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    Solvent Drying Ovens

    Our Solvent Drying Oven is designed for solvent evaporation and is fan-forced to reach temperatures of up to 300ºC. An explosion relief panel sits at the back and is designed to break in the event of pressure build-up. It also features a differential pressure alarm and an over-temperature protection alarm for added safety.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What are the benefits of using a solvent-drying oven?

    In a laboratory setting, there are many benefits to using a solvent-drying oven. These include:

    • Safely evaporate the solvent from materials, preventing risks of explosion.
    • Give a uniform heated environment, ensuring consistency of drying.
    • They are specially equipped to handle flammable solvents securely.
    • They can significantly speed up the drying process, allowing you to work faster and safer.

    Can a solvent-drying oven be used for all types of solvents?

    A solvent-drying oven can be used for a wide range of solvents, especially those with high boiling points. 

    However, it’s important to note that not all solvents are suitable for drying in such ovens.

    • It all depends on a solvent’s
    • Flammability.
    • Volatility.
    • Chemical Stability at high temperatures.

    Consult the oven’s specifications and safety guidelines to ensure it can safely handle the particular solvents being used.

    You can find specific ovens designed for specific solvents, particularly highly flammable or radioactive solvents.

    Are there any specific requirements or regulations for using a solvent-drying oven?

    Using a solvent-drying oven in Australia requires compliance with specific safety standards to ensure safe and efficient operation. Because they handle volatile and potentially flammable substances, there are safety requirements around ventilation, placement of the oven, and use of and care of the oven. For specific Australian standards and regulations related to solvent-drying ovens, it’s recommended to refer to the Australian Standard AS1681.

    How can I choose the right size and capacity of a solvent-drying oven for my needs?

    You need to consider many variables before deciding what solvent-drying oven is right for you.

    • Volume of Solvents – how many solvents are you planning to dry at a time?
    • Available space – how big is the space in your laboratory for an oven? Do you have space for a big oven or should you look for an oven that occupies minimum space?
    • Frequency of use – how often do you plan on drying solvents? Many small batches or lots of big batches?
    • Types of Solvents – this can determine what type of oven you get, especially if you have a need for a specifically high temperature.
    • Budget – how much oven can your budget afford?
    • Future needs – if you anticipate increasing your volume in the future, it’s best to have the larger oven now, rather than buying a new oven and installing it.
    • Safety features – look for a laboratory oven that has overheating protection, alarms and pressure relief, to keep you and your laboratory safe.