Fume cabinets are manufactured with a strong and stable aluminium frame and transparent polyethene sheets to allow the operator to see through into the cabinet, whilst safely controlling exposure.
Fume cabinets are manufactured with a strong and stable aluminium frame and transparent polyethene sheets to allow the operator to see through into the cabinet, whilst safely controlling exposure. Fume cabinets can be used as part of either a portable system, for example, a local filter kit or a fully-fledged fixed LEV system that extracts and vents captured fumes to the atmosphere or, depending on the process, through a filtration unit. Fume cabinets are available in two sizes as standard, either 400mm (with a 96-litre volume capacity) or; 700mm (with a 350-litre volume capacity).
Fume cabinets are effectively a form of partial enclosure collection booths and protect the surrounding work areas from contaminants from the working process, such as fumes and gases. The University of Birmingham describes the partial enclosure collection booths whereby: “The process is not fully enclosed and the operator can access the workpiece and process, but the air is pulled into the enclosure to remove fumes and gases.”
Auto Extract Systems offers fume cabinets local exhaust ventilation (LEV) solutions, which are ideal for working processes where there are open chemical vessels, chemical apparatus is set up or where several sources of contamination are present, for example, in laboratories.
Fume cabinets should be utilised in conjunction with one of our centrifugal fans to vent the captured fumes either directly to the atmosphere or depending on the working process, via a filtration unit.
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