9-compartment forensic storage refrigerator

Forensic Refrigerator has Lockable Compartments

9-compartment forensic storage refrigerator

Health practitioners, law enforcement agencies, defense and prosecuting attorneys know the value of properly handled and preserved forensic evidence to identify victims and suspects and to help build cases leading to verdicts by jurors.  Procedures for the proper storage of these samples have been established, and proper refrigeration is a key element in many of these procedures.

Evidence such as blood and tissue samples that require refrigeration can be safely stored in a forensic laboratory refrigerator now available from Tovatech. It has 6 compartments 8-1/4”h x 9”w x 13”d, 2 at 11”h x 9”w x 7”d and one at 8-14”h x 9”w x 13”d.  Each compartment has its own combination lock to help protect against unauthorized access.  Totaling 10 cubic feet of storage space the 56-inch high forensic evidence refrigerator has a 2-foot square footprint and additional storage shelves in the reversible door.

Its compact size makes the TFFAR auto-defrost evidence refrigerator an excellent choice for storage at police departments and EMS facilities in small towns and rural areas.  Metropolitan precincts and EMS   substations can use the forensic refrigerator for temporary storage until evidence is moved to a central location.

Although each compartment of the TFFAR auto-defrost evidence refrigerator is safely enclosed the unit’s wire shelving allows the interior fan to circulate refrigerated air evenly from top to bottom.  This provides uniform refrigeration protection to all evidence containers.   The refrigeration temperature is set from 36˚ to 46˚F using a dial-type thermostat.

Crime scene investigators protect the contents of storage compartments by setting their own combination codes.  In an emergency or in the event of lost combinations forensic department supervisors can access the compartments by using a master key.

Contact the scientists at Tovatech for expert information on selecting scientific and laboratory refrigerators and freezers tailored to your particular requirements and budgets.

How is perishable forensic evidence stored at your facility?  What security measures are in place to avoid evidence tampering?

About Rachel Kohn

So how did an MIT Ph.D. end up selling refrigerators? When I figured out that a lot more scientists buy lab refrigerators than innovative leading-edge instruments. I hope that my many years of lab experience will help you find the right equipment for your work. Before co-founding Tovatech I worked in business development and project management at Smiths Detection, Photon-X, Cardinal Health, and Hoechst Celanese. And before that I spent 12 years as an R&D chemist at Hoechst Celanese and Aventis working on advanced drug delivery systems, polymer films and membranes, optical disks, and polysaccharides. Some day, eventually, I’ll make enough money to develop an innovative technology that will change the world. Read More