Know the Differences between Laboratory and Domestic Refrigerator


by Kent Henry


Domestic refrigerator and Laboratory refrigerator are known to be the two refrigerator types. People are finding it hard to know the differences of these types on which are better to the other one. Refrigerator is considered to be the most important appliance in our house. The choice of having our basic domestic fridge depends on the demand of use, whether we use it to freeze goods, for beverages, etc. A refrigerator is an investment, so you should pick the best choice.

Laboratory refrigerators use to store scientific materials and important medical in a given specific temperature. This type of fridge is not use for households. People who have this kind of fridge are the people have in specific profession like scientist, biologist, etc. Laboratory fridges have specific temperature regulation capabilities, this is designed with more detail and fine tuned requirement to meet the temperature of the items that will be stored. Temperature adjustments are highly controlled, particularly for sensitive specimen, while other materials vary from low or extremely cold temperature.

The chest freezer and the upright freezer are the two main classifications of a laboratory refrigerator. These two freezer models vary in the space of their respective quantities. Upon buying refrigerator, you must first consider the lay-out and availability of the space that can perfectly fit beneath the laboratory counters.

An upright refrigerator is space saving compared to chest freezer. Though it is smaller, it still can hold bigger storage capacity. This refrigerator is more effective in maintaining and trapping air to be cool. Chest refrigerator on the other hand, can easily regulate the temperature even if it was exposed to the laboratory air when the door has been opened. Upright refrigerators have more room for organization, so samples will not be mixed up and misplaced, so you can have an easy access.

Domestic Refrigerators don?t require temperature regulation. These refrigerators are known to be household refrigerators that go around with 38 to 4o degrees Fahrenheit. Domestic fridge does not vary in sizes and shapes because most of them are in standard size with top and bottom compartment. There is a compartment called freezer to store foods to be frozen. It is usually open with single outward-pull door and a sliding drawer and compartments, while laboratory refrigerators has only one sliding glass door.

Laboratory refrigerator is equipped with an alarm system that if there?s an internal change of temperature the alarm will sound to notify the lab custodian, while you can adjust the temperature in domestic refrigerator and it has a dial for your convenience. Knowing the differences of the two refrigerator types can give us the idea on how they function and how they are being used. Domestic refrigerator is the basic refrigerator that can be found in your house and laboratory refrigerators are for higher-tech functions.




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