While there are many things that can affect the longevity of your fume hood, we’ll address some of the critical things you’ll want to be aware of in order to ensure your fume hood lasts as long as possible.
Maintenance: Proper maintenance will keep your fume hood in good working condition for as long as possible. To ensure that your fume hood continues to function properly, it must be tested upon installation and at least once a year.
Placement: The placement of the fume hood is very important to maximize its efficiency and lifespan. Always avoid placing fume hoods near doorways or exits.
Baffles: Baffles are adjustable partitions that create slotted openings. If the baffles are ever closed or blocked, the exhaust path is also blocked.
Proper Work Practices: Having proper work practices and procedures in place will not only affect the longevity of your fume hood but the entirety of your lab. Common mistakes when using a fume hood can be detrimental.
A fume hood is a significant but often necessary investment for your lab, so you’ll want to make sure that it lasts.
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