FUME HOOD TESTING AND SAFETY ISSUES

AS A REFERENCE POINT, HERE ARE SOME GRAPHS SHOWING THE PERFORMANCE OF
THE VORTEX II BI-STABLE VORTEX FUME HOOD

Click Here To Download TheTracer Gas Performance Test Results

When tested to the standards of the ASHRAE 110-1995 Method of Testing Laboratory Fume Hoods,
the Vortex II, Bi-Stable Vortex Fume Safety Cabinet performs exceptionally well.
It qualifies as a "Class A" fume hood, per the performance specification in the ANSI/AIHA Z9.5-1992 American National Standard for Laboratory Ventilation.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHANGE IN SASH POSITION
DOES NOT AFFECT THE PERFORMACE OF THE VORTEX II

These ASHRAE tracer gas test results show a standard 6' bench Bi-Stable Vortex Fume Safety Cabinet's performance, in both the horizontal and vertical sash postitions at 59 FPM and 44 FPM respectively indicating a spillage rate well below the acceptable criteria of 0.05 ppm of tracer gas. Testing was completed by an independent testing agency.

PLEASE CLICK ON A LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES ON THE PROPER METHOD OF TESTING A FUME HOOD AND THE SAFETY ISSUED INVOLVED WITH FUME HOODS INSTALLED IN LABORATORIES.

Links

"LABORATORY FUME HOOD TESTING : FACE VELOCITY DOES NOT EQUAL SAFETY"
   Laboratory Safety & Environmental Management

"FACE VELOCITY SHALL BE ADEQUATE TO PROVIDE CONTAINMENT.
   FACE VELOCITY IS NOT A MEASURE OF SAFETY. (11)"
   "The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA)
   SEFA 1 - 2002

Commissioning Laboratory Fume Hoods Using the ASHRAE 110-1995 Method.

Chemical Fume Hood Testing

Using The ASHRAE 110 Test as aTQM Tool to Improve Laboratory Fume Hood Performance

"ASHRAE 110 - 1995 CONTINUES TO BE THE INDUSTRY
   BENCHMARK FOR HOOD PERFORMANCE EVALUATION"
   ASHRAE 110 - 1995 Certification for a (AI) As Installed Fume Hood

ANSI Z9.5-2003 and SEFA 1-2002 - Recommended Practices for Laboratory Fume Hoods

 


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