Every lab or research centre will house lab essentials, these are of utmost importance for any experiment to be conducted. They are to be good quality and have standard markings on them to ensure accurate reading and proper results. The material used for the making, the cost and of course the durability of the product will definitely be taken into consideration during purchase. The brand and warranty of the product play a huge role as good reputation of the manufacturers precedes.
The usual equipments that are found in average lab are burettes, thermometer, beakers, flasks, funnels, Bunsen heaters etc.
The apparatus can be of different shapes and sizes and they can be customised to the user’s needs. Like the round bottom flask, the flat bottom flask etc. which is used for stirring of or mixing various liquids the length are standard or it can be customised if discussed with the manufacturer as per the requirements of the experiments carried out by the researcher.
The burette is for measuring volumes and used for volumetric analysis as the there is greater accuracy.
The Petri dish is used for cell culture experiments and is useful for placing under the microscope for detailed investigation.
There different sizes of pipettes and thermometer that is frequently used to notify the boiling and freezing point of substances, or at what temperature the experiment has to react etc.
The above are basic essentials for any lab, there are various other equipment that is required which the manufacturer will give a catalogue with details of design, size and rate, which help to decide the requirements.