When it comes to seeking an effective fume hood system, there is no one-size-fits all solution. The type of fume hoods you choose and the design of your laboratory will depend upon your specific goals and needs. This website has been developed to provide important information to those purchasing fume hoods, designing laboratory facilities, and upgrading existing laboratories.

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Type of Fume Hoods

Type of Fume Hoods

While all fume hoods operate on the same basic principles, all fume hoods are not created equal. The type of laboratory fume hoods you choose will depend upon their application.

There are two broad categories of fume hoods: general fume hoods, and specialty fume hoods. [Read More]

 

Mechanical Systems – Valving, HVAC, and Plumbing Considerations

Mechanical Systems – Valving, HVAC, and Plumbing Considerations

When designing a fume hood laboratory, it’s important to take mechanical systems such as valving, HVAC, and plumbing into consideration. In addition to these systems complementing the fume hoods and their operations, they must also complement the laboratory and building. For optimal planning, it makes sense to work with a [Read More]

 

Quantitative Testing: Identifying Causes of Poor Fume Hood Performance

Quantitative Testing: Identifying Causes of Poor Fume Hood Performance

When laboratory fume hoods are installed, they should undergo quantitative testing that goes beyond the screening processes during the qualitative testing period. While most fume hoods that pass qualitative tests will also pass quantitative tests, this type of testing is an integral part of laboratory safety procedures. The standard in [Read More]

 

Featured Case Study

Case Study: Purchasing a Fume Hood

Case Study: Purchasing a Fume Hood

Client: University Laboratory

Client Goals: To provide a multi-use laboratory that was cost-effective, efficient, and safe for students to use. The university also wanted a flexible space that could be changed quickly and cost-effectively to suit changing needs.

1. CHALLENGE: Because the laboratory was going to be used for a variety of applications, it was important that fume hoods installed complemented many different operations. [Read More]