The Bel-Art Scienceware 420751000 Secador Mini desiccator cabinet is a space-saving and portable desiccator that can be used with a standard single-use or re-usable desiccant to absorb water. This cabinet-style desiccator has a latch and loops for securing with a lock or tamper-evident seal for security. The internal volume of 0.35 cubic feet and dimensions of 21.6 x 33.8 x 25.4cm (8.5 x 13.3 x 10") (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The cabinet is constructed of clear polystyrene for durability and easy viewing. A door-mounted dial hygrometer permits tracking of relative humidity (RH). An optional under-shelf mounting kit is available to conserve table space (sold separately).
Desiccators are sealable containers used to remove water from a sample, or to preserve moisture-sensitive electronics or lab consumables, typically in laboratory, electronic, and aerospace applications. Desiccators are often used with desiccants, which are drying agents such as silica gel or activated charcoal placed under a removable platform. Standard desiccators are typically lidded jars used with a desiccant. Vacuum desiccators have a stopcock that allows air evacuation from the desiccator. Gas purge desiccators use a gas port to introduce nitrogen or other gasses, creating a controlled environment. Vacuum and gas purge desiccators may also be used with desiccants. Many desiccators are used with vacuum grease, which helps create a seal.
Bel-Art Products manufactures scientific products, including labware, testing equipment, and safety supplies, under the Bel-Art and Scienceware brands. The company, founded in 1946, is headquartered in Wayne, NJ.