White Paper

Ultralow Freezer Use and Maintenance

Whether you are installing a new Ultralow Temperature freezer (ULT) or reviewing your sample storage protocols and maintenance program, this white paper can guide the development of your training program. With proper usage and routine preventive maintenance, you can keep your freezer running optimally, protect valuable research samples, and achieve high research productivity over an extended life. Minus 80 freezers generally have a service life of 12 to 15 years. The service life of the freezer may be increased by following the maintenance tips in this document for setup, operation, and preventative maintenance.