Lab burners and heaters are essential tools used in laboratory settings for heating or boiling liquids, sterilizing equipment, and performing other laboratory procedures that require controlled heating. There are different types of lab burners and heaters available, each with their own advantages and uses.
Bunsen burners: A Bunsen burner is a common type of lab burner that uses natural gas or propane as fuel to produce a flame. The flame can be adjusted by controlling the amount of air that mixes with the gas. Bunsen burners are used for general heating, sterilization, and combustion reactions.
Alcohol burners: An alcohol burner uses denatured alcohol as fuel to produce a controlled flame. They are often used for low-temperature heating applications or where a Bunsen burner is not practical.
Hot plates: A hot plate is an electrically-powered heating device that uses a heating element to produce heat. It consists of a flat plate made of metal, ceramic or glass, and is used to heat liquids, solids or gases in laboratory glassware.
Heating mantles: A heating mantle is a heating device consisting of a flexible metal container with a heating element inside. It is used to heat round bottom flasks and other laboratory glassware by wrapping around the glassware.
Oil baths: An oil bath is a heating device that uses oil as a medium for heating. It consists of a container filled with oil, with a heating element underneath. It is used to heat samples that are sensitive to high temperatures, as it provides uniform and controlled heating.