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Safety Tips for Using an Oil Bath

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 05 December 2019

Dealing with warm or hot oil can be dangerous for a number of reasons. We discuss tips to help you mitigate the risks involved with using an oil bath.

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Open-Loop vs. Closed-Loop Circulation

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 24 March 2019

External circulation can be closed-loop or open-loop. Find out about the differences between the two and the implications when choosing a chiller or circulating bath.

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Why Your Chiller Might Not Be Holding Temperature

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 09 May 2018

Having a chiller not hold its temperature can be detrimental to the application it's being used for and frustrating for the user. We explore the potential reasons your chiller might not be holding temperature to help you identify the issue.

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When NOT to Use Water in a Bath and Why

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 12 April 2018

There are some obvious cases when using water in a bath is not appropriate, but there are a few more specific cases too. We explore some scenarios where one might be tempted to use water in a bath, explain why it would be a bad idea, and suggest alternative options.

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Choosing the Right Pump for Your Circulator and Chiller

By Harmen Zijlstra, 11 January 2018

A pump well-fitted for your needs will enhance its lifetime and reduce its maintenance. There are many pump types available and deciding on the right one isn't always easy. We discuss and compare three common pump types: positive displacement, centrifugal, and turbine pumps.

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Keeping a Clean Water Bath

By Harmen Zijlstra, 19 May 2017

Grease, dirt, and salts can quickly build up on the surface of water baths. Plus microbes love the environment it provides. We explain how clean your water bath properly and provide tips for you to limit the frequency with which it needs to be cleaned.

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Coolants to Use in Chillers and Baths

By Harmen Zijlstra, 10 May 2017

Your choice of which coolants to use in chillers and baths will depend on a few parameters. We explore the factors you need to consider and suggest options for appropriate coolants as well as some of the pros and cons of each.

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