Lanphan Helps You to Safely Use the Lab Centrifuge

2017-10-05 16:14:00
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Summary : Please be aware that high rotation rates can break easily and be dangerous when used improperly. Lanphan offers you some operating guidelines to prevent injuries when using a lab centrifuge.

Centrifuge is the lab research equipment that spins a liquid suspension at high rotation rates to separate it into distinct layers based on density. Lanphan lab centrifuge makes use of the rotating swivel to generate centrifugal force, and in this way to separate suspension liquid or emulsion of different density and different particle size, or conduct analysis and separation in the meanwhile. Please be aware that high rotation rates can break easily and be dangerous when used improperly. Lanphan offers you some operating guidelines to prevent injuries when using a lab centrifuge.

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You’d better clearly label the tubes for identification. Before the tubes started spinning, you may know how you placed the tubes, since the lab centrifuge spins at high speed, you probably confuse where you place the tubes at beginning. Make sure you label on each tube so that you clearly know which sample is which. You’d better label the tube directly instead of using a sticker, because a sticker can fall off during the spin making identification difficult.


Cap tubes with the proper lid. Tubes that have been specified for use with a lab centrifuge have a proper cap or lid that seals the tube. Using a different lid or covering such as saran wrap or foil can easily lead to spills within the lab centrifuge. Making an aerosol of your sample can be hazardous to your health and the environment. In addition, it can lead to loss of precious samples.


Wipe the outside of the tube with disinfectant before placing it in the lab centrifuge. Wiping the tube is particularly important if you are working with a biohazardous material. You want to limit any possible spills or aerosol formation of your sample. The best prevention is to wipe down the sample with a proper disinfectant before the spin begins.


Inspect lab centrifuge bottles/tubes for cracks before use. Because a lab centrifuge can spin at such high speeds, a liquid sample can easily become an aerosol if it is not properly contained. Cracked tubes can fracture at high speeds or at the very least, leak sample into the rotor. Discard broken or cracked tubes to prevent them from accidentally being used in the future.


Make a counterbalance for the centrifuge tube you want to put in the lab centrifuge. A lab centrifuge can easily become unbalanced at high speeds if there aren’t equal masses opposite each other in the rotor. Remember to balance the masses of the tubes, not the volumes. Weigh the tube with your sample and record the mass. Add water to a separate empty tube until the mass is the same as your sample.

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