Fume Extraction Cabinets
As we manage the Corona Virus Pandemic, the sterility of our environments as well as the air quality around us must be assessed. This pandemic will burden our society for some time to come and the World Health Organisation has advised that rooms be adequately ventilated when dealing with the Corona Virus.
Cleanrooms, Laboratories and Isolation Wards use various methods to ensure sterile and safe environments when handling infectious substances.
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The primary function of a Fume Cupboard is to ensure operator protection while also removing hazardous chemical fumes, gases and vapours, and then safely discharging them into the atmosphere.
Additionally, Fume Cupboards act as physical barriers between the laboratory and reactions. This offers protection and containment against spills, explosions, reactions and fires.
In this article, we will be discussing the hazards of perchloric acid and the importance of selecting a scrubber for your Fume Extraction Cabinet’s acid digestions.
A fume cabinet, primarily used for containing chemicals, is a box-like ventilation device with a sash window. It provides partial containment of chemical fumes, vapors and gases, as well as particulate matter, preventing exposure and guarding personnel against spills, fires and other reactions. A fume cabinet works in one of two ways. Some draw air in from the laboratory and exhaust the diluted fumes outside into the environment where they are safely dispersed. Others release the air back into the laboratory after it has been sufficiently filtered.
Fume Extraction Cabinets, sometimes also called Fume Cupboards or Fume Hoods, are fitted into laboratories to prevent the inhalation of harmful substances by workers.
During the briefing, our client explained that they would be working with hormones in the Fume Extraction Cabinet.
As a result, we needed to ensure that anyone operating the cabinet, as well as the surrounding environment, would be well protected.
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