Product News: New Supersized Dry Storage SolutionsLow humidity storage of moisture sensitive chemicals, electronics, and other materials can be a challenge, particularly large containers or large quantities, but the new Scienceware® Grande Desiccators provide users with the extra space they need.
“This extra-large desiccator cabinet delivers a low humidity, dust free environment in a clear, see through body that allows quick visualization of its contents” according to Robert N. Petersen, Product Manager for Bel-Art Products. “The Grande’s pull-out, perforated acrylic shelves allow maximum air circulation and have built-in stops to prevent accidental tipping. Shelves are also removable to allow the desiccator to be used as a single, spacious chamber for extra-large items.”
Each desiccator comes with two acrylic shelves, and can hold up to seven shelves spaced 2” apart (extra shelves sold separately). The desiccator cabinet’s polycarbonate construction is rugged for years of reliable service.
Exterior dimensions of the Scienceware® Grande Desiccators are 66W x 61D x 66cmH (26 x 24 x 26") with an interior capacity of 3.6 cu. ft. “As a visual reference of the interior space, approximately 252 standard 12oz cans of soda would fit into a unit,” adds Petersen. “This is an estimate based on interior volume and does not take shelving or desiccator shape into consideration.”
Available in Standard, Gas Purge or Automatic models, users can choose the desiccation method that best suits their needs. The Scienceware® Standard Grande Desiccator, catalog no. F43000-1010, requires separately purchased desiccant that can be placed below the bottom shelf. It has a suggested list price of $1,900.
The Scienceware® Gas Purge Grande Desiccator, catalog no. F43010-1010, includes two gas port fittings with stopcock valves located on the back panel to utilize a dry gas of your choice as desiccant. The suggested list price is $1,950.
The Scienceware® Automatic Grande Desiccator, catalog no. F43010-1010, includes a desiccant that is housed in a pre-programmed, 120V module that continually regenerates the desiccant every 20 minutes. This model has a suggested list price of $2,175.
Additional shelves are available in a set of two under catalog no. F43000-0001 for a suggested list price of $80.