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Archive for Category: Fume Hoods

biosafety cabinet vs fume hoods
12.21.2020 | Sydney Cross

The Difference Between a Fume Hood and a Biosafety Cabinet

In these uncertain times, the importance of scientific research that unearths new, valuable information cannot be overstated. A great deal of this research takes place in laboratories.  As such, those facilities should be well-equipped to protect the health of lab technicians and the integrity of their experiments.  That’s where fume hoods and biosafety cabinets come

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Fume hood costs
12.11.2020 | Sydney Cross

How Much Does a Fume Hood Cost?

The American physicist Burton Richter once said, “Modern science is fast-moving, and no laboratory can exist for long with a program based on old facilities. Innovation and renewal are required to keep a laboratory on the frontiers of science.” Time and again, his words have been proven correct. To conduct proper research, your lab should

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How to install a fume hood
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

How To Install A Fume Hood

Fume hoods are used to eliminate potentially harmful or hazardous fumes and vapors from a laboratory working environment by drawing fumes away from technicians and the lab and either expelling the contaminated air or filtering it before recirculating it into the laboratory. The use of fume hoods can help lab techs to remain unharmed and

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Fume Hood Safety Tips
12.01.2020 | Sydney Cross

Fume Hood Safety Tips

Anyone at home in a laboratory setting is likely familiar with fume hoods.  They typically look like a little rectangular compartment with five sides enclosed, with one open side at working height. With a quality fume hood, you can complete whatever task you need to do with whatever chemicals you’re using on the surface inside

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What is a fume hood?
11.25.2020 | Sydney Cross

What Is a Fume Hood?

Fume hoods provide localized filtration/ventilation and are designed to remove potentially hazardous or harmful fumes, vapors, and droplets away from lab personnel.  Research, manufacturing, and medical labs handle a vast range of corrosive chemicals, biological/viral agents, materials that may cause respiratory irritation, and substances with highly flammable fumes. Fume hoods allow researchers and lab personnel

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Types of Fume Hoods
11.12.2020 | Sydney Cross

Different Types of Fume Hoods

In any lab, safety is the number one priority. Labs are designed with risk mitigation in mind, specifically built to facilitate safe working conditions and reduce cross-contamination, exposure to toxic chemicals and fumes, and to prevent other potentially dangerous or harmful circumstances. The best labs utilize a combination of personnel protocol and special equipment to

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