Laboratory Fume Hoods for Scientific Research
Lamsystems is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of laboratory fume hoods, protective gear, clothing, uniforms, and other essential laboratory equipment and appliances. The company was founded in 2000 and now has an office in Berlin, Germany. Every single fume hood, every product manufactured by Lamsystems, as well as their equipment manufacturing technologies, always meet the highest standards in accordance with European laws. This is extremely important, considering Lamsystems’ main purpose is to provide protection to lab assistants and technicians, not to mention their samples and substances that may cause chemical injuries and toxic pollution.
Our employees are professionals highly experienced in producing and supplying laboratory equipment. We are aware of the original manufacturing technologies, although we apply the combination of modern and original technologies to ensure the quality of our products. One of Lamsystems’ main priorities is to make sure our facilities meet the modern equipment requirements provided by laboratories, research centers, medical centers, and other industries where high-purity air is required.
Introduction to Laboratory Fume Hoods
A fume hood is laboratory equipment used to get rid of the fumes and toxins from the workplace. The primary function of the fume hood is to protect personnel from toxic exhalation or dust. Usually, the chemical fume hood is just a part of the lab ventilation system, serving to limit the toxic air to non-laboratory areas. Fume hoods from “Lamsystems” have a modern design that helps to cut energy ventilation costs. Our company is a manufacturer the most cost-effective and economical equipment which provide a complete combination of protection, safety, reliability, and a great efficiency. They are sold in a wide range of industries worldwide, e.g. pharmacy, medicine, research, electronics, etc.
What are laboratory chemical fume hoods?
A laboratory fume hoods (also called laboratory fume chambers) are designed to serve the specialized industrial purposes.
A tabletop form, also known as, a fume cupboard is an enclosed ventilation machine used to minimize exposure to poisonous vapors and toxic chemicals in the chemistry lab. Our laboratory hoods range from large to small sizes, depending on the requirements of customers.
How do they work?
A bench top of our facilities has an exhaust fan installed on the top of the hood to draw the airborne chemicals and then diluting them through the ducts. Enough volume of air should be available in the room to extract hazardous vapors from the air.
Specifications of lab Fume Hoods include
- A front window sash of the hood made up of tempered glass that acts as a shield for the operator against hazardous aerosols.
- A stainless steel sink installed inside the hood which is resistant to the vapors produced in the work area.
- Lateral surfaces of the hood work chamber made of tempered glass provide additional visibility.
- Auxiliary exhaust fan which removes unsafe particles, dusts and mists from the air inside a fume hood.
- All the control devices are located on the front panel of the hood preventing any contact of an operator with the hazardous environment.
Special Fume Hood
These fume cabinets are used for purposes beyond the scope of general fume chambers. They can be divided into several categories, for example:
Perchloric acid. A special chemical fume hood like this has a proper water wash system that washes out all the residual toxins on the side walls of the cabinets. The water spray system is effective to remove any perchloric acids or fumes built up inside the hoods.
Walk-in. This hood is mainly used for large pieces of testing appliances.
Canopy. A fume hood like this is suitable for processes that produce more heat and nontoxic gases that have an upward direction.
Radioisotope. Their main purpose is to handle radioactive experiments. Such a hood is designed with shields that are resistant to poisonous aerosols and chemicals.
- To ensure safety, the fume hoods must be operated with extreme care.
- The person must know how to operate a laboratory fume hood accurately.
- He should make sure that the hood is properly tested before using it
- Fume hoods must be inspected after an installation or repair to avoid any disruptions.
- They should be used when dealing with chemicals.
- The operator must wear a lab coat and gloves while working with a laboratory fume hood to avoid any bodily harm.
- No extra materials such as paper should go inside the ducts because it might obstruct air exhausting.
- The appropriate type of lab hood must be bought keeping the type of techniques, budget, safety levels, and energy consumption levels in mind.
- For providing the highest level of protection to personnel, a laboratory equipment may need periodic or annual inspections for proper maintenance. A periodic inspection will help to extend the product service time and prevent potential risks of inhalation of biological agents or chemicals.
To find out what kind of fume hood suits your needs best, and to get all the details and prices, please contact our specialists.