Glassblowing for Laboratory Technicians - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080221564, 9781483139173

Glassblowing for Laboratory Technicians

2nd Edition

Including Vacuum Line Accessories and Their Applications

Authors: R. Barbour
eBook ISBN: 9781483139173
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 282
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Description

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

Details

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

About the Author

R. Barbour