Fume hood types are as diverse as the research applications and organizations that exist. Follow these steps to get a good understanding of your needs, Then contact a quality, experienced fume hood representative to meet with you at your facility to review products available and the environmental conditions in your facility. Choosing the right fume hood for the users, the research and the facility is critical to safety, productivity and energy efficiency.
Take into consideration how many different users, user training level, height of the persons, sitting or standing procedures, ADA requirements.
Chemicals used, hazards, length of time using the hood, specimens. rotecting people, specimens or both? Biological agents, perchloric acid or radioisotopes?
Size, weight, sensitivity and lab services required all affect the type and size of hood required.
Is it primarily 24/7 testing or short duration procedures?
OSHA, local and state codes, internal standards, facilities and environmental health and safety requirements.
Proper hood design and use can save thousands of dollars in annual energy costs.
Constant volume or variable air volume system. Air, water, gas, plumbing and electric hookup at the hoods. Makeup air and exhaust air requirements. Room air currents and cross drafts.
This is a sample of the many consideration we balance when we help clients design, source and install fume hoods in their facility. There are an infinite number of fume hood types from standard chemical fume hoods that are ready to ship to you today to custom fume hoods for unique research procedures or large specimens and instrumentation. H2I Group, formerly known as Haldeman Homme, have assisted thousands of laboratory clients with their fume hood choices since 1924.
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