February 25, 2019

Tips For Cleaning A Centrifuge In Your Lab

First, open the lid of the centrifuge and open the rotor slowly and carefully, then clean the outside and inside of the centrifuge using a special cleanser (Cleaning Solution / Neutral Detergent). Make sure all the narrowest corners and parts are affordable to you, to remove dirt that has accumulated at a certain point that is quite difficult to reach. Aside from that, if you’re looking for the best pieces of equipment for microbiology lab, just check out the Quimirel.

Also clean the rotor that was removed, with the same cleaning agent.

Make sure the fabric used is a soft cloth to avoid scratches that might occur.

It is important to note that during this process we must use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of Gloves (Gloves), and Laboratory Suits.

It is feared that when cleaning, find broken glass, or infectious sample spots that are dangerous for us.

Second, in certain conditions such as accumulation of salt (crystals) or, there are spots that are difficult to remove, do not hesitate to clean it with soap and a soft brush.

The accumulation of salt or crystals on the rotor or on the metal surface in the centrifuge can cause rust and certainly reduce the life of these components.

After washing, then rinse with distilled water, after that it is dried.

After all, stages are complete, we are ready to enter the third stage.

Third, if the centrifuge you use is routinely used for infectious ingredients, it needs to be disinfected, precisely after drying, then all parts of the centrifuge are wiped using Alcohol 70%.

You do this by preparing a soft, dry cloth, after that pour a little 70% alcohol until the cloth is slightly damp, and wipe the entire surface of the centrifuge, rotor, etc.

Fourth, the last stage is lubrication, we need to add back the liquid or gel lubricant to the place where the rails rub against.

Eppendorf has lubricants for the entire product, you can also use other lubricants such as Glycerol, Talcum, etc.)

Fifth, after everything has been properly lubricated, then put the component parts back in place, making sure all the bolts or locks are properly installed and tight, then your laboratory Centrifuge is ready for reuse.

Steven D Lawson

Steven D Lawson