preproom.orgThe online science prep room
You are here: Home > Equipment > Clay Pipe Triangle

Clay Pipe Triangle

Click for full size image
Click for full size image
Fig 1: Clay pipe triangles
Fig 1


A triangular metal and ceramic device for holding a crucible.


Clay pipe triangles consist of metal wires twisted into a triangle shape with ceramic pipe sections and are used to safely hold a small crucible on a tripod.

Many sizes are available and it is important to use the correct size for the type of crucible you are heating- triangles that are too small or damaged may allow the crucible to slip through.

Pipe clay triangles allow the crucible to be heated directly and are less cumbersome than crucible tongs.


 CautionThe contents of this page are for information only. Please refer to CLEAPSS or ASE safety advice and/or publications before undertaking any preparation, practical experiment or using any equipment featured on this site or any other.