Fume Hood

A laboratory fume hood is a type of ventilation device that is designed to limit the exposure of hazardous or toxic fumes, vapors, or dust to laboratory personnel. A fume hood consists of a partially enclosed work area, with a movable sash window, and an exhaust system that draws air from the work area and discharges it outside the building. A fume hood provides both protection for the user and the environment, as well as a controlled space for conducting experiments that involve volatile or corrosive substances. There are different types of fume hoods, such as chemical, biosafety, ductless, floor-mounted, and special application fume hoods, depending on the specific needs and applications of the laboratory.

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Fume Hood (Automatic)

An automatic fume cupboard is a vital device that protects and secures laboratory operators from harmful and hazardous substances. It is specially designed and tested for various applications, and it can ensure the health and safety of the working environment in any situation, even when dealing with highly toxic and flammable chemicals. An automatic fume cupboard regulates the airflow and adjusts the sash window according to the movement and position of the operator, thus reducing energy consumption and enhancing the efficiency of the ventilation system. An automatic fume cupboard also provides a reliable fire detection and suppression mechanism that can quickly respond to any fire incident within the hood, minimizing the damage and risk to the operator and the environment.

Fume Hood (Manual)

The aerodynamic design of a fume hood helps to control and direct the flow of air within the hood, ensuring that any harmful fumes, gases, or particles are effectively captured and removed. This design helps to create a consistent and controlled airflow pattern, preventing the escape of contaminants into the laboratory or workspace. Additionally, an aerodynamically designed fume hood can help to minimize turbulence and eddies within the hood, improving the overall efficiency of the ventilation system and ensuring the safety of the users within the TLV(Threshold limit value); which is the max level of chemical substances a worker can be exposed to day after day for a working lifetime without adverse effects.