What is a glovebox
A glovebox is a sealed container used to manipulate materials where a separate atmosphere is desired.
A glovebox is a sealed container used to manipulate materials where a separate atmosphere is desired. Built into the sides of the glovebox are gloves arranged in such a way that the user can place their hands into the gloves and perform tasks inside the box without breaking containment. Part or all of the box is usually transparent to allow the user to see what is being manipulated.
Two types of gloveboxes exist:
- The first allows a person to work with hazardous substances, such as radioactive materials or infectious disease agents
- The second allows manipulation of substances that must be contained within a very high purity inert atmosphere, such as argon or nitrogen.
It is also possible to use a glovebox for manipulation of items in a vacuum chamber.
Pyramid Engineering Services have taken these vessels to the ultimate form in its new series of gloveboxes. These high-quality gloveboxes are based on well-established principles and proven designs, manufactured to stringent standards utilising modern production techniques and materials. The Pyramid modular range offers a wide variety of possible combinations by the use of standard options and accessories. Customised solutions can also be offered when the requirements fall outside our standard range.
One of the first glovebox systems developed by Pyramid
Back to Articles, case studies and white papers