Tech Tip: Reuniting Spirit-Filled Thermometers

Recently, many production facilities and states are banning the use of mercury thermometers within their labs making the spirit-filled units more popular. Many times when these thermometers are shipped they do separate within transit.

The most commonly used method to re-join the liquid is to gently tap the thermometer above the separation point in an upright position.

Should this not work here is another little trick. Boil water and place the thermometer in the boiling water, flip it upside down to remove any air bubbles that may have formed, then reinsert it vertically into the boiling water and your organic material should be rejoined.

Lastly, to avoid separation always store your spirit-filled thermometers in an upright position.

For more information, contact our Technical Sales Department at 800-826-8302.

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