It's Closing Time!

by Ken Crooks

Would you leave the front door to your home wide open?  Your car?  I didn’t think so.  Similarly, we should not leave the doors of solvent (aka “flammable”) storage cabinets open except when actively using them. Solvent cabinets are designed, tested, and constructed in compliance with several industry standards to provide a minimum amount of time before the flammables will ignite during a fire event outside the cabinet.  These few minutes are critical for both the evacuation of lab occupants and for firefighting, but this minimum time cannot be achieved if the doors are left wide open. Doors must be completely shut to expect a delay in the internal temperature rise within the cabinet.

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Topics: Adaptable Lab Furniture

2023 Project Highlights

by Samantha Robinson

  

 Are you curious about the latest innovations in cutting-edge lab design? Look no further! Throughout 2023, New England Lab has continued to support science and research with our state-of-the-art laboratory furniture and fume hoods. Whether it is a university, a government facility, or even a mobile trailer; we have aided a variety of institutions in designing their perfect lab. Compiled below are some of our favorite projects of the year!

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Topics: Adaptable Lab Furniture

Lab Furniture for the Food and Beverage Industry

by Brittany Sampson

What do decadent chocolates, a fan favorite craft beer and a popular fruit juice have in common? Research, development, and quality control laboratories to perfect recipes and make sure products are safe to consume!

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Top 10 Most Scenic Labs

by New England Lab

Some of the labs that we work on have incredible views! Compiled below are our favorite scenic laboratories. Imagine yourself working in these labs, what’s your favorite lab setting? Did your lab make the list?

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A 65% Larger Class II Enclosure Uniquely Designed for Lab Instrumentation

by Dave Wasescha | Biosafety Cabinet Product Manager, Labconco

Go big on biosafety with the Labconco Logic Vue!

As the automation of laboratory instrumentation continues to grow exponentially, Labconco unveils a timely advancement for biological safety. The new Logic® Vue Class II Enclosure is designed to increase the safety and convenience of large benchtop equipment such as liquid handlers and cell sorters. 

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Topics: biosafety cabinets

Biosafety Cabinet 101; which type best fits your needs?

by Labconco


A Note on BSC Safety

All Class II Biological Safety Cabinets provide the same level of protection against hazardous aerosols and particulates. The following analysis examines how the different Types of Class II BSCs protect users from nuisance odors and vapors, hazardous vapors and hazardous radionuclides. Keep in mind, the safest BSC in the world cannot offer protection if used in an unsafe manner.

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Topics: biosafety cabinets

Redefining Flexible Laboratories; The Top 5 Benefits of a Media Ceiling Solution for Your Lab!

by Rand Weyler

Do you wish you could make some changes to your lab layout? Maybe you can’t even imagine making changes because the cost of shutting down the lab and relocating staff is way beyond the budget. What if you could not only adjust the furniture and equipment locations, but also move the walls and plumbing valve locations in just a few hours?  What if you could do this without reconfiguring the HVAC system at all? What if you could increase your electrical fixtures or add a new gas service without shutting down the lab?

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Topics: Adaptable Lab Furniture, laboratories, flexibility

Top 10 Unique Lab Photographs!

by Rand Weyler

With almost 700 images collected over the years, a few stand out as unique and noteworthy. We have compiled a list of the top 10 unique lab photos and why we think they are so special! We hope you agree and perhaps some of these images will be an inspiration for your next laboratory.

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Forensic Equipment; It Would be a Crime Not to Read This!

by Rand Weyler

This just in: Labconco, a pioneer of airflow products already used in forensics labs, has done it again with products that protect vital evidence! With their forensic expertise, Labconco developed both fuming and drying cabinets that will improve on your current ability to discover evidence. Here’s what we found when we started our investigation:

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This is real wood, right? Wood veneers, reconstituted veneers, and wood laminates explained

by Rand Weyler

It looks like wood, it feels like wood, it may even smell like wood.  Well, that’s because it is wood! In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of building cabinets with different engineered panel products including actual hardwood veneers, reconstituted wood veneers, and woodgrain laminates. Can you tell which of these products is featured in the above image?

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