Laboratory Fixtures are a lifesaver for any laboratory as they can help fix any odd fitting in either the equipment or piping/ tubing connections. They help in regulating the flow of liquids and gases through these connections for which; the specifications need to be very clear what they can handle. 

In this infographic, we’ve listed the different laboratory fixtures that are available and how they can be used. At Kewaunee International, we have fixtures for all purposes which are made in line with international regulatory guidelines. You can find here our range of products.

Laboratory Fixtures Key pointers
Valves
  • Valves are a great way to regulate any of the fittings within the laboratory 
  • They redirect the flow of liquids or gases throughout the different sections of the laboratory
  • They are classified depending on the purpose and materials they can withstand
  • Types – Needle, Fine control needle, Steam valves, Gas valves, Mixing valves
  • The working pressure can range from 20 psi to 150 psi
Fittings
  • Fittings are of great use in any laboratory because of the multipurpose ability they have
  • Anything that needs to be adapted, adjusted, or attached
  • Based on the purpose & where they are fitted, they are classified into 3 types
  • Types – Pressure regulator, Fume hood, Flexible (multipurpose)
  • The working pressure is mostly between 120 psi and 150 psi
Compliance Standards
  • SEFA 7-2007 “Recommended Practice for Fixtures” – Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association 
  • ANSI Z21.15 – American National Standard (Gas valves, connector valves & hose valves)
  • CGA 9.1 – Compressed Gas Association (Commodity specification for Helium)

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