Even with recirculating systems, hoses can still pop off, so wiring hoses on is important.
Besides floods, having water cooling above electric heating mantles and hot oil baths is not ideal.
A great solution for many applications is the Findenser which eliminates water entirely.
But they are not cheap-.
Professor of Chemistry
UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC Center for Laboratory Safety
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569
We recently had a flood due to an insecurely attached hose on a water-cooled condenser set up overnight.
So I am on the hunt for ways to reduce this risk, besides attaching the hose more securely. I know there are recirculating system options, but I don't know what's suitable for overnight cooling.
All input welcome,
Melinda Box, M. Ed.
Organic Chemistry Lab Supervisor
Chem Dept Safety Officer
North Carolina State University
Department of Chemistry
Tel: (919) 515-2537
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