Four CO2 incubator sustainability tips
Wolflabs is committed to halving its carbon emissions by 2030. We would also like to help our customers. Hopefully these tips will be of use to you. If you can think of more, please Email Us.
- Check for wear and tear on door seals at least once a year. If the door is not sealing properly across the whole surface, your energy and CO2 costs will be needlessly high.
- Check that units are running at their set points using external CO2 and temperature monitoring devices. (These monitors are not expensive and as they are used infrequently, can be shared amongst groups of users.) You will often find that set points have drifted out of calibration and if they are running high, once again your energy and CO2 costs will be needlessly high.
- Check the integrity of the tubing between your CO2 cylinder and the CO2 inlets of the units on a regular basis. Most likely your units have CO2 alarms that will tell you when there is a serious problem. However, if there are small leaks in the tubing the incubators will simply call for more gas to compensate for this in order to maintain the set point. CO2 incubators should actually use very little gas over a week. It’s often the case that most gas is being lost through leaks.
- If users can agree a basic procedure for door openings this can often result in fewer door openings over the day. Even simply discussing the issue raises awareness that unnecessary door openings and leaving doors open for too long will increase energy and CO2 costs.
If you would like more information on increasing sustainability through routine maintenance, contact Emma Jones in our service team. Emma is currently offering a special half day service rate for one of our engineers calling to site carry out the above on one unit and provide sustainability advice generally.
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