From: Williams Gareth R <GRWILLIAMS**At_Symbol_Here**MAIL.DSTL.GOV.UK>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [UK OFFICIAL] Options to replace oil baths for heating
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 12:30:03 +0100
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We moved away from oil baths some time ago, and have a couple of products that we use:


I can’t seem to find much information on the IKA System we use, where we have various solid-state flask inserts.


The IKA seems to be our preferred choice, and we have had some incidents where RBFs have cracked when left in the inserts after heating was shut-off.  Happy to discuss.




From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: 12 May 2015 16:51
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Options to replace oil baths for heating


Good morning:


I need to offer some options to replace oil (silicone or mineral) with a different material for heating baths.  I’m also looking at heating block options and have a number of suppliers to review – cost may be an issue here.


Ideas?   The Google has failed me this morning.




Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Safety Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

122 Chemistry

1 Shields Ave.

Davis, CA  95616





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