Glassblowing for Laboratory Technicians

Glassblowing for Laboratory Technicians

Including Vacuum Line Accessories and Their Applications

2nd Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Author: R. Barbour
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139173

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Glassblowing for Laboratory Technicians, Second Edition introduces the laboratory technician to the technique of glassblowing. Vacuum line accessories and their applications are described, along with the vacuum technique and interchangeable ground-glass joints. Laboratory glassworking hazards as well as intermediate and advanced glassblowing are also considered. This book is comprised of 12 chapters and opens with an overview of glass and its composition, followed by a discussion on glass tubes and rods and how they are stored. The next chapter focuses on some obvious hazards that will be encountered in glassworking, including sharp glass edges, hot glass and tools, gas and mercury, and the glassworking flame. The reader is then introduced to the laboratory workshop for glassblowing; the process of glass annealing; glass-to-metal seals; and elementary, intermediate, and advanced glassblowing. The vacuum technique is also described, along with types of pumps, vacuum gauges, and the operation of a vacuum system. The final chapter explains how a glassblowing class should be conducted. This monograph will be a useful resource for laboratory technicians and those who may be concerned with either the training of glassblowers or with glassblowing.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Preface to the Second Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    Chapter 1. Glass

    The Composition of Glass

    References

    Chapter 2. Glass Tube and Rod

    Storing Tube and Rod

    Dimension Tolerances in Tubes and Rods

    Precision Bore Tubing

    Colored Glasses

    Ordering Stock

    Measuring Glass Tubing

    References

    Chapter 3. Laboratory Glass Working Hazards

    Hazards Due to Glass

    Burn Hazards

    Eye Hazards

    Emphysema

    Mercury

    Hazards Due to Repairable Glassware

    Hazards Due to Gas

    Cleaning Glass Tubing

    Blowing

    References

    Chapter 4. The Workshop

    Location

    Lighting

    Floor

    Ceiling Height

    Ventilation

    Acoustics

    The Bench

    The Seat

    Other Furniture

    Sink Bench

    Tools

    Fuel Gases

    References

    Chapter 5. Annealing

    Stress

    Strain

    Young's Modulus

    The Thermal Strength of Glasses

    Strainviewer

    Chapter 6. Elementary Glass Working

    Cutting Glass Sheet

    Hints

    Drilling Glass Sheet

    Basic Operations in Soda Glass

    Pulling Points

    Test-Tube Ends

    Blowing

    Flat Ends

    Blown out or Flame Cut Ends

    Bends

    Sharp Bends

    Joining Rods

    Joining Capillary Tube

    Joining Tubes

    Spotting

    T-Joins

    Y-Pieces

    Joining Tubes of Different Diameter

    Side Tubes and Water Tubes

    Bulb Blowing

    Riffled Side Tubes or Water Tubes

    Ring Seals, Multiple Seals or Internal Seals

    A Saliva Trap

    A Constant Level Device

    A Simple All-Glass Condenser

    References

    Chapter 7. Glass-to-Metal Seals

    Sealing Platinum Wire in Soda Glass

    Sealing Platinum Wire in Borosilicate Glass

    Sealing Tungsten Wire to Borosilicate Glass

    Joining Glasses of Different Types

    References

    Chapter 8. Intermediate Glass Blowing

    Repairs

    Burettes

    Stirrers

    Calcium Chloride Tube

    Thistle Funnel

    Hero's Fountain

    Hero's Engine

    Spinning a Foot

    Condenser Adaptors

    Making Spiral Coils

    Handlamp Work

    Handlamp Joins

    Liebig Condenser

    Efficiency

    References

    Chapter 9. Advanced Glass Blowing

    Glassworking Lathes

    Basic Operations

    Cartesian Manostat

    A Mercury Diffusion Pump

    References

    Chapter 10. Vacuum Technique

    Types of Pumps

    Vacuum Gauges

    The Operation of a Vacuum System

    References

    Chapter 11. Interchangeable Ground-Glass Joints, Stopcocks

    Joint Design

    Making Joints

    Grinding

    Ball and Socket Joints

    Flat Flange Joints

    Stopcocks

    References

    Chapter 12. The Organization of Glass Blowing Classes

    Elementary Classes

    Handlamp Work

    Classwork

    Marking Examinations

    Intermediate Glassblowing Classes

    Advanced Glassblowing Classes

    Bibliography

    Appendix

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139173

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