Bunsen Burners

  • Always use hose clamps and inspect hoses for cracks or leaks. Ensure that the hose fits securely on the gas valve and the burner. Replace all hoses found to have a defect before using.
  • Place the Bunsen burner away from any overhead shelving, equipment or light fixtures by at least 12 inches.
  • Utilize a sparker/lighter with extended nozzle to ignite the burner. Never use a match to ignite a burner.
  • Do not leave open flames unattended and never leave the laboratory while the burner is on.
  • SHUT-OFF gas when done using.
  • Do not use in Biological Safety Cabinets.