Tips for extending the service life of laboratory refrigerators

Laboratory refrigerators guarantee the preservation of substances by generating and maintaining negative temperatures up to thermal levels. For their optimal functioning, they must comply with certain characteristics, such as optimized thermal insulation, temperature maintenance and the ability to program and regulate the temperature with the support of electronic alarms that notify the laboratory staff about faults or damages.


Kalstein laboratory refrigerators are perfect for optimum performance. However, there are a number of tips to consider when buying a laboratory refrigerator for you:


For optimal operation, the laboratory refrigerator should be placed in a cool, ventilated environment with at least one window to avoid the concentration of hot air. In addition, it should be placed 15 cm away from the wall, which will facilitate air circulation. The sun’s rays should not hit the refrigerator directly, as ultraviolet rays could inactivate the vaccines. It is also recommended to place it on a wooden base to avoid electricity leakage.


The process of integrating new refrigerators into a clinical laboratory may take time, depending on the size of the operation and the number of units required. Given the variety of reagents for storage and other quality control requirements, it is important to choose refrigerators capable of maintaining a wide temperature range, with adequate stability and consistency.


Although the refrigerator must have a wide range, it is essential to maintain the strict temperature range that substances and containers require, as well as adhering to a maintenance and inspection plan to highlight any anomalies. For this purpose, the Kalstein team will always be present with the best specialized technicians in our own medical teams.