What Is The Use Of A Clay Triangle?


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A clay triangle is a special instrument that may be used a part of a science laboratory apparatus. In an experiment, a heated beaker filled with liquid may be placed on top of a clay triangle, where it can safely cool for or simply be observed by a scientist or science student. Clay is an excellent material for use as mat or holder for hot glass - it will absorb heat without cracking or breaking. The triangle provides a stable base for containers.

More Facts About Clay Triangles

• Also known as a pipe clay triangle, a clay triangle is used in a tripod capacity, to hold lab containers firmly in place - some artisans use pipe clay triangles to create craft projects; for example, a craftsmen may balance a piece of art glass on a clay triangle, and then paint it by hand. Porcelain, ceramics, glass, woods and soapstone may all be placed on a clay triangle, and then finished with artistic details and glazes.

• A clay triangle is formed from clay wrapped around a triangular armature of thin wire. If a person wants to make their own clay triangle, this can be accomplished by wrapping craft clay around a metal base and letting it dry. However, the clay triangles used as part of laboratory apparatuses are made with authentic clay that is usually fired in a kiln - this produces superior hardness and performance. For craft purposes, a clay triangle made of clay affixed to wire will be adequate, and making one is very simple and straightforward.

In most lab apparatus setups, a clay triangle will be found in an assortment of instruments, such as Bunsen burners, beakers, pipettes, and large, round or triangular glass jars. Lab supply stores may sell clay triangles along with other equipment used to perform science experiments in a classroom, working lab, or home laboratory.

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