Types of Furniture in a Laboratory

Types of Furniture in a Laboratory

Lab Furniture:

Scientific labs require specially-designed furniture that would be able to withstand lab conditions. To a certain extent, it should be able to tolerate chemical spills and stains,and be resistant to heat and cold. Every laboratory needs to have a set of lab furniture that would allow scientists and researchers to conduct experiments comfortably. At Scientific Lab, we believe that you need these laboratory furniture pieces in a lab:

Center Table

As the name implies, this table is usually placed in the center of the room and offers considerable amount of mobility for a group of researchers to work together. They’ll conduct research and experiments at this table and still have easy access to chemicals and apparatus, thanks to the forensic and chemical cupboards factored into the table design.

A lab table should be able to withstand impact and abrasions that are a normal part of the lab work. It should also be resistant to caustic chemical, biological agents, and fire- accidents. Good quality center tables, like most laboratory furniture, come with special coatings and materials.

Laminate is the most common and affordable material, but it doesn’t provide the best resistance and isn’t durable. Epoxy resin, however, offers great value for money. The other materials are phenolic resin and stainless steel, both of which would deliver good performance in laboratory conditions

Instrument Table

When you conduct experiments, you use many different instruments including microscopes, centrifuges, burners, etc. Most lab experiments are time-sensitive and you can’t afford to waste precious minutes look from the right instrument. That’s why these tables are necessary in any lab. All your instruments and equipment would sit neatly on this table and that would help you with the experiments.

Instrument tables are also made from epoxy resin, laminates, stainless steel, or phenolic resin. They need to be strong, sturdy, and stable because most instruments are very delicate and need a solid base. These tables also need to resist chemicals, burns, and biological agents.

Working Bench

These benches are often placed flush against the wall and out of the way. This allows you to move around the lab more freely and still offers considerable amount of workspace and storage. Working benches are great for medical institutions, research laboratories, and hospitals.

Their surface is fire & impact-resistant, and can easily handle chemicals and biological spills. Working benches also need to be easy to clean and sanitize because unclean laboratory furniture can easily corrupt experiments and alter test results. The surface of this table isn’t porous so dust and grime don’t settle in. The uniform surface is ideal for the lab environment.

Working Table

This table is great for small labs with a limited amount of space. The surface is usually made from epoxy polyester, which is non-porous and easy to clean and maintain. Like all tables, it’s also fire-resistant and can easily withstand chemical spills easily.

A fully-functional lab would have these tables along with forensic cabinets, chemical cabinets, chairs and stools, and other such lab furniture.

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