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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] RE; Safer heating devices
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 12:08:06 -0400
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Digital dry block heaters can be used with a variety of blocks or sand/shot baths. These are not intrinsically safe, of course, but at least there is no bath material to catch fire or spill.  Disclaimer 1: these two links are to my company's web site. Disclaimer 2: we are also Chemglass distributors.

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I have a writeup on heating sources in general at

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On Jul 26, 2018, at 11:33 AM, Nickie Norton <nnorton**At_Symbol_Here**SHEPCHEM.COM> wrote:

If you are looking for heating with stirring of different sized vessels, Chemglass Lifesciences sells hot plate stirrers with temperature control that you can purchase various sized blocks for (different sized vials to small round bottoms) that might meet your needs.  I have used them at a previous job in pharma and they worked well for us.  You can do different sized vials at the same time as long as the temperature setting is the same for all reactions being run.  

Nickie Norton

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] RE; Safer heating devices

From: "Tammy M. Lutz-Rechtin" <tlutzrec**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: July 26, 2018 at 11:21:11 AM EDT

A "one size fits all" approach will not work for chemistry. Heating blocks are great for small volumes with multiple repetitions but not for other applications where you could create heat pockets within the solutions. Specifics are important when choosing a heating method.  Depending on the temperature required, heating rate, length of heating, apparatuses involved, potential chemical and physical hazards, and mixing requirements, I might choose one method over another.  The chemists should know the best method to be used.

One might want to demonstrate different methods to students. Every experiment does not need to be in a "kit" format. Personally, I am getting tired of everyone making everything so streamlined that students have no idea how to deal with varying methodology, hazards or think through situations.  

Tammy Rechtin
Chemical Engineering Safety Coordinator

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