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Ensuring Safety in Lab from Hazardous Chemicals

Laboratory is a place of innovations, testing, research and understanding the science of everything. Be it, chemical, lab, scientist lab, or a small college labs, safety is the must factor to ensure. As we all know that the major substance they all deal with are chemicals, hazardous, dangerous, chemicals. These chemicals if used via controlled handling can assure safety in the lab. In this post we will learn more about fume hood and its participation in ensuring safe environment in labs.

Ensuring Safety in Lab
Fume hoods—small but essential safety devices used in laboratory environments—are highly energy-intensive, each one consuming more energy than three homes in an average U.S. climate. Increasing airflow rates in an effort to enhance safety not only elevates energy use but can in fact compromise safety by causing dangerous turbulence that can foil containment. New design strategies have been demonstrated to reduce energy use by 75%, while maintaining or enhancing safety. The energy savings potential for these hoods across the United States is $1.5 billion annually. If incorporated in new laboratory construction, high-performance fume hoods can also yield substantial first-cost savings by allowing downsizing of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning infrastructure. However, there are material hurdles to widespread adoption of new fume hood technologies. The problems reside in regulations and standards that stipulate absolute airflow rates, rather than direct metrics of containment and safety.

The Machine

Presto’s Laboratory Fume Hood is a Hood used for the frontier disclosure to harmful or toxic fumes, dust or vapours.

Fume Hood
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Few key features it delivers:Laboratory fume hoods are designed to protect laboratory personnel by preventing contaminants such as chemical vapers, dust, mists and fumes from escaping into the laboratory environment.  Laboratory fume hoods also provide lab personnel with a physical barrier to chemicals and their reactions.  Fume hoods are evaluated each year to verify their proper operation. They are generally set back against the walls to cover up the exhaust ductwork. Because of their shape, they are generally dim inside but have a provision for a light source. The front opening is made up of glass, able to move up and down on a counterbalance mechanism.

  • Ergonomic and Energy Efficient Design
  • Fumes are completely eradicated from the workplace.
  • Thick glass covers in front for quiet and safe operation.
  • Excellent chemical resistance and high-performance air flow control.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Quiet operation, due to the extract fan being some distance from the operator.

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