
|Upright ultra-low temperature freezers||36%|
|Low temperature upright lab freezers||33%|
|Under-counter general purpose lab freezers||25%|
|Low temperature chest lab freezers||16%|
|Flammable materials storage||15%|
|Blood bank and plasma||14%|
|Chest ultra-low temperature freezers||14%|
Type(s) of service used by respondents for repair/service of their refrigerators/freezers:
|In-house service department||41%|
|Instrument manufacturer time/material||12%|
|Instrument manufacturer service contract||12%|
|Multi-vendor service provider||8%|
Types of balances respondents are using or planning to purchase for their facilities include:
Top 10 features/benefits our readers look for when purchasing refrigerators or freezers:
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