[Histonet] formailin dispensing (large volumes)

Jacqueline Farnsworth Jacqueline.Farnsworth <@t> cls.ab.ca
Wed Dec 3 12:08:33 CST 2008

Hi Histonetters,

Can anyone share anything about their formalin preparation and dispensing?  We are fortunate enough to be planning for a new morgue.  In our existing morgue, we  manually make 200L of formalin (from concentrate).  It is made in a large tank and then pumped up into the upper tank by a pump that was made by our maintenance dept. (Our morgue staff wear a respirator while making the formalin.)  This upper tank, has a gravity fed tap for dispensing.  Then, another full tank is made for the bottom tank.  Of course, we always have fear of tanks being over-filled or leaking, so we'd like to explore a new system that would be easier, safer and more reliable.

We have looked into the formalin dispensing units out there, but the capacity is not large enough for our needs.

Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Vendors welcome to reply.

Thank you,

Jacqueline Farnsworth
Anatomic Pathology, Tech III
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary Laboratory Services

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