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Laboratory Convection Ovens

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Laboratory Convection Ovens Uses in the Cannabis Industry

Professionals in the cannabis industry use laboratory convection ovens for various critical processes to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of cannabis products. Here are some key ways in which these ovens are utilized:

  1. Drying Cannabis Flower:

    • Convection ovens are commonly employed to dry harvested cannabis flowers. By carefully controlling temperature and airflow, you can remove excess moisture from the flowers, preventing mold growth and preserving the potency and quality of the cannabinoids.
  2. Decarboxylation:

    • To activate cannabinoids like THC and CBD, cannabis needs to undergo a process known as decarboxylation. Convection ovens provide a controlled environment for this process, where cannabis is heated at specific temperatures to convert precursor cannabinoids into their active forms.
  3. Curing and Aging:

    • After the drying process, cannabis buds often undergo curing and aging to enhance flavor, aroma, and overall quality. Convection ovens can be used to maintain specific temperature and humidity conditions during the curing process, contributing to the development of desirable characteristics in the final product.
  4. Preparation of Extracts:

    • Convection ovens are essential for preparing cannabis extracts such as concentrates, shatter, and oils. These ovens facilitate the removal of solvents through controlled heating, ensuring that the final product is free from harmful residues and meets safety standards.
  5. Purging Extracts:

    • In the extraction process, professionals use convection ovens for purging residual solvents from concentrates. This involves applying controlled heat to the extracted material to evaporate and remove any remaining solvents, resulting in a clean and pure cannabis concentrate.
  6. Volatile Terpene Preservation:

    • Some convection ovens are designed to operate at lower temperatures to preserve the volatile terpenes in cannabis. Terpenes contribute to the aroma and flavor of the final product, and careful temperature control ensures that these compounds are not lost during processing.
  7. Product Testing and Quality Control:

    • You can use convection ovens for preparing samples for testing and quality control purposes. By precisely controlling temperature and time parameters, you can ensure consistency in testing procedures, including potency testing, microbial analysis, and pesticide screening.
  8. Customized Infusion:

    • In the production of cannabis-infused products such as edibles and topicals, you may use convection ovens to infuse cannabinoids into oils or other carriers. This process requires careful temperature control to achieve optimal infusion without degrading the cannabinoids.
  9. Research and Development:

    • Convection ovens play a crucial role in the research and development of new cannabis products and processing techniques. You can use these ovens to test different parameters, optimize processes, and innovate within the rapidly evolving cannabis industry.
  10. Inert Gas Purging:

    • Some convection ovens are equipped with inert gas purging capabilities. You can use this feature to displace oxygen during certain processes, reducing oxidation and preserving the quality of sensitive cannabinoids like THCa.

In all these applications, the precise control of temperature, humidity, and other factors provided by laboratory convection ovens is essential to ensure consistent and reproducible results, meeting both regulatory and consumer standards in the cannabis industry.

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