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What causes poor fume hood performance?


Aug 11, 2016

What causes poor fume hood performance?

 

Providing personnel protection against toxic fumes is the main function of any fume hood. A typical hood operates by pulling air and airborne contaminants through ductwork and then exhausting them to the atmosphere.

In order for fume hoods to carry out their function, several factors must be considered. Proper installation location, equipment placement, and work position should be followed to ensure sufficient airflow inside the hood.

 

Watch this video to learn more on how to maximize your fume hood’s performance