Spark Free Laboratory Fridges and Freezers
When in the market for a laboratory refrigerator, you’ll likely come across both a standard refrigerator and a ‘spark-free’ refrigerator. What exactly does spark-free mean and do you require a spark-free fridge? Let’s explore this topic in more detail so you’re able to make a more informed decision.
What does it mean to be spark-free?
Spark-free (also known as static or spark-safe) simply refers to the interior of the refrigerator having no chance of igniting flammable liquids. To achieve this, manufacturers will remove internal items that could ignite such as fans, lights, and electric thermostats. Note that only the interior of spark free refrigerator will be spark-free.