Filtration Fume Cabinet Frequently Asked Questions
ARE FILTRATION FUME CABINET SAFE?
Filtration Fume Cabinets are as safe as Ducted Fume Cabinets when matched to the appropriate application. Filtration Fume Cabinets are a good choice for laboratories to avoid costly HVAC upgrades and still be able to manage a variety of filtration requirements.
HOW VERSATILE ARE FILTRATION FUME CABINETS?
As requirements and applications change over time, Filtration Fume Cabinets can be adapted to fit new air filtration needs. Filters in are interchangeable and can be customised to protect against a wide variety of chemicals.
DO FILTRATION FUME CABINETS MAINTAIN CONSISTENT FACE VELOCITY?
Filtration Fume Cabinets have high capacity air handling systems to deliver 100 fpm face velocity. This velocity is sufficient to contain chemical fumes and particulates. Advanced monitoring technology also ensures that this face velocity is maintained consistently, if velocity decrease an audible alarm sounds to warn technicians.
WILL A FILTRATION FUME CABINET WORK IN MY LABORATORY?
There are certain considerations to consider, such as the chemicals you are filtering, how much of each chemical, and whether the environment is caustic or corrosive. Filtration Fume Cabinets are designed for easy installation and can be moved around the laboratory as needed.
HOW DO I MONITOR MY CARBON FILTERS?
Each Filtration Fume Cabinet is equipped with a filter saturation alarm that alerts you when the filter needs to be changed, ensuring complete safety for your technicians and equipment.
ARE THERE SAFETY FILTERS IN THE FILTRATION FUME CABINETS?
Filtration Fume Cabinets can include optional safety filter to offer increased protection across the range of chemicals used in an application. A pre-filter is standard and is coupled with either a customized carbon filter or HEPA / ULPA filtration.
ARE FILTRATION FUME CABINETS AS TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED AS OTHER TYPE OF FUME CABINETS?
Filtration Fume Cabinets have a variety of built-in alarms to monitor airflow and filter saturation. Manual speed controllers manage fan speed and a variety of control options can be operated independently or tied into a larger, remote controlled monitoring systems.
WHAT TYPE OF FILTRATION IS AVAILABLE IN A FILTRATION FUME CABINET?
Carbon filters that protect against a variety of chemicals are available, as are HEPA and ULPA filters. Filtration guides are available to help choose the correct filter based on the chemicals in use in your cabinet.
HOW QUIET ARE FILTRATION FUME CABINETS?
Most Filtration Fume Cabinets have a noise level of less than 55dba at one meter. Some units are even quieter, depending on the fan used and the required airflow inside the hood.
ARE FILTRATION FUME CABINETS ECONOMICAL?
Filtration Fume Cabinets not only save money on extensive HVAC and laboratory utility upgrades for installation, but also cut costs over time by operating more efficiently than other laboratory hoods. Efficient fan motors, low maintenance designs, and complete monitoring systems mean that Filtration Fume Cabinets can cut utility costs and provide a low-cost solution for filtration in a variety of laboratories.
WHICH INDUSTRIES CURRENTLY USE FILTRATION FUME CABINET?
Filtration Fume Cabinets are installed around the world in a variety of industrial and laboratory applications. Filtration Fume Cabinets can be used in the life sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, forensics and evidence collection, industrial research, education and environmental sciences.
CAN I USE FILTRATION AND DUCTED FUME CABINETS IN THE SAME FACILITY?
In most laboratories, a combination of Ducted Fume Cabinets and Filtration Fume Cabinets is an effective way to ensure complete filtration for all chemical applications. Filtration Fume Cabinets can be incorporated to help expand the capabilities of an existing lab, while avoiding additional construction costs and ongoing HVAC and utility expenses. Filtration Fume Cabinets can also be on casters to allow the unit to be moved around within a facility, providing ultimate flexibility of placement.
DO FILTRATION FUME CABINETS RUN CONTINUOUSLY?
They do not have to run continuously, but can if that is what your application requires. If continuous operation is not required, power switch controls turn off the fan and other monitoring systems. This can help cut utility costs and save on equipment wear and tear.
HOW DO FILTRATION FUME CABINETS AFFECT FUTURE FACILITIES PLANNING?
Filtration Fume Cabinets are invaluable in future facilities planning. If you only have a short-term research contract, are a start-up operation, or are located in a building with no existing HVAC system or where one would be difficult to install, Filtration Fume Cabinets can allow you to get to work immediately. Once installed, you can have complete confidence that your investment will be 100% portable and re-usable.