This downloadable ASSIST Information Sheet (AIS) outlines the design features of portable Bunsen burners and explores the safety issues that schools should consider (in conjunction with a detailed risk assessment) if they choose to purchase and use portable Bunsen burners.
Bunsen burners: Our school admin is looking into having natural gas piped to our chemistry labs. Is there a way to convert the old LPG Bunsen burners to use natural gas, or do we really need to purchase new burners?
This ASSIST Information Sheet (AIS) covers aspects of gas fittings in school science laboratory settings.
Aspects covered include:
- Isolation devices and signage;
- Attachment of Bunsen burners to the gas outlet;
- Tubing for Bunsen burners.