Content1. What is laboratory sink?
1.1 Feature of laboratory sink
1.2 Application of laboratory sink2. How to install a laboratory sink?
2.1 Factors that should be considered when installing a laboratory sink
2.2 laboratory wash basin
2.3 Chemistry lab sink3. How to buy laboratory sink?
What is laboratory sink?
When considering a laboratory sink
, you might think that a traditional kitchen sink would be fine. However, this is not the case. Laboratories need a scientific lab sink
that is designed for the space to ensure employee safety and the ability to clean easily in a lab environment. Understanding the basic differences between a traditional sink and a lab sink
will help you better understand your lab's needs and ensure that whatever experiments are performed, the space is ready.
Feature of laboratory sink
a. A variety of material options.
b. Multiple services.
c. Quality products.
d. Designed for the look of your lab.
Application of laboratory sink
a. Mixing faucets.
b. Combined multi-service fixtures.
c. Only cold-water faucets.
d. Chrome-plated faucets.
e. DI (deionized pure water or reverse osmosis) faucets.
f. All plastic faucets.
g. CPVC (plastic for hot and cold water) faucets.
h. Acid-resistant epoxy-coated faucets.
i. Countertop mount faucets.
j. Panel mount faucets.
We offer commercial-grade laboratory faucets that can perform any function.
If rust resistance is your concern, then we have all plastic faucets and stainless-steel faucets.
If pure or reverse osmosis water systems are your concern, we offer stainless steel, PVC and CPVC, and tinned brass units.
If you are in a corrosive environment, then we can help you with epoxy coated units or plastic lab faucets.
If you need pre-rinse capability, we can provide flexible units.
How to install a laboratory sink?
Factors that should be considered when installing a laboratory sink
A. Cleanliness of water
In the laboratory, the cleanliness of the water must be considered. Laboratory water does not need to contain contaminants that could affect the cleanliness of experiments or staff. Lab equipment needs to be clean, so having fresh, uncontaminated water is critical. For science laboratory sinks, you can install an option with water filtration to ensure that any contaminants are easily removed before cleaning instruments or supplies and before washing hands.
B. Hands-free approach
When working in a laboratory environment, a number of tests will be performed as well as experiments that require hands-free while controlling the water flow. Because of this need, your laboratory sink requires a hands-free method. You can also use the hands-free option because your hands need to be kept clean and the knobs of the equipment may carry microorganisms that can contaminate your experiments. If foreign objects are integrated into your experiments, the results will be inaccurate. When you can use your elbow or even the pedal to control the water flow, you can avoid interrupting the experiment process.
C. Durable sinks
Traditional kitchen sinks cannot handle the daily stresses generated by laboratories. Kitchen sinks are set up to use water, not harmful chemicals. Laboratory sinks are made of materials that do not degrade the performance of the equipment. Epoxy resin lab sinks are an example of a material that is durable and safe to use in a lab environment. Most chemicals will not damage the equipment, allowing you to clean tools and hands without damaging the sink.
If you install a traditional sink in your lab, problems can occur with the sink as well as the actual drain and piping. Chemicals can easily cause damage, which can lead to delays in your work and costly problems.
Laboratory wash basin
Laboratory benches are available in a variety of different materials. Therefore, according to the material, they are called all-wood lab benches, steel lab benches, all-steel lab benches, etc., different materials, respectively, corresponding to different working experimental environments. And all steel is a very common type.
The quality of steel and wood is largely determined by its material, picking a good quality all-steel laboratory operating table can be judged by its production material and the specific experimental environment. If the experiment is often contaminated with chemical reagents, the experimental process will carry a heavy task, then you have to choose better quality furniture. Generally speaking, just the quality of the material is much better than wood, and not easy to be contaminated. Now, lots of experimental equipment and furniture will choose all-steel materials, both to meet the needs of individual experiments, and also to facilitate the laboratory to maintain a new look.
The lab bench sink is used in the laboratory to clean glassware and receive water. The following is the installation method for the laboratory sink.
a. Laboratory sink generally uses the installation method of the countertop basin.
b. In the installation, you need to open a slightly smaller hole than the sink in the laboratory operating table countertop, so that the laboratory sink put in will not fall below the countertop, but just at the edge of the countertop hole stretched.
c. For sink installation, you need to first apply black glass glue evenly around the edge of the hole, then lower the sink slowly and compact it with a little force. Wipe evenly the glue overflowing from the edge to achieve the effectiveness of one and leak-proof.
d. Science lab sinks should be equipped with anti-siphon bottle recyclers.
In each cleaning, in addition to washing the filter box, remember to clean the filter box after the neck of the pipe together to avoid the accumulation of more and more oil and dirt. The oil on the pool, you can scrub with fruit kernels, or grab a handful of fine salt evenly sprinkled on the surrounding pool walls, and then rinse with hot water from top to bottom a few times, the oil can be removed. You can also use the old cloth sewn in a small pocket, filled with soap head in the inner wall of the oil stain to brush a few times. For the grooves in the corners of the laboratory sink, you can use a waste toothbrush to perform some fine salt grains brush.
Chemistry lab sink
In most university laboratories and some large industrial laboratories, the laboratory sink is located in the middle or at the end of the table. In a small laboratory, however, it will be found more convenient to have a separate table for the lab sink, and piping can be saved to install this table for filtration by vacuum, distillation, etc.; in short, water is needed for all laboratory operations. This unit is typically 12 feet long and 3 feet wide. Its top is 33 inches from the floor. It is equipped with a vacuum pump, a 3 x 2 ft. sink, two faucets, a draining board, shelves for clean beakers and one for drying bottles, etc., faucets and water and gas taps for the latter of the waste pipes for the condenser and distiller.
The material of the laboratory sink may be galvanized iron, zinc, or enameled iron. The latter is preferred. Wood also makes a good lab sink, but it is difficult to make a sink out of it that does not leak. To prevent drying and consequent leaks, the waste pipe was arranged in such a way that the bottom of the sink always held about an inch of water. The usual objections to metal sinks are acid-induced corrosion and the fact that care must be taken around glassware, as a light tap on the bottom of a metal sink will certainly cause a beaker or flask to break. A corrugated rubber mat or a small rubber doormat in the sink can save a lot of equipment. There is a large crude ceramic jar under the sink that can be used to pour waste acid and filter paper. This jar is emptied daily by the janitor and, if used, will save; many plumbers’ bills for renewing waste pipes.
Since the sink table is 3 feet wide, and there are only two sinks, the sink should be placed in the former, about four inches from the front of the table. This space, front and back, should be boxed up and the edges of the boards, which ride on the sink, rounded. Please note that the waste pipe is straight, without the usual S-shaped storage bend. This stowage bend may be omitted when the waste pipe is not in the same sewer as the toilet; and, if this is done, it will save the cost of maintenance, as the acid will almost certainly enter the sink, and if the acid water is located in the bend of the trap, it will corrode a hole in it in time. Lead is more suitable for wastewater pipes than iron because lead is less susceptible to acid attack.
How to buy laboratory sink?
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