Fume cupboards are designed to store and handle hazardous chemicals safely in various laboratory environments.
Vivid Air has recently designed and built fume cupboards that can be used in school laboratories and science classrooms, allowing students to learn about hazardous chemicals while staying protected from possible harm caused by them.
Fume cupboards are designed to capture and remove potentially harmful airborne substance produced during laboratory or classroom experiments.
Any work that requires the user to handle or generate toxic substances, gases, vapors, or chemical aerosols should be carried out in a fume cupboard. This reduces the risk of exposure to these substances down to a safe and acceptable level.
In addition, fume cupboards are also used as a physical barrier between the laboratory, users, and reactions. They offer protection against chemical spills, runaway reactions, and fires as well as inhalation exposure.
Classrooms for subjects such as biology, chemistry or physics need a fume cupboard which is fitted with an extraction system suitable for the environment. Often, these cupboards are in a fixed position.
However, in cases where a fume cupboard will be used less frequently in the classroom, a mobile or semi-mobile fume cupboard will be most suitable. These are known as recirculating filtered fume cupboards and are not suitable for highly toxic chemicals.
Vivid Air’s school fume cupboard has been designed and manufactured with the following specifications:
We manufacture and supply clean air equipment in South Africa, made from high quality materials. For more information about our products, or to find out more about or fume cupboards for schools, please feel free to contact us.
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