As a current or future experimenter, if the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the chemical you are about to use contains warnings such as “toxic by inhalation” or “do not breathe dust, vapors or fumes”, then you need to be aware. Whether you have your lab or not, before handling these hazardous chemicals, I recommend that you be aware of having a Fume Hood in your lab. A Fume Hood is necessary to protect you during experiments with hazardous chemicals. If you, as a lab technician, plan to have your lab in the future, then you may consider purchasing your Fume Hood and other lab supplies from MYLAB – the best Fume Hood Supplier in Malaysia. However, below I will explain the reasons why you should need a Fume Hood in your lab.
What is Fume Hood
The Fume Hood is a large piece of equipment mainly used in chemical laboratories. Its main purpose is to reduce the exposure of the experimenter to hazardous gases such as carbon monoxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, and other harmful gases that may be generated during the experiments by extracting them through a fan. This can ensure the safety of the experimenter in the experimental process.
Specific Uses of the Fume Hood
The specific uses of the Fume Hood in laboratories today include chemical fume control, dust removal, solvent vapor control, pharmaceutical powder filling, grinding lamps, acid vapors, anesthetic gas containment, epoxy vapor control, hazardous fume, and particle control, etc. The reason for the wide range of applications for the Fume Hood is that many laboratories have their health and safety guidelines that require Strict fume management must be implemented in the laboratory and appropriate technology must be used to ensure adequate air quality. This highly stringent requirement has made the Fume Hood the mainstay of many laboratories and the most widely used method of local ventilation.
Types of Fume Hoods
Duct Hood: The Duct Hood is based on the building’s ventilation system and exhausts the exhaust air to the outside through ducts. This type of Fume Hood has an adjustable window that allows your exhaust system to pull in fresh air from the outside.
Laminar Flow Hood: The Laminar Flow Hood is also called a clean bench. It operates by capturing harmful particles entering the Fume Hood through a filter and blowing the filtered air out. This is to create a pollution-free working environment.
Wall-mounted Fume Hood: This type of Fume Hood can be mounted on the wall or suspended from the ceiling. Some of these Fume Hoods have a built-in deflector. This increases the speed of airflow and improves the overall efficiency of capturing harmful particles. For higher-level applications, some types of Wall-mounted Fume Hoods are made of epoxy-coated steel, T304 or T316 stainless steel.
About MYLAB-the best Fume Hood Supplier in Malaysia
MYLAB is one of Malaysia’s leading suppliers of innovative laboratory furniture for laboratories in the industrial, school, university, research, and hospital sectors. MYLAB provides laboratory solutions to customers around the world. Its equipment has a strong focus on reliability and quality and has become a partner to many laboratories locally and internationally.