What Is the Purpose of Wire Gauze?

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Wire gauze is primarily used in science laboratories as a flame shield and is used at both the high school, college and professional levels. Wire gauze comes in several square sizes including 4 inches by 4 inches, 5 inches by 5 inches and 6 inches by 6 inches to fit different Bunsen burners and other equipment.