A thermostatic bath is a laboratory equipment designed to test different types of specimens in water at a controlled temperature, for a predetermined period of time. We can distinguish different types of laboratory thermostatic baths according to various requirements of temperature control and water flow.
The containers that include the product under test to be heated are put inside the tanks filled with distilled water, that basically constitutes the instrument. In fact, we refer to a lab thermostatic bath also as a water bath system.
The temperature is managed by the user through a controller that can be digital or analog and can reach 100° (99.9° precisely), even if it rarely exceeds 80°. Beyond the 100° threshold, other types of baths are used (eg sand, oil, silicone).