Your fume hood system is a safety device for personal protection. It requires proper maintenance and operations to protect the user and other laboratory personnel. For example, a too low or too high face velocity can create spillage of fumes. LOC has found that the vast majority of fume hoods and remote blowers need to be fine-tuned. We have calculated the potential energy-cost savings for the typical laboratory is thousands of dollars annually.
OSHA recommends that each laboratory develop and implement specific measures to ensure the proper operations of fume hoods. Proper training of laboratory technicians can also help ensure compliance and safety. LOC’s service team offers calibration of your fume hood air flow, and makes any needed adjustments or repairs to your entire fume hood “system”. Your fume hood superstructure is serviced from the base cabinet to the exhaust stack to ensure a comprehensive service.