Refrigerators, Laboratory, Multiuse, Walk-In
Definition : Multiuse laboratory refrigerators with a cabinet-like storage compartment large enough to permit a person to enter; they are designed to store laboratory products and samples, such as in vitro diagnosis reagents and laboratory samples (e.g., tissue, body fluid), at temperatures between 2 and 10 degrees Celsius (35 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit); they may also be used to perform laboratory tests and experiments. These refrigerators typically consist of a chamber made with a corrosion-resistant (typically stainless steel) interior, minimizing the risk of adulteration, contamination, and/or corrosion of contents; internal shelving appropriate for storage, easy location, and handling of laboratory products once the user is inside the chamber; a compressor, condenser, evaporator, tubing, sensors, controls, monitors, a temperature recording chart, and alarms for dependable long-term storage following laboratory standards. They usually include an emergency power supply for the refrigerator and alarms. Walk-in laboratory refrigerators are available completely assembled or as separate structural elements (e.g., doors, panels, floors) and units (e.g., refrigeration system, condensing unit) for assembly at user facilities.
Entry Terms : "Walk-In Refrigerators"
UMDC code : 22018