Scientific and medical institutions routinely rely upon precision equipment in order to conduct successful experiments and tests in which any potential contamination or unforeseen variable could drastically alter the results of such procedures. Lab faucets provide a much safer and easily-controllable medium to fill beakers and other laboratory receptacles used in sterile environments.
A lab faucet commonly features a serrated tip, which allows the user to attach pre-sanitized hoses to minimize the possibility of contamination during such experiments. Because they are often used in low-flow conditions, a vacuum breaker prevents water from siphoning back into the faucet, eliminating any potential contamination. Four-arm handles also control the temperature of the water, ensuring that each and every variable that could alter an experiment’s results are controlled in the sterile laboratory environment.
Many lab faucets also feature gas inlets, allowing the user to control the flow of water as well as natural gas for a Bunsen burner in the same set-up. It is this combination of versatility and accuracy that offers unmatched results in conducting laboratory work.