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When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Fume Hood?

Fume hoods don’t last forever, but there always comes a time for an upgrade. Here are a few instances when you need to consider upgrading your fume hood.

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What Is A Fume Hood Sash?

A fume hood is made up of a hood body; baffles, which are partitions used to create slotted openings along the back of the hood body; airfoils, which stream-line airflow into the hood; the work surface; an exhaust plenum, which helps to distribute airflow evenly across the hood face; the face; and the sash.   […]

How To Use A Fume Hood

How To Use A Fume Hood

Fume hoods are designed to keep laboratory professionals safe while working with hazardous materials. They filter the air to prevent the inhalation of toxic particles that can lodge in the lungs and cause serious health implications.  In order for fume hoods to provide protection, users must follow basic safety practices. No matter how well a […]

Why You Should Work In A Fume Hood

Why Is It Important To Work In A Fume Hood?

A fume hood is an essential piece of equipment found in most laboratories. But why? Learn why fume hoods are an essential piece of laboratory furniture.

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How To Conserve The Most Energy With Your Fume Hood

A fume hood uses a lot of energy–as much as three American houses in a given year. What can be done to maintain safety standards for lab workers while also focusing on energy conservation?

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Different Types Of Fume Hoods

If you work with chemicals, it’s important that you invest in a ventilation system to keep toxic fumes out of the air. Fume hoods are necessary when working with gases, vapors or dust that are hazardous in the event of exposure. They protect you from breathing in particles that can lodge in the lungs or […]

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Fume Hood Maintenance

Fume hoods are meant to be used in instances in which there may be toxic or explosive materials present. According to The University of Missouri, a fume hood is one of the most important used and abused hazard control devices.    The combined use of safety glasses, gloves, smocks, good safety practices, and a fume […]

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What Is The Importance Of Fume Hood Face Velocity?

Airspeed that is too high or too low can compromise the performance of the fume hood, leaving those near the hood in danger. Let’s explore the importance of fume hood face velocity.

Fume hood vs laminar flow hood

Fume Hood vs Flow Hood

Fume hood, flow hood. Flow hood, fume hood. What is the difference between the two and what purposes do they serve?

Microbiologist working in a fume hood.

How To Ergonomically Use A Fume Hood

Employers have significant costs related to employee injuries every year. What can be done to reduce the chance of injury and make working at a fume hood much more friendly to one’s health?

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What Voltage Does A Fume Hood Require?

A fume hood is essentially an appliance for your laboratory. But, do fume hoods have special voltage requirements like some everyday appliances?

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Laboratory Furniture Materials – Which One Is For You?

Every laboratory has furniture, but furniture can come in many different types which affects its durability and effectiveness. Be sure to select the right furniture for your unique environment.