Convection based laboratory ovens are extremely versatile pieces of equipment which can be used for a wide range of different functions.
The most basic use of a laboratory oven is for drying and sterilising equipment, often glassware. Laboratory ovens can also be used for heating, dehydrating, or softening samples, as well as numerous other laboratory applications across various industries. Industries in which laboratory ovens are invaluable pieces of equipment include civil engineering, the technology industry, and healthcare.
Laboratory ovens use thermal convection to deliver heat to the chamber, which allows them to maintain uniform temperatures. Natural convection ovens are the most economical option and are well suited for applications where the increased airflow of a fan assisted convection oven would be problematic. By comparison, fan assisted convection ovens are able to achieve greater temperature uniformity and offer faster recovery rates.