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A Cost-Effective Solution for Ventilating Laboratory Fumes

The Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood is specifically designed for use with exhaust control systems that monitor and control the amount of air being exhausted from the hood. The use of these devices will maintain a constant velocity and greatly reduce the operating cost of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood. Using the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood is a good choice when trying to reduce air consumption for energy cost savings or when there is simply not enough available supply air for ventilating laboratory fumes. (Lab Fume Hoods Images)

Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood Air Consumption DiagramVariable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood’s Sash Design and Operation

A lintel at the upper front of the superstructure restricts the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood’s air intake to the front sash opening. By incorporating any one of a number of commercially available VAV controls, the exhaust volume of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood can be varied to maintain a specified face velocity regardless of sash opening position.

The full view sash opening provides a clear unobstructed view of the work surface and when fully opened allows easy access to all areas of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood’s interior. The sash is counter-weighted for easy up/down operation and is made of 7/32” laminated safety glass with a full width flush pull. The lower airfoil acts as a sash stop designed to provide a 1” gap (with sash closed) allowing air to continuously sweep the countertop of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood.

Construction and Lighting Features of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood

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Double sided wall construction provides adequate space for mounting service fixtures. The interior resin-chem lining has removable access panels on either side providing easy access for installation and maintenance of service and electrical fixtures. Both exterior side panels of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood’s superstructure are also removable for access to lines.

A twin tube fluorescent light fixture provides illumination of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood’s interior surfaces. The fixture is recessed into the interior hood ceiling and protected behind a sealed safety glass panel way from hazardous vapors and corrosive fumes. Tube are easily replaced from the outside of the Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hood’s superstructure.

Variable Air Volume Hood for Ventilating Laboratory Fumes SizesContact Us for Hoods for Ventilating Laboratory Fumes

Southwest Solutions Group® provides all types of hoods for ventilating laboratory fumes, including Variable Air Volume Lab Fume Hoods, ADA Compliant Lab Fume Hoods, Add Air Hoods, and Bypass Chemical Exhaust Hoods. Give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message to speak with the lab specialists.

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