Pipeclay triangle

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Pipeclay triangle
Other names Pipestem triangle
Related items Wire gauze

A pipeclay triangle is a piece of laboratory apparatus that is used to support items being heated by a Bunsen burner or other heat source. It is made of wires strung in an equilateral triangle on which are strung hollow catlinite or ceramic tubes.[1] The triangle is usually supported on a tripod or iron ring. Unlike wire gauze, which primarily supports glassware such as beakers, flasks, or evaporating dishes and provides indirect heat transfer to the glassware, the pipeclay triangle normally supports a crucible[2] and allows the flame to heat the crucible directly.

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