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Patterns In Ductwork Arrangement

This entry was posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015.

There is a number of ways to successfully achieve sound ductwork arrangement. But it is the simplest arrangements that are usually the most effective. Before you begin, determine if you need a wall mounted, ceiling-hung, or roof-mounted arrangement. Consult with your laboratory design team and inquire about weather hoods that protect the motor and pulleys […]

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Hood Operation + Lab Planning

This entry was posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015.

We know that hood location is essential to both laboratory safety, energy conservation, and effective experimentation. Determining the best location will allow for optimal air flow patterns. Without blower system, the mechanical devise responsible for air movement throughout your laboratory, there would not be proper air movement throughout your fume hood. Proper installation and maintenance […]

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Laboratory Airflow Struggles & Solutions

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015.

Preventing airflow from creating lab accidents is key to safe research practices. Today there is technology designed to control indoor flow rates by communicating with the exhaust.  Depending upon what the exhaust reads, the monitoring devise will alter air flow rates throughout the laboratory, manage temperature, and operate pressure as figures fluctuate. Research suggests that […]

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Minimum Ventilation Rate (ANSI/AIHA 2012 Standard)

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015.

In a previous blog post we wrote about the ASHRAE test that supports lab performance by using an automatic monitoring for lab air control. The handbook states that, “As the operation, materials and level of hazard of a room change, an increase or decrease in the minimum ventilation rate should be evaluated.” It also states […]

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How To Clean Your Steel Laboratory (Powder Coated & Stainless)

This entry was posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015.

Steel, an alloy of iron and carbon, is constructed to withstand the maximum stress that a material can undergo without stretching or breaking. It is for this reason that the laboratory industry entrusts in the strength and dexterity of this element. It holds the infrastructure of buildings, automobiles, ships, appliances. But surely that’s not the […]

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The Advantage of a Custom Built Fume Hood

This entry was posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2015.

  What is the advantage of having a custom built fume hood over a standard? The advantages of a custom, floor mount, walk-in fume hood along with the disadvantages of a standard size, fume hood, are as follows: Disadvantages  First and foremost the disadvantage of a standard floor mounted fume hood is basically one size […]

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A History of Our Beloved Fume Hood

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015.

  Defining a Fume Hood  A contraption designed to provide laboratory workers protection from the often toxic chemicals they are experimenting with.  It does this by continuously delivering air away from the user and up through the selected duct or in some cases (when working with non toxic chemicals) to a canopy exhaust hood.  Air […]

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Growth in Laboratory Design: Mobility, Sustainability, and a Reflection of How We Think

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.

It wasn’t long ago that fixed cabinetry, casework, benches, storage cabinets, and tables were built for a specific space, with no intention to be moved.  But today laboratories are beginning to reflect an evolution in how scientists think- on their toes and forever changing. As laboratory workers begin to embrace the art of working as […]

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Duct or Ductless Fume Hood? That Is the Question.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.

Ductless hoods are often referred to as re-circulating range hoods.  They filter the air, generally through a carbon filter, and then return the clean air back into the space.  Ducted hoods on the other hand remove the air to the outside of the building through a 6” to 10”, approximate, ductwork. They also, quite intelligently, […]

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The EOS Model: How Can It Improve Your Company?

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015.

How does your company succeed? How do you work through hard times? Show transparency? How do you grow? EOS is defined as an Entrepreneurial Operating System, “A set of simple, yet effective, tools that help entrepreneurs, top executives, and managers get more of what they want from their businesses. EOS uses a proven process that […]

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