Lab temp range

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Dale
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Lab temp range

#1 Post by Dale » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:29 pm

What is a realistic temp range for my three scopes? They are stored in the
house, which is 66 to 73 deg. l have not had much time to learn how to
stabilize the lab temp, which has a small wall heater, and a thermostat controlled
ceiling vent.
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Re: Lab temp range

#2 Post by billbillt » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:14 pm

I think I read somewhere that it needs to be cool and dry... What is meant by cool, I guess is a relative thing.. I would think 70º would be good.. high humidity seems to be a bad thing..

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Re: Lab temp range

#3 Post by 75RR » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:28 am

Humidity is a bigger problem than temperature. Air conditioning is the simplest answer to that.

Something like this will do it: http://www.daikinac.com/content/residen ... -humidity/
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Re: Lab temp range

#4 Post by billbillt » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:55 am

I do know that Metrology labs use 68 deg. as a standard temperature for precision inspection.. I think this is a world wide standard...

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Re: Lab temp range

#5 Post by Dale » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:25 am

The manual for my Nikon says 32 to 102 deg F. That may be fine for the scope but not for
me!
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Re: Lab temp range

#6 Post by Charles » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Dale, Those are the minimum and maximum operating temps for the microscopes to operate. Make your lab comfortable for you.

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