BINDER offers solvent curve calculation

August 2018 Best in safety

Quick and easy: Calculate your individual solvent curve


How much solvent can one laboratory technician use in one drying process in a BINDER safety drying chamber (FDL) at a certain temperature?

The Tuttlingen-based manufacturer of simulation chambers provides a solvent curve affixed to the top left of the chamber in order to ensure that the user knows exactly when a danger is present. The display helps the user work safely and avoid problems such as using too much solvent.


Now BINDER GmbH is offering an additional service. Right on the company website, any user can calculate their material-specific solvent curve. This allows a laboratory technician to make even more efficient use of the FDL for their drying operations with solvent.  The technician only needs to know three pieces of information: the name of the material, then the CAS number, which reaffirms precisely which material is being used, and, lastly, the lower explosion limit. Using these values, the individual solvent curve is determined in just one click on the BINDER website. Now the user knows exactly how much solvent can be put into the FDL at what temperature.


The BINDER slogan could be made a bit longer: best in products, best in consulting, best in service and best in safety. The solvent curve calculation from BINDER is based on the applicable DIN EN 1539:2015 standard. The information about the solvent curve has been reviewed by Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung e.V. (DGUV, German Social Accident Insurance).



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