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Laboratory Oven Safety Tips

Ovens play an often times critical role in the processes that occur inside laboratories. These processes include a variety of activities, ranging from drying samples and glassware, to completing different types of melting and chemical reactions. There is an obvious need to be extra cautious when completing each of these processes, especially when working with materials that tend to overheat, or when dealing with toxic airborne contaminants. Explosions and fire are common risks associated with working with laboratory ovens.

There are several precaution measures that need to be put into practice when operating ovens in lab areas, and below we are going to speak about some of the most important of them.

Basic Oven Inspection Tips

  • Lab oven inspection is mandatory prior to their use. Ovens need to be maintained in good operating condition. The cords and outlets need to be inspected for signs of damage and malfunction.

  • Temperature sensing devices need to be properly installed, as they are responsible for turning off the ovens automatically should the materials overheat inside the oven.

  • In the event of an oven not working under normal parameters, it should be taken out of service and not be used again until all repair work is done. Unplugging and placing “defective oven” tags on the plug and door of the oven are also logical steps. A faulty oven that is used improperly is prone to cause more or less severe issues.

  • The calibration of the oven also needs to be verified with a thermometer in order to make sure that the temperature read-out is accurate. Special attention should be given to the high temperature shut-off set point. Ovens need to be maintained clean and free of any chemical spills or residues.

Safe Storage&Surveillance Of Ovens

  • It is not advisable to store any combustible materials like paper, plastics, or cardboard nearby ovens. This includes the areas on top, next to, under, or behind ovens.

  • Liquids that are flammable should be kept away from hot surfaces.

  • Storage of materials inside laboratories should be done in specially designated areas, away from open flames or ovens.

  • Access to labs should only be permitted to trained and authorized personnel. The help of an available emergency locksmith should be requested as soon as a breach or fault in a lock mechanism is discovered.

  • Modern-day labs rely on electronic locks that require special access cards, or fingerprint lock alternatives. Deadbolt locks should be added to existing sets of locks for more safety in case classic types of locks are installed on the doors.

  • Surveillance systems and intruder alarms are also highly advisable to prevent unwanted occurrences inside laboratories. Surveillance cameras that record and broadcast images in real time on a 24/7 basis can help identify potential oven fires and other similar accidents on time and prevent them from spreading out and causing explosions.

  • Lab ovens usually feature alarms that rely on audible tones that signal the oven has reached certain operation conditions that will require the attention of the person operating the oven.

Laboratory Oven – for General Purpose Use

General Purpose Laboratory Ovens

For general use such as heating and drying.

Hot Box Incubator


Range – Specifications:

  • Capacities from 10-355 Litres
  • Temperature range from  – Ambient +40°C -250°C
  • Fluctuation typically+/-0.75°C
  • Aluminium clad steel chamber
  • Calibrated dial thermostat
  • Independent overheat safety
  • CE compliant.

Optional Extras Include

  • Digital dual display controller
  • Inner glass doors
  • Fan circulation
  • Calibration certificate
  • Fume extraction module



HDV-OV-350 Laboratory Oven

Heavy Duty – Standard or Custom Built to Customer Specifications


Robust and very adaptable workhorse ovens are available to work at up to 250°C or 300°C.  They can be supplied with either a coated steel or stainless steel chamber and adjustable shelves and a digital PID controller as standard.


Custom Built Heavy Duty Ovens. Manufactured to customer requirements.
Custom Built HDV Heavy Duty Ovens. Manufactured to customer requirements.


Some applications such as curing rubber compounds can release unpleasant vapours. In such circumstances we would recommend to fit a variable rate extraction unit (as depicted in the photo above)

HDV style ovens have one door with HDH models having two doors as shown below.



HDH Oven.225 Litres.

As standard the outer chamber is finished in grey powder paint with a blue control panel but the colour scheme can be either one or a combination of colours.

HDV models are available in capacities up to 1000 litres or more, and can be supplied internally ‘spark free’, and ordered with different types of shelving to suit various applications and include rollers for heavier products.




HDH-OV Laboratory Oven

Heavy Duty Lab Oven-

Comes fitted with two doors irrespective of the size or height. Also come fitted with heavy duty hinges and door catches. An ideal choice for the industrial environment.


All our standard Ovens Include:

  • Max Temperatures of 200°C, 250°C, & 300°C.
  • Fan Circulation
  • Safety Thermostat & Indicator
  • Exterior -Sheet Steel -Easy Clean Powder Paint.

Optional Extras:

  • Stainless Steel Chamber
  • Programmable controller
  • Special Timers
  • Extra shelves
  • 110 Volts Option.

More Heavy Duty/Industrial Ovens

HDH-OV Industrial Lab Oven

Heavy Duty Industrial Laboratory Oven.

Ideally suited to a robust laboratory or industrial environment where a really sturdy cabinet is required . This particular model has a corrosion resistant coated steel chamber with two doors; irrespective of the size or height of the oven ordered. Doors are fitted with heavy duty hinges and catches. In fact everything about this oven is heavy duty, making it one of the obvious choices for use in a demanding environment.

HDH-OV.225 Litres.
HDH-OV.225 Litres.


Standard Features & Specifications:

  • Max Temperatures of 200°C, 250°C, & 300°C.
  • Fan Circulation
  • Safety Thermostat & Indicator
  • Exterior -Sheet Steel -Easy Clean Powder Paint.

Optional Extras:

  • Stainless Steel Chamber
  • Programmable controller
  • Special Timers
  • Extra shelves
  • 110 Volts Option.

Download Heavy duty ovens… ICON-Brochure

Horizontal Laboratory Oven

These Standard Digitally controlled Laboratory Ovens in horizontal style offers accurate temperature control with a reliable safety function. They come with a  digital controller and internal fan circulation and a safety thermostat. Stackable space-saving design makes them an ideal solution for compact laboratory spaces.

GP-INC Horizontal Style.
GP-INC Horizontal Style.


Range Specifications:

  • Capacities from 50 to 200 litres
  • Standard temperature range 40°C to 250°C
  • Fan circulation
  • Fluctuation typically +/-0.75°C
  • Calibrated dial thermostat
  • Overheat safety thermostat
  • CE certified.

Typical oven applications include:

General aging           
Curing rubbers & plastics          
General conditioning                   
Desiccating products
Drying products            
Moisture extraction                    
Wax and grease softening          
Drying plant tissues
Soil drying                     
Drug metabolism study             
Burn-In of electronics                   
Resin curing
General heating           
Drying glassware                        
Moisture exclusion            
General drying applications
Softening plastics                        
Moisture determination
Textile drying                               
Aerospace testing.

For specifications – Download our brochure: ICON-Brochure