Extraction and Ventilation Products
We Are a Full-Service Lab Ventilation Vendor and Installer
Do you require a specific fume hoods brand? We work with Labconco and many other partners to ensure we can find the optimal solution for your laboratory.
Do you need biosafety cabinets? We provide a full line of biosafety cabinets and cleanroom furniture that is compliant with all levels of biosafety designations.
Think of us like a contractor, manufacturer, designer, and architect wrapped into one. Let us bid or quote your next project.
Need more than just fume hoods? Ask us about our casework, workbenches, and countertops.
All of our furniture is sold on or near manufacturer direct prices.We have industrial designers who will design the most efficient and cost-effective lab layout for your needs and budget.
Call Us at (866) 612-7312 to learn more about our lab furniture offerings.
Lab Fume Hoods
Fume hoods provide vital ventilation in laboratory settings, filtering out smoke, toxic fumes, dust, mist, and other irritants while simultaneously releasing clean air into the working environment. At OnePointe Solutions, we act as contractor, manufacturer designer, and architect to provide our clients with the highest quality fume hood solutions.
We work with top brands like Labconco to provide a variety of fume hood types, so no matter what your lab needs may be, we can help you find the perfect solution.
Why Your Lab Needs a Fume Hood
Much of the work done in a laboratory setting involves the use of chemicals and flammable substances that require special handling. Fume hoods allow lab personnel to conduct research and work involving these materials in a safe, controlled environment.
Fume hoods act as a shield to protect personnel from toxic fumes, dust, mist, and potential risks related to chemical spills and reactions. After deciding which lab benches and casework you’ll be using, fume extraction devices is a crucial next steps for many lab designers.
Without proper filtration, chemical fumes are easily breathable by lab personnel, chemical spills may lead to burns, and containment of toxins becomes near impossible. Though not all chemicals may be harmful to human health, in some circumstances, inhalation of the fumes may allow for toxins to become lodged in airways, the lungs, or even absorbed into the bloodstream.
Fume hoods can also help to preserve the quality of the work being done in your lab, and prevent cross-contamination from occurring. High-quality fume hoods provide vital air-flow isolation to prevent unwanted contaminants and toxins from escaping the work area in chemical and biological research, such as testing for COVID-19, and typically include features to alert personnel to potential risks.
Types of Fume Hoods
Fume hoods for science labs all provide the same basic functions, drawing toxin-filled air away from personnel and the rest of the lab while diluting the contaminated air with fresh, clean air. Along with our general chemistry and chemical hoods, we also offer a variety of fume hood types and configurations to suit any lab’s special requirements. Here are the fume hood types we offer at OnePointe Solutions:
- General Chemistry Hoods
- Biosafety Hoods
- Educational Demonstration Hoods
- Ductless/Filtered Hoods
- Floor-Mounted Hoods
- PVC and Stainless Hoods
- Steam, Heat, and Light Vapor Hoods
- Ventilated Mass Spec Enclosures
- Ventilated Casework and Refrigeration Units
While general chemistry hoods help to eliminate toxic chemicals and fumes for the purposes of personnel protection, biosafety hoods use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to cleanse and protect the overall environment. Labs handling bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous particulates may benefit from the use of a biosafety cabinet.
Educational Demonstration Hoods
Offering the same filtering properties as regular fume hoods, educational demonstration hoods differ only in their outside construction. Featuring additional windows, educational demonstration hoods are built to provide better visibility and enhanced viewing for the purposes of educating students and lab personnel.
Ductless and Filtered Hoods
Unlike general chemistry hoods, ductless hoods do not require your facility to have existing ductwork. Rather than releasing filtered air into the atmosphere, ductless hoods use internal carbon or a combination of carbon and HEPA filters to clean the air, then release the filtered air back into the workspace.
Floor Mounted Hoods
Floor mounted hoods are ideal for protecting personnel from toxic vapors produced by large equipment. Where traditional hoods are designed to accommodate handheld and small-sized equipment and tools, floor mounted hoods provide containment for large or oversized apparatus. Floor mounted hoods come in a variety of types, and can be vented or filtered.
PVC and Stainless Hoods
In labs handling certain acids, such a stainless steel cleanrooms, specialty fume hoods may be required. PVC lined fume hoods are resistant to etching and corrosion, making them perfect for work involving acids like hydrofluoric acid and perchloric acid. Stainless hoods with washdown systems are also favorable in applications using perchloric acid and provide added protection from radiochemicals.
Steam, Heat, and Light Vapor Hoods
Not all labs work with harsh or potentially harmful chemicals, and therefore do not need the same types of equipment or hoods in order to safely perform research and work. For labs doing occasional work requiring a hood, steam, heat, and light vapor hoods may be a good option. These hoods are designed to filter low-corrosive fumes, heat, and steam, making them perfect for moderate applications.
Fume Hood Countertops
An important consideration when buying a fume hood is the countertop material you are using. We highly recommend the cost-effective and durable phenolic resin material.
Snorkels and Fume Extraction Equipment
Exhaust snorkels aid in the removal of fumes, sparks, dust, and exhaust in laboratory settings. Far smaller than traditional fume hoods, snorkels add a layer of flexibility to the lab, allowing personnel to perform certain functions at their workbenches rather than moving to a fume hood.
At OnePointe Solutions, we work with some of the top and most respected brands in the industry to help create high-quality solutions for each and every customer. We provide everything you need to furnish your lab, whether you work in manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and so on.
Why Your Lab Needs Snorkel Fume Extractors
Snorkels are a key safety feature in any lab, especially those dealing with certain chemicals and pollutant causing substances. Like large-scale fume hoods, snorkel fume extractors help to eliminate potentially harmful fumes from the air, drawing toxins and pollutants away from lab personnel and the lab working environment.
Snorkels take up significantly less room than fume hoods and make an excellent addition to lab benches to allow personnel to do certain kinds of low-impact work right at their workbench. These bench extraction systems cut down on the time spent at a fume hood, and help to give lab personnel a more flexible working environment without compromising safety.
Without fume snorkels, all personnel would be forced to take up space in a fume hood for every possibly spark or fume-producing work. With snorkels installed in the lab, personnel are able to remain at their workbenches to use adhesives, chemicals, grinders, welders, and to perform work that may release static-discharge.
Snorkel fume hoods allow for safe handling of potentially hazardous materials or equipment without disrupting the flow of the lab.
Most importantly, snorkel fume hoods improve air quality and conditions for lab personnel, helping to cut back on exposure to toxic fumes and reduce illness due to exposure. In addition to protecting personnel from toxic fumes, snorkel fume hoods also help to maintain environmental conditions, preventing sparks and static from coming in contact with reactive materials and cutting down on airborne pollution and contamination.
Lab Snorkel Arm Features
Snorkel fume hoods act in much the same way as regular fume hoods, drawing toxic fumes, sparks, and pollutants away from lab personnel to be filtered and released through a fume exhaust duct. Though relatively simple, snorkel fume hoods help to reduce airborne pollutants and maintain a safe, static-free lab environment.
Portable Snorkel Fume Hoods
Particularly useful in environments where welding and other industrial work is being done, portable snorkel fume hoods provide convenient venting wherever you need it most. Position the snorkel fume hood wherever you need it at the time to draw sparks, fumes, and chemicals away from flammable materials, expensive equipment, and personnel.
While our laboratory casework is built to stand up strong to heat and corrosion, it is still important to protect your furniture in order to extend its lifespan as long as possible.
Simply position your portable snorkel fume hood and get to work. The portable fume extraction hood will ensure you continue to breathe clean air and catch pollutants before they have a chance to contaminate other work being done in the lab.
Benchtop Snorkel Fume Hoods
Installing snorkel fume hoods above workbenches can allow for personnel to remain at their workstation while performing certain functions. Rather than needing to take up space in a large fume hood in order to handle certain chemicals, personnel can manually adjust their benchtop snorkel fume hoods to catch and draw away fumes from their work.
Benchtop snorkel fume hoods are connected to facility fume exhaust ducts, drawing fumes and toxins away in much the same fashion as a traditional fume hood. Featuring extension arms capable of moving in a number of directions, snorkel bench extraction systems are one of the best and most convenient ways to ensure the safe handling of chemicals in your lab.
Why Choose OnePointe Solutions
At OnePointe Solutions, we go above and beyond to design custom solutions at a reasonable price for all of our clients. Our industrial designers work closely with every client to design the perfect layout to suit their needs and budget, and all our furniture is sold near manufacturer-direct prices, so you can be sure you are getting the best deal.
Need more than just fume hoods? OnePointe Solutions also provides high-quality lab tables, lab benches, casework, and a huge variety of lab furniture. We even provide custom design services for cannabis testing labs, food testing labs, academic classrooms, and more.