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oil bath

in chemistry, a vessel containing oil, in which a container holding a substance to be heated or evaporated can be immersed.
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The civic body also confiscated scores of creams, fragrance sprays, hair-clipping devices, expired cosmetics, skin cleansers, shoddy cosmetics, hair dyes, and oil baths, among other substances.
Designed with efficiency in mind, the new addition to the 2013 range features an electric direct drive inside each shaft, self-contained stainless steel motors within their own oil baths and waterproof sealed bearings.
The DrySyn Multi family of reaction blocks from Asynt convert any standard hotplate stirrer into a modular, flexible reaction station, saving precious laboratory space and dispensing with dangerous, messy oil baths. The standard models can accommodate up to 3 x 500 mL round bottom flasks at one time, but when costs and availability of reagents become a major factor, smaller scale reactions may be preferred.