Borosil manufactures some of the best glassware. Glassware in the laboratory must be handled with care and safety. This article explains tips in holding glassware in every laboratory.

Laboratories are cautious workspaces which involve various types of equipment and chemicals. Laboratory glassware is fragile and can be easily broken. The glassware made for laboratory purposes needs to withstand high temperature and also dangerous chemical reactions. Laboratory workers like scientists or teachers may face accidents if the glassware isn’t properly used within the environment. Borosil explains a few tips to use glassware in laboratories.

  1. Inspect
    Glasswares can easily get scratches and cracks during usage or transportation. Always inspect scratches, dents and cracks on glass equipment and vessels. Cracks can cause leakage and thereby inviting the possibility of accidents. If any damage to glassware is found before usage, it’s advised to replace them with a better alternative.

  2. Handle with care
    Handle any laboratory glassware with utmost care and caution. Always use both hands to hold the glassware and never hold it over its neck. Always wear safety gear and clothing( gloves and mask) when carrying chemicals. Move the glassware in the right position and don’t carry it sidewise.

  3. The limits
    Every glassware has its own capacity and limits. Each glassware can hold only a particular kind of chemical or withstand a certain amount of pressure. The temperature limits are specific to each glassware. A laboratory technician needs to know chemical mixtures that are allowed in the vessels to prevent any dangerous situations.

  4. Design and Fragility
    Certain glassware like Glass rods, tube and pipettes are easy to break due to their design. These glassware needs to be handled with extra care. They should never be forced into place and should be twisted motion to move in a place. Usage of lubricants such as glycerin or water can make it work better. Always wear safety clothing.

  5. Documentation
    One of the essential procedures in any laboratory is the process of documenting the experiment. The documentation should contain all essential records of the experiment that has been done including labeling the glassware to indicate the chemical it holds. This can help prevent potentially dangerous situations from arising and should be a standard practice for every lab scientist.

  6. Clean and Clear
    Keeping the glassware clean is one of the main protocols to be followed in a laboratory. The glassware needs to be sterilized after every experiment in order to prevent contamination. Any glassware that isn’t cleaned properly may cause wrong chemical reactions when used for another experiment. The laboratory table needs to be clean after an experiment. It’s recommended to use clean brushes which are torn for cleaning any laboratory glassware.

Borosil glassware is made with extreme precision and accuracy. They have been serving the scientific world for a long time and still holds the reputation of the most trusted laboratory glassware. Make sure you check the above-mentioned tips for better usage of Borosil glassware in your laboratory.

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