Anybody have a heating mantle going spare??

Anybody have a heating mantle going spare??

Posted by Julian Dance on Feb 4, 2014 12:05 pm

Good morning all,

A strange request, but nevertheless one worth a try!

I am working with a low ability Year 10 group on the C1 topic of Crude Oil. I would like to show them the distillation of 'synthetic crude' into the different fractions. We have all the equipment to do this except a heating mantle. Because of the components of the synthetic crude, from a safety persepective I need to heat via a heating mantle.

We do not have one of these and I wondered whether anybody has one going spare in the South East region. We are under severe capital budget constraints this year, like everybody else, and as a secondary school I cannot justify the expense on something like this which is only going to be used a few times a year. It could be old and battered, we would be very grateful of anything! Perhaps you have replaced one recently?

I appreciate the nature of my request, but I felt it was worth asking on this forum.

Many thanks,


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