How to install maple block countertops
12.04.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Install Maple Block Countertops

Because they are affordable, customizable, easy to clean, and long-lasting, butcher block countertops are becoming more and more popular. Butcher’s block is a style of assembled wood (often hard maple, teak, birch, or walnut) that is used as heavy-duty chopping blocks, tabletops, and cutting boards. Originally used primarily in butcher shops and meat processing plants,

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Food Microbiology Lab Equipment
12.04.2020 | Sydney Cross

Food Microbiology Lab Equipment

A food microbiology laboratory would not be able to complete research or conduct tests without an assortment of specific and specialized equipment. Below are some pieces of equipment that are necessary in any microbiology laboratory: 1. Analytical balance Method of operation: An enclosed measuring pan is used to prevent interference from dust, air currents, and

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How to install a fume hood
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

How To Install A Fume Hood

Fume hoods are used to eliminate potentially harmful or hazardous fumes and vapors from a laboratory working environment by drawing fumes away from technicians and the lab and either expelling the contaminated air or filtering it before recirculating it into the laboratory. The use of fume hoods can help lab techs to remain unharmed and

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Fume Hood Safety Tips
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

Fume Hood Safety Tips

Anyone at home in a laboratory setting is likely familiar with fume hoods.  They typically look like a little rectangular compartment with five sides enclosed, with one open side at working height. With a quality fume hood, you can complete whatever task you need to do with whatever chemicals you’re using on the surface inside

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Difference between stainless steel 304 and 316
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

Difference Between Stainless Steel 304 & 316

The two most popular and widely used varieties of stainless steel are 304 and 316 stainless. Stainless steel must endure a variety of environments, so understanding the difference between the types is important when choosing a material based on the needs of your product or purpose.  Upon first glance, the difference between the two types

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Cleaning Maple Block Countertops
11.25.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Care for Maple Block Countertops

Maple block is a strong material that many people choose for their labs, workbenches, office settings, and other commercial facilities. When cared for properly, maple block is incredibly durable and adds a great aesthetic value to your facility. However, proper maintenance and cleaning are essential for keeping maple block countertops in excellent condition.  Here’s what

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What is a fume hood?
11.25.2020 | Sydney Cross

What Is a Fume Hood?

Fume hoods provide localized filtration/ventilation and are designed to remove potentially hazardous or harmful fumes, vapors, and droplets away from lab personnel.  Research, manufacturing, and medical labs handle a vast range of corrosive chemicals, biological/viral agents, materials that may cause respiratory irritation, and substances with highly flammable fumes. Fume hoods allow researchers and lab personnel

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Optimal Lab Design
11.20.2020 | Sydney Cross

How to Design an Optimal Laboratory Layout

Labs around the world come in all shapes, sizes, and layouts, but while many design elements are entirely up to personal preference, there are some considerations all good planners make when creating an optimized laboratory design. Labs provide the high-tech environment in which educators and researchers uncover incredible discoveries, develop life-altering medicines, and educate the

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Types of Fume Hoods
11.12.2020 | Sydney Cross

Different Types of Fume Hoods

In any lab, safety is the number one priority. Labs are designed with risk mitigation in mind, specifically built to facilitate safe working conditions and reduce cross-contamination, exposure to toxic chemicals and fumes, and to prevent other potentially dangerous or harmful circumstances. The best labs utilize a combination of personnel protocol and special equipment to

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