Backup Systems for ULT Freezers: Your Reliable Safeguard.

By Miriam Carrillo, 07 June 2024

Think about the contents of your ultra-low temperature freezer (or, if you don’t have one yet, the future contents). All the specimen collection and all the experiments conducted. Now think about how terrible it would be to lose them all. If you are operating a ULT freezer without a backup system, you’re rolling the dice on those samples. You are trusting that your ULT freezer will last indefinitely and your facility will always have continuous power. However, blackouts happen, and no ULT freezer will last forever.

That’s where backup systems come into play. In this post, let's explore the types of backup systems available in the market, how they function, their key differences, and when users should consider acquiring one.

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What to Look for in Energy-Efficient Freezers

By Kim McDonald, 25 December 2022

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created specifications for energy-efficient refrigerators and freezers for laboratory use. The goal of this program is to make it easy for consumers to identify appliances that will be environmentally friendly by consuming less energy while also saving energy costs for the user. Most manufacturers that are eligible will include the ENERGY STAR® label, making it an easy way to spot freezers that meet these criteria. You can also search an online database to determine whether the unit you’re looking at complies with ENERGY STAR® guidelines. 

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Understanding Defrost Cycles on Refrigerators and Freezers

By Doran Amos, 04 July 2022

Defrosting is an essential step in maintaining your laboratory refrigerator or freezer to ensure that it continues to provide adequate and stable cooling for your stored items.

Defrosting offers a number of key benefits:

  • It keeps the evaporator coils frost-free, enabling them to cool the interior of the refrigerator or freezer effectively;
  • It maintains good airflow in the refrigerator or freezer, so that the air temperature is stable and uniform throughout the inner compartment;
  • It prevents frost from taking up valuable space within the inner compartment;
  • It stops damage to sensitive items or components by frost.

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How to Defrost a Manual Defrost Freezer

By Aimee O'Driscoll, 08 June 2018

Defrosting a freezer can be a dreaded task in many labs. But if you have a manual defrost freezer, then it’s a job that needs to be done. We explain the steps you can take to make the process as painless as possible.

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