Laboratory Fume Hoods and Chemical Fume Hoods
LDS Laboratory Fume Hoods for any application or setting!
Most of our laboratory fume hoods are made of a double wall construction and high quality steel with a baked enamel paint finish. The fume hood sash is a full-view type providing an unobstructed view of the hood’s interior and fixtures.
A laboratory fume hood is essential for the safety of any lab setting. It is a ventilation system that serves as a safeguard against toxic fumes and vapors. It works by drawing in air from the room and releasing it outside or filtering it back into the room.
Fume hoods offer a great deal of protection. Not only do they offer protection for the user, but they protect the product or experiment being worked on. They also protect the environment.
A secondary function of laboratory fume hoods is its ability to contain spills. They also work to protect against hazardous reactions, such as an explosion.
Features and Benefits:
- Safety for the user, experiment and environment
- Contain spills
- Protection from explosions
- Several types for your purpose
Examples of some laboratory fume hood offered are:
Available Fume Hoods:
Ductless Fume Hoods
There are many advantages to choosing ductless fume hoods. This option is the eco-friendly choice. The advanced technology allows carbon filtration which is safer for both the user and the environment. Not only are the ductless fume hoods great for the environment, but they are also both energy and cost efficient. It offers an electronic monitoring system that continually tests the performance of the filtration system.
Chemical Fume Hoods
Chemical fume hoods do just what you would think-they protect you and other users of the lab from harmful chemical vapors. We offer both a simple hood or many add-on options, including gas or air outlets All of our chemical fume hoods meet SEFA standards, which means that they come with a double wall construction and made of the best quality steel available. Our fume hood sash allows full view of your work and experiment.
ADA Fume Hoods
We custom craft ADA fume hoods to meet all the needs you have for your lab setting. Our ADA fume hoods are completely ADA-compliant, and can be hand operated. It comes standard with a stationary glass viewing panel and a safety glass counterbalanced sash. All of our lights, switches and digital airflow monitors are also ADA-compliant. The exterior is white and epoxy-coated steel.
Canopy Fume Hoods
Canopy fume hoods are used for the purpose of venting non-toxic materials. These materials include heat, steam and order, which can result from ovens or steam baths. You can choose to have you canopy hood mounted to the wall or hung from the ceiling. We can custom create your canopy hood for the size best fitting for your lab. They typically come in off-white steel and have a clean finish to add to the look of your lab.
Biosafety cabinets/hoods are used for labs that are dealing with and researching communicable diseases. Examples of research that may need a biosafety cabinet is for HIV, Hepatitis B and chemotherapy. We offer several models to choose from, including total recirculation and partial exhaust. The main benefit from using a biosafety cabinet is the protection of your employees. In such a risky environment, every precaution possible should be taken. This should start with the biosafety cabinet.
Extractor Arm Fume Hoods
Depending on the amount of airflow that you need, an extractor arm fume hood might be the best choice for you. The main use for the extractor arm fume hood is for local fumes, odors and air streams. The typical size for most lab types is 2″, 3″ and 4″. They are able to be mounted on the bench, wall or ceiling. We offer six different kits to best suit your lab needs. They are designed to fit every type of environment.
Fume Hood Accessories
We offer a variety of fume hood accessories that pair perfectly with any type of fume hood. Lab blowers come with many options for finishing and materials, and they can be designed to meet any electrical requirements. There is ventilation ducting in pvc, aluminum, stainless steel or sheet metal. We also offer lattice rod assemblies for distillation rack applications for the dimensional requirements for your lab.
Low Air Flow Fume Hoods
Low flow fume hoods can make a huge difference for you energy bill. It can save you up to 40% long term. They can also operate at lower rates than a standard hood, which means you can buy smaller blowers. A key way that it reduces your energy intake is through the amount of conditioned air that is required to fill the room. The money you save from not only your energy bill, but also from the lower cost of accessories and maintenance can translate into significant other funds for the work of your lab.
Perchloric Acid Fume Hoods
As the namesake indicates, the perchloric acid fume hoods are designed for the specific use of perchloric acid. Each one offers drainage troughs and wash down systems. This will help to prevent the dangerous accumulation of the salts. This fume hood comes with a bench top and is available in variety of widths depending on your preferred use and available space. The grade of steel we used is also designed with the nature of the acid in mind.
Variable Air Volume Fume Hoods
Variable Air Volume fume hoods serve a very specific purpose. They are sold to be used with exhaust control systems that other manufacturers provide. These systems then monitor and have control over the air that is exhausted from our hood. The fume hood works to reduce operating costs by maintaining a constant velocity. The sash comes in a full view version that allow the user an clear view yet protected look at their work. The hood also provides a great deal of interior lighting to assist the clarity of view.
Walk In Fume Hoods
Many different types of labs make regular use of large lab accessories, from drum to processing unit and distillation assemblies. This is when a walk in fume hood becomes very handy. It is an efficient way to handle the odors and toxic fumes from those pieces of equipment. We can add on extra accessories like air and gases to lattice rods for hanging beakers. We design these hoods to your specifications that will best meet all the needs and capabilities of your lab.
Radioisotope Fume Hoods
Radioisotope fume hoods are essential when your lab deals with radioactive materials. The hood works to provide more protection for your lab and the users of it. They come standard with stainless steel liners and a safety glass rising sash. A corrosion resistant blower is needed and is available from pvc, polypropylene or fiberglass-reinforced plastic. We fit both the hood and all of the accessories you would like to the exact specifications of your lab and the experiments within.
Polypropylene Fume Hoods
For acid-rich environments, polypropylene fume hoods are the best safety solution. We custom design them to stand up to hydrochloric, nitric, hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids. The hood is made to be highly resist and durable, so your investment will see a long term return. The hood is also non-porous, which means it can be used for food research in addition to the chemical based labs. It is also designed to reduce air backflow which allows for smoother processes.
Fume Hoods for Different Types of Lab Settings
Food science and research
Food science explores the nature of food and the elements of food processing. In order to gain the most knowledge from experiments, safety for both the researcher and experiment should be the first priority. Lab fume hoods serve just that purpose and can help provide the safest lab setting possible.
Chemical, petrochemical and oil-related research and development
Working in a chemistry lab or with oil related products involved the handling of certain dangerous substances and chemicals. The fume hood works as a major method to protect workers from the effects or potential consequences of these chemicals.
Educational, k-12, college & university and technical school
Educational lab settings are essential for the development of a science education. Experiments allow students to witness essential processes firsthand. Since students are learning proper methods, they are at an increased risk of mishandling toxic substances. This makes a fume hood a necessity for all educational labs. It protects the students, teachers and experiment itself.
Pharmaceutical labs are where medications that are on the market today originate. This setting is used for the development and manufacturing of drugs. This makes it a highly volatile environment. Lab fume hoods work to not only protect the user, but they also protect the drugs themselves. This ensures higher quality products.
Chemotherapy drugs are designed to be toxic in order to fight the cancer cells in the body. This means that development in a chemotherapy lab setting is a process to be taken very seriously. Fume hoods ensure a high level of safety for both the chemotherapy drug and the researcher.
Hospital pathology, blood science research, communicable disease research
Lab settings having to do with blood science, pathology and disease research can incur a large risk for transference of toxic chemicals into the air. These labs require the utmost care and safety when conducting experiments. Lab fume hoods work to keep toxins out of the air and reduce the effects of a potential spill.
Dialysis is the process of separating molecules for different purposes, including medical treatment. In this lab setting, it is important to protect the user, experiment and environment from any harmful substances that might result from the process. Lab fume hoods play a major part in research lab safety.
What is the right laboratory fume hood for your application?
LDS will work with you to design the right fume hood with the fixtures and accessories you need. We will provide you with a CAD drawing of your specific hood so you know what your order will look like once delivered and set up in your factory or office. If you choose to have us install it for you, we will unpack the hood, set the hood top in place with the hood on top. You will need to have a mechanical/HVAC professional there to make the final electrical, plumbing and ductwork connections (according to local building codes).
For more information about laboratory fume hood and accessories or our explosion/spark resistant fume hood systems, please call 770-932-1118 or email. All of our products have passed or meet fume hood certification requirements.